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I Am My Brothers Keeper
Jimmy Ruffin, David Ruffin
I Am My Brothers Keeper
Genres: Pop, R&B
 
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By the end of the 1960s, David Ruffin had left the Temptations, leaving behind a brief but treasured legacy as the voice of their immortal hits "My Girl," "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," I Wish It Would Rain" and more; his solo ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jimmy Ruffin, David Ruffin
Title: I Am My Brothers Keeper
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hip-O Select
Release Date: 8/24/2010
Genres: Pop, R&B
Style: Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602527372884

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By the end of the 1960s, David Ruffin had left the Temptations, leaving behind a brief but treasured legacy as the voice of their immortal hits "My Girl," "Ain't Too Proud To Beg," I Wish It Would Rain" and more; his solo career had started with a flourish as "My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)" reached the top ten. His older brother Jimmy would forever be remembered for his classic "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted;" Jimmy had also found international fame as a favorite of UK. fans. Then, Jimmy thought, why don't we do an album together? I Am My Brother's Keeper, released in the fall of 1970, was the stunning result. The album featured Jimmy and David feeding off each other, a whole history of their upbringing and influences poured into 12 thrilling performances. "Stand By Me," a faux "live" version of the Ben E. King classic, was the chart hit off the album; also on the LP are awesome covers of hits by the Delfonics, Tyrone Davis and Jerry Butler, as well as originals from Motown staff writers, produced by Frank Wilson, Bobby Taylor, Henry Cosby, and others. It's now being released on CD for the first time, newly remastered with two newly discovered bonus tracks: the hard-charging "You're What I Need (Not What I Want)," produced by Taylor, and an undubbed mix of "Stand By Me" with an extended fade. Along with the great music in this first-ever CD reissue of Brother's Keeper is a 16-page booklet with original and new liner notes, detailed track annotations, great photos, and a reproduction of an original LP cover concept that went unused and missing for decades.