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Ultimate Collection
Eddie Kendricks
Ultimate Collection
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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After his departure from the Temptations, Eddie Kendricks made some key records in the transition from the smooth soul of the early '70s into disco. This disc presents kickin' long versions of the essential "Keep on Trucki...  more »


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All Artists: Eddie Kendricks
Title: Ultimate Collection
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Motown
Original Release Date: 9/22/1998
Release Date: 9/22/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Disco, By Decade, 1970s, Motown, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731453095823, 0731454462624

After his departure from the Temptations, Eddie Kendricks made some key records in the transition from the smooth soul of the early '70s into disco. This disc presents kickin' long versions of the essential "Keep on Truckin'," "Boogie Down," and "Girl You Need a Change of Mind" ("I'm for women's rights, I just want equal nights"), with Kendricks's voice floating confidently over funky tracks. A few other songs here don't measure up, but those three songs assure the post-Tempts Kendricks of his place in history, and tracks like "Goin' Up in Smoke" are fine period music. --Rickey Wright

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Could have been better.........
The Fancy One | Westchester County, NY | 03/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a fan of Eddie's for years. I felt that this package did not do him justice. I'm not disputing the choice of material on this CD, it's just that Eddie had such a cache of material during his Motown tenure that I was truly surprized that more wasn't included. What happened to "Son Of Sagittarius", "Eddie's Love", "The Thin Man", "One Tear" and all those other tunes that deserved to appear on a collection such as this? It's truly not fair. It's bad enough that Motown/Universal won't re-release his most popular albums. I gave it four stars because it included my favorite EJK song, "Girl You Need A Change of Mind" in its entirety and because to this day I still love the man. Motown, show Eddie's fans some respect and at least release some of his albums on CD, like PEOPLE...HOLD ON or EDDIE KENDRICKS!"
Eddie Kendricks (Ultimate Collection)
msrockafella | Englewood, New Jersey USA | 12/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am completely blown away with Eddie's smooth vocals. I promise you will not be disappointed with this collection of the late Kendricks hits. I give it 10 stars++. I am not just saying this because I am his biggest fan. I grew listening to the 70' and 80's sound. I love the Tempatations by somehow Eddie and David Ruffin always stood out.

I highly recommend these favorites:

*He's A Friend /*Intimate Friend /*Goin Up In Smoke / *Girl You Need A Change Of Mind / Tell Her Love Has Felt The Need / Get The Cream Off The Top /*Keep On Truckin / Boogie Down / Darlin Come Back Home / Shoeshine Boy. Listening to this album is so relaxing it takes you to another time and place while you forget about your troubles and once you forgotten about your troubles you can dance the night away! I send this album out as gifts to people I know who can use a little inspiration. I heard nothing but rave reviews. Now I will have to order more."
Proof positive why there'll never be another MOTOWN!
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 06/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Cut #2 ("If You Let Me") was covered by no less than three Motown acts: The Four Tops, The Temptations, and Kendricks, each bringing their/his own distinction to the Frank Wilson song. By having different artists in its stable perform the same song, Motown further solidified its stature as a one-of-a-kind company.Now, to the entire album at hand, "The Ultimate Collection" showcases some of the best of the late talent. While many remember his brilliant falsetto on many of The Temptations' classic tunes, Kendricks scored with two top ten tunes on the pop charts ("Keep on Truckin'" and "Boogie Down") along with the number one R & B smash "Shoeshine Boy". Besides the familiar three, there are other outstanding cuts, chief among those are the passionate and revealing "This Used to Be the Home of Johnnie Mae", the highly spiritual "He's a Friend", the evocative "Intimate Friends", and the many-contoured "Can I". Kendricks may be physically gone but his spirit lives on in this fine tribute to his skills."