Old School, Viet Nam Era
Joe A. Scott | San Antonio, Texas United States | 03/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD packs a punch if you were ever in Viet Nam and a black man. The song of the day, "Message from a Blackman", was and still is the voice of many black Viet Nam vets. Its the only thing that kept us rolling a having a reason as we say, Go Back to the States". You had many bands out of the Phillippines trying to emulate black artists, but they couldn't compare to the Temptations. If you are a true Temptation fan, then lay back, chill and listen to the true harmony, and vocal effects as each voice blends in to form a dynamic sound."
A Great Way To Bring In The 70's
R. Toomey | Piscataway, NJ United States | 03/05/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is The Temptations first 1970's album. This album is very funky and contains some of their best harmonies. It includes such hits as "I Can't Get Next To You", "Don't Let The Joneses Get You Down" and "Message From A Black Man". Time was running out for member Paul Williams at this point as he was battling alcohol abuse. He does some of his best singing on this album. He quit touring with the band shortly after the release of this album. This unfortunately is another Hard-to find disc. If you get your hands on it for a descent price it's well worth the buy."