50 forgotten songs, 50 best voices
July 6, 2010, 2:34 pm
Filed under: 50 best voices, 50 forgotten songs

eddie kendricks, born union springs, alabama (1939 – 1992)

the late and former lead falsetto of the original “temptations” had a voice so sweet, you know he coulda been some perfume, but failed to hit with:

“darling come back home” (1973, written by frank wilson, kathy wakefield, & king errisson, and produced by frank wilson & leonard caston for tamla records from his eponymous third solo album).

kendrick’s is in a dancey  mood here, his beautiful high voice still intact from all those times he had to sing “the way you do the things you do” with the temps. writing and procuction come from on of motown’s many unsung multitude. frank wilson did the work here, as he did so well for songs like “stoned love” and “nathan jones” for the ross-less supremes.


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