On December 7, 1973.

Temptations-1990

On December 7, 1973, “Gordy” label released “1990”, album by The Temptations. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Norman Whitfield.  As The Temptations were dissatisfied with Whitfield’s socially conscious message tracks, which were by now failing commercially, ”1990” was the last album written and produced by Norman Whitfield.

Personnel:

  • Dennis Edwards: vocals
  • Damon Harris: vocals
  • Richard Street: vocals
  • Melvin Franklin: vocals
  • Otis Williams: vocals
  • The Funk Brothers and Rose Royce: instrumentation
  • Jack Ashford – tambourine
  • Don Baldwin – keyboards, wind, synthesizer
  • George Bohanon – trombone
  • Kenji Brown – guitar
  • Ollie E. Brown – drums
  • Dennis Coffey – guitar
  • Kenneth Copeland – trumpet
  • Fred Dunn – trumpet
  • Zachary Fraizer – drims
  • James Gadson – drums
  • Henry Gamer Jr. – drums
  • Ed Green – drums
  • Bobbye Hall – congas
  • Eddie Hazel – guitar
  • James Jamerson – bass
  • Leqyeint Jobe – bass
  • Michael Moore – saxophone
  • Billy “Bass” Nelson – bass
  • Victor Nix – keyboards
  • Melvin ”Wah Wah” Ragin – guitar
  • Terral ”Terry” Santiel – congas
  • Earl Van Dyke – keyboards
  • Wah – Wah Watson – guitar
  • Eddie Willis – guitar
  • Jim Britt – photography
  • Don Baldwin – design
  • John Cabalka – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Norman Whitfield.

  1. Let Your Hair Down
  2. I Need You
  3. Heavenly
  4. You’ve Got My Soul on Fire
  5. Ain’t No Justice
  6. 1990
  7. Zoom

 

 

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