On June 15, 1966.

Get Ready

On June 15, 1966, “Gordy” label released “Gettin’ Ready”, the fourth Temptations studio album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Smokey Robinson,  Norman Whitfield, William “Mickey” Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter, Robert Staunton
and Robert Walker. This is band’s first album with Norman Whitfield as main producer, replacing Smokey Robinson on this position.


  • David Ruffin: vocals
  • Eddie Kendricks: vocals
  • Paul Williams: vocals
  • Melvin Franklin: vocals
  • Otis Williams: vocals
  • Elbridge “Al” Bryant: vocals
  • The Supremes: backing vocals
  • The Funk Brothers: instrumentation
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra: instrumentation

Track listing:

  1. Little Miss Sweetness – Smokey Robinson
  2. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – Edward Holland, Jr., Norman Whitfield
  3. Get Ready – Smokey Robinson
  4. Lonely, Lonely Man Am I – Edward Holland, Eddie Kendricks, Norman Whitfield
  5. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby – Janie Bradford, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  6. I’ve Been Good to You – Smokey Robinson
  7. It’s a Lonely World Without Your Love – Ivy Jo Hunter, William “Mickey” Stevenson
  8. Fading Away – Warren ‘Pete” Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers
  9. Who You Gonna Run To – Smokey Robinson
  10. You’re Not an Ordinary Girl – Warren ‘Pete’ Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Marv Tarplin, Ronnie White
  11. Not Now (I’ll Tell You Later) – Smokey Robinson, Otis Williams


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