Throwback Thread: Eddie Kendricks

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Most don't know Eddie Kendricks -- but they can recognize the buttery tones he emitted as a driving force of The Temptations. Those vocals are here on this 1972 release, but it's a marked step out from the saccharine days of Motown. Released on Tamla, a Motown subsidiary that allowed established stars to run wild, Kendricks' focus is on social justice and his arsenal delves into blues, tribal rhythms and the first notes of disco. For anyone looking to branch out from '60s radio soul by now spun into memory, buy this record.