This double-CD set is the first of two anthologies to gather the solo work of Temptations co-founder Eddie Kendricks. Included are his early-'70s long-players All by Myself, People…Hold On, Eddie Kendricks, and For You.
This triple-disc anthology complements Keep on Truckin': The Motown Solo Albums, Vol. 1. Included are Eddie Kendricks' mid- to late-'70s long-players Boogie Down!, The Hit Man, He's a Friend, Goin' Up in Smoke, and Slick, as well as seven previously unavailable sides excavated from the Motown vaults.
People … Hold On, the second album by former Temptations vocalist Eddie Kendricks which was originally released in the Spring of 1972 on the Tamla imprint of Motown Records. This sensational release was a concept album dedicated to black America, addressing the truth of African-American life and aspiration in this time of social and personal change. The floor-shaking rhythmic builds and wild, repeated emotional flights of 'Girl, You Need a Change of Mind' are frequently cited as the single ground-breaking model for the breaks and changes of disco.
Goin' Up In Smoke is the eighth album by former Temptations vocalist Eddie Kendricks. It was released in September 1976 on the Tamla imprint of Motown Records
When four veterans like Coleman Hawkins, Buddy Tate, Eddie Davis, and Arnett Cobb get together, no longer young bucks that have to prove themselves, they still like to assert their musical masculinity. It is like four old friends in their shirtsleeves or T-shirts, having an old fashioned bull session over beer and pretzels or an equivalent. There is talk of old times, back-slapping, head-shaking, low humor and high hilarity. Troubles of the present are forgotten temporarily as old bonds are reweaved.
The second album pairing Palmieri and Tjader, Bamboleate moves beyond El Sonido Nuevo into the respective territories of each artist. "Bamboleate" is the Latin cooker ones expects from Palmieri but didn't find on the more subdued El Sonido Nuevo. "Semejanza" is an equally affecting jazz lilt led by Tjader. Framed by a melody that could have come straight off the Vince Guaraldi Trio's Charlie Brown Christmas album, it has an equally indelible, locomotive rhythm. Tjader's samba, "Samba de Los Suenho," is a welcome departure from the relative rigidity of El Sonido Nuevo.