I love this song. It is another great love song penned by William “Smokey” Robinson. Of course I love every song I ever heard by the Classic 5 and the HOF 6 sing, so it goes without saying. Even though David Ruffin dominated this lp, and I am a huge Eddie Kendrick (R.I.P) fan, I still love this song and this lp. Nothing can beat the sound of The Temptations harmonies! Absolutley nothing! And I have to admit that David is singing up a storm – he is at the height of his career here. Unfortunately this was to be his last album as a “Temptation”.
The IWIWR LP (Gordy 927 ), released April 29, 1968, went to #1 R&B and #13 on the Pop chart.
I wonder if Bobby Taylor’s version of “Cindy” was intended to be the original version released? According to the liner notes of the 2007 “Cellarful of Motown Volume 3″, where this song was finally released, the track and Mr. Taylor ‘s Taylor’s vocal were put down in January 1968. It stayed in the vault until all that time, not even being included on the 2006 “Bobby Taylor Motown Anthology” pictured above. Wonder why?
Well you know I really want to hear from you on which version you prefer so please vote here.
Thanks for listening, reading and voting.