"I Don’t Want To Do Wrong" Peformed By Gladys Knight & The Pips (1971)

July 27, 2009


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“End of our Road” is by far my favorite uptempo Motown release by GK&TP. It is funkiness at it’s best — even surpassing the group’s cover of “Grapevine IMHO.

“IDWTDW” is also one of the view songs that the group got to perform and promote with out it being an obligatory cover of a hit Temptation’s song (yes I said it: even Gladys’ herself said in one of her books, that Motown relegated them to Temptations’ left-overs, and the group’s Motown catalog proves it!)

This is another one of the few songs that everyone at Motown did *not* cover since there is no way they could have succeeded: This is the definitive version of this ballad composed by the group (William Guest, Gladys Knight, Merald “Bubba” Knight), Johnny Bristol, and Catherine Schaffner.

This song is from the hit Motown Set entitled “If I Were Your Woman.”  The LP went to #4 R&B and #35 Pop on the Billboard Charts.

A great way to start off your week — don’t you agree?

Musically Yours,


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1 Musical Girl July 31, 2009 at 9:47 pm

My all-time favorite song of GK&TP is still “Midnight Train To Georgia”. But i do love most of their songs. It makes me wish that I was born in that era. It must have been a fun decade.


2 sondan July 31, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Hi Musical Girl. Welcome to OSML. Glad to have you here.
Everyone loves “Midnight Train…” Anyone that dislikes that song is probably from another galaxy and doesn’t understand good music!
I am extremely grateful that I grew up with this awesome feel-good music. Every song of the era, no matter what the genre, makes me think of happy times growing up in a world that seemed far more simple and loving than the way of the world today. I am glad you are loving this music too and helping to keep it alive.
Please visit often to listen and discuss the music whenever you want.
Thanks again for stopping by Musical Girl.


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