Released: December 1964
They might have done the gritty thing with 'Ball Of Confusion' and 'Papa Was A Rollin' Stone' or tried overwrought testifying on 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg', but the Temptations song that gets reeled out most these days is this soppy, doo-wopping poem to a girl who makes everything all right. Written and produced by Smokey Robinson with Ronald White, it features David Ruffin's first – silky smooth – lead vocal.
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Motown singer's death comes a week after bandmate Damon Harris lost his battle with cancer
'Papa Was A Rollin' Stone' singer died on Monday (February 18) after battling prostate cancer
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