As much as I prefer Northern Soul to Motown it's hard to imagine the modern R&B landscape without The Temptation's influence. Many acts attempt to replicate their harmonies, smooth choreography and superfly threads, but none could ever match their unparalleled success. If I could entertain the fantasy of becoming an extra member of any band I wouldn't be a Beatle or Rolling Stone, I'd be a mother f'in Temptation. No question.
"I Know I'm Losing You" is one of their lesser known hits from 1966 and one of my personal favorites. Enjoy.
This live version stars Dennis Edwards instead of David Ruffin on lead vocals. I was always impressed by the consistently high quality of their music despite rearranging their lineup several times over the years and decades.