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Iconic Motown pioneers share MACC billing with the Four Tops

August 12, 2010
By JON WOODHOUSE For The Maui News

One of the greatest soul/funk songs of all time, the Temptations' "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," almost never happened. The group was certain it would flop, and resisted their producer Norman Whitfield's attempts to get them to sing it. He prevailed, and as the featured single on their album "All Directions," the brilliantly arranged epic rocketed to No. 1 on the charts and earned the Temptations a couple of Grammy Awards.



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