The Temptations - All Directions
The Temptations - All Directions
The Temptations - All Directions
The Temptations - All Directions

The Temptations - All Directions

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DELUXE 180-GRAM REISSUE including original artwork & credits

A superb album produced by Motown's psychedelic mastermind Norman Whitfield. It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 in 1972, making it the band's most successful non-collaborative album on the chart. It also became their twelfth album to reach #1 on the Top R&B Albums chart.

All Directions features the #1 hit "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", which was a twelve-minute cover of a Whitfield-produced Undisputed Truth single. "Papa" won three Grammy Awards in 1973: Best R&B Performance by a Group for The Temptations, Best R&B Instrumental Performance for Whitfield and arranger/conductor Paul Riser, and Best R&B Song for Whitfield and lyricist Barrett Strong. It is widely regarded as one of The Temptations' signature numbers.

Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Group, present the best selection of 60’s & 70’s R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz, Blues, Pop-Rock and Folk out-of-print titles from the vaults of classic labels such as Polydor, Motown, Chess, MGM, A&M, Mercury or Capitol Records, among others.



1. Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On
2. Run Charlie Run
3. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone


1. Love Woke Me Up This Morning
2. I Ain't Got Nothin'
3. The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face)
4. Mother Nature
5. Do Your Thing


Guitars: Billy Cooper; Joe Messina; Melvin Ragin (Better Known as Wah Wah), Robert Ward;
Paul Warren; Robert White; Eddie Willisç
Drums: Richard "Pistol" Allen; Uriel Jones; Aaron Smith; Andrew Smith
Piano: Earl Van Dyke
Organ: Johnny Griffith
Bass: Bob Babbitt; James Jamerson; Leroy Taylor
Tambourine, Maracas, Percussion: Jack Ashford
Timpani, Vibraphone: Jack Brokensha
Bongo, Congo: Eddie "Bongo" Brown

Released on November 25th, 2022.

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