27 Nov Jimmy Ruffin – The Groove Governor – Mini-LP Papersleeve CD Replica
Elemental Music proudly presents, for the first time ever on CD, Jimmy Ruffin’s The Groove Governor. Although it didn’t chart, “Let’s Say Goodbye Tomorrow” has a good chorus and should have done better. The producer employs a spoken intro on Burt Bacharachs’ “This Guy’s In Love With You,” to good effect. “Living in a World I Created for Myself” has hit qualities but failed to make the grade. The backing vocals, aptly done by the Originals, are magnificent throughout.
Jimmy Ruffin (1936-2014) was an American soul singer, and elder brother of David Ruffin of The Temptations. He had several hit records between the 1960s and 1980s, the most successful being the Top 10 hits “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold On (To My Love)”.
01. LET’S SAY GOODBYE, TOMORROW 3:12
02. MARIA (YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE) 3:08
03. HONEY COME BACK 3:11
04. OUR FAVORITE MELODY 3:18
05. LIVING IN A WORLD I CREATED FOR MYSELF 3:25
06. IF YOU WILL LET ME, I KNOW I CAN 3:10
07. THIS GUY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU 4:51
08. ON THE WAY OUT (ON THE WAY IN) 2:44
09. TAKE A LETTER MARIA 2:48
10. YOU GAVE ME LOVE 3:00
11. JUST BEFORE LOVE ENDS 3:19
12. GATHERING MEMORIES 3:12