David Ruffin ‎– The Great David Ruffin: The Motown Solo Albums, Vol. 2

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Hip-O Select ‎– B0005940-02, Motown ‎– B0005940-02
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2 × CD, Album, Compilation, Limited Edition, Remastered
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Who I Am
1.1 Who I Am
Written-By – Charles H. Kipps, Jr.*
1.2 It Takes All Kinds Of People To Make A World
Written By – Van McCoy-Joe CobbWritten-By – Joe Cobb, Van McCoy
1.3 Walk Away From Love
Written-By – Charles H. Kipps, Jr.*
1.4 I've Got Nothing But Time
Written-By – Van McCoy
1.5 The Finger Pointers
Written By – Van McCoy-Joe CobbWritten-By – Joe Cobb, Van McCoy
1.6 Wild Honey
Written By – Van McCoy-Joe CobbWritten-By – Joe Cobb, Van McCoy
1.7 Heavy Love
Written By – Van McCoy-Joe CobbWritten-By – Joe Cobb, Van McCoy
1.8 Statue Of A Fool
Written-By – Jan Crutchfield
1.9 Love Can Be Hazardous To Your Health
Written-By – Jesse Boyce
Everything's Coming Up Love
1.10 Discover Me
Written-By – Van McCoy
1.11 First Round Knock Out
Written-By – Van McCoy
1.12 Good Good Times
Written-By – Charles H. Kipps, Jr.*
1.13 On And Off
Written-By – Van McCoy
1.14 Ready Willing And Able
Written-By – Van McCoy
1.15 Everything's Coming Up Love
Written-By – Van McCoy
1.16 Let's Get Into Something
Written-By – Van McCoy
1.17 Until We Said Goodbye
Written-By – Charles H. Kipps, Jr.*
Bonus
1.18 Christmas Greetings
In My Stride
2.1 You're My Peace Of Mind
Written-By – Van McCoy
2.2 Just Let Me Hold You For A Night
Written-By – Charles H. Kipps, Jr.*
2.3 I Can't Stop The Rain
Written-By – Charles H. Kipps, Jr.*
2.4 Nightmare
Written-By – Van McCoy
2.5 Questions
Written-By – Charles H. Kipps, Jr.*
2.6 I'm Jealous
Written-By – Van McCoy
2.7 Hey Woman
Written-By – Van McCoy
2.8 There's A Man To Love
Written-By – Van McCoy
2.9 Rode By The Place (Where We Used To Stay)
Written-By – Marv Johnson
Bonus Tracks: Motown Lost & Found
2.10 Let's Say Goodbye Tomorrow
Mixed By – Ellen FittonProducer – William Weatherspoon And James Dean*Written-By – William Weatherspoon-James Dean*
2.11 Which Way To My Baby
Producer – William Weatherspoon And James Dean*Written By – Jeffrey Bowen-William Weatherspoon-James DeanWritten-By – William Weatherspoon-James Dean*, Jeffrey Bowen
2.12 I Know She's Not A Mannequin
Producer – Johnny BristolWritten By – John Bristol-Harvey Fuqua-Shena DeMellWritten-By – John Bristol-Harvey Fuqua*, Shena DeMell
2.13 Crime In The Street
Producer – Johnny BristolWritten By – John Bristol-Doris McNeil, John Bristol*Written-By – Doris McNeil
2.14 Show Her In Another Way
Producer – Nickolas Ashford And Valerie Simpson*Written-By – Nickolas Ashford-Valerie Simpson*
2.15 That World I Lived In
Producer – Leonard CastonWritten By – Leonard Caston-Sandra Sanders-Shena DeMellWritten-By – Leonard Caston, Sandra Sanders, Shena DeMell
2.16 Can't Get Over Losing You
Producer – Harvey FuquaWritten By – A. Scott-Harvey Fuqua-V. WilliamsWritten-By – Harvey Fuqua
2.17 Bring Her Back
Mixed By – Kevin ReevesProducer – George GordyWritten By – Lawrence Brown-George "Horgay" Gordy-Allen StoryWritten-By – Allen Story, George "Horgay" Gordy*, Lawrence Brown (2)
2.18 Bad, Bad Weather (Til You Come Home)
Producer – Allen Story, George GordyWritten By – Lawrence Brown-George "Horgay" Gordy-Allen StoryWritten-By – Allen Story, George "Horgay" Gordy*, Lawrence Brown (2)
2.19 Blackmail
Producer – Henry CosbyWritten By – Pamela Sawyer-Gloria JonesWritten-By – Gloria Jones, Pamela Sawyer*
2.20 One Lucky Day
Written-By, Producer – Duke Browner
2.21 Make My Water Boil (Loving You Has Been So Wonderful)
Mixed By – Kevin ReevesWritten-By, Producer – Stevie Wonder
2.22 You Ought To Know Me
Mixed By – Ellen FittonWritten-By, Producer – Van McCoy

Credits

Notes

"Who I Am" album information page (pg. 6):
Recorded at Media Sound Studios, New York, New York
Special thanks to Gordon Edwards and Gene Orloff
Originally issued as Motown M6-849, October 1975; #5 R&B, #31 Pop.

Singles from the album:
Walk Away From Love / Love Can Be Hazardous To Your Health, Motown 1376, October 1975; #1 R&B, #9 Pop
Heavy Love / Love Can Be Hazardous To Your Health, Motown 1388, February 1976; #8 R&B, #47 Pop

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"Everything's Coming Up Love" album information page (pg. 10):
Recorded and mixed at Media Sound, New York City
Special Thanks to Gordon Edwards, Gene Orloff, Arthur Lisi and Bob Walters
[Albert Bailey] *Faith, Hope and Charity appear courtesy of RCA Records
Originally issued as Motown M6-866S1, May 1976; #16 R&B, #51 Pop.

Footnote: First Round Knock Out initially recorded by Joe Frazier, the boxing champ, and issued as a single on Motown 1378

Singles from the album:
Everything's Coming Up Love / No Matter Where [from <i>Me 'N Rock 'N Roll Are Here To Stay]</i>, Motown 1393, May 1976; 8 R&B, #49 Pop
On And Off / Statue Of A Fool [from <i>Who I Am</i>], Motown 1405, September 1976; #48 R&B

Bonus: Christmas Greetings - from U.K.-only promotional single Motown PSR-417, issued 1977

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"In My Stride" album information page (pg. 16):
Recorded and mixed at Media Sound Studios, New York, New York
Mastered at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, California
A Special Thanks to Gordon Edwards and Gene Orloff!
Gordon Edwards, Cornell Dupree and Steve Gadd, members of "Stuff" appear courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Burbank, California; Eric Gale appear courtesy of Columbia Records, Hollywood, California.

Originally issued as Motown M-885P1, June 1977; #36 R&B.

Singles from the album:
Just Let Me Hold You For A Night b/w Rode By The Place (Where We Used To Stay) Motown 1420, June 1977; #18 R&B, #108 Pop
You're My Peace Of Mind b/w Rode By The Place (Where We Used To Stay) Motown 1435, December 1977; #71 R&B

Original album master tapes delivered to Motown March 1, 1977, reveal that the album was envisioned as seven tracks as follows: Side 1 - I Can't Stop The Rain / You're My Peace Of Mind / Questions; Side 2 - Nightmare / There's More To Love / I'm Jealous / Rode By The Place (Where I Used To Stay). On March 31, Just Let Me Hold You For A Night and Hey Woman were added to the lineup and the album was re-sequenced.

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Bonus Tracks: Motown Lost & Found (pg. 20 & 21).
#10-11 Outtakes from sessions for My Whole World Ended *(see note below track 19)
#12-19 outtakes from the sessions for Feelin' Good.
* (#10 & 11 could also be considered outtakes from this LP, as the released album included tracks from the previous year)
#10-22 Previously Unreleased
#13-17 and #20-22 are newly discovered compositions

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Release credits (pg. 23)
Digitally remastered at Universal Mastering Studios-East
Photographs courtesy of Motown Records Archives
Bilboard chart information courtesy BPI Communcations Inc. and Joel Whitburn´s Record Research Inc.

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Back Cover
A Universal Music Company
(P) & (C) 2006 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. 1755 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 - USA. Distributed by Universal Music Distribution. All Rights Reserved.

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Non-release notes
Track 1 on disc 2, "You're My Peace Of Mind" appears as "You're My Piece Of Mind" on the back cover.

From Hip-O Select: CD Edition limited to 5000 non-numbered limited edition copies.

UK release date: June 4, 2007

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