Eddie Kendricks ‎– Keep On Truckin': The Motown Solo Albums, Vol. 1

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Hip-O Select ‎– B0005132-02
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2 × CD, Album, Compilation, Limited Edition, Remastered
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All By Myself
1.1 Let's Go Back To Day One
Written-By – LaVerne Ware, Patrice Holloway
3:32
1.2 This Used To Be The House Of Johnnie Mae
Written-By – Leonard Caston, Samuel Small
5:47
1.3 I Did It All For You
Written-By – Frank Wilson, Jim Webb*
3:08
1.4 It's So Hard For Me To Say Goodbye
Written By – Pamela Sawyer, Frank WilsonWritten-By – Frank Wilson, Pamela Sawyer*
3:09
1.5 Something's Burning
Written-By – Mac Davis
4:27
1.6 Can I
Written-By – Hal Davis, Herman Griffith
6:12
1.7 Didn't We
Written-By – Jim Webb*
3:09
People...Hold On
1.8 If You Let Me
Written-By – Frank Wilson
3:22
1.9 Let Me Run Into Your Lonely Heart
Written-By – Anita Poree, Frank Wilson
3:11
1.10 Day By Day
Producer – Leonard CastonWritten By – Terry McFaddin, Leonard CastonWritten-By – Leonard Caston, Terry McFaddin*
3:17
1.11 Girl You Need A Change Of Mind
Producer – Leonard CastonWritten By – Leonard Caston, Anita PoreeWritten-By – Anita Poree, Leonard Caston
7:42
1.12 Someday We'll Have A Better World
Written-By – Norma Toney
3:43
1.13 My People...Hold On
Producer – Leonard CastonWritten-By – Anita Poree, Leonard Caston
5:39
1.14 Date With The Rain
Backing Band [Rhythm By] – The Funk BrothersWritten-By, Producer – Bobby Miller
2:41
1.15 Eddie's Love
Producer – Leonard CastonWritten By – Leonard Caston, Anita PoreeWritten-By – Anita Poree, Leonard Caston
3:29
1.16 I'm On The Sideline
Written By – P. McClendon
2:53
1.17 Just Memories
Producer – Leonard CastonWritten By – Leonard Caston, Anita PoreeWritten-By – Anita Poree, Leonard Caston
5:51
Eddie Kendricks
2.1 Only Room For Two
Written By – Terri McFaddin, Donald DanielsWritten-By – Donald Daniels*, Terri McFaddin
3:10
2.2 Darling Come Back Home
Mixed By [Mixing Engineer] – Orson LewisWritten By – King Errisson, Kathy Wakefield, Frank WilsonWritten-By – Frank Wilson, Kathy Wakefield, King Errisson
4:13
2.3 Each Day I Cry A Little
Written By – Terri McFaddin-Leonard CastonWritten-By – Leonard Caston, Terri McFaddin
7:20
2.4 Can't Help What I Am
Written-By – Frank Wilson, Kathy Wakefield, Leonard Caston
4:23
2.5 Keep On Truckin'
Written-By – Anita Poree, Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston
7:59
2.6 Any Day Now
Written By – Burt Bacharach, Bob HilliardWritten-By – Bob Hilliard, Burt Bacharach
5:08
2.7 Not On The Outside
Written-By – Larry Roberts (2), Sylvia Robinson
4:30
2.8 Where Do You Go (Baby)
Arranged By – Robert WhiteOrchestrated By [Orchestration] – Paul RiserWritten By – Pam Sawyer, Gloria JonesWritten-By, Producer – Gloria Jones, Pam Sawyer
3:23
For You
2.9 Please Don't Go Away
Arranged By – Jimmie Haskell, Leonard CastonWritten-By – Leonard Caston
4:47
2.10 One Tear
Arranged By – Jimmie Haskell, Leonard CastonWritten-By – Leonard Caston
4:05
2.11 Shoeshine Boy
Arranged By – Jerry Young, Sanford ShireWritten-By – Harry Booker, Linda Allen (7)
3:15
2.12 Deep And Quiet Love
Arranged By – Greg Poree, Jerry LongWritten-By – Frank Wilson, Kathy Wakefield
5:30
2.13 Let Yourself Go
Arranged By – Jerry Long, Leonard CastonWritten By – Leonard Caston, Harold Clayton, Sigidi, Bradley RidgellWritten-By – Bradley Ridgell, Harold Clayton, Leonard Caston, Sigidi
5:43
2.14 If
Arranged By – Jimmie Haskell, Leonard CastonWritten-By – David Gates
3:10
2.15 If You Think (You Can)
Arranged By – Jimmie Haskell, Leonard CastonWritten By – Leonard Caston, Barbara DickersonWritten-By – Barbara Dickerson, Leonard Caston
3:58
2.16 Time In A Bottle
Arranged By – Jimmie Haskell, Sanford ShireWritten-By – Jim Croce
3:00

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"All By Myself" album information page (pgs. 12 & 13)
Album released as Tamla TS 309, April 1971; #6 R&B, #80 Pop

Recorded in Detroit at Hitsville (Studio A) and Golden World (Studio B), September-October and December 1970, except I Did It All For You, recorded April, June and November 1970.

Singles from the album:

It's So Hard For Me To Say Good-bye b/w This Used To Be The House Of Johnnie Mae; issued as Tamla 54203, April 1971; #37 R&B, #88 Pop

Can I b/w I Did It All For You; issued as Tamla 54210, November 1971; #37 R&B, #101 Pop

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"People...Hold On" album information page (pg. 17).
Special thanks to Joe Messina and Eddie "Bongo" Brown

Album released as Tamla T 315L, May 1972; #13 R&B, #131 Pop

Recorded in Detroit at Hitsville (Studio A) and Golden World (Studio B), January-February 1972, except Date With The Rain, recorded November-December 1971 and March 1972.

Singles from the album:

Eddie's Love b/w Let Me Run Into Your Lonely Heart; issued as Tamla 54218, May 1972; #35 R&B, #77 Pop

Girl You Need A Change Of Mind (Part 1) b/w Girl You Need A Change Of Mind (Part 2); issued as Tamla 54230, January 1973; #13 R&B, #87 Pop

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"Eddie Kendricks" album information page (pg. 21).
Album issued as Tamla T 327L, May 1973; #5 R&B, #18 Pop

All tracks recorded in Los Angeles, CA, exact dates unknown, and lead vocals recorded in Detroit at Golden World (Studio B) March 1973, except Where Do You Go (Baby), recorded in Detroit at Hitsville (Studio A) and Golden World (Studio B), during the sessions for "People...Hold On", January 1972.

Singles from the album:

Darling Come Back Home b/w Loving You The Second Time [B-side later issued on the album "Boogie Down!"], issued as Tamla 54236, May 1973; #26 R&B, #67 Pop

Keep On Truckin' (Part 1) b/w Keep On Truckin' (Part 2), issued as Tamla 54238, August 1973; #1 R&B (2 weeks), #1 Pop

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"For You" album information page (pg. 25).
Recorded and Mixed at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, California

Album issued as Tamla T6-33521, November 1974; #8 R&B, #71 Pop

Singles from the album:

One Tear b/w The Thin Man [from the previous album "Boogie Down!"], issued as Tamla 54255, November 1974; #8 R&B, #71 Pop

Shoeshine Boy b/w Hooked On Your Love [from the previous album "Boogie Down!"], issued as Tamla 54257, January 1975; #1 R&B, #18 Pop

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Release credits page
Digitally remastered by SUHA GUR at Universal Mastering Studios-East
Recording data research: CHRIS TOMSON, from the Motown studios session logs

Photographs and LP jackets courtesy of Motown Records Archives

(C) 2005 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Non-release notes
From Hip-O Select: CD Edition limited to 5000 non-numbered limitied [sic]edition copies.

UK release date: June 4, 2007

Exact US and UK release dates taken from an external source.

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isaacmusicman

isaacmusicman

January 11, 2015
After years of feeling Eddie Kendricks deprived with half hearted collections and best of's, comes this great collection. This covers Eddie's first 3 solo Lp's without being that perfect instrument for the Temptations. I say that, beacause Eddie's voice was a complete instrument in itself. What impressed me was that, yes he could sing in his famous falletto, but some of these songs showed how versitile his voice really was(If You Let Me,This Used To Be The Home Of Johnnie Mae). Of course it has "Keep On Truckin'", but I'm glad the the "People ... Hold On" album is on here. That's the best album he released, and finally it is available.