Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jimmy Ruffin - "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?" (forgotten song)

Jimmy Ruffin, brother of David Ruffin (of The Temptations) & best known for his 1966 single "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?", died this week.  Although Motown is not discussed much on F-measure (what could I possibly add to what has already been said?), this might be my favorite Motown song (remember: "(You) Got What I Need" is not a Motown song).  I've labeled this a "forgotten song", and although that's not entirely true it is eclipsed by many other Motown songs.

Apparently St. Paul & The Broken Bones haven't covered this song -- they need to fix that. 

Jimmy Ruffin - "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?": studio version, 1975 live TV version

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