Found 11 instagram photos with "#DennisEdwards" tag
Easy Mo Bee🐝
therealeasymobee
KEEP YOUR SOUL TOGETHER #RIP #RestInPeace #DennisEdwards 1943-2018
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Easy Mo Bee🐝
therealeasymobee
CLASSIC 7" #45 #Soul R&B SINGLES Memories - #TheTemptations featuring the lead vocals of #DennisEdwards #RIP From the album #ASongForYou (Gordy/Motown Records 1975) When #DavidRuffin left #TheTemptations in 1968 nobody thought that there was anybody who could properly fill his shoes. And then #DennisEdwards joined the group with a fiery debut on their single #CloudNine. What wasn't just luck proved to be true skill when Edwards repeated his electrifying performance again and again on #RunawayChildRunningWild #ICantGetNextToYou #PsychedelicShack & #BallOfConfusion, etc. In picking right up where the group left off, Dennis actually made it easier to forget Ruffin regardless of the great singer that he was. As the years passed over into the mid-70's, the classic #Motown sound had changed and so did the sound of The Temptations. During their experimental period of 1975 on the album #ASongForYou, they tried their hand at heavier #Funk & #Disco influences but one of the peculiar standouts on the album was a "big ballad" written by #LeonRussell called "Memories." This was very different for The Temps. But even still, amongst the soft & lush sweeping orchestral arrangements, the raw soul of Edwards' raspy voice was kept intact and managed to satisfy like always. I remember that as being pure proof of just how great of a singer he was and how not even a Big Ballad could stop the Preacher's Son in him. Some are just naturally born with it and Dennis Edwards had it. Soul. And then some. One of the greatest Soul singers of our time. He will be dearly missed. (Also see "You're My Afrodisiac" on the #DontLookAnyFurther album.) EMB
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Easy Mo Bee🐝
therealeasymobee
CLASSIC 7" #45 #Soul R&B SINGLES Memories - #TheTemptations featuring the lead vocals of #DennisEdwards #RIP From the album #ASongForYou (Gordy/Motown Records 1975) When #DavidRuffin left #TheTemptations in 1968 nobody thought that there was anybody who could properly fill his shoes. And then #DennisEdwards joined the group with a fiery debut on their single #CloudNine. What wasn't just luck proved to be true skill when Edwards repeated his electrifying performance again and again on #RunawayChildRunningWild #ICantGetNextToYou #PsychedelicShack & #BallOfConfusion, etc. In picking right up where the group left off, Dennis actually made it easier to forget Ruffin regardless of the great singer that he was. As the years passed over into the mid-70's, the classic #Motown sound had changed and so did the sound of The Temptations. During their experimental period of 1975 on the album #ASongForYou, they tried their hand at heavier #Funk & #Disco influences but one of the peculiar standouts on the album was a "big ballad" written by #LeonRussell called "Memories." This was very different for The Temps. But even still, amongst the soft & lush sweeping orchestral arrangements, the raw soul of Edwards' raspy voice was kept intact and managed to satisfy like always. I remember that as being pure proof of just how great of a singer he was and how not even a Big Ballad could stop the Preacher's Son in him. Some are just naturally born with it and Dennis Edwards had it. Soul. And then some. One of the greatest Soul singers of our time. He will be dearly missed. (Also see "You're My Afrodisiac" on the #DontLookAnyFurther album.) EMB
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Easy Mo Bee🐝
therealeasymobee
R.I.P. #DennisEdwards 1943-2018 Ex-lead singer of #TheTemptations beginning in 1968 That powerful voice of #CloudNine #PsychadelicShack #ICantGetNextToYou #DontLookAnyFurther etc. "We are continually losing nothing but the greatest."
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Busdeez aka Bassi Maestro
busdeez
A little #45friday tribute to #badboyrecords and @diddy using some of the classic #originalsamples on 7" - I had to speed this up to make it one min long #instagram give the djs more space😬 original video on my #facebook page @ bassimaestroofficial #badboy4life #notoriousbig #rip #mace #lilkim #dianaross #koolandthegang #sylvester #dennisedwards #45s #vinyl45s #vinyl #realdjing #cutting #doubles #og #downwithbassi #bassionthemix #pressrewindstudios
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Mathieu Bitton
candytman
Rap on, brother, rap on. #RIP #DennisEdwards
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AUDIO1 (INTLparty)
djaudio1
R.I.P. Dennis Edwards, Former lead singer of the Temptations. Thank you for crafting one of the most perfect songs ever. Don’t Look Any Further. #dennisedwards #dontlookanyfurther
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Questlove Gomez
questlove
The great #DennisEdwards wasn’t just God’s GIF(t) to Meme Culture (I’m still scratching my head about how a completely horrible video in the age of #BillieJean suddenly transforms to an art piece some 35 years later) Dennis was a complete miracle. In the #MtRushmore of gruff soul (the Father #MarvinJunior of #TheDells, the son Edwards, the Holy Ghost @EddieLevertSr & the disciple? #TeddyPendergrass no doubt) Black male crooners were standing on shaky ground as is. for the most part falsetto/silky smooth vocals was a survival code more than a choice. From #CyldeMcphatter to #TonyWilliams of #ThePlatters to #BillKenny of #TheInkSpots to #BillyStewart to #SmokeyRobinson to #JohnnyMathis to #NatKingCole— in the rock n roll era EVERY aspect of your presentation had to be non threatening from clothes (“street clothes” was late 60s but even then most labels had you fresh & clean) to album covers (#BerryGordy famously kept #TheIsleyBrothers OFF their #ThisOldHeartOfMine cover so that they wouldn’t scare off potential unknowing fans) to actual ALBUMS check BOTH live albums by #SamCooke the ultimate code switch move: his shelved until 20 years later #LiveAtTheHarlemClub was gritty & down home black (which was enough for his label to shelve it for fear that him SANGIN all gruff would mess up the pallet of his white fan base that came to love his silky gentle tenor—hence the #LiveAtTheCopa shows no sign of struggle blood nor sweat. Most of you that seen @EddieMurphyOfficial’s #Delirious know the “Teddy be scaring women into sleeping with him bit: “YOUGOTyougotYOUGOTWHATINEED!!”...”TURNEMOFF!!!!!!!!!” But pretty much BRASH masculinity was a risk not many labels were willing to take back in the day. Brother Ray was able to escape because his tone was more wise old man, than a threat. James Brown’s voice was ruff but almost in a female gospel belter way. Edwards was able to take his untouched vocal gruffs to higher levels than his contemporaries (He had Motown muscle)Note that Dennis is probably next to Phil Collins in the replacement more popular than OG member awards. Just want y’all to know his GRUFF was mana from heaven in a time where it was far & few between. Rest Well.
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Cedric The Entertainer
cedtheentertainer
Rest in Heaven #DennisEdwards. Legendary Soul Singer, Temptations and solo career dope. He spent many years living in St Louis, I remember the badge of honor I got for building my mom a house near his home. A true "man" voice that is hard to find in today's landscape of RnB singer. Blessings to his family and loved ones 🙏🏾
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Final Draft
4finaldraft
B L A C K H I S T O R Y M O N T H ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏾✊🏼 #RIP The Legend #DennisEdwards 🙏🏽 Thank You For Paving The Way!! Our Hearts & Prayers Goes Out To The Family 🙌🏿🙌🏽🙌🏾🙌🏼 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 🎶: Papa Was A Rolling Stone By The Temptation ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ RSVP to see us LIVE by going to officialFinalDraft.com/tour!!! Limited seating available 💯 #BlackHistoryMonth #Soul #Singing #TheTemptations #RollingStone #Classic #MoTown #Legendary #Hot #Dope #Like #Entertainment #Finaldraft #4finaldraft #guygroup #Unity #BlackNBrown #February
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WhoSampled
whosampled
In memory of Temptations front man Dennis Edwards who died earlier this week aged 74, we've compiled a list of 10 Iconic Samples from Eric B & Rakim to Kanye. Head over to WhoSampled news to listen to our selections. #dennisedwards #soul #funk #music #history #musichistory #nowplaying #np #instamusic #80ssoul #classic #whosampled #samples
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