The Temptations' version of "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" followed in the extended-length "cinematic soul" tradition of the work of Isaac Hayes and others, and future songs like Donna Summer's fourteen-minute "Love to Love You Baby" and the instrumentals of MFSB expanded upon the concept in the mid-1970s. A very unusual thing about this song is that it uses only one chord throughout — B-flat minor. "Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)" also became a Top 40 hit in the late summer/early fall of 1973. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Script error: No such module "MultiReplace". Vocal jobs are performed in a true ensemble style: Temptations singers Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin, Richard Street (who was a frequent fill-in for Paul Williams and his eventual replacement) and Damon Harris (who had replaced Eddie Kendricks as the group's falsetto singer the previous year) alternate vocal lines, taking the role of siblings questioning their mother about their now-deceased father; their increasingly pointed questions, and the mother's repeated response ("Papa was a rollin' stone/wherever he laid his hat was his home/and when he died, all he left us was alone") paint a somber picture for the children who have never seen their father and have "never heard nothing but bad things about him. Beginning with an extended instrumental introduction (3:53 in length), each of the song's three verses is separated by extended musical passages, in which Whitfield brings various instrumental textures in and out of the mix. [1] Although legend was that Edwards was angered by the song's first verse: "It was the third of September/That day I'll always remember/'cause that was the day/that my daddy died", as his father was said to have died on that date. While the original Undisputed Truth version of the song has been largely forgotten, The Temptations' version of the song has been an enduring and influential soul classic. Culture Wikia is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. It actually was on the third of October, however. About Us; Template:Was (Not Was). eminemin mockingbird adlı şarkısında geçen bir dizedir aynı zamanda. A seven-minute edited version of "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" was released as a single in September 1972. Pop Culture Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. Talkin about saving souls and all the time leeching. The guitar parts were played by a young Paul Warren[2] and Melvin "Wah-Wah Watson" Ragin[3] Speaking about this song's writer/producer Norman Whitfield in a 1995 interview with Goldmine, Motown head Berry Gordy said: "He could take one chord, like on 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone,' and play the same chord and do all these different beautiful melodies and stuff that many people could not really imagine this guy doin'.And I would watch him and he did it all by himself as a producer. Mama Was a Rollin' Stone was the 15th episode of Season 8 of Night Court, the 162nd overall episode in the series. re-worked and sampled "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" for their song "Papa Crazy", off their 1988 album, This song was covered in the episode 33 of, In 1997, the instrumental part of this song was sampled in the song of Montenegrin singer, Lead and background vocals by Joe Harris, Billie Rae Calvin, and Brenda Joyce. "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" is a psychedelic soul song, written by Motown songwriters Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong as a single for Motown act The Undisputed Truth in 1971. The song, the anchor of the 1972 Temptations album All Directions, won three 1973 Grammys: its a-side won for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Group; its B-side won for Best R&B Instrumental (awarded to Whitfield and arranger/conductor Paul Riser); and Whitfield and Barrett Strong won for Best R&B Song as the song's composers. The episode was written and directed by REBELReloaded. This version of "Papa" was released as a single in early 1972 and peaked at #63 on the Pop Charts and #24 on the R&B Charts , and was included on The Undisputed Truth's 1973 album Law of the Land . While the original Undisputed Truth version of the song has been largely forgotten, The Temptations' version of the song has been an enduring and influential soul classic. 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