Music so high you can’t over it. So low you can’t get under it.
Psychedelic Shack. That’s where it’s at.
Step back to 1970; The Temptations No. 1 hit “I Can’t Get Next To You” had dropped the year before. Motown reigned — heavy metal still meant the latest cars rolling out of Detroit. But this year, The Temptations entered a new era and “Psychedelic Shack,” the band’s 12th studio album, hit the airwaves.
Dennis Edwards, frontman and lead singer, introduced folks to the shack: “Hold on, everybody. Hold it. Hold on. Listen!”
He’s still singing to the choir. The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, will bring back the golden years of Motown, and more, when it performs at Carson Valley Inn on Saturday, July 30, in an outdoors concert at TJ’s Corral. Tickets are available starting at $39.
Edwards was born in Fairfield, Alabama, near Birmingham in 1943. He began singing at the ripe old age of 2 in his father’s church and the family moved to Detroit when he was 10.
In 1968, he joined The Temptations, replacing lead singer David Ruffin, and fronted the group through its psychedelic, funk and disco years. He sang the hits “Cloud Nine” (1968), “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)” (1970), “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” (1972) and “Shakey Ground” (1975).
“Cloud Nine” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” earned Grammy Awards. In 1989, Edwards was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Temptations.
Co-singers in The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards are Paul Williams Jr., son of original Temptations member and former semi-pro football player, along with David Sea, Mike Pattillo and Chris Arnold, who (like Edwards) all got their start as gospel singers at a young age.
Break out of the Psychedelic Shack, or come down from Cloud Nine, and head to TJ’s Corral Saturday night, July 30, for a walk down memory lane.
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