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R.I.P. ALI-OLLIE WOODSON (THE TEMPTATIONS) by Noggy
June 2, 2010, 5:56 am
Filed under: music, music video, soul | Tags: ,

Ali-Ollie Woodson (October 12, 1951 – May 30, 2010) was an American R&B singer, songwriter, keyboardist and occasional actor. He was known for singing with The Temptations beginning in 1984.

Yeah I know…The Temptations have been around like forever (since 1960 to be exact) with their ever changing line-up. But no leadsinger has touched my heart as much as Mr. Woodson did. Basically because by the time he came in the picture I was finally old enough to appreciate soul music.

Woodson’s first lead on a single was 1984’s “Treat Her Like a Lady”, co-written by himself and Otis Williams, and co-produced by former Earth, Wind & Fire members Al McKay and Ralph Johnson. The single became their biggest success on R&B radio since 1975, reaching number-two on the R&B charts, and just missing the Pop Top 40 at number 48. The group experienced similar success in 1986 with the single “Lady Soul”, another Top 5 R&B smash.


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