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Forever known as the singer of the classic hit single “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” Jimmy, older brother of The Temptations’ David, enjoyed more hits and recorded several fine albums during and after his Motown tenure. Enjoying mod cult status in the U.K., Jimmy relocated there in the s, working with Paul Weller and Heaven 17, and for Ian Levine’s Motorcity imprint.
May 03, · In regards to the latter, 's I Am My Brother's Keeper was no great shakes, barely scraping the pop charts and its lead single "Stand by Me" only reaching 24 on the R&B charts, but as a testament to the familial talents of the Ruffins, the LP succeeds, proving that these two great voices could enliven familiar tunes.
Brothers in life and brothers at Motown, Jimmy and David Ruffin took advantage of a lull in their respective solo careers to record this underrated album, released here on CD for the first time! Features the hit single Stand by Me and a couple of unreleased tracks from the album sessions, You're What I Need (Not What I Want) and an alternate mix of Stand by Me without audience overdubs/5(14).
Jimmy Lee Ruffin (May 7, – November 17, ) was an American soul singer, and elder brother of David Ruffin of the isbarseehosurderalmotarmantmicom.co had several hit records between the s and s, the most successful being the Top 10 hits "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold On (To My Love).
Listen to music from The Ruffin Brothers like Stand By Me, Turn Back The Hands Of Time & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Ruffin Brothers. and Jimmy Ruffin recorded one LP together for the Soul label in , but were unable to generate much response, even on the R&B circuit. I Am My Brothers Keeper.