5 On A Friday : The Legendary Norman Whitfield

September 19, 2008 by
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Paying tribute today to one of the many musical losses of 2008, Norman Whitfield, who passed away earlier this week. Norman’s musical influence on sounds of the 60’s and 70’s is undeniable. The songs he penned with his writing partner Barrett Strong, and the production work he did helped define the sound of Motown and Soul music as we know it today. Here’s just a small sampling of his work today.

1: The Temptations – Cloud Nine
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2: Gladys Knight And The Pips – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
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3: The Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes
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4: Edwin Starr – War
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5: The Temptations – Just My Imagination

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