Smiling Faces Sometimes - Various - Divas II
Label: Motorcity Records - MOTCCD67 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul • Style: Disco
It was originally recorded by the Temptations in Producer Norman Whitfield had the song re-recorded by the Undisputed Truth the same year, resulting in a number-three Billboard Hot position for the group. Both versions of "Smiling Faces Sometimes" deal with the same subject matter, "back-stabbing" friends who do their friends wrong behind their backs "Smiling faces sometimes The Temptations' original uses an arrangement similar to a haunted house film score to represent feelings of fear and timidness.
Smiling Faces Sometimes - Various - Divas II on the Sky's the Limit album, "Smiling Faces Sometimes" runs over 12 T.M. Stevens - Out Of Control - Boom, most of which is extended instrumental passages without any vocals. An edited version was planned as the Temptations' summer single release, but this plan was dropped when lead vocalist Eddie Kendricksfrustrated by personnel problems within the group, quit the Temptations and signed a solo deal with Motown in March Billboard ranked the resulting single as the 14 song for Future Undisputed Truth singles would never make it higher than 63, a position attained by both 's " Papa Was Alpha - South EP Rollin' Stone " and 's "Help Yourself".
The O'Jays ' similarly themed hit " Back Stabbers " quotes the lyrics "smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes Whitfield later revisited the song for the album Marecorded by Motown's white rock band, Rare Earthwhich he produced and wrote.
Virginia "Vee" McDonald, who was the female lead singer in the second incarnation of The Smiling Faces Sometimes - Various - Divas II Truth after Brenda Evans and Billie Calvin left inrecorded a solo version of the song in for Ian Levine and his Motorcity Records project. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Billboard Hot  3 U. Billboard Hot  14 U. Cash Box  19 U. Retrieved Les Petits Pois - Instrumental - Ricet Barrier, Bernard Lelou - Voulez Vous Chanter Avec Moi Les Enf Archived from the original on June 7, Retrieved December 10, Retrieved 1 December Archived from the original on October 6, The Undisputed Truth.
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