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The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) / It's Summer album download

The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) / It's Summer album download

Performer: The Temptations
Title: Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) / It's Summer
Style: Soul, Funk
Released: 1970
Country: US
Size MP3 version: 1444 mb
Size FLAC version: 1581 mb
Size WMA version: 1453 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 433
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Genre: Funk - Soul

The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) / It's Summer album download


Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)" 1, . .

Ball of Confusion! lyrics by the Temptations! .

Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" is a 1970 hit single for The Temptations. It was released on the Gordy (Motown) label, and written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong. The song was used to anchor the 1970 Greatest Hits II LP. It reached on the US pop charts and on the US R&B charts. Billboard ranked the record as the song of 1970. It reached in the UK Singles Chart.

Ball Of Confusion is an example of the psychedelic soul style, inspired by the success of Sly and the Family Stone, that marked most of the Temptations' singles following the 1968 firing of singer David Ruffin and his subsequent replacement by Dennis Edwards. It can also be considered a kind of proto-rap song, as many of the lines are spoken or intoned, rather than sung. Ball Of Confusion is also noteworthy for its overtly political themes, something that Motown songwriters were generally encouraged to shy away from throughout the company’s 1960s heyday

Download MP3. The Temptations.

TMG 749. Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) ‎(7", Single, Promo). Ball Of Confusion, It's Summer ‎(7").

And it seems nobody’s interested in learning but th. teacher. Woo, hey, hey The sale of pills are at an all time high Young folks walking round with their heads in the sky The cities ablaze in the summer time And oh, the beat goes on Evolution, revolution, gun control, sound of soul Shooting rockets to the moon, kids growing up too soon Politicians say more taxes will solve everything And the band.

Putting it together was simple, we just did that one song in the three-hour session and we had enough time left over to eat some BLT sandwiches. We didn't know it was going to be political, because the lyrics weren't written when the rhythm track was recorded. The song is utterly insane and perfectly displays what so many people were feeling in the late sixties and what many people are feeling today. Jon Foreman of Interviews. Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly what he means. Jon Anderson of YesSongwriter Interviews.

Albums: The Ultimate Collection: The Temptations (1997), Motown's Greatest Hits (1997), Motown Classics Gold (2005). Artist: The Temptations. Collection: The main summer hits of the 70's.

Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) (Whitfield, Strong). Funky Music Sho' 'Nuff Turns Me On (Whitfield, Strong). Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)". Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)". Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)".

Tracklist

A Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) 4:04
B It's Summer 2:36

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Phonodisc Limited
  • Published By – Jobete

Credits

  • Producer – Norman Whitfield
  • Written-By – Whitfield, Strong*

Notes

B side from album "Psychedelic Shack".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: N-K-N-760M02
  • Matrix / Runout: N-K-T2-N-732S06
  • Matrix / Runout: N-K-N-760M02 XT.
  • Matrix / Runout: N-K-T2-N-732S06 XT.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
G 7099 The Temptations Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) ‎(7", Single) Gordy G 7099 US 1970
G-7099 The Temptations Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) ‎(7", Single, Styrene) Gordy G-7099 US 1970
TMG 749 The Temptations Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) ‎(7", Single, Promo) Tamla Motown TMG 749 UK 1970
G 7099 The Temptations Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) ‎(7", Single, Promo) Gordy G 7099 US 1970
5C 006-91.530 The Temptations Ball Of Confusion / It's Summer ‎(7") Tamla Motown 5C 006-91.530 Netherlands 1970