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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Temptations CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on Yelp.com We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Temptations albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Temptations record collection, Temptations CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for Temptations and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!

 

Temptations Biography

The Temptations (often abbreviated as "The Tempts" or "The Temps") are an American Motown singing group whose repertoire has included doo-wop, soul, psychedelia, funk, disco, R&B, and adult contemporary. The Temptations are one of the sole surviving classic doo-wop groups. Pick up your Temptations concert tickets and see what started it all.

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Temptations Bio Continued

Formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1960 as The Elgins, The Temptations have always featured five African American male vocalists/dancers. The group, known for its recognizable choreography, distinct harmonies, and onstage suits, has been said to be as influential to soul as The Beatles are to rock. Having sold an estimated 22 million albums by 1982, The Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history and were the definitive male vocal group of the 1960s. In addition, they have the second-longest tenure on Motown (behind Stevie Wonder), as they were with the label for a total of 40 years: 16 years from 1961 to 1977, and 24 more from 1980 to 2004 (from 1977 to 1980, they were signed to Atlantic Records). As of 2006, The Temptations continue to perform and record for Universal Records with only one original member, founder Otis Williams, in its lineup.

Temptations Discography Updated January 2007
Temptations Albums

Temptations Vinyl and Temptations CDs: Studio

1964 - Meet the Temptations - Motown
1965 - The Temptations Sing Smokey - Motown
1965 - The Temptin' Temptations - Motown
1966 - Gettin' Ready - Gordy
1967 - Temptations Live! - Motown
1967 - In a Mellow Mood - Motown
1967 - With a Lot o' Soul - Motown
1967 - TV Show - Gordy
1968 - Wish It Would Rain - Motown
1968 - Live at the Copa - Motown
1969 - Cloud Nine - Motown
1969 - The Temptations Show - Motown
1969 - Puzzle People - Motown
1969 - On Broadway - Motown
1970 - Psychedelic Shack - Motown
1970 - Live at London's Talk of the Town - Gordy
1970 - Christmas Card - Motown
1970 - Together - Motown
1971 - Sky's the Limit - Motown
1972 - Solid Rock - Motown
1972 - All Directions - Motown
1973 - Masterpiece - Motown
1973 - Zoom - Motown
1973 - 1990 - Motown
1975 - Song for You - Motown
1975 - House Party - Gordy
1976 - Wings of Love - Gordy
1976 - The Temptations Do the Temptations - Gordy
1978 - Bare Back - Atlantic
1978 - Hear to Tempt You - Atlantic
1980 - Power - Motown
1980 - Give Love at Christmas - Motown
1981 - The Temptations - Motown
1982 - Reunion - Gordy
1983 - Back to Basics - Motown
1983 - Surface Thrills - Motown
1984 - Truly for You - Motown
1985 - Touch Me - Gordy
1986 - To Be Continued... - Motown
1987 - Together Again - Motown
1989 - Special - Motown
1991 - Milestone - Motown
1995 - For Lovers Only - Motown
1998 - Phoenix Rising - Motown
2000 - Ear-Resistable - Interscope
2001 - Awesome - Universal
2004 - Legacy - Motown
2004 - In Japan [live] - Motown/Hip-O
2006 - Reflections - Mercury/New Door

Temptations Records and Temptations CD Releases: Compilations

1966 - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 - Motown
1967 - Temptations Greatest Hits - Gordy
1970 - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 - Motown
1973 - Anthology [1973] - Motown
1977 - Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 - Motown
1980 - 20 Golden Greats - Motown
1982 - All the Million-Sellers - Motown
1983 - Great Songs & Performances - Motown
1983 - Songs That Inspired the Motown 25th - Motown
1986 - 25th Anniversary - Motown
1989 - Papa Was a Rolling Stone - Motown
1990 - Christmas Card/Give Love at Christmas - Motown
1990 - Compact Command Performances: 17 Greatest Hits - Motown
1990 - Psychedelic Shack/All Directions - Motown
1990 - Song for You/Masterpiece - Motown
1993 - Hum Along and Dance: More of the Best (1963-1974) - Rhino
1993 - Motown Legends: My Girl - Motown
1993 - Back to Back - K-Tel
1993 - Motown Legends: Cloud Nine - Polygram Special Markets
1994 - Greatest Hits [Paragoric] - Paragoric
1994 - Emperors of Soul - Motown
1994 - Motown Legends: Just My Imagination/Beauty Is Only Skin Deep - Motown Legends
1995 - Motown Legends: Just My Imagination - Motown
1995 - Anthology [1995] - Motown
1996 - One by One: The Best of Their Solo Years - Motown
1997 - Motown's Greatest Hits - Polydor
1997 - The Ultimate Collection - Motown
1997 - My Girl [Spectrum] - Spectrum
1998 - My Girl [Rotation] - Rotation
1999 - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Temptations, Vol. 1 - Universal
1999 - Lost and Found: You've Got to Earn It (1962-1968) - Motown
1999 - Best of the Temptations [Wise Buy] - Wise Buy
1999 - Early Classics - Karussell
1999 - The Temptations Collection [Prism] - Prism Leisure
2000 - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Temptations, Vol. 2 - 2000
2000 - Greatest Hits [Classic World] - Classic World
2000 - Cloud Nine/Puzzle People - Motown
2000 - Live at the Copa/With a Lot of Soul - Motown
2000 - Meet the Temptations/Sing Smokey - Motown
2000 - Greatest Hits [Classic World] - Classic World
2000 - Psychedelic Soul [UK] - Spectrum
2001 - Wish It Would Rain/In a Mellow Mood - Motown
2001 - At Their Very Best - Universal International
2001 - From 1966-1969 - Universal/Spectrum
2001 - Original Lead Singers of the Temptations - Eagle
2001 - Winning Combinations: The Temptations & Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - Universal Special Products
2001 - Christmas Celebration - Spectrum
2001 - Best of Temptations Christmas - Motown
2001 - Awesome [2 CD] - Motown
2001 - Get Ready [Planet Media] - Planet Media
2001 - The Best of the Temptations [K-Tel UK] - K-Tel UK
2002 - For Lovers Only [Bonus Track] - Motown
2002 - The Best of the Temptations: New Recordings of Their Greatest Hits - K-Tel Entertainment
2002 - My Girl: The Very Best of the Temptations - Motown
2002 - The Very Best of the Temptations - UTV
2002 - Greatests Hits [Brialliant] - Brilliant
2002 - Get Ready - EMI
2002 - Greatest Hits [Elap] - Elap
2003 - Psychedelic Soul [US] - Motown
2003 - 20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection - Motown
2004 - Love Songs - Motown
2004 - All Time Greatest Hits - Falcon Home Ent.
2004 - The Temptations Featuring Eddie Kendricks - Legacy
2005 - Gold - Motown
2005 - The Temptations Collection - Prism Platinum
2005 - The Temptations Mini-Series Soundtrack - Motown
2005 - Golden Star - Disky Communications
2006 - Legends - Universal International
2006 - Soul Legends - Universal
2006 - Soul Legends - Motown/Universal Music Group
2007 - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Temptations - Motown
2007 - Colour Collection - Universal
2007 - Number 1's: The Temptations - Motown

Temptations CD's and Temptations Vinyl: Singles

1990 - Soul to Soul - Motown
1990 - One Step at a Time - Motown
1990 - Special [Single] - Motown
1990 - Get Ready 1990 - MCA
1991 - Shake Your Paw - GRP
1991 - Hoops of Fire - Motown
1991 - The Jones [Cassette Single] - Motown
1991 - My Girl - Sony
1991 - The Jones [12 Single] - Motown
1994 - Error of Our Ways - Motown
1995 - Some Enchanted Evening [Cassette Single] - Motown
1995 - Some Enchanted Evening [CD Single] - Motown
1996 - Time After Time - Motown
2000 - I'm Here - Polygram

Temptations DVDs & Temptations Music Videos

1991 - Live in Concert - VP
1991 - The Temps & The Four Tops - Fries Home Video
2004 - 20th Century Masters - DVD Collection - Motown
2006 - Get Ready: Definitive Performances 1965-1972 - Motown
2007 - The Temptations Review Featuring Dennis Edwards [live]
2007 - Live in London - Hudson Street
2007 - One Night in London [live] - Immortal

Temptations CD and Temptations Records Releases: Appearances 1963 - 1994

1963 - Chartbusters, Vol.2 Various Artists - Performer
1964 - 16 Original Big Hits, Vol. 3 Various Artists - Performer
1964 - Chartbusters, Vol. 4 Various Artists - Performer
1965 - 16 Original Big Hits, Vol. 4 Various Artists - Performer
1968 - 16 Original Big Hits, Vol. 5 Various Artists - Performer
1968 - 16 Original Big Hits, Vol. 6 Various Artists - Performer
1968 - 16 Original Big Hits, Vol. 7 Various Artists - Performer
1968 - 16 Original Big Hits, Vol. 8 Various Artists - Performer
1968 - Diana Ross & the Supremes Join the Temptations Diana Ross & the Supremes/The Temptation - Performer
1968 - In Loving Memory [Motown] Various Artists - Performer
1968 - Merry Christmas from Motown [LP] Various Artists - Performer
1968 - T.C.B. The Supremes With the Temptations - Vocals
1969 - 16 Original Big Hits, Vol.11 Various Artists - Performer
1969 - Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits:1969 Various Artists - Performer
1970 - Christmas Gift Wrap [Re-Issue of #681] Various Artists - Performer
1970 - Motortown Revue Live Various Artists - Performer
1970 - Motown Chartbusters, Vol.1 [Motown] Various Artists - Performer
1970 - Motown Chartbusters, Vol.2 [Motown] Various Artists - Performer
1970 - Motown's Winner's Circle, Vol. 5 Various Artists - Performer
1971 - Motown Chartbusters, Vol. 3 Various Artists - Performer
1971 - Motown Chartbusters, Vol. 4 Various Artists - Performer
1971 - Motown Story Various Artists - Performer
1973 - 25 #1 Hits From25 Years, Vol.2 Various Artists - Performer
1973 - Motown Christmas Various Artists - Performer
1973 - Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 9 [Original Sound1] Various Artists - Performer
1974 - Anthology: The Best of Diana Ross & the Supremes [197 Diana Ross & the Supremes -
1975 - Disco Tech, Vol.1 [Motown] Various Artists - Performer
1975 - Disco Tech, Vol.2 [Motown] Various Artists - Performer
1975 - Song for You The Temptations - Vocal Arrangement
1976 - Mahogany [Video] Diana Ross - Performer
1976 - Motown Disco-O-Tech #3 Various Artists - Performer
1976 - Motown Disco-O-Tech #4 Various Artists - Performer
1977 - Cruisin'1968 Various Artists - Performer
1977 - Great Songs & Performances Diana Ross & The Supremes - Performer
1980 - Where the Buffalo Roam Original Soundtrack - Performer
1982 12 #1 Hits from the 70's Various Artists - Performer
1982 16 #1 Hits from the Early 60's Various Artists - Performer
1982 - Diana's Duets Diana Ross - Performer
1983 - Big Chill Original Soundtrack - Performer
1985 - 25 #1 Hits From25 Years, Vol.1 Various Artists - Performer
1985 - D-TV: Love Songs Disney - Performer
1985 - Last Dragon Original Soundtrack - Performer
1985 - Making a Game out of Love Willie Hutch - Vocals
1985 - Motown25: Yesterday, Today, Forever Various Artists - Performer
1985 - Ready Steady Go! Sounds of Motown Various Artists - Performer
1986 - Deja View Various Artists - Performer
1986 - Last Radio Station: A Motown Video Various Artists - Performer
1986 - Motown Time Capsule: The 60's [Video] Various Artists - Performer
1986 - Smoke Signals Smokey Robinson - Vocals (bckgr)
1986 - To Be Continued... The Temptations - Group
1987 - Classic Rock:1964 A Go Go Various Artists - Performer
1987 - Classic Rock:1965 Various Artists - Performer
1987 - Classic Rock:1966 Various Artists - Performer
1987 - Classic Rock:1968 Various Artists - Performer
1987 - Return of Bruno Bruce Willis - Vocals (bckgr)
1988 - Classic Rock:1967 - The Beat Goes On Various Artists - Performer
1988 - Classic Rock:1969 Various Artists - Performer
1988 - Every Great Motown Song, Vol.1: The1960s Various Artists - Performer
1988 - Motown Songbook Ruby Turner - Performer
1989 - Billboard Top R&B Hits:1965 Various Artists - Performer

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