Silent Night by The Temptations (Gordy Records 1980)

With Turkey Day officially behind us now, I thought it was safe to start the shift to the Christmas season. I saw this last year and in the spirit of Christmas and diversity and inclusion I wanted to share it. It’s a rendition of Silent Night by the Temptations that was recorded by Gordy Records. This particular video clip also features a montage of photos of the iconic Motown stars.

The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, the group has been said to be as influential to R&B and soul as The Beatles are to pop and rock.

The Temptations’ singing this tune include Melvin Franklin (baritone); Dennis Edwards (lead vocalist); Glenn Leonard (falsetto); Otis Williams (background); and Richard Street (background). It was recorded in Los Angeles in the summer of 1980 and was arranged by Gil Askey.