I'VE PASSED THIS WAY BEFORE * JIMMY RUFFIN * TAMLA MOTOWN 593 * UK
Jimmy (Lee) Ruffin started out singing, along with his younger brother David (of The Temptations), in The Dixie Nightingales, when they were both still children. He joined Motown in 1961 and cut a single for the Miracle label but he mostly singing back-up vocals for others. In the next couple of years he recorded with The Four Holidays releasing three discs, one for Master and two for Markie. After a spell in the army he returned to Motown in 1964 where he cut some singles on the Soul label, but it was in 1966 that his first breakthrough came with What Becomes of the Brokenhearted. Released on Soul 35022 in the US, the mid tempo, Soul stirring I've Passed This Way Before is his fourth of twelve for the Soul imprint.
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