You’ve heard “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and you might even know half the lyrics, but you’ve probably never heard as groovy a take as The Temptations’.
Though best known for their number 1 hit, “My Girl,” the Temptations’ discography is actually incredibly extensive, and in 1969 they joined Diana Ross & the Supremes for a program called GIT on Broadway (“GIT” stood for Getting It Together). The show featured both groups singing some classic Broadway showtunes, including this disco-inspired medley of songs from Fiddler on the Roof.
The surviving video gives a great sense of their far-out renditions of classics like “Sunrise, Sunset” and “If I Were A Rich Man.” Our favorite, though, is their soulful and cheeky take on “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” at 5:50.
July 17, 2013