Ball of Confusion. My Life as a Temptin' Temptation - Richard Street with Gary Flanigan
What gives this Motown artist autobiography more than any other you've read? Mary Wilson gave us the dust on Motown as a Supreme. Smokey Robinson purged his soul with his exposé. Marvin Gaye's Divided Soul was provocative. And as far as the Temptations, Otis Williams went there in print and on TV. With such an expansive universe of material, what makes this book boldly go where none have gone before? Ball of Confusion is written from the perspective of Richard Street, who in 1959 sang with Otis Williams and the Distants, the group that became the temptin' Temptations. Richard was also the quality control manager with Motown from 1960 to 1969 before becoming a member of the Temptations from 1971 to 1993. Drawing from the Temptations' 1973 hit "Heavenly," which finds Richard singing lead, his perspective provides a God-inspired spirituality that is as relevant today as the lyrics to the song from which this book's title is taken. Ball of Confusion is "street" life with the Tempts. It is a first hand account in the timeless attempt to spotlight what is the show and what is the business.