- Irresistible (Tammi Terrell album)
Name = Irresistible
Released = January 1969
Recorded = 1965 - 1968
Genre = Soul
Label = Tamla
Johnny Bristol Harvey Fuqua
Last album = "
You're All I Need" (with Marvin Gaye)
This album = "Irresistible"
Next album = "Easy" (with Marvin Gaye)
"Irresistible" was the first and only
solo albumfor Tammi Terrell, which was released in January 1969 by Tamla (Motown). Due to complications with a malignant brain tumorin 1968 which caused her untimely death in March 1970, Terrell did not record a subsequent solo album; this album compiles solo recordings Terrell made for Motown between 1965 and 1968. Two of the tracks included on this album were dubbed with vocals from Terrell's frequent singing partner Marvin Gayeto create album tracks for the duo's joint albums. These tracks were "Hold Me Oh My Darling" (on 1967's "United") and "I Can't Believe You Love Me" (on 1969's "Easy"). A re-recorded version of "Come On and See Me" appears on the 1968 Gaye/Terrell album " You're All I Need". " This Old Heart of Mine (is Weak for You)" is a remake of the 1966 Isley Brothers' hit by the same name.
Thirty years later, Terrell's singles from "Irresistible" and other unreleased songs were re-released on
compact discentitled "Tammi Terrell: The Essential Collection" by Motownin 2001.
#"I Can't Believe You Love Me" (
Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol)
#"That's What Boys Are Made For" (Fuqua, Gwen Gordy)
#"Come On and See Me" (Fuqua, Bristol)
#"What a Good Man He Is" (
Smokey Robinson, Al Cleveland)
#"Tears at the End of a Love Affair" (Fuqua, Bristol,
This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" ( Holland-Dozier-Holland)
#"He's the One I Love" (Robinson)
#"Can't Stop Now (Love Is Calling)" (James Dean, Stanley McMullen, William Weatherspoon)
#"Just Too Much to Hope For" (Fuqua, Bristol, Clyde Wilson, Wilbur Jackson)
#"Hold Me Oh My Darling" (Fuqua)
#"I Can't Go on Without You" (Fuqua, Bristol, Moy)
*Lead (and additional background) vocals by
*Background vocals by
The Andantesand The Spinners
The Funk Brothers
*1966: "I Can't Believe You Love Me" (#72 US, #27 US R&B)
*1966: "Come On and See Me" (#80 US, #25 US R&B)
*1967: "What a Good Man He Is"
*1969: "This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)" #67 US
* Montgomery, Ludie. "My Sister Tommie: the Real Tammi Terrell" (2005, ISBN 1-904408-16-8)
* [http://www.soul-patrol.com/soul/tammi.htm Tammi Terrell Album Review "Irresistible"]
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