Papa was a Rolling Stone! Oooo yah!

I’m just sayin… for you young’uns…

And for all you cats and kitties out there, just because I really like The Temptations… it doesn’t get much better than…

Feeling young again on the blogosphere.

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  1. Maria says:

    A man of conscience is one who never acquires tolerance, well-being, success, public standing, and approval on the part of prevailing opinion at the expense of truth.

    1991-February: Catholic Conscience: Foundation & Formation
    National Catholic Bioethics Center Keynote Address
    Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

  2. Legisperitus says:

    Pater noster, ne nos inducas in Tentationes!

  3. Kerry says:

    “But Father, but Father…” No Jackie Wilson?!

  4. teomatteo says:

    You can leave the Motor City Father, but it can’t leave you….

  5. dhgyapong says:

    Okay, as long as I don’t see any priests or monks getting up like this. Or any choreography for bishops in cassocks.

    Gotta say, the Temptations sure could sing. But how anachronistic the outfits and the choreography look now.

  6. Jaybirdnbham says:

    Great music! Thanks, Father, I feel younger already. :-)

  7. iPadre says:

    Our Papa’s on the Rolling Stone!

    That’s when music was music!

  8. cpttom says:

    The Temptations, man good stuff…here’s another one…Ball of Confusion . For you schola geeks (like me) in Accapella

    Could have been written today.

  9. ejcmartin says:

    Great stuff. I have to laugh at the audience in the “Papa was a rolling stone” video. Not a single foot tapping, hand clapping, or head bobbing. How on earth could you listen to that a stay still?

  10. OrthodoxChick says:


    Thanks for that. Here’s one back atcha: an A Cappella homage to the Temptations by the incredible all male group: Straight No Chaser. Love, love, LOVE them!!!

  11. StJude says:

    Ahhh.. the temptations! Great music.

  12. Bosco says:

    Thanks Father Z.,

    Loved the Temps but in my neck of the woods we had the Philadelphia Soul sound and among my most favourite acts…The O’Jays! Here ‘s a number of theirs:

  13. cpttom says:


    that hit the spot. Temptations fix complete!

  14. robtbrown says:

    Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin?

  15. benedetta says:

    Ah Motown, and its precursor, Doo Wop. I too am a fan.

  16. cl00bie says:

    A few years back, my wife and I attended a concert in our local town. the Temptations’ bags got lost, and they went to a local sporting goods store and bought matching sweats and t-shirts and the show went on. It was fabulous. We were close enough to get sweated on. :)

  17. Priam1184 says:

    The Temptations were around before I was born, but I have to say that there hasn’t been any music that good made while I’ve been alive. If only they could ditch those outfits though…

  18. Jackie L says:

    Perhaps while you’re in town for your lecture at the DIA, a trip to Hitsville USA could make your itinerary.

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