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I Am My Brother's Keeper (Expanded Edition)


Download links and information about I Am My Brother's Keeper (Expanded Edition) by Jimmy Ruffin, David Ruffin. This album was released in 1971 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 47:02 minutes.

Artist: Jimmy Ruffin, David Ruffin
Release date: 1971
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 47:02
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No. Title Length
1. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother 4:04
2. Stand By Me 3:48
3. When My Love Hand Comes Down 2:51
4. Got to See If I Can't Get Mommy (To Come Back Home) 2:45
5. Your Love Was Worth Waiting For 2:51
6. Steppin' On a Dream 2:27
7. Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) 3:03
8. True Love Can Be Beautiful 3:56
9. Turn Back the Hands of Time 2:55
10. Set 'Em Up (Move In for the Thrill) 3:20
11. The Things We Have to Do 3:31
12. Lo and Behold 3:32
13. You're What I Need (Not What I Want) 3:42
14. Stand By Me (Brothers Mix) 4:17



In 1970, David Ruffin was a mess (ex-lover Tammi Terrell had just died; his solo career too often butted up against his substance abuse) when he made this album with his brother (whose own career was scoring well in the U.K.). Yet you’d never be able to tell. Backed by assorted Funk Brothers and arranged by unsung Motown champs including Paul Riser and Henry Crosby, the tunes and performances here prove the truism that there’s nothing like duets and harmonizing when genetics play a big role. The album simply captures the yin and the yang of Detroit’s gospel-weaned brothers, with younger David’s hard-earned soul and Jimmy’s smooth-operator croon. The result is a handsomely toiled, cohesive whole. Between the so-beautiful-it-transcends-the-obvious covers (“He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” “Stand by Me”) and punchy, pop-hook–heavy standouts (“Steppin’ on Dream,” “True Love Can Be Beautiful”), there’s gospel-deep soul (“Your Love Was Worth Waiting For”) and soul-tender gospel (James Taylor’s “Lo and Behold”). Even the original of The Delfonics' “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)” can’t hold a candle to the version here.