20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jimmy Ruffin
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||What Becomes of the Brokenhearted||Jimmy Ruffin||3:01||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I've Passed This Way Before||Jimmy Ruffin||2:49||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Gonna Give Her All the Love I've Got||Jimmy Ruffin||2:42||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I'll Say Forever My Love||Jimmy Ruffin||3:01||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||It's Wonderful (To Be Loved by You)||Jimmy Ruffin||2:48||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Since I've Lost You||Jimmy Ruffin||2:24||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||As Long As There Is L-O-V-E Love||Jimmy Ruffin||2:47||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Farewell Is a Lonely Sound||Jimmy Ruffin||3:03||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Living in a World I Created for Myself||Jimmy Ruffin||3:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Don't You Miss Me a Little Bit Baby||Jimmy Ruffin||2:58||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Stand by Me (Duet With David Ruffin)||Jimmy Ruffin & David Ruffin||3:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Most of the entries in Universal's 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection series function best as budget collections, perfect for listeners who'd rather not bother paying a few extra dollars for a longer collection. Things are far different for this volume, spotlighting Motown second-line act Jimmy Ruffin, who reached the pop charts several times during the late '60s but never had a solid CD compilation before this one. It certainly leads with the right track, his sole Top Ten entry, the beautiful Motown nugget "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted." And since Ruffin only recorded a few LPs for the label, there's nothing major missing from this set and much that's good: the R&B hits "Don't You Miss Me a Little Bit Baby" and "I've Passed This Way Before," his 1970 cover of "Stand by Me" with brother David as a duet, and one of the best non-hits in Motown history, "As Long as There Is L-O-V-E Love." It's only 11 tracks, but with few other Jimmy Ruffin collections even in print, this is the one to get.
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
This song is excellent. It's great for anyone going through a difficult breakup.
This reviewer is an idiot
What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted is not Jimmy Ruffin's sole top ten hit. He hit the top ten in 1980 with Hold On To My Love. It was written and produced by Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. The stars are for Jimmy Ruffin and not for the dumb*ss who wrote the album review.
This is a great collection but where is hold on to my love? This song has great lyrics written of course by the Bee Gees and sung with soul and meaning from Jimmy Ruffin, there is an extended version some where on out there.
Born: May 7, 1939 in Colinsville, MS
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s