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Ain't Too Proud To Beg

Music by Norman Whitfield and Edward Holland Jr.

Originally Performed by Temptations

"Ain't Too Proud to Beg" is a 1966 song and hit single by The Temptations for Motown Records' Gordy label produced by Norman Whitfield and written by Whitfield and Edward Holland Jr. The song peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Pop Chart, and was a number-one hit on the Billboard R&B charts for eight non-consecutive weeks. The song's success, in the wake of the relative underperformance of the previous Temptations single, "Get Ready", resulted in Norman Whitfield replacing Smokey Robinson, producer of "Get Ready", as The Temptations' main producer. In 2004 it finished #94 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs poll thanks to its inclusion in The Big Chill soundtrack

    Release Date: 1966


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Deke Sharon : A Cappella R&B : SATB : Sheet Music Collection

Deke Sharon : A Cappella R&B

The number one Temptations R&B classic "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" makes for a great closer or encore, and will have your audience clapping along. The melody sits in a perfect range to be sung by any voice parts (bass can be sung an octave lower), and with 4 verses it's a great opportunity for a shared solo. A soulful tenor solo soaring over rhythmic four part harmonies brings the Marvin Gaye Motown classic "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" to life. A perfect mid-set song to show off your group's ability to groove. "September" - Just four parts, but sounds like a dozen! The melody skips from part to part as the other voices playfully recreate Earth Wind and Fire's horns, guitars, bass, keyboards... everything but the costumes! NBC's sensational singing competition The Sing-Off continued its popularity again in 2011 with an exuberant celebration of the Lionel Richie #1 hit from 1983. Mesmerizing vocal grooves combine with solos and duets to create a joyful showcase for all types of vocal ensembles!

Songlist: Ain't Too Proud To Beg, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, September, All Night Long (All Night)

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Voicing: SATB | 7676b | Sheet Music Collection | $7.50 | A Cappella


The Temptations : Greatest Hits : Solo : Songbook : 073999061291 : 142341117X : 00306129

The Temptations : Greatest Hits

14 of the best songs from this Motown quintet that was a sensation in the '60s. Includes: Ain't Too Proud to Beg, Beauty Is Only Skin Deep, Cloud Nine, Get Ready, I Can't Get Next to You, Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me), My Girl, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, The Way You Do the Things You Do, and more.

Songlist: Ain't Too Proud To Beg, Ball Of Confusion, Beauty Is Only Skin Deep, Cloud Nine, Get Ready, I Can't Get Next To You, I Wish It Would Rain, I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, I'm Losing You (I Know), Just My Imagination, My Girl, Papa Was A Rollin' Stone, The Way You Do The Things You Do, You're My Everything

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by The Temptations | 4002b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Various Artists : Motown: The Musical : Solo : Songbook : 884088944124 : 1480353477 : 00121881

Various Artists : Motown: The Musical

Motown the Musical is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown founder Berry Gordy's incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. Our folio features 27 favorite Motown classics as well as two new songs written for the show:

Songlist: ABC, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Get Ready, Ain't Too Proud To Beg, War, Do You Love Me, The Love You Save, You're All I Need To Get By, I Want You Back, Happy Birthday, Baby I Need Your Lovin', Dancing In The Street, Can I Close The Door (On Love), Hey Joe (Black Like Me), I Can't Get Next To You, I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch), I Heard It Through The Grapevine, I'm Losing You (I Know), My Girl, Papa Was A Rollin' Stone, Please Mr. Postman, Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand), Reach Out, I'll Be There, Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours, Stop! In The Name Of Love, What's Going On, Where Did Our Love Go, You've Really Got A Hold On Me

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Voicing: Solo | 20189b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Musical Island Boys : Four : 1 CD

Musical Island Boys : Four

From the other "down under" here is an excellent recording from the Wellington, New Zealand based quartet Musical Island Boys who are a certifiable barbershop boy band phenomenon. Winners of the Gold medals at the 2014 Barbershop International competition they are one of only a couple non-US quartets to become champions. And it's easy to see why these lads have done so well when you hear their excellent renditions of these top-notch arrangements. All four singers are of Pacific Islander heritage including Samoan and Maori and perhaps it's the great tradition of singing in their cultures that give them the special touch they so clearly demonstrate. Recommended

Songlist: I Just Can't Wait to be King, Ain't Too Proud to Beg, Somewhere Out There, Just My Imagination, Sam Cooke Medley, Pokarekare Ana, Stone In Love With You, Talofa Teine, Only You (And You Alone), Hakuna Matatat

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4017c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Ain't Too Proud To Beg : SATB : Deke Sharon : The Temptations : 1 CD : 08749898 : 884088349615

Deke Sharon : Ain't Too Proud To Beg

This #1 Temptations classic makes for a great closer or encore, and will have your audience clapping along. The melody sits in a perfect range to be sung by any voice parts (bass can be sung an octave lower), and with 4 verses it's a great opportunity for a shared solo.

Arranger: Deke Sharon Performed By: The Temptations

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749898

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