Jimmy Ruffin had a birthday on May 7, and I’d like to wish him all the best: Happy belated birthday, Jimmy. Jimmy Ruffin’s best known song What Becomes of the Brokenhearted has long become a soul classic, and there’s hardly an oldie radio station that doesn’t play this Motown gem every day. I love the song — it is hard not to like it – but I wish I could hear more of his not so well known material.
One of my favorite songs of his is today’s pick, Boy From Mississippi. As a birthday bonus track I’ll post What You See Ain’t Always What You Get. Both songs are from 1973. That’s the Jimmy I love.