Off and on again lead singer for the Temptations, Dennis Edwards has passed away at 74 years old. Fronting one of the world’s most recognizable and timeless groups, Edwards was a pioneer of Motown’s psychedelic soul—thanks to songs like “Cloud Nine” and “I Can’t Get Next To You.” Edwards (who had a background in gospel singing) had a voice that could bounce from smooth to gritty, but was always commanding and full of heart. His solo career peaked with his 1984 duet with Siedah Garrett, “Don’t Look Any Further,” a track with a surging, sexy bass line which has been sampled countless times since. The music video was (and remains) widely regarded as so bad that it’s actually magnificent.
Dennis Edwards feat. Siedah Garrett: Don’t Look Any Further