Get Ready

Date Recorded: 
Dec 1965
Track #: 
4
Single Catalog #: 
G 7049 A
Single Release Date: 
02/07/1966
Written By: 
Producer: 
Personnel: 
Time: 
2.38

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"Get Ready" is a Motown song written by Smokey Robinson, which resulted in two hit records for the label: a U.S. #29 version by The Temptations in 1966, and a U.S. #4 version by Rare Earth in 1970. It is significant for being the last song Smokey Robinson wrote and produced for the Temptations, due to a deal Berry Gordy made with Norman Whitfield, that if Get Ready did not meet with the expected degree of success, then Whitfield's song, Ain't Too Proud To Beg, would get the next release, which resulted in Whitfield more or less replacing Robinson as the group's producer.