Motown Monday – What Becomes of the Broken Hearted Jimmy Ruffin

Has anybody actually discovered What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?

This is an important question in life. I for one am still not able to find a definitive answer to this great wonder. There’s something about this song that continues to generate empathy for that feeling of heartbreak that so many of us feel at some point in our lives.

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted was actually produced by Smokey Robinson and features Jimmy Ruffin on vocals. Jimmy was brother to The Temptations’ own David Ruffin.

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Motown is a definitely a legacy worthy of a lot or respect. What that record company managed to achieve through music cannot be overstated, particularly given the zeitgeist of the era in which it was started.

Working from the appropriately titled Hitsville Recording Studios, Motown churned out hots after hits, year after year. Their success is not limited to their impact on the music charts but their impact on the culture and the thinking of the people their music reached. It would be fair to say that Motown played a major role in easing racial tension in a then completely segregated America.

To that end, we have created Motown Monday to celebrate and show some respect to some of the amazing music that Motown has blessed us with over the years.

Download What Becomes of the Broken Hearted by Jimmy Ruffin