David Ruffin Jr.

David Ruffin Jr.

BandR&BBlues

My band is a bluesy anthem of R&B Soul, Blues, Pop, and Swing, chopped in a blender – for an out of this world mixed sound.

Biography

Since he was five-years old, this powerful R&B crooner grew up standing in the shadows of the Detroit and St. Clair Rivers, an area known for a musical style which combined elements of blues, gospel, swing, and pop – thumping beats which created a new dance that was instantly recognized. These sounds of Lake Erie and Lake Huron, which had enough energy to power a diesel engine and the unmistakable sound of soul music masters The Temptations and the Four Tops. David grew up watching the Gemini Twins’ (his Father’s and Eddie Kendrick’s) impeccable choreography, perfect harmony, and stylish suits become an avalanche of hits. Those were the sound tracks of his life. It set ablaze a web of fire and emotion in a small doe-eyed boy and gave birth to Ruffinism, David’s signature sound.
With his full throat vocals, David cranked out “All My Life,” a collaboration with Jason, “Fingers” Dees (Bass), David Cochran (Keys), Demetrius Martin (Drums), and Jazz Soul (spits). This hybrid sound shattered the Hollywood sign. Ruffin’s vocals pack a seismic punch with enough power to knock any fan off their feet. Listen to his full length song, “All My Life,” and you will be equally impressed by David’s superb song writing skills. His spirited melodies and insightful lyrics will stir the emotion of any audience.
The websites Airspun and Garageband have spotlighted David’s songs, “All My Life” and “The Y Song (Better Keep the Faith), which demonstrates his R&B sensibilities and showcase his brand of R&B bluesy soul. His live shows in Cali have won the hearts of both fans and critics. He has opened for such greats as The Temptations and the Dramatics. The fans will get a kick out of hearing his creations and collaboration on his Grammy Award-winning hooks such as “Gin & Juice” and “8 Mile.”
With his intense live shows in places such as Club Rain (Jacksonville, FLA), Club Live (CA), The Strand (CA), Beacon Theater (NYC), and others, David continues to be a top draw, leaving fans clamoring for more! David is sure to continue igniting the rest of the country soon.

Lyrics

All My Life

Written By: David Ruffin Jr.

All My Life, I've been dreaming of a day like this; and hoping when they day did come, would be ready to make it happen.

I wake up each day, with something to do. So I brush my teeth to a melody and wash my face with the bruit. Oh yeah, and make my way to the kitchen, to get a kiss from my love. Stop and pray cause I'm greatful that it came from above.

Open up my window to brighten my life. It warms up inside all day and into the night. If it see how things are going, going my way. And I feel that I'm so blessed today.

Chorus 2x's

You I, go to bed each night trying to be the personal aquaintance of humility. So when I wake up in the morning its easier for me, to be more than they expected, expected from me. I open up my window and connect with the night. Cause its a little easier to do, if you can take flight. If you think that things are going, going your way. If you wake up in the morning you'll be able to say.

Repeat chorus

Now I know I could never, never walk in your shoes. But I know many people say they will all get throught. It will be alright, say your prayers at night, focus on the light. All your life, Yeah, yeah.

Hustling and Hustling and Hustling
sweatin and sweatin and sweatin
learning and learning and learning
make it make it
grinding and grinding and grinding
pushing and pushing and pushin
working and working and working
but I made it made it
working my fingers to the bone
made it

Discography

Gin & Juice with Snoop Dog, 8 Mile with Eminem streaming and radio play.
Date Label Format Number Comments
2008 Ruffin-It-Muzik Mono EP Album titled: "All My Life!" Again? also includes "'Muthaphuckawerk —
On the cover, and heading the linear notes on the back cover, I am listed as "David Ruffin Jr.

Set List

"All My Life"
"Muthaphuckawerk"
"The "Y" Song (Better Keep The Faith)"
"Balconey"