I never expected there to be a special David Ruffin forum on the internet. It's just crazy to me. I always thought people had forgotten about him over the years or something. I still don't understand why he's known so little. Everybody knows The Temptations though but not David as a solo artist.
10 years ago when i started downloading mp3s i could only find the song "Walk Away From Love" on the internet. (I didn't have soulseek yet) That was the first song i heard by him. I was immediately blown away by his voice. Till this day that's still my favorite song by him simply cause of the memory i got with it.
I came from an Hip-Hop background though by sampling and that's how i got to know David's music through Kanye West. Sampled Jay-Z - Never Change. Than i started downloading his whole discography like 3 years ago and kind of became a fan. I always used to think Disco was corny with guys like Bee Gees and Boney M. I still like Hip-Hop though but not as much as real Soul music.