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Four Tops, The - All Time Greats (2-CD) CD 1
01 Reach Out I'll Be There - Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland - Rate The Four Tops
02 I Can't Help Myself - Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland - Rate The Four Tops
03 Baby I Need Your Loving - Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland - Rate The Four Tops
04 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - Stevland Morris, Ivy Joe Hunter - Rate The Four Tops
05 A Place In The Sun - Ron Miller, Bryan Wells - Rate The Four Tops
06 7-Rooms Of Gloom - Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland Jr - Rate The Four Tops
07 Something About You - Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland Jr - Rate The Four Tops
08 Just Seven Numbers - Pamela Sawyer, Leon Ware - Rate The Four Tops
09 Helpless - Eddie Holland, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier - Rate The Four Tops
10 Sunny - Bobby Hebb - Rate The Four Tops
11 Do What You Gotta Do - Jimmy Webb - Rate The Four Tops
12 And The Supremes - A Taste Of Honey - Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow - Rate The Four Tops
13 I'll Turn To Stone - Brian Holland, R Dean Taylor, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland - Rate The Four Tops
14 Eleanor Rigby - John Lennon, Paul McCartney - Rate The Four Tops
15 Still Water (Love) - Frank Wilson, Smokey Robinson - Rate The Four Tops
16 Walk With Me Talk With Me Darling - Clay McMurray, James Dean, John Glover - Rate The Four Tops
17 Honey - Russ Ballard - Rate The Four Tops
18 Light My Fire - Robert Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Jim Morrison - Rate The Four Tops
19 (It's The Way) Nature Planned It - Pam Sawyer, Frank Wilson - Rate The Four Tops
20 Walk Away Renee - Tony Sansome, Bob Callili, Michael Brown The Four Tops
Four Tops, The - All Time Greats (2-CD) CD 2
01 It's The Same Old Song - Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Holland Jr - Rate The Four Tops
02 Bernadette - Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland - Rate The Four Tops
03 If I Were A Carpenter - Tim Hardin - Rate The Four Tops
04 It's All In The Game - Carl Sigman, Charles Gates Dawes - Rate The Four Tops
05 I'm In A Different World - Eddie Holland, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier - Rate The Four Tops
06 Yesterday's Dreams - Jack Alan Goga, Ivy Joe Hunter, Pamela Sawyer, Vernon Bullock - Rate The Four Tops
07 And The Supremes - You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart - Dino Fekaris, Nick Zesses - Rate The Four Tops
08 MacArthur Park Pt 2 - Jimmy Webb - Rate The Four Tops
09 In These Changing Times - Pam Sawyer, Frank Wilson - Rate The Four Tops
10 Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me - Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield - Rate The Four Tops
11 What Is A Man - Johnny Bristol, Doris McNeil - Rate The Four Tops
12 By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Jimmy Webb - Rate The Four Tops
13 Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over) - Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland - Rate The Four Tops
14 A Simple Game - Mike Pinder - Rate The Four Tops
15 Ask The Lonely - Ivy Joe Hunter, William Mickey Stevenson - Rate The Four Tops
16 I Can't Quit Your Love - Kathy Wakefield, Leonard Caston - Rate The Four Tops
17 Reflections - Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland - Rate The Four Tops
18 Without The One You Love (Life's Not Worthwhile) - Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland Jr - Rate The Four Tops
19 You Keep Running Away - Edward Holland Jr, Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland - Rate The Four Tops
20 Standing In The Shadows Of Love - Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland - Rate The Four Tops
The Four Tops Ain't That Love The leonine roar of Levi Stubbs and the advanced,... more
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The Four Tops

Ain't That Love

The leonine roar of Levi Stubbs and the advanced, jazz-steeped harmonies of the rest of The Four Tops were seldom absent from the high end of the charts once they signed with Motown and teamed with production geniuses Holland-Dozier-Holland. But the road to stardom was long and arduous for the quartet.

Products of Detroit's North End, Stubbs (born June 6, 1936), first tenor Abdul 'Duke' Fakir (born December 26, 1935), second tenor Lawrence Payton (born March 2, 1938; he was their harmony arranger), and baritone Renaldo 'Obie' Benson (born June 14, 1936) came together at a 1954 party. "We just got together and sang a tune or two," says Duke. "It sounded pretty good the way we did it. So we got this idea, we said, 'Look, why don't we tomorrow call a rehearsal and see if we can sing a couple of other tunes?' We rehearsed, and we found out we had a kind of a unique sound." They initially called themselves The Four Aims.

Pal Roquel 'Billy' Davis, who cut his songwriting chops in his group The Five Jets, sent Chess Records a demo tape of the group. A bus ticket to Chicago soon came in the mail. Davis landed his homies a contract and ended up writing hits for The Moonglows (See Saw) and Flamingos (A Kiss From Your Lips). Before the quartet cut for Chess, a new moniker was a must. "We had to change that name because of the Ames Brothers," says Fakir. "Since our theme was aiming for the top - that's why we picked the name the Aims - we just switched it around and used the Tops." Chess' commitment to the Tops lasted long enough to issue one swinging 1956 single, Could It Be You b/w Kiss Me Baby. The Tops made their bones on the road, opening for jazz crooner Billy Eckstine in 1959 at the Thunderbird in Las Vegas.

The group stopped off at Columbia Records in 1960 to lay down the rocking Stubbs original Ain’t That Love, produced by the legendary John Hammond (Lonely Summer graced the flip). Obie wasn’t there; Uncle Sam’s Army had whisked him away, so his temporary replacement was Thearon ‘T-Man’ Hill, formerly of The Royal Jokers (Benson was back well before the Tops found stardom). Other than a ’62 revival of Pennies From Heaven for Riverside, that was it until the Tops heard from Berry Gordy in 1963. “He said anytime we wanted to come to the company, he’d love to have us,” says Duke. “After we tried all these different companies and nothing happened, we took him up on his word and went back to Detroit.”  When The Tops got hot on Motown in the summer of 1965, Columbia reissued Ain’t That Love and scored a #93 pop seller.

With such unforgettable mid-'60s Motown smashes as Baby I Need Your Loving and I Can't Help Myself, Holland-Dozier-Holland brought out the inherent power in Levi's delivery. "He could always wow the audience," says Duke. "He's always had that lead voice and that lead atmosphere." Fakir is the only Top still with us. Payton's June 20, 1997 passing from liver cancer broke the quartet up after 43 amazing years. Benson was next to go on July 1, 2005 of lung cancer, and Stubbs died October 17, 2008 (a stroke had previously left him unable to tour).

 

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Tracklist
Four Tops, The - All Time Greats (2-CD) CD 1
01 Reach Out I'll Be There - Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland - Rate
02 I Can't Help Myself - Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland - Rate
03 Baby I Need Your Loving - Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland - Rate
04 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - Stevland Morris, Ivy Joe Hunter - Rate
05 A Place In The Sun - Ron Miller, Bryan Wells - Rate
06 7-Rooms Of Gloom - Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland Jr - Rate
07 Something About You - Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland Jr - Rate
08 Just Seven Numbers - Pamela Sawyer, Leon Ware - Rate
09 Helpless - Eddie Holland, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier - Rate
10 Sunny - Bobby Hebb - Rate
11 Do What You Gotta Do - Jimmy Webb - Rate
12 And The Supremes - A Taste Of Honey - Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow - Rate
13 I'll Turn To Stone - Brian Holland, R Dean Taylor, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland - Rate
14 Eleanor Rigby - John Lennon, Paul McCartney - Rate
15 Still Water (Love) - Frank Wilson, Smokey Robinson - Rate
16 Walk With Me Talk With Me Darling - Clay McMurray, James Dean, John Glover - Rate
17 Honey - Russ Ballard - Rate
18 Light My Fire - Robert Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Jim Morrison - Rate
19 (It's The Way) Nature Planned It - Pam Sawyer, Frank Wilson - Rate
20 Walk Away Renee - Tony Sansome, Bob Callili, Michael Brown
Four Tops, The - All Time Greats (2-CD) CD 2
01 It's The Same Old Song - Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Holland Jr - Rate
02 Bernadette - Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland - Rate
03 If I Were A Carpenter - Tim Hardin - Rate
04 It's All In The Game - Carl Sigman, Charles Gates Dawes - Rate
05 I'm In A Different World - Eddie Holland, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier - Rate
06 Yesterday's Dreams - Jack Alan Goga, Ivy Joe Hunter, Pamela Sawyer, Vernon Bullock - Rate
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08 MacArthur Park Pt 2 - Jimmy Webb - Rate
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16 I Can't Quit Your Love - Kathy Wakefield, Leonard Caston - Rate
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18 Without The One You Love (Life's Not Worthwhile) - Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland Jr - Rate
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