2/19/2011

Four Tops - Live - 1966

four tops live vinyl
Four Tops Live Vinyl

The Four Tops, Levi Stubbs, Duke Fakir, Obie Benson, and Lawrence Payton, together for over 40 years. This album is from 1966, where they recorded a live performance at the legendary Roostertail Nite Club in Detroit, Michigan.
As you can see from the cover, this is a “Live” album. A picture of the Four Tops outside of the famed Roostertail dominated the bottom half of the cover. The Motown logo is listed on the bottom right.

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The back cover has informative liner notes written by Scott Regen recalling his experience attending the live performance of that night. A picture at the bottom left is a snap shot of the Four Tops on stage.

The right side has the song title list.
Side One: Introduction, It's The same Old Song, It's Not Unusual, Baby I Need Your Loving, Reach out I'll Be There, I'll Turn To Stone, I left My Heart In San Francisco, You Can't Hurry Love

Side Two: Ask The Lonely, Climb every Mountain, The Girl From Ipanema, If I Had A Hammer, I Can't Help Myself, I Like Everything About You


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Four Tops Worn Vinyl Record
The vinyl record has the iconic Motown logo. Reach Out I'll Be There, (Side one, Track five) is one of my all time favorite tunes. The lyrics are below.

Now if you feel that you can't go on (can't go on),
Because all of your hope is gone (all your hope is gone),
And your life is filled with much confusion (much confusion),
Until happiness is just an illusion (happiness is just an illusion),
And your world around is crumbling down, darlin',
(Reach out) Come on girl reach on out for me,
(Reach out) Reach out for me,
I'll be there with a love that will shelter you,
I'll be there with a love that will see you through,

When you feel lost and about to give up (to give up),
Cause your life just ain't good enough (just ain't good enough),
And your feel the world has grown cold (has grown cold),
And your drifting out all on your own (drifting out on your own),
And you need a hand to hold, darlin'
(Reach out) Come on girl reach out for me,
(Reach out) Reach out for me,
Hah, I'll be there to love and comfort you,
And I'll be there to cherish and care for you,

(I'll be there to always see you through,
I'll be there to love and comfort you),
I can tell the way you hang your head (hang your head),
Your not in love now, now your afraid (you're afraid),
And through the tears you look around (look around),
But there's no piece of mind to be found (no piece of mind to be found),
I know what your thinking,
You're alone now, no love of your own, but darling,
(Reach out) Come on girl reach out for me,
Reach out (Reach out).......... just look over your shoulder,
I'll be there to give you all the love you need,
And I'll be there you can always depend on me,
I'll be there to always see you through,
I'll be there to love and comfort you



LURKING AND ROCKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL

6 comments:

  1. I always get them confused with the Temptations. Looks like that album went through the wringer.

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  2. Reach out, i'll be there, great tune, great album. Loved the four tops.

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  3. Yes, some of my records are in bad condition. This is one of them. The vinyl still plays well though.

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  4. Yes, a very good band, great album.

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  5. if you look at the white guy raising his hand on the back cover, that's my father! he did all the percussion on this album.

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  6. I will have to look at the actual album jacket because I do not see him.

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