October 20, 2008

The Four Tops – top: Abdul (Duke) Fakir (left), Lawrence Payton. Bottom: Levi Stubbs (left) & Renaldo (Obie) Benson.

LEVI STUBBS  6/6/36 – 9/17/08

Here are of 10 of the late Levi Stubbs’ best videos with the 4 Tops! He was a remarkable singer, but I don’t have to tell you that. If you grew up in the ’60s and ’70s you had to be living in a cave, not to have heard “Baby, I Need Your Lovin” or “(Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) I Can’t Help Myself”. I can go on and on…but videos are worth a thousand words!

Here’s Levi and the Four Tops and “Baby, I Need Your Lovin” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HQEhuylZmg

And now , “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaegh_the-four-tops-i-cant-help-myself and a rare live version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyvLmNNtsKc

A rare color 1966 clip of, “It’s The Same Old Song” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x55tMpAHuI8

A medley, “Walk Away Renee”/”Standing In The Shadows Of Love” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9B1msRZyBQ

“Ain’t No Woman Like The One I’ve Got” from “The Midnight Special”  http://video.aol.com/video-detail/aint-no-woman-like-the-one-i-got/32846807/?icid=VIDURVMUS03

“When She Was My Girl” video of actual recording session! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejg-22i4VYQ

A rare 1966 color clip of, “Reach Out I’ll Be There” http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x14b2m_four-tops-reach-out-ill-be-there_music

Thank you, Levi Stubbs, for all that you’ve given the world!                           R.I.P. Rock In Perpetuity!

Respectfully, Artie Wayne                             https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/

From my forthcoming book, “I Did It For A Song”
Copyright 2009 by Artie Wayne

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  1. Thanks Artie, these are wonderful songs , all some of my favorites, I remember them all. You are great! Love ,Vikki Sallee

  2. Amin EL Says:

    Hey Artie,

    Thanks for the videos! I didn’t know he had passed.

    Certainly an angelic voice sent to us from Heaven, may he forever be remembered.

    Amin EL

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