I found the missing blog post. Yay. It had been created as a page rather than a blog. Double punishment this week.
Most people who know me know that of all music I love Motown best and of Motown my absolute favourite group is the Four Tops. Don’t get me wrong, I do love all the great ones Gladys Knight, Supremes, Jackson 5, Martha Reeves. but the voice of Lei Stubbs Jnr has always stood out for me. This is my Ultimate go-to track.
The Temptations track is one I only heard recently and stood out for me as not being in their usual style. How I’ve managed to miss hearing this at my age I don’t know but maybe it will be new to you too.
There are no doubt some of you who aren’t fans of Motown and what was once dubbed cocktail soul. Still you must have got leave from the asylum to be reading this. I’m going to jump ahead now to the 80’s and the days of the New Romantics. Watch Martin Fry having fun with this one.
To finish off with I’m going backwards a bit to a gentleman my generation grew up with. A talented folk singer who was able to bridge the gap to pop music a real balladeer. He’s had more hits than I can count without borrowing a few more hands. Here’s a live session with the Great James Taylor. The Lyrics are very appropriate I think.
Hugs to you all.