Tag: Four Tops

Tuesday 1/18/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 16

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue our travels into T.

1pm to 6pm ET

Monday 1/17/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 15

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We complete letter S and begin our travels into T.

1pm to 4pm ET

Friday 1/14/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 14

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the letter S.

1pm to 4pm ET

Thursday 1/13/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 13

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter R and start with S into T.

2pm to 6pm ET

Wednesday 1/12/22 12pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 12

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter N and start with O into R and feature music from: Hurricane Smith, Shocking Blue, Rod Stewart, Spinners, America, Three Dog Night, Eagles, Jackson Browne, Led Zeppelin, Ringo Starr, Jim Croce, Lighthouse, Clarence Carter, Allman Brothers Band and many more.

12pm to 6pm ET

Tuesday 1/11/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 11

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter M and start with N and feature music from: Paul McCartney & Wings, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Steeleye Span, America, Pink Floyd, Tufano & Giammarese, Queen, Michael Jackson, Sweet, Doobie Brothers and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Monday 1/10/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 10

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter L and start with M and feature music from: Buckingham Nicks, Grass Roots, Brighter Side of Darkness, Jethro Tull, Abba, Paul Simon, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, O’Jays, Aerosmith, Four Tops, David Cassidy, Lobo, Robert Knight and many more.

1pm to 4pm ET

Wednesday 6/2/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Four Tops / Top 30 Hits

The Four Tops throughout their career, 24 of their singles reached the Billboard Top 40 with seven of them reaching the top ten and two of them reaching #1 on the chart. An additional 21 have reached the UK Top 40 with ten reaching the top ten and one reaching #1 on the chart.

Much of the group’s catalog is now controlled by Universal Music Group, as a result of various transactions involving many of the record labels for which the Four Tops recorded for over the years.

1Reach Out I’ll Be There1966
2If I Were a Carpenter1968
3Walk Away Renée1968
4River Deep – Mountain High with The Supremes1970
5A Simple Game1972
6Indestructible1988
7When She Was My Girl1981
8It’s All in the Game1970
9It’s the Same Old Song1965
10Standing in the Shadows of Love1966
11Loco in Acapulco1988
127-Rooms of Gloom1967
13Don’t Walk Away1981
14I’m in a Different World1968
15Bernadette1967
16Still Water (Love)1970
17You Keep Running Away1967
18Keeper of the Castle1972
19Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever1966
20Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got)1973
21I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)1965
22Something About You1965
23Ask the Lonely1965
24Are You Man Enough1973
25Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life)1971
26Sweet Understanding Love1973
27Baby I Need Your Loving1964
28One Chain Don’t Make No Prison1974
29MacArthur Park 1971
30Yesterday’s Dreams1968

Thursday 6/4/20 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Four Tops

The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan who helped to define the city’s Motown sound of the 1960s. The group’s repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz, and show tunes.

Founded as the Four Aims, lead singer Levi Stubbs, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades, performing from 1953 until 1997 without a change in personnel.

The Four Tops were among a number of groups, including the Miracles, the Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, the Temptations, and the Supremes, who established the Motown Sound heard around the world during the 1960s. They were notable for having Stubbs, a baritone, as their lead singer, whereas most other male and mixed vocal groups of the time were fronted by a tenor.

The group was the main male vocal group for the highly successful songwriting and production team of Holland–Dozier–Holland, who crafted a stream of hit singles for Motown. These included two Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits for the Tops: “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” in 1965 and “Reach Out I’ll Be There” in 1966. After Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1967, the Four Tops were assigned to a number of producers, primarily Frank Wilson, but generally with less success.

When Motown left Detroit in 1972 to move to Los Angeles, California, the Tops stayed in Detroit but signed a new recording deal with ABC Records’ Dunhill imprint. Recording mainly in Los Angeles, they continued to have chart singles into the late 1970s, including the 1973 million-seller “Ain’t No Woman”, their second release on Dunhill, produced by Steve Barri and the composers Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter.

Wednesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Four Tops – Ultimate Hits (1997)

The Ultimate Collection is a compact disc by The Four Tops, released on Motown Records in October 1997. It is a collection of singles comprising many of the group’s greatest hits, with liner notes written by Stu Hackel.

1. “Reach Out I’ll Be There” 2:59
2. “Standing in the Shadows of Love” 2:36
3. “Bernadette” 3:00
4. “Ask the Lonely” 2:45
5. “Baby I Need Your Loving” 2:44
6. “Without the One You Love (Life’s Not Worth While)” 2:53
7. “It’s the Same Old Song” 2:45
8. “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” 2:45
9. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” 2:43
10. “Something About You” 2:48
11. “I Got a Feeling” 2:59
12. “I’m in a Different World” 3:05
13. “Walk Away Renée” 2:43
14. “What Is a Man” 2:33
15. “A Simple Game” * 2:56
16. “Still Water (Love)” 3:11
17. “(It’s the Way) Nature Planned It” 3:18
18. “It’s All in the Game” 2:50
19. “You Keep Running Away” 2:48
20. “If You Don’t Want My Love” 3:27
21. “7-Rooms of Gloom” 2:53
22. “I’ll Turn to Stone” 2:33
23. “Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over)” 2:41
24. “Sad Souvenirs” 2:39
25. “Yesterday’s Dreams” 2:56

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

Today on Sounds of The 80’s we feature:  Christopher Cross, Pointer Sisters, Missing Persons, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Van Halen, Barry Manilow, Warren Zevon, Gregory Abbott, Blue Oyster Cult, Four Tops and more . . . 

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

There is no “Shutdown” at RadioMax. Therefore on “Great Soul Performances” tonight at 7PM ET, you’ll hear: Joe Tex, Jackson Five, Five Stairsteps, Jackie Wilson, Dells, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Four Tops, Trammps, Avons, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Timothy Wilson, a cut from the new CD from my surrogate son Kid Kyle, from their acapella album; taken from practice tapes, Sheps, Joel & the Dymensions, Tower of Power (live) and more.

Then following on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” I received so many positive responses about last week’s “1980s Remakes,” we’re doing it again today with songs from artists like: The Impressions, Stephanie Mills, Tierra, Natalie Cole & Peabo Bryson, War, Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville, Manhattans, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Larry Graham, Blues Brothers, New Edition and several others. The “80s Remakes” begins at 9PM ET. It’s gonna be exciting this evening when I come your way with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. DON’T MISS IT!

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

gsp-bannerI hope everyone is enjoying this Labor Day; the last holiday of the summer season. I’ll be coming your way with “Great Soul Performances” this evening, and I’ll be playing: The Four Tops, the Dells, Dave “Baby” Cortez, the Jimmy Castor Band & the Jimmy Castor Bunch, the Isley Brothers, Ronnie Dyson, the Van Dykes, Gloria Lynne, the Detroit Emeralds, James Brown, the Dreamlovers, Donny Hathaway; live at the Bitter End in New York City and more. Check us out at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Put an extra chicken leg on Bar-B-Que for me and join for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

VRPMFP#musicforpeace – Sunday at noon we start our three hour special dedicated to the concept of Music for peace.  Living in the past as I do, I’m linking this to concept of Peace through Understanding – the theme for the 1964-65 world’s fair.  With a special thanks to Marci Geller for coming up with the concept – because we need it now more than ever…  Here are some of the artists featured today.  Jeff Buckley, Tom Clay, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Glory Rhodes, 5th Dimension, Four Tops, Olivia Newton John, Jimmy Cliff,  John Lennon, Beatles, Chambers Brothers, Isla Grant, Cat Stevens, The New Seekers, Big Sean, Perry Como, Drifters, Temptations, Louis Armstrong, Rodger Whitaker – New World In The Morning — with Marci Geller.

 

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

GSP2This week Ron Kovacs fills in for Bobby Jay on Great Soul Performances.  We’ll feature music from Simply Red, Pointer Sisters, Four Tops, Ben E. King, Kool and The Gang, Eartha Kitt, Diana Ross, Earth Wind and Fire, Tyrone Davis, Bobby Brown, Sister Sledge and more!  It all starts 7pm ET Live on RadioMaxMusic.