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On January 31, 2012
If I Were A Carpenter
The Four Tops
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If I Were A Carpenter is one of those great old songs from the 60's which reached #7 on the UK charts in 1967 for the 'Tops'
The Four Tops began their careers together while they were high school students in Detroit as The Four Aims and in 1956 when they signed to Chess Records they changed their name. Over the next seven years, The Tops endured unsuccessful tenures at Chess, Red Top, Riverside Records and Columbia Records. Without any hit records to their name, The Tops toured frequently, developing a polished stage presence and an experienced supper club act. In 1963, Berry Gordy, Jr., who had worked with Roquel Davis as a songwriter in the late-1950s, convinced The Tops to join the roster of his growing Motown record company.August 1966 brought the release of the Four Tops' all-time biggest hit, and one of the most popular Motown songs ever: "Reach Out I'll Be There", which hit #1 on the U.S. pop charts and soon became The Tops' signature song. It was almost immediately followed by the similar sounding "Standing in the Shadows of Love"; its depictions of heartbreak reflected the polar opposite of the optimism expressed in "Reach Out". It was another Top 10 hit for the Tops.The Four Tops still perform today with only 'Duke' Fakir left of the original group.
PS In December 1988, The Tops had been scheduled to board Pan Am Flight 103 to return to the U.S. for Christmas after completing their European tour. However, they were late getting out of a recording session and overslept, causing them to miss the ill-fated flight which crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland, after a terrorist bomb was detonated on board.
Sounding fantastic here my friend! Love your tone. Really enjoyed my listen. Best of luck to you.
Gone for the weekend, be back soon..... :-)
Hi Tony! We're in the same group my friend! A very pleasant listen here! Good luck to you! Hugs linda
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Good morning I hadn't heard this version of this song! You did wonderful ********* Good luck!Denise~
Might gonna buy a mixer and a pro mic, anyone any tips?
great sing here Tony!!! Enjoying it!! GL.....
hello Tony!Awesome song and sing! Enjoyed my listen. Loved it!good luck!hugs
great sing on this tony gl
Hi TonyAnother Wonderful Performance mf ,,you sure did a Great job ,,Enjoyed listening **********,,G/L
Love these Oldies!! Loved my listen here!! Good Luck to You!!xxooxxoo:)
Thank you for the information, you saound great on this oldie but goodie!!Good Luck and Blessings on your dayMichelle
you went old school here...lol
I always enjoy listening to you my friend! GL!
I had not this song before either. LOL. That is happening quite a bit to me this round.
You sound Really great however. Keep it up. catch ya next round.
Great sing on this fantastic oldie, Tony! Terrific, emotional sing!
Oh this was excellent loved it, you did an awesome sing, good luckjohn
OHHHH THIS IS A GOOD ONE!!! GREAT SINGING HERE MY FRIEND!!! GL TO YOU!! XOXOXOXAnnjanette
Beautiful sing on this, Tony! A great song for you, well done.
Sounds good! Good luck in ultimate snap contest!
great song and singing mf, enjoyed my listen,good luck
Great singing and thanks for the history interesting stuff. GL!
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