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If I Were A Carpenter by APH

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If I Were A Carpenter

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The Four Tops

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Recording information by APHGOLD

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.

TJB1974

Comment by TJB1974

Sounding fantastic here my friend! Love your tone.
Really enjoyed my listen. Best of luck to you.

lindahuisman

Comment by lindahuismanGOLD

Hi Tony! We're in the same group my friend! A very pleasant listen here! Good luck to you! Hugs linda

SingingRainbow

Comment by SingingRainbowSNAP-STAR

J&D's Country girls @ heart#42 SEMIS!! Come sing ladies!

Good morning I hadn't heard this version of this song! You did wonderful ********* Good luck!
Denise~

Nick1992

Comment by Nick1992PATRON

great sing here Tony!!! Enjoying it!! GL.....

-Emily-

Comment by -Emily-GOLD

hello Tony!
Awesome song and sing! Enjoyed my listen. Loved it!
good luck!
hugs

country_daz

Comment by country_dazGOLD

great sing on this tony gl

Curny-

Comment by Curny-GOLD

Hi Tony
Another Wonderful Performance mf ,,you sure did a Great job ,,Enjoyed listening **********,,G/L

Peter

KittenKat

Comment by KittenKatGOLD

Love these Oldies!! Loved my listen here!! Good Luck to You!!
xxooxxoo:)

EP_Dorris

Comment by EP_DorrisGOLD

Thank you for the information, you saound great on this oldie but goodie!!
Good Luck and Blessings on your day
Michelle

cwang50

Comment by cwang50GOLD

you went old school here...lol

nightengale2

Comment by nightengale2GOLD

I always enjoy listening to you my friend! GL!

upstateandy

Comment by upstateandy

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.

Bob-H

Comment by Bob-HPATRON

Great sing on this fantastic oldie, Tony! Terrific, emotional sing!

JohnTexas

Comment by JohnTexasGOLD

Oh this was excellent loved it, you did an awesome sing, good luck
john

FrostFoster

Comment by FrostFosterGOLD

OHHHH THIS IS A GOOD ONE!!! GREAT SINGING HERE MY FRIEND!!! GL TO YOU!! XOXOXOX
Annjanette

Chuckc

Comment by ChuckcGOLD

Beautiful sing on this, Tony! A great song for you, well done.

Xtine

Comment by XtineGOLD

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MattInBoston

Comment by MattInBostonGOLD

Sounds good! Good luck in ultimate snap contest!

Sharky35

Comment by Sharky35GOLD

great song and singing mf, enjoyed my listen,good luck

Fergus

Uk

ejb3605

Comment by ejb3605GOLD

Great singing and thanks for the history interesting stuff. GL!