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    The Four Tops | Woke Up This Morning (1955) [Unreleased]

    From the very, VERY young Four Tops!


  2. #2
    Very jumpy.

  3. #3
    I think it was incredible how good they were from the very start. You can recognize their perfect harmonies and Levi's distinctive lead voice. Just amazing!

  4. #4
    This track was released on the CD "Street Corner Essentials"

  5. #5
    This song was originally a jump blues written and recorded by B.B. King in 1953. B.B.'s version featured a prominent horn section. The Four Tops' version has a very ingenious arrangement which replaces the horns with vocal harmonies. I'm surprised Chess records didn't release the Tops version at the time.

    Last edited by Nothing But Soul; 04-01-2019 at 05:22 PM.

  6. #6
    I never knew they recorded this kind of material even in their early days on Chess. I guess they really could sing anything. I absolutely love the "Breakin' Through" Lost and Found album. Their take on standards was just awesome and I appreciate the Great American Songbook more and more as I get older, I guess.

  7. #7
    Thanks Marv, most interesting.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by copley View Post
    Thanks Marv, most interesting.
    You're most welcome Copley.

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