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hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Feb 16, 2018 10:44
 

Those "Ha!" and "Ruff!" noises he makes are just SO PERFECTLY PLACED IN THIS EPOCH MASTERPIECE OF GROOVE!!!  HA!
Ptijoc
(FRANCE)
Posted: Nov 23, 2017 6:42
 

It was the final song in a movie from the seventies "Cooley high" it was so great to see the heroe running on this beat, just after "it's so hard to say goodbye..."! Great memory!
coloradojohn
(Looking up at The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado)
Posted: Aug 23, 2017 22:56
 

TIMELESS and Guaranteed to Please... Yeah, it's kinda dated, but wow, how gloriously so! Dig the stereo separation on this recording!
Tomasni
Posted: Jul 24, 2017 7:09
 

 

Thank you  Four Tops  for
Reach Out I'll Be There

For med 9-Outstanding


lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jun 23, 2017 14:23
 

This is one of my favs from childhood, about 20 years after it was released, it was included on a series of cassette tapes by the Shell corp and sold at their gas stations.  My dad bought each of the tapes (50s &early 60s, late 60s,&  early 70s, late 70s & early 80s) 5 tracks per side, one per year, something like that....anyways, this was one of those tracks and I'll always have fond memories of hearing this in the backseat.  Good stuff!  10!
mrselfdestruct
(Alberta)
Posted: Jun 23, 2017 13:58
 

Those "Ha!" and "Ruff!" noises he makes always seemed so out of place in this song to me.
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Apr 23, 2017 15:39
 

High Quality Music
clwguy
Posted: Oct 21, 2016 9:29
 

I think most people would agree with you. I certainly do.

gjr wrote:
motown really f***in' kicked it in their heyday......there were just too many artists, songwriters and musicians from smokey to marvin and the four tops and temptations and everyone in between......just an unbelievable confluence of talent and energy.  how do you rate the "motown sound"?  it was pop-funk-soul-r n b-jazz-gospel-blues all wrapped up in one dynamo of a recording studio.  some of the best american music ever made cam out of that tiny studio between '62 and '75.  if you dont believe me just watch "standing in the shadows of motown" sooo many great songs and sooo many great musicians....
jmoho 

 


Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Oct 21, 2016 9:27
 

 Skydog wrote:
got any records with Florence Ballard singing back up (hint, hint, hint)

 
There's only one which gets occasional play.
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Oct 21, 2016 9:26
 

 Yea..I used to collect 'money bottles' and cash em in for gems like this.  verner wrote:
At 10 yrs. old, one of the first 45s I ever bought with my saved up allowance. Played it incessantly on my portable suitcase record player.  So many bebop memories. Great song.

 


verner
Posted: Mar 13, 2016 6:08
 

At 10 yrs. old, one of the first 45s I ever bought with my saved up allowance. Played it incessantly on my portable suitcase record player.  So many bebop memories. Great song.
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Mar 13, 2016 6:05
 

got any records with Florence Ballard singing back up (hint, hint, hint)
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Feb 10, 2016 13:30
 

sweet, nice surprise
Wilfrue
(The space between your reality and my dreams)
Posted: Feb 10, 2016 13:29
 

So, so good. What else is there to say?
g3diego
Posted: Oct 15, 2015 13:20
 

Levi Stubbs kills it with the vocals!
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jul 28, 2015 13:03
 

4 x's GODLIKE      Rrrrrrrrrrrr Aah!!!
grahamdillabough
(Somewhere in Q8)
Posted: Jul 06, 2015 4:29
 

Got my head bobbing!  :-)
Pedro1874
(Newton-le-Willows, England)
Posted: May 20, 2015 22:59
 

The_Walrus wrote:
Stop you in your tracks good.

 
{#Yes}{#Clap}
DanFHiggins
(Mid Maryland)
Posted: Mar 18, 2015 8:39
 

 The_Walrus wrote:
Stop you in your tracks good.

 
Yep  {#Clap}
Bobert_ParkCity
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Posted: Feb 14, 2015 19:09
 

 gjr wrote:
motown really f***in' kicked it in their heyday......there were just too many artists, songwriters and musicians from smokey to marvin and the four tops and temptations and everyone in between......just an unbelievable confluence of talent and energy.  how do you rate the "motown sound"?  it was pop-funk-soul-r n b-jazz-gospel-blues all wrapped up in one dynamo of a recording studio.  some of the best american music ever made cam out of that tiny studio between '62 and '75.  if you dont believe me just watch "standing in the shadows of motown" sooo many great songs and sooo many great musicians....
jmoho 

 
and I was "stuck" in Punk Rock City.  Darn. 
mattrettig
Posted: Feb 05, 2015 16:46
 

 PopKombo wrote:
when i was a kid i took much of this music for granted, as i listen to it now i appreciate just how good it was and still is

 
Well said!
mattrettig
Posted: Feb 05, 2015 16:45
 

This song is the reason I started playing bass 20-something years ago..thanks James!
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Nov 03, 2014 19:51
 

The unmistakable, inimitable James Jamerson on bass.
RBarberio
(Cleveland, Ohio)
Posted: Nov 03, 2014 19:41
 

Outstanding!!!  Always loved this song.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Sep 11, 2014 10:23
 

total classic. I don't care if it's corny, dated, cliched, or has aged like a can of beer. It's priceless. 
msymmes
(Toronto, CA)
Posted: Jul 25, 2014 13:35
 

 The_Walrus wrote:
Stop you in your tracks good.

 

ABSOLUTELY !!!

 
tulfan
(Still in SE MI)
Posted: May 31, 2014 13:40
 

The Funk Brothers!
Jannne
(Tasmania 42 degrees South)
Posted: May 09, 2014 5:46
 

      Iconic    {#Crown} {#Crown} {#Crown} {#Crown}  
PopKombo
(Up Against the San Gabriels)
Posted: Apr 22, 2014 14:27
 

when i was a kid i took much of this music for granted, as i listen to it now i appreciate just how good it was and still is
Deckard
(long beach, Ca)
Posted: Apr 07, 2014 19:50
 

Anything by The Four Tops. Seriously.
Mojo_LA
(Los Angeles)
Posted: Mar 29, 2014 17:51
 

James Jameson on bass! MMmmm
tulfan
(Still in SE MI)
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 5:01
 

 gjr wrote:
motown really f***in' kicked it in their heyday......there were just too many artists, songwriters and musicians from smokey to marvin and the four tops and temptations and everyone in between......just an unbelievable confluence of talent and energy.  how do you rate the "motown sound"?  it was pop-funk-soul-r n b-jazz-gospel-blues all wrapped up in one dynamo of a recording studio.  some of the best american music ever made cam out of that tiny studio between '62 and '75.  if you dont believe me just watch "standing in the shadows of motown" sooo many great songs and sooo many great musicians....


jmoho 

 

Thank God I was here throughout it all. Motown was ubiquitous...
The_Walrus
(England)
Posted: Feb 26, 2014 1:33
 

Stop you in your tracks good.
Pitjes
(North Germany)
Posted: Feb 18, 2014 7:54
 

besides barry ryan's Eloise one of my favorites in those days on my "new mc player"
GreggH
Posted: Feb 18, 2014 7:53
 

Now we're talkin {#Dancingbanana_2}
jimcummings
Posted: Feb 18, 2014 7:53
 

Not much for oldies - but the Four Tops transcend that. I was in the music business when they were making these hits and they were one of the few groups I always made sure I saw. Levi Stubbs was Motown's most outstanding voice, IMHO.
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Feb 03, 2014 10:17
 

Unmistakable James Jamerson bass line.
Peter_Bradshaw
Posted: Jan 25, 2014 9:35
 

{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano} I'm Dancing I'm Dancing
Jeffrey
(D.C.)
Posted: Oct 31, 2013 9:21
 

Saw them a couple of summers ago at Wolftrap with The Temptations.  Truth be told though, if you went by the orginal members, it was really The Temptation and One Top.


diannemck56
(Sacramento)
Posted: Oct 31, 2013 9:17
 

{#Bananasplit}One of the many reasons I love RP!  Just when it starts to become just background music to my work, you play something that gets my attention and gets me moving.  Happy Happy!!
marty88210
(New Mexico)
Posted: Oct 31, 2013 9:17
 

Ahhh...the memories....they were rockin' from 1953 to 1997 with the original team (according to Wikipedia). We danced with them all through high school (55-59) and college (64-68) and over the years. Wow, was it that long ago. Thanx RP.
gjr
(boston, ma)
Posted: Oct 14, 2013 17:49
 

motown really f***in' kicked it in their heyday......there were just too many artists, songwriters and musicians from smokey to marvin and the four tops and temptations and everyone in between......just an unbelievable confluence of talent and energy.  how do you rate the "motown sound"?  it was pop-funk-soul-r n b-jazz-gospel-blues all wrapped up in one dynamo of a recording studio.  some of the best american music ever made cam out of that tiny studio between '62 and '75.  if you dont believe me just watch "standing in the shadows of motown" sooo many great songs and sooo many great musicians....


jmoho 
Bacadiar
(((Detroit)))
Posted: Sep 13, 2013 9:08
 

Every time I hear this song now I expect to hear someone start talking about the DMC...
Its a Detroit thing.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Sep 13, 2013 9:08
 

 Stratocaster wrote:

That's what I say to my 28 year old son, who is a rabid fan of current music, especially indie stuff.  Amazingly, he agrees.

There is a lot of good current music, but it's not like this.

 
I do not disagree but remember, people who were over 40 in the 1960s probably voiced the same sentiments about the music of that era.
Sideorder
(Portland, OR)
Posted: Sep 13, 2013 9:06
 

Levi Stubbs is the greatest, and perhaps the most underrated, vocalist of all time.  The best.
clwguy
Posted: May 17, 2013 14:25
 

awesome!!
big_gare
(Langley, Bee Cee, Canada)
Posted: May 17, 2013 14:24
 

Oh hell yes!!!
justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Apr 16, 2013 6:41
 

Try to listen to this like it´s the first time you hear it. If you can, a 10 is inevitable. Unfortunately I can´t and leave this song unrated.
ycb661
Posted: Jun 06, 2012 6:12
 

The Funk Brothers are Beatles level in terms of influence and talent, imho.
WayUpNorth
Posted: Jun 06, 2012 6:09
 

More Motown!  {#Dancingbanana}