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The Four Tops - Something About You Label Image

A Tamla Motown Collection – Part 42

The Four Tops – Something About You – TMG 542

The Four Tops were one of Holland-Dozier-Holland’s two favoured acts (the other being the Supremes). However, they didn’t give the Four Tops the best possible song or production for this single release. It’s a nice enough song, but like the Miracles release that I featured a couple of days ago, it’s a weak follow-up to a great record. In the Four Tops case this followed up It’s The Same Old Song.

Musically it’s OK and can generate dance floor action ,but it sounds so much like a “Friday afternoon” product – created when everybody involved just wanted to go home for the weekend. I have no idea when it was recorded, but where is the energy from the Four Tops of from the backing band?