I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU * FOUR TOPS * MOTOWN 1096 * USA
Four boyhood friends from Detroit who first started singing together as the Four Aims. The group signed to Chess Records in 1956 and changed their name to the Four Tops. From Chess they moved to Red Top and Riverside then on to Columbia in 1960, where they were beginning to be molded into a supper club style quartet, appearing with the likes of Billy Eckstine. From Columbia they moved to a variety of labels crooning old standards, when they eventually signed for Berry Gordy at Motown in 1964, he had them record Breaking Through for his experimental Jazz Workshop label. Later that year their talents as a soul group were realized and with the help of the Motown production team; Holland-Dozier-Holland, they recorded the fabulous Baby I Need Your Loving and were off.
I Like Everything About You is the B side of their eighth Motown release Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever, both in the US and UK (see below) and, like many successful acts, they seemed to becoming formulaic and samey, unfortunate really because the group still had a lot to offer. Now with the passage of time and because their releases are not played continually over the air, it is possible to hear each record on its own particular merits. This cut had been recorded a year earlier than it's 1966 release.
I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU * FOUR TOPS * TAMLA MOTOWN 568 * UK
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