Edited by Azizi Powell
This post showcases a few examples of the soul music and the performance routines of two classic Rhythm & Blues groups - The Four Tops and The Temptations.
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UPDATE: July 27, 2017:
Thanks to Brad Knopp for sharing a link to the Wikipedia page for Cholly Atkins, the choreographer for these two groups and other Motown recording groups. That information is an important part of this post and should have been included in the original post. I've excerpted a portion of that page in the comment section below. Hat tip to Brad Knopp!
(The video examples of these two music groups are presented with the videos of the groups alternating in alphabetical order using the first letter of the group.)
The four tops - I can't help myself - Live HQ
bol2funk, Uploaded on Feb 25, 2008
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Temptations
Tj Limbu, Uploaded on Oct 8, 2007
Four Tops - Standing In The Shadows Of Love (1967)
Freya0815007, Uploaded on Apr 7, 2010
HQ-Video. Four Tops - Standing In The Shadows Of Love, released 1966.
Temptations - My Girl
rjtorre, Uploaded on Nov 16, 2005
The Manhattans, Cadillacs, Drifters, Temptations & Four Tops - Battle of the Groups (@Apollo 1985)
MyRhythmNSoulTV Published on Mar 26, 2014
On May 5th, 1985 the Apollo's renovation is celebrated with a 50th Anniversary grand reopening and television special, "Motown Salutes the Apollo." and was hosted by Bill Cosby.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND THANKS
My thanks to the showcased Rhythm & Blues groups. Also, thanks to the composers of these featured songs, and to the producers and uploaders of these sound files and videos for helping to spread awareness of this type of music and this group throughout the world.
Finally, thank you for visiting pancocojams.
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