Friday, October 17, 2008

R.I.P. Levi Stubbs (June 6, 1936 - Oct. 17, 2008)

Levi Stubbs was one of my all-time favorite singers. Whenever folks say that Motown lacked soul or grit (a mongoloidian argument in the first place) I ask them if it's possible that they 1) are deaf 2) never heard anything by the Four Tops. The quartet's frontman Levi Stubbs had one of those voices: raw, gritty, passionate, large, magnificently and unyieldingly masculine, vulnerable. He was so under-rated.

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