Monday, October 20, 2008

R.I.P. Dee Dee Warwick

Dee Dee Warwick died this weekend at age 63. She spent much of her career working as a backup singer for her sister, Dionne, and other soul artists, but here are a few of her solo efforts:

Foolish Fool

I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

(Recorded before the Supremes' version, and preferable in my book)

You're No Good

Rest in peace, Dee Dee.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

R.I.P. Levi Stubbs

Levi Stubbs, the long-time singer for the Four Tops, died on Friday in Detroit. He was 72.

The Four Tops happen to be my favourite Motown group - here are a few of their classics, all with Stubbs on lead vocals:

The Same Old Song - my all-time Tops favourite

Standing in the Shadows of Love - shady sound quality, but great live energy

Reach Out, I'll Be There

Rest in peace, Levi.