THERE ARE 3 KINDS OF PEOPLE: People That Make Things Happen, People That Watch Things Happen, And People Who Wonder What The Hell Just Happened
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Posted:Apr 21, 2017 5:02 pm
Last Updated:Sep 2, 2018 3:18 pm
Welcome to THOUGHTS-VENTURES-TUNES-SEX I'm not doing the mailbox thing if your a standard and want to contact me either use some points or hmu on kik Playtime24x7. That's as good as it's going to get.

This is my blog.

THOUGHTS: Can be topics in everyday life. Stories of my city and community. My Editorial.

VENTURES: My personal adventures and predicaments that I get myself into. Good Or Bad. Wild and Crazy, and Sometimes Funny.. My Society.

TUNES: Profile of Music Lyrics and Artist. Sharing my personal favorites with everyone. My Playlist.

SEX: Profiles of Evil Angel New Releases and their Classics from the Past. I’ve been a big fan of Evil Angel forever. Adult Cartoons, Sexual Fantasy Stories that come into my mind. My Hornyness.


Years ago I worked at a porn shop. I dealt with every kind of kinky sexual perv imaginable in real life face to face. Dealing with those kind of people here is Child’s Play to handling them in real world. The only people that can relate are ones that have work in some type of adult entertainment that deals with the general public. In every sexual preferences male or female young or old, you have one smart ass in the bunch.

Here you can just block and be done with it. It’s like swatting a gnat. Dealing with them in the real world is a whole different experience. When they walk in that door and you don’t know them you never know what to expect. They can end up being one of your best customers or one that finally hits a nerve, and you finally tell them to GET THE FUCK OUT! I didn’t care I was always ready if it got confrontational when someone didn’t know how to behave or pestering other customers.

If you’re worthy of respect you’ll get my undivided attention with that respect. If I don’t see you that way I’m not going to waste my time with you. If I like you I’ll tell you and why either in the reply back or by personal email.

Even though this isn’t a porn shop my blog is my Personal Porn World. I take care of my world the way I please. As long as I’m not breaking any rules set by Japanese I’ll Keep On Truckin’ just like I have been. If I do break a rule they’ll deal with me. I don’t mean any disrespect, I’m just being upfront about everything.

THOUGHTS-VENTURES-TUNES-SEX was a way of life at that porn shop. It’s my way of life for my online enjoyment.

If I debate politics I do in real life with someone. If I make a political posting it will be a read only. Why? We don’t know each other well enough to get into those type of specific issues. We share more common interest in better things than a political debate online. My political postings are more intended for the open general public. Anything else I don’t mind you sharing your opinion. Positive or Negative as long as they’re constructive and friendly. If you’re Cool with that I know I am. My time here is for sharing common interests with other members. Peace and Love, Michael

For quick access to the music playlist that goes
with the TUNES section just copy and paste


to your Youtube search bar
and it will take you right to it.
"MmmmSmacks" is my trademark kiss that I use. .

Posted:Apr 21, 2017 4:44 pm
Last Updated:Aug 31, 2018 9:51 pm
I have also created a music playlist on YouTube that coincides in sequence with the music lyrics postings on THOUGHTS-VENTURES-TUNES-SEX. Just use my username here in the youtube search and you should find my profile pic that I use here. you should know how to do the rest.

"Mr. Music"

I got my iPod, shake my body
You got my going, so naughty naughty
Hey Mr. Music, keep my focused
Keep me moving, like you promised
Take me back to another time
Play that track, come on press rewind

Hey Mr. Music come on rock me
Your so explosive, you really shock me
In my soul, under my skin
When its done, play it over again

I love music (I love it, I love it)
I love music (I love it, I love it)
I love music (I love it, I love it)
I love music (I love it, I love it)

Hey Mr. Music, you get me through it
You play it for me, know how to choose it
You make me happy, make me cry
You're always there in every part of my life

Hey Mr. Music come on and take me
You got me dreamin', shake me wake me
Never stop always in my mind
All day or night, mr overtime


I, need your help, get me through another day
Fridays been draggin' on, now I'm out

Time to play

Belly up belly up to the bar boy, let the money be seen
Belly up belly up to the bar boy, like a party machine
Belly up belly up to the bar boy, let the money be seen
Belly up belly up to the bar boy, like a party machine

I love music (I love it, I love it)
Wash rinse repeat
I love music

CREDITS: Donna Summer

Posted:Sep 18, 2018 1:52 pm
Last Updated:Sep 18, 2018 1:54 pm
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (March 20, 1915 – October 9, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist. As a pioneer of mid-20th-century music, she attained popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings, characterized by a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic accompaniment that was a precursor of rock and roll.

She was the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll audiences, later being referred to as "the original soul sister" and "the Godmother of rock and roll". She influenced early rock-and-roll musicians, including Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Tharpe was a pioneer in her guitar technique; she was among the first popular recording artists to use heavy distortion on her electric guitar, presaging the rise of electric blues. Her guitar playing technique had a profound influence on the development of British blues in the 1960s; in particular a European tour with Muddy Waters in 1963 with a stop in Manchester is cited by prominent British guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Keith Richards.

Willing to cross the line between sacred and secular by performing her music of "light" in the "darkness" of nightclubs and concert halls with big bands behind her, Tharpe pushed spiritual music into the mainstream and helped pioneer the rise of pop-gospel, beginning in 1938 with the recording "Rock Me" and with her 1939 hit "This Train".

Her unique music left a lasting mark on more conventional gospel artists such as Ira Tucker, Sr., of the Dixie Hummingbirds. While she offended some conservative churchgoers with her forays into the pop world, she never left gospel music.

Many sources state that she was born Rosetta Nubin in Cotton Plant, Arkansas to Katie Bell Nubin and Willis Atkins, who were cotton pickers. However, researchers Bob Eagle and Eric LeBlanc give her birth name as Rosether Atkins (or Atkinson), her mother's name being Katie Harper.

Little is known of her father, except that he was a singer. Tharpe's mother Katie was also a singer and a mandolin player, evangelist, and preacher for the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), which was founded in 1894 by Charles Harrison Mason, a black Pentecostal bishop, who encouraged rhythmic musical expression, dancing in praise and allowing women to sing and teach in church.

Encouraged by her mother, Tharpe began singing and playing the guitar as Little Rosetta Nubin at the age of four and was cited as a musical prodigy.

By age six, Tharpe had joined her mother as a regular performer in a traveling evangelical troupe. Billed as a "singing and guitar playing miracle," she accompanied her mother in performances that were part sermon and part gospel concert before audiences across the American South.

In the mid-1920s, Tharpe and her mother settled in Chicago, Illinois, where they performed religious concerts at the COGIC church on 40th Street, occasionally traveling to perform at church conventions throughout the country.

Tharpe developed considerable fame as a musical prodigy, standing out in an era when prominent black female guitarists were rare. In 1934, at age 19, she married Thomas Thorpe, a COGIC preacher, who accompanied her and her mother on many of their tours.

The marriage lasted only a few years, but she decided to adopt a version of her husband's surname as her stage name, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. In 1938, she left her husband and moved with her mother to New York City. Although she married several times, she performed as Rosetta Tharpe for the rest of her life.

On October 31, 1938, aged 23, Tharpe recorded for the first time – four sides for Decca Records, backed by Lucky Millinder's jazz orchestra.

The first gospel songs ever recorded by Decca, "Rock Me," "That's All," "My Man and I" and "The Lonesome Road" were instant hits, establishing Tharpe as an overnight sensation and one of the first commercially successful gospel recording artists. "Rock Me" influenced many rock-and-roll singers, such as Elvis Presley, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

In 1942, the music critic Maurie Orodenker, describing Tharpe's "Rock Me", wrote that "It's Sister Rosetta Tharpe for the rock-and roll spiritual singing." She had signed a seven-year contract with Reminder and was managed by Mo Gayle.

Her records caused an immediate furor: many churchgoers were shocked by the mixture of gospel-based lyrics and secular-sounding music, but secular audiences loved them. She played on several occasions with the white singing group the Jordanaires.

Tharpe's appearances with the jazz artist Cab Calloway at Harlem's Cotton Club in October 1938 and in John Hammond's "Spirituals to Swing" concert at Carnegie Hall on December 23, 1938, gained her more fame, along with notoriety. These performances, which both shocked and awed the crowds, were controversial as well as revolutionary in several respects.

Performing gospel music for secular nightclub audiences and alongside blues and jazz musicians and dancers was unusual, and in conservative religious circles a woman playing the guitar in such settings was frowned upon.

For these reasons, Tharpe fell out of favor with segments of the gospel community. Her recordings of "This Train" and "Rock Me", which combined gospel themes with bouncy up-tempo arrangements, were hits in the late 1930s with audiences having little previous exposure to gospel music.

It has been suggested Tharpe had little choice in the material she was contracted to record with Millinder. "Rosetta and Millinder were increasingly at odds in 1943, as Rosetta itched to quit the big-band circuit and renew her career as a strictly gospel act.

As Roxie Moore remembers, she hadn't wanted to do light fare poking fun at old-time religion or worldly material like 'Tall Skinny Papa', but found herself bound by contractual obligations." Her nightclub performances, in which she would sometimes sing gospel songs amid scantily clad showgirls, caused her to be shunned by some in the gospel community.

During this time masculinity was directly linked to guitar skills. Tharpe defied this gender construct and instead of being praised for playing so uniquely and boldly was often offered the back handed compliment from fans and media that she merely could "play like a man", despite the fact that she could and did outplay many men of the time exemplifying her skills at guitar battles at the Apollo. She was revolutionary and disrupted the music genre with both her sex and race.

Tharpe continued recording during World War II, one of only two gospel artists able to record V-discs for troops overseas. Her song "Strange Things Happening Every Day", recorded in 1944 with Sammy Price, Decca's house boogie woogie pianist, showcased her virtuosity as a guitarist and her witty lyrics and delivery.

It was the first gospel song to make Billboard's Harlem Hit Parade later known as Race Records, then R&B Top Ten, an achievement she would accomplish several more times in her career. This 1944 record has been credited by some as being the first rock and roll record. Tharpe toured throughout the 1940s, backed by various gospel quartets, including the Dixie Hummingbirds.

In 1946 Tharpe saw Marie Knight perform at a Mahalia Jackson concert in New York. Tharpe recognized a special talent in Knight. Two weeks later, Tharpe showed up at Knight's doorstep, inviting her to go on the road.

They toured the gospel circuit for a number of years, during which they recorded hits such as "Up Above My Head" and "Gospel Train". Though dismissed by both artists as gossip, several in the Gospel community speculated that Knight and Tharpe maintained a romantic and sexual relationship.

Starting in 1949, their popularity took a sudden downturn. Mahalia Jackson was starting to eclipse Tharpe in popularity, and Knight harbored a desire to break free as a solo act into popular music. Furthermore, around this time, Knight lost her children and mother in a house-fire.

That same year, to commemorate Tharpe's first anniversary of being a homeowner in Richmond, Virginia, Tharpe put on a concert at what is now the Altria Theater. Supporting her for that concert were the Twilight Singers, whom Rosetta adopted as her background singers for future concerts, renaming them "The Rosettes."

Tharpe attracted 25,000 paying customers to her wedding to her manager, Russell Morrison (her third marriage), followed by a vocal performance at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., in 1951. In 1957, Tharpe was booked for a month-long tour of the UK by British trombonist Chris Barber.

In April and May 1964, at the height of a surge of popular interest in the blues, she toured Europe as part of the Blues and Gospel Caravan, alongside Muddy Waters and Otis Spann, Ransom Knowling and Little Willie Smith, Reverend Gary Davis, Cousin Joe, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. Tharpe was introduced on stage and accompanied on piano by Cousin Joe Pleasant.

Under the auspices of George Wein, the Caravan was stage-managed by Joe Boyd. A concert, in the rain, was recorded by Granada Television at the disused railway station at Wilbraham Road, Manchester, in May 1964. The band performed on one platform while the audience was seated on the opposite platform.

Musically, Tharpe's unique guitar style blended melody-driven urban blues with traditional folk arrangements and incorporated a pulsating swing sound that is one of the first clear precursors of rock and roll.

Little Richard referred to the stomping, shouting, gospel music performer as his favorite singer when he was a child. In 1947, she heard Richard sing before her concert at the Macon City Auditorium and later invited him on stage to sing with her; it was Richard's first public performance outside of the church.

Following the show, she paid him for his performance, which inspired him to become a performer. When Johnny Cash gave his induction speech at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, he referred to Tharpe as his favorite singer when he was a child. His daughter Rosanne Cash stated in an interview with Larry King that Tharpe was her father's favorite singer.

Tharpe began recording with electric guitar in the 1940s, with "That's All", which has been cited as an influence on Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley. Other musicians, including Aretha Franklin, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Isaac Hayes, have identified her singing, guitar playing, and showmanship as an important influence on them. She was held in particularly high esteem by UK jazz/blues singer George Melly.

Tina Turner credits Tharpe, along with Mahalia Jackson, as an early musical influence. Such diverse performers as Meat Loaf, Neil Sedaka and Karen Carpenter have attested to the influence of Tharpe in the rhythmic energy she emanated in her performances (Carpenter's drum fills are especially reminiscent of Tharpe's Chorlton Chug. Later artists, such as Sean Michel, have credited her influence with the performance of gospel songs in more secular venues.

LISTEN TO: This Train and Rock Me

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Trans School Girls
Posted:Sep 18, 2018 1:39 pm
Last Updated:Sep 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Studio: Gender X
Released: May 03, 2018
Director: Jim Powers
Categories: 18+ Schoolgirls, 18+ Teen Transsexuals, Fetish, Transsexual
Performers: Chanel Santini Natalie Mars Janelle Fennec Lianna Lawson Gabriel D'Alessandro Kai Bailey
Length: 2 hrs. 23 mins.

Gender X is proud to bring you Trans School Girls! Directed by Jim Powers. Starring Chanel Santini, Lianna Lawson, Natalie Mars, Janelle Fennel, Gabriel Delasandro, Dante Colle, Pierce Paris, Kai Bailey.

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First Timers Fuck Old Timers
Posted:Sep 18, 2018 3:41 am
Last Updated:Sep 18, 2018 11:42 am
Studio: Cutie Pie
Released: Sep 12, 2018
Categories: 18+ Teens, All Sex, Cumshots, Older Men
Performers: Regina Tereza Zdenka Jana
Length: 1 hrs. 43 mins.

These are First Timers they still haven't had their studio photos yet. That's how new these Hottie Babes tend to the Old Timers. Go Grandpa Go!

Posted:Sep 18, 2018 3:35 am
Last Updated:Sep 18, 2018 11:47 am
These are my two favorite Jethro Tull song. Their are so many more, but these two are the ones that I play the most. Enjoy!

LIVING IN THE PAST is a song by British progressive rock group Jethro Tull. It is one of its best-known songs, and it is notable for being written in the unusual 5/4 time signature. The 5/4 time signature is quickly noted from the beginning rhythmic bass pattern.

The single reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song was originally recorded before the sessions for the 1969 album Stand Up, released in the same year as a stand-alone single to UK audiences while Jethro Tull finished its US tour. However, it became more popular after its 1972 release on the album f the same name, a compilation of the band's hits from that era. After its release on the album, it became the band's first Top 20 hit in the US, peaking at #11. The song was restored as a "bonus track" for the 2001 CD reissue of Stand Up (1969).

"Living in the Past" was ranked the fifth best Jethro Tull song by Rock - Das Gesamtwerk der größten Rock-Acts im Check.

BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE is a song by British progressive rock band Jethro Tull. It was released on their 1974 album War Child,and became their greatest North American hit. It would be their second and final Top 40 hit in the U.S., reaching No. 12 in January, 1975. It was their longest charting single at 16 weeks.

It was yet a bigger hit in Canada, reaching number four. It was the 51st biggest Canadian hit of 1975.

In early 1972 or late 1973, Jethro Tull were in Paris, recording what in time came to be known as "The Chateau D'isaster Tapes". Not released at the time, however, one or two of the songs managed to get recorded in the albums A Passion Play and War Child. At that time Anderson was working on a different album about the human condition, with analogies from the animal kingdom. "Bungle in the Jungle" was finished just in time to be put onto War Child in 1974.

The song was written and composed to become part of the soundtrack for a film which was never actually produced. The film screenplay script was a black comedy about a dead teenage girl visiting Heaven and her various misadventures in the afterlife.

"Living In The Past"

Happy and I'm smiling
Walk a mile to drink your water
You know I'd love to love you
And above you there's no other
We'll go walking out
While others shout of war's disaster
Oh, we won't give in
Let's go living in the past

Once I used to join in
Every boy and girl was my friend
Now there's revolution, but they don't know
What they're fighting
Let us close our eyes
Outside their lives go on much faster
Oh, we won't give in
We'll keep living in the past

"Bungle In The Jungle"

Walking through forests of palm tree apartments ---
scoff at the monkeys who live in their dark tents
down by the waterhole --- drunk every Friday ---
eating their nuts --- saving their raisins for Sunday.
Lions and tigers who wait in the shadows ---
they're fast but they're lazy, and sleep in green meadows.

Let's bungle in the jungle --- well, that's all right by me.
I'm a tiger when I want love,
but I'm a snake if we disagree.

Just say a word and the boys will be right there:
with claws at your back to send a chill through the night air.
Is it so frightening to have me at your shoulder?
Thunder and lightning couldn't be bolder.
I'll write on your tombstone, I thank you for dinner.''
This game that we animals play is a winner.

Let's bungle in the jungle --- well, that's all right by me.
I'm a tiger when I want love,
but I'm a snake if we disagree.

The rivers are full of crocodile nasties
and He who made kittens put snakes in the grass.
He's a lover of life but a player of pawns ---
yes, the King on His sunset lies waiting for dawn
to light up His Jungle
as play is resumed.
The monkeys seem willing to strike up the tune.


Blow N Go Girls 2
Posted:Sep 18, 2018 3:24 am
Last Updated:Sep 18, 2018 11:49 am
Studio: Blazed Studios
Released: Sep 17, 2018
Director: Brad Knight
Categories: Blowjobs, Cumshots, Facials, Gonzo, Point Of View
Performers: Gina Valentina Luna Star Carolina Sweets Kalina Ryu Lily Adams Norah Nova Brad Knight
Length: 2 hrs. 31 mins.

Girls with insatiable oral fixations! For cocksucking on the go these girls will blow!

Posted:Sep 17, 2018 11:09 am
Last Updated:Sep 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Those moments in the checkout line

This morning I needed a few items from the grocery store. I like to go right at opening when it’s less crowded. When I get to the checkout the checker and sacker both in their 20’s were having this conversation about being sad, depressed, bummed out.

I thought as I was sticking my debit card to pay YOU GUYS ARE YOUNG AND DEPRESSED? I started laughing a little as I was entering my PIN I told them you know how to fix that. WATCH A PORN MOVIE They both start laughing. The guy goes then I’ll be lonesome. I said FANTASIZE.

I love cutting up with the younger crowd. When we notice the lady behind me she jumps in and says DON’T LOOK AT ME I HAD MY LAST HOT FLASH IN 2002. We all busted out laughing. OK, I did not see that one coming. I love the social life with people it’s a lot of fun and laughs.

Cuckold Stories
Posted:Sep 17, 2018 11:03 am
Last Updated:Sep 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Studio: Jizz Center
Released: Sep 12, 2018
Categories: Affairs & Love Triangles, Cuckolds, Domination, Female Domination, Fetish, Wives
Performers: A.J. Estrada Cheyenne Jewel Lynn Love Jamie Applegate
Length: 1 hrs. 56 mins.

Not simply a man who's wife/girlfriend cheats on him, but rather a man who actually gets aroused by knowing or seeing her in sexual situations with other men, such as flirting, kissing, fondling, or sex. In particular, situations where he is NOT participating but instead marginalized, just observing, or even completely ignored.

Well I don't know about it being a story. I'd say it's more of a watch and look! Honestly I don't think I could be just a Looker I'd have to be the Performer.

Owners of Adam Sandler Movie Dealt Blow in Online Copyright Case
Posted:Sep 17, 2018 2:20 am
Last Updated:Sep 17, 2018 10:47 am
Film ‘The Cobbler’ Was Battered by Critics, Now By 9th Circuit Court as Well

September 14, 2018 4:50 PM -Legal- By Michael French - Tech

An obscure 2014 Adam Sandler movie was at the center of a federal court case that could become at least a minor landmark decision affecting internet copyright law, after the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on August 27 that a man accused of illegally downloading the film The Cobbler cannot be held liable for copyright infringement because he merely owned the internet IP address to which the movie file was downloaded, according to Bloomberg News.

In the case, Cobbler Nevada v. Gonzales, the owner of an adult foster care home was accused of downloading the Cobbler movie by the company that owns the copyright, Cobbler Nevada LLC. But the man, Thomas Gonzales, merely owned the IP address which was used to access the internet by all residents of the home.

When it became clear that there was no way to determine who, specifically, has downloaded a digital file of The Cobbler using the home’s lone IP address, the company sued Gonzales for failing to “reasonably secure, police, and protect” the internet connection in his foster care home. In addition, the film’s owners said that they had sent Gonzales 400 copyright infringement notices, and he had “failed and refused to take any action whatsoever and …continued to allow infringing activity after such notices.”

But a federal district court tossed the lawsuit, according to the site IP Watchdog, because the company offered no evidence that Gonzales himself was connected to the illegal downloading activity—and Gonzales’ mere failure to take action against illegal downloaders who were using his IP address was not enough to say that he “encouraged” the copyright-violating actions.

In fact, the district court judge ordered Cobbler Nevada to reimburse Gonzales $17,000 for his attorney’s fees, Bloomberg reported.

The movie company appealed, and in August the Ninth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s decision, ruling that even though the company’s allegations fit the classic definition of copyright infringement, the fact that the company was not able to link Gonzales directly to the illegal download—only to the IP address —the company’s accusations against him were merely “speculative.”

The appeals court also agreed with the lower court that the mere fact that Gonzales took no action to “secure” his IP address was not enough to find him liable for copyright infringement. He was no required to “secure” the address, and the company would need evidence that he actively encouraged illegal downloading to make its case against him stick, the appeals court ruled.

The precedent established by the Ninth Circuit ruling is likely to have significant implications for the adult industry, with porn reportedly the most frequently pirated type of content online.

Everyone Wants Riley
Posted:Sep 17, 2018 2:12 am
Last Updated:Sep 18, 2018 11:52 am
Studio: Reality Kings
Released: Sep 12, 2018
Categories: 18+ Teens, All Sex, Petite, Star Showcase
Performers: Riley Reid Maddy O Reilly Darla Crane Malena Morgan Vanessa Cage
Length: 3 hrs. 28 mins.

A Showcase Of Riley Reid
Petite Brunette Riley Reid Rides His Big Dick on the Couch
Brunette Babe Riley Reid and Red Haired MILF Darla Crane Get It On
Maddy O Reilly, Malena Morgan and Riley Reid Enjoy an All Girl Threesome by the Pool
Cute Little Brunette Riley Reid and Blonde Doll Vanessa Cage Share His Cock
Malena Morgan and Riley Reid Have Passionate Girl on Girl Sex

Posted:Sep 16, 2018 11:00 am
Last Updated:Sep 17, 2018 1:53 am
Sad Souvenirs is a song Producer, Written-By – Ivy Hunter, Mickey Stevenson it was released in 1964 on the Four Tops first album self titled Four Tops. It was later released as the B side to the iconic song I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) in 1965. Sad Souvenirs is a song about a guy who has nothing left from the women he loves but an old handkerchief to remind him of her.

Lead singer Levi Stubbs vocal has so much passion that you thought he was about to cry over the love of his life on this song. At the height of their success at Motown Levi was offered top billing like many others Motown acts the groups name would change some like Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, but Levi refused top billing so the group remained as The Four Tops.

The Four Tops are a vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan, USA, who helped to define the city's Motown sound of the 1960s. The group's repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz, and show tunes.

Founded as the Four Aims, lead singer Levi Stubbs, Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades, performing from 1953 until 1997 without a change in personnel.

The Four Tops were among a number of groups, including the Miracles, the Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, the Temptations, and the Supremes, who established the Motown Sound heard around the world during the 1960s. They were notable for having Stubbs, a baritone, as their lead singer, whereas most male and mixed vocal groups of the time were fronted by a tenor.

The group was the main male vocal group for the highly successful songwriting and production team of Holland–Dozier–Holland, who crafted a stream of hit singles for Motown. These included two Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits for the Tops: "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" in 1965 and "Reach Out I'll Be There" in 1966. After Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown in 1967, the Four Tops were assigned to a number of producers, primarily Frank Wilson, but generally with less success.

When Motown left Detroit in 1972 to move to Los Angeles, California, the Tops stayed in Detroit but signed a new recording deal with ABC Records' Dunhill imprint. Recording mainly in Los Angeles, they continued to have chart singles into the late 1970s, including the million-seller "Ain't No Woman", their second release on Dunhill, produced by Steve Barri and the composers Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter.

All four members of the group began their careers together while they were high-school students in Detroit. At the insistence of their friends, Pershing High students Levi Stubbs and Abdul "Duke" Fakir performed with Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Lawrence Payton from Northern High at a local birthday party.

The quartet decided to remain together and named the group the Four Aims. With the help of Payton's songwriter cousin Roquel Davis, the Aims signed to Chess Records in 1956, changing their name to the Four Tops to avoid confusion with the Ames Brothers.

Over the next seven years, the Tops had unsuccessful tenures at Chess, Red Top, Riverside Records and Columbia Records. Without any hit records to their name, they toured frequently, developing a polished stage presence and an experienced supper club act, as well as supporting Billy Eckstine. In 1963, Berry Gordy, Jr., who had worked with Roquel Davis as a songwriter in the late 1950s, convinced the Tops to join the roster of his growing Motown record company.

During their early Motown years, the Four Tops recorded jazz standards for the company's Workshop label. In addition, they sang backup on Motown singles by the Supremes ("Run, Run, Run"), Martha and the Vandellas (on the 1966 hit "My Baby Loves Me") and others.

In 1964, Motown's main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland, created a complete instrumental track without any idea of what to do with it. They decided to craft the song as a more mainstream pop song for the Four Tops and proceeded to create "Baby I Need Your Loving" from the instrumental track.

On its release in mid-1964, "Baby I Need Your Loving" made it to number 11 on the Billboard pop chart. However, the song proved to be much more popular on trend-setting radio stations in key U.S. markets and has since grown in popularity over the years to be one of the group's classic tracks. After the single's success, the Tops were pulled away from their jazz material and began recording more material in the vein of "Baby I Need Your Loving"

From the late 1980s, the Four Tops focused on touring and live performances. They recorded only one album, returning again to Motown for 1995's Christmas Here with You. On June 20, 1997, 59-year-old Lawrence Payton died as a result of liver cancer, after singing for 44 years with the Four Tops who, unlike many Motown groups, never had a single lineup change until then.

At first, Levi Stubbs, Obie Benson, and Duke Fakir toured as a trio called The Tops. In 1998, they recruited former Temptation Theo Peoples to restore the group to a quartet. By the turn of the century, Stubbs had become ill from cancer; Ronnie McNeir was recruited to fill the Lawrence Payton position and Peoples stepped into Stubbs' shoes as lead singer. Stubbs later died on October 17, 2008 at his home in Detroit.

The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, and into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked them #79 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The Four Tops were inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame in 2005.

A love letter filled to the brim
With your heartless pride
One tired old worn out handkerchief
I use to dry my weeping eyes

These things are all I have left
Of a love I built my world around
And they're sad, sad, sad, sad souvenirs (Sad souvenirs)

One tired old memory
That will never, never, never come true
One battered, broken heart
Misused by you

These things are all that I hold
These things alone
Are sad, sad, sad, sad souvenirs (Sad souvenirs)
Sad, sad, sad. sad souvenirs (Sad souvenirs)

One thousand lonely, lonely nights
One thousand tears I shed in bed
One thousand little silent prayers
To have your love again

These things are all I have left
To look forward to
Darling since I lost you
To sad, sad, sad souvenirs (Sad souvenirs)

One more letter filled to the line
A worn out handkerchief to dry my eyes
Lonely nights, empty empty tears
Sad, sad souvenirs

Tonight's Girlfriend Vol. 68
Posted:Sep 16, 2018 10:53 am
Last Updated:Sep 17, 2018 1:57 am
Studio: Naughty America
Released: Sep 12, 2018
Categories: All Sex, Brunettes, Pantyhose & Stocking, Prostitutes/Hookers
Performers: Casey Calvert Charley Chase Veronica Vain
Length: 2 hrs. 7 mins.

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