[1981] The Four Tops • When She Was My Girl

FunkNote ☢ Levi Stubbs… pure soul, no question.
☣ 𝗖𝗿𝘂𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝘅 ▶️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qk-LyoiglI&list=PLLtZj4AWkVV-OYp4tlv6Agksi_oKy7fVT&index=1
☣ De-bullshiter · Stevie Wonder did not play harmonica on this track: (a) the distinctive instrument during the solo break is a melodica; (b) said melodica was played by session musician, Ralph Schuckett; (c) according to www.steviewonder.org.uk/discography/sessions/sessions.html, Stevie isn’t credited in this performance at all.
☣ Close-but-no-friggin’-cigar · While the Tops remained in the Motown stable for most of their illustrious career, this particular cut was released by the now-defunct Casablanca Records label.
☣ Five-o · https://youtu.be/t1lQXF5nsBs is snatched from an appearance on the short-lived American TV comedy-variety show, “Fridays”; note prominent use of the melodica around the 2-minute mark.
☣ Re-respex · US chart debut was 15 Aug 1981 (not 19 Sep 1981).