1973 Four Tops – Main Street People

Main Street People is the twelfth album by R&B group The Four Tops, released in 1973. It produced three singles, one of which, Sweet Understanding Love was the group’s last top 40 single in the USA for eight years. The album itself did not enjoy the commercial success the group was used to: ‘Main Street People didn’t do near what it should have done,’ Abdul Fakir said in 1982, ‘considering the quality of the material.

Tracks

1  Main Street People (Intro) (Dennis Lambert; Brian Potter) 01:42
I Just Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind (Dennis Lambert; Brian Potter) 04:01
3  It Won’t Be The First Time (Dennis Lambert; Brian Potter) 03:47
Sweet Understanding Love (Ivy Jo Hunter; Renaldo Benson; Val Benson) 03:02
5  Am I My Brother’s Keeper (Len Perry; Renaldo Benson; Val Benson) 03:21
Are You Man Enough (Brian Potter; Dennis Lambert) 03:27
7  Whenever There’s Blue (Brian Potter; Dennis Lambert) 05:13
8  Too Little Too Late (Brian Potter; Dennis Lambert) 03:23
9  Peace Of Mind (Abdul Fakir; Huey Davis; Renaldo Benson) 04:22
10  One Man Woman (Len Perry; Phil Townsend) 04:29
11  Main Street People (Dennis Lambert; Brian Potter) 03:24

Musicians

BassWilton Felder
DrumsPaul Humphrey
GuitarBen Benay
GuitarDavid T Walker
GuitarJoe Smith
GuitarLarry Carlton
KeyboardsChip Crawford
KeyboardsDennis Lambert
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
KeyboardsMike Wofford
PercussionGary Coleman
PercussionKing Errisson
VocalsAbdul Fakir
VocalsLawrence Payton
VocalsLevi Stubbs
VocalsRenaldo Benson

Other Musicians

1 Main Street People (Intro)

VocalsLawrence Payton


2 I Just Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind

VocalsLevi Stubbs


3 It Won’t Be The First Time

VocalsLevi Stubbs


4 Sweet Understanding Love

VocalsLevi Stubbs


5 Am I My Brother’s Keeper

VocalsLawrence Payton
VocalsLevi Stubbs
VocalsRenaldo Benson


6 Are You Man Enough

VocalsLawrence Payton
VocalsLevi Stubbs


7 Whenever There’s Blue

VocalsLevi Stubbs


8 Too Little Too Late

VocalsLevi Stubbs


9 Peace Of Mind

VocalsLevi Stubbs


10 One Man Woman

VocalsLawrence Payton


11 Main Street People

VocalsLevi Stubbs

Liner Notes

Producer – Brian Potter, Dennis Lambert, Steve Barri
Arranged By – Dennis Lambert, Don Hockett (Tracks 2, 6, 7)
Arranged By – Gil Askey (Tracks 4, 5, 9, 10)
Arranged By – Jimmie Haskell (Track 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Dennis Lambert (Tracks 1, 3, 8, 11)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jimmie Haskell (Tracks 1, 8, 11)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jimmie Haskell (Tracks 1, 3, 8, 11)
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp
Coordinator – Lawrence Payton
Engineer (Mixing) – Phil Kaye, Steve Barri
Engineer (Recording) – Howard Gale, Phil Kaye

Recorded At ABC Recording Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) ABC Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) ABC Records, Inc.