Caesar's Boardwalk Regency
Cabaret Theatre
Atlantic City, NJ
1984-07-14 early show

01. instrumental tribute to Marvin Gaye ("What's Going On")
02. intro (Overture)
03. Baby I Need Your Loving
04. Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)
05. I Can't Get You Out Of My Mind
06. I Believe I You And Me
07. Ask The Lonely
08. When She Was My Girl
[tape flip - no music lost]
08. When She Was My Girl (reprise)
09. I Just Can't Walk Away
a. Burnadette
b. It's The Same Old Song
c. Just Walk Away Renee
d. Reach Out I'll Be There
e. Standing In The Shadows Of Love
f. I Can't Help Myself
11. =ENCORE=
12. band introductions
13. Catfish

Lawrence Payton
Renaldo "Obie" Benson
Abdul "Duke" Fakir
Levi Stubbs

Recording: Nakamichi CM-300 microphones (flat) with CP-1 Cardioid Capsules > Sony TC-D5M Portable Cassette Recorder (Dolby B ON) > Maxell UDXLII c-60
Transfer: Sony TC-K850ES Stereo Cassette Deck (Dolby B OFF) > ESI Juli@ Soundcard > Sony Sound Forge v9.0e > CD Architect v5.2 > EAC v0.99 > Trader's Little Helper (FLAC level 5)

Recorded by rockcat
Transferred by rockcat on 2008-10-17
Seeded to DIME on 2008-10-17


IMHO, Levi Stubbs was the greatest male vocalist of our time. His smooth baritone had such raw power, yet he seemed to sing so effortlessly. R.I.P. Levi Stubbs. You will surely be missed.

This concert includes the ORIGINAL FOUR TOPS lineup and they still sounded great. It is a short (casino restriction) but energetic show and the recording came out quite well. It includes the rarely played "Catfish" as the encore (by request). This show may seem like an odd choice to pay homage to Levi, because the band opens the show with a tribute to Marvin Gaye. Nevertheless, this is one of my favorite FOUR TOPS recordings.