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The Four Tops, 'Standing in the Shadows of Love'
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470. The Four Tops, 'Standing in the Shadows of Love'

Writers: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland
Producers: Brian Holland, Dozier
Released: Dec. '66, Motown
10 weeks; No. 6

Like so many other Motown hits, "Standing" features the popping bass of James Jamerson. He was such a monster player, his fellow musicians called him "Igor"; Marvin Gaye called him a genius.

Appears on: The Ultimate Collection (Motown)

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