Darryll King

Darryll King is the host on two Crawford Broadcasting Stations,
WYCA REJOICE 102.3 FM and WSRB SOUL 106.3 FM. The King’s Highway Morning Show
is a four-hour power and praise packed music show with moments of ministry.
The show can be heard on WYCA REJOICE 102.3 FM Monday through Friday
from 6:00am to 10:00am and is one of the most listened-to morning drive
time shows in the Chicagoland area. Sunday Morning Glory is a six-hour live
remote broadcast heard on Soul 106.3 FM Every Sunday from 6am – 12pm
Darryll King and The Soul Patrol Broadcast Live From a different church every Sunday morning.
The shows feature and is hosted by Darryll King. She is one of the most respected
hosts across America as evidenced by her recent accomplishments of
receiving “The Gospel Announcer of the Year” honors from the National Stellar Awards
in 2004. She was also nominated for the Chicago Hip-Hop Announcer of the Year in 2004.
Darryll was also a recipient for the Sisters in the Spirit award in 2005. Darryll was the host
of Different Drummers on CBS Television Network for 2 and a half years and she hosts her
own television show on Chicago Cable Network Channel 25 entitled The Cutting Edge with
Darryll King since 1998. You may find Darryll hosting numerous events in and around the
Chicago land area. Darryll King is intelligent, hard working and energetic, but most of all, she loves the Lord. 
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#MotownMusicMondays: Trivia Giveaway Five

The Four Tops were one of soul music’s most popular and long-lived vocal groups. This quartet from Detroit
endured for more than 40 years without a single change in personnel. Moreover, they charted hits at every
stage in their lengthy career. Although they’re best remembered for the records they made at Motown in the
Sixties, the Four Tops also had substantial success at such labels as ABC, Casablanca and Arista in
subsequent decades. They even returned twice to Motown later in their career. All the while they remained
a solid draw on the touring circuit, performing 100 shows per year.

The Four Tops consisted of lead singer Levi Stubbs, first tenor Abdul “Duke” Fakir, second tenor
Lawrence Payton, and baritone Renaldo “Obie” Benson. Working closely with the in-house songwriting
and production team of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland, the Four Tops cut some of
Motown’s most memorable singles during the label’s mid-Sixties zenith. The list of classics recorded
by the Four Tops during this fruitful period includes “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “I Can’t Help Myself,”
“It’s the Same Old Song,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Standing in the Shadows of Love” and “Bernadette.”
Between 1964 and 1988, the Four Tops made Billboard’s Hot 100 chart 45 times and its R&B chart 52 times.
Twenty-four of their singles made the Top 40, and seven of those entered the Top 10.

Early years

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 christened themselves 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 Four Tops
to avoid confusion with The Ames Brothers. Over the next seven years, The Tops endured unsuccessful tenures
at Chess, Red Top, Riverside Records and Columbia Records. Without any hit records to their name, The Tops
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.

After scoring their first #1 hit, "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" in June 1965, the Four Tops
began a long series of successful hit singles. Among the first wave of these hits were the Top 10
"It's the Same Old Song", "Something About You", "Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)", and
"Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever". Four Tops records often represented the epitome of the
Motown Sound: simple distinctive melodies and rhymes, call-and-response lyrics, and the musical
contributions of studio band, The Funk Brothers.

Holland-Dozier-Holland wrote most of Levi Stubbs' vocals in a tenor range, near the top
of his range, in order to get a sense of strained urgency in his gospel preacher-inspired leads.
In addition, H-D-H used additional background vocals from female background vocalists,
The Andantes on many of the songs, to add a high end to the low-voiced harmony of The Tops.
Ivy Hunter's "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" was one of a few exceptions.

August 1966 brought the release of the Four Tops' all-time biggest hit and one of the most popular
Motown songs ever. "Reach Out I'll Be There" hit #1 on the U.S. pop and R&B charts[2] and UK chart
and soon became The Tops' signature song. It was almost immediately followed by the
similar-sounding "Standing in the Shadows of Love"; its depiction of heartbreak reflecting the
opposite of the optimism in "Reach Out". It was another Top 10 hit for the Tops.

The Top 10 U.S. hit "Bernadette" centered around a man's all-consuming obsession with his lover,[2]
continued the Four Tops' successful run into April 1967, followed by the Top 20 hits "7-Rooms of Gloom",
and "You Keep Running Away". By now, The Tops were the most successful male Motown act in the
United Kingdom (in the United States, they were second to The Temptations), and began experimenting
with more mainstream pop hits. They scored hits with their versions of Tim Hardin's "If I Were a Carpenter"
in late 1967 (mid-1968 in the U.S.) and the Left Banke's "Walk Away Renée" in early 1968. These singles
and the original "I'm In a Different World" were their last hits produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland, who left
Motown in 1967 after disputes with Berry Gordy over royalties and ownership of company shares.

The Four Tops received The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 51st Annual
Grammy Awards on February 8, 2009.



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