If I Were a Carpenter – Four Tops (1967)

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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl record art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the 1970 hit, If I Were a Carpenter by the American group, The Four Tops. The vinyl single has been reworked into a silhouette of a Carpenters saw.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of The Four Tops,  Carpentry, Carpenters, Saws or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: If I Were A Carpenter
Media Artist/s: Four Tops
Record Label: Tamla Motown
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1960s
Genre: Funk / Soul

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Additional information about this, Four Tops vinyl art.

Four Tops – The Artist

The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan. They were one of the most commercially successful American pop music groups of the 1960s and helped propel the Motown label to international fame. The group’s repertoire has included aspects of soul, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz, and show tunes.
Founded as the Four Aims, lead singer Levi Stubbs, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades, performing from 1953 until 1997 without a change in personnel. The Four Tops were among a number of groups, including the Miracles, the Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, the Temptations, and the Supremes, who established the Motown Sound. They were notable for having Stubbs, a baritone, as their lead singer, whereas most other male and mixed vocal groups of the time were fronted by tenors. The group was the main male vocal group for the highly successful songwriting and production team of Holland–Dozier–Holland, who crafted a stream of hit singles for Motown. These included two Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits for the Tops: “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” in 1965 and “Reach Out I’ll Be There” in 1966. The group continued to have chart singles into the 1970s, including the million-seller “Ain’t No Woman” (1973).

If I Were a Carpenter – The Song

‘If I Were a Carpenter is a song and single written by Neol Davies and performed by the English 2 tone ska revival band the Selecter. It is the opening track on side one of their debut studio album Too Much Pressure. Released in 1980, the song reached number 16 on the UK charts, staying there for six weeks.

The Saw – The Shape

This record has been modelled into a video game controller. The Video game controller is a device that enables a player to control their character or device within a video game. They have evolved over the years but usually consist of a series of buttons that are programmed to access various moves or features. They have replaced the original video game joystick. This particular controller more closely resembles that of the Microsoft X-Box Controller.

 

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Additional information

Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
Artist Formation

Group / Band

Decade

70's

Gender

Male

Nationality

American

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