Fantastic Four Discography

Read the detailed Fantastic Four story from Soul Express issue 4/01

THE DISCOGRAPHY

(label / No. / Titles / (Billboard # r&b/pop) / Year)

RIC TIC
119) Girl, Have Pity / Live Up To What She Thinks - '66
121) Can't Stop Looking For My Baby / Just The Lonely - '67
122) The Whole World Is A Stage (6/63) / Ain't Love Wonderful - '67
128) You Gave Me Something (And Everything's Alright) (12/55) / Romeo And
Juliet's "I Don't Wanna Live Without You (Play)" - '67
130) To Share Your Love (30/68) / As Long As I Live (I Live For You) (38/-) - '67
134) Goddess Of Love (39/-) / As Long As The Feeling Is There - '68
136) Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing / Goddess Of Love - '68
137) No Love Like Your Love / Man In Love - '68
139) I've Got To Have You (23/-) / Win Or Lose (I'm Going To Love You) - '68
144) I Love You Madly / instr. - '68

SOUL
35052) I Love You Madly (12/56) / instr. - '68
35058) I Feel Like I'm Falling In Love Again (-/110) / Pin Point It Down - '69
35065) Just Another Lonely Night / Don't Care Why You Want Me (Long As
You Want Me - '69
35072) On The Brighter Side Of A Blue World / I'm Gonna Carry On - '70

EASTBOUND
609) If You Need Me, Call Me / I Had This Whole World To Choose From
(And I Chose You) - '73
620) I'm Falling In Love (I Feel Good All Over) / I Believe In Miracles
(I Believe In Love) - '73

WESTBOUND
5009) Alvin Stone (The Birth & Death Of A Gangster) (24/74) / I Believe In Miracles - '75
5017) Have A Little Mercy / County Line - '76
5030) They Took The Show On The Road / Don't Risk Your Happiness On
Foolishness - '76
5032) Hideaway (56/-) / They Took The Show On The Road - '76
55403) I Got To Have Your Love (30/-) / Ain't I Been Good To You - '77
55408) Mixed Up Moods And Attitudes / Disco Pool Blues - '78
55417) Sexy Lady (96/-) / If This Is Love - '78
55419) B.Y.O.F. (Bring Your Own Funk) (77/-) / If This Is Love - '79

James Epps:
MOTOR POOL
3183) Love At First Sight/Searching - '83
HOLLYWOOD BOUND
3) High On The Hill / Be Right There - '88
MOTORCITY
8) Working On A Building Of Love (U.K.) - '90

THE ALBUMS

BEST OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR (Soul 717; '69)
I Love You Madly/The Whole World Is A Stage/You Gave Me Something (And Everything's Alright)/I've Got To Have You/To Share Your Love/Goddess Of Love//Can't Stop Looking For My Baby/As Long As I Live (I Live For You)/Man In Love/Romeo And Juliet's "I Don't Wanna Live Without You" (Play)/Just The Lonely

ALVIN STONE, THE BIRTH AND DEATH OF A GANGSTER (Westbound 201; '75;
# 33-soul - chart run: 13 weeks / # 99-pop, 16 weeks)
Alvin Stone (The Birth and Death of a Gangster)/Have A Little Mercy/County Line//Let This Moment Last Forever/Words/My Love Won't Stop At Nothing

NIGHT PEOPLE (Westbound 226; '76)
Medley: Night People & Lies Divided By Jive/If I Lose My Job//Hideaway/By The River Under The Tree/Don't Risk Your Happiness On Foolishness/They Took The Show On The Road

GOT TO HAVE YOUR LOVE (Westbound 306; '77)
She'll Be Right For Me/Mixed Up Moods And Attitudes/There's Fire Down Below/Ain't I Been Good To You//Cash Money/I Got To Have Your Love/Disco Pool Blues/Give Me All The Love You Got

B.Y.O.F. (BRING YOUR OWN FUNK) (Westbound 6108; '78)
Super Lover/I Just Want To Love Ya Baby/Shout (Let It All Hang Out)//Cold And Windy Night/Sexy Lady/Realize (When You're In Love)/B.Y.O.F. (Bring Your Own Funk)

BACK IN CIRCULATION (Motorcity 76; '91; U.K.)
All You Have To Do Is Call/Back In Circulation/You'll Be Sorry/Sign Here On The Dotted Line/I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up/Sidestepping/Night Time Is The Right Time/Lying In The Name Of Love/Working On A Building Of Love/Ain't No Soul Left In These Old Shoes

(Acknowledgemets to Ralph, Joe and Paul; Don Davis, Roger Armstrong, Steve Holsey from The Michigan Chronicle, Hazeem Abdullah, Tony Green, Ian Levine, Rod Dearlove and Pekka Talvenmäki.
Sources: articles in Blues & Soul issues # 170, 244 by John Abbey, Soul Harmony Singles 1960-90 and Whitburn's Top R&B Singles).
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