First Listen: The Four Tops join in on Alexander Morris's "Call"

(July 14, 2021) Some call him Lex.  Many know him as Alexander Morris.  Most importantly, the current Los Angeles resident has been receiving national acclaim for the past two years as the current lead singer of The Four Tops.  And longtime Tops’ loyalists are embracing this veteran of the industry, who was chosen by the group’s remaining original member and co-founder, Duke Fakir.  Before joining these Motown Records icons, Morris already established a career mostly in music production, but his bread and butter runs deep in ministry.  Needless to say, his classic soulful tenor voice should never be overlooked – recently paying homage to gospel legend, Marvin Winans on YouTube with his poignant version of “Bring Back The Days of Yea and Nay.” 

(July 14, 2021) Some call him Lex.  Many know him as Alexander Morris.  Most importantly, the current Los Angeles resident has been receiving national acclaim for the past two years as the current lead singer of The Four Tops.  And longtime Tops’ loyalists are embracing this veteran of the industry, who was chosen by the group’s remaining original member and co-founder, Duke Fakir.  Before joining these Motown Records icons, Morris already established a career mostly in music production, but his bread and butter runs deep in ministry.  Needless to say, his classic soulful tenor voice should never be overlooked – recently paying homage to gospel legend, Marvin Winans on YouTube with his poignant version of “Bring Back The Days of Yea and Nay.” 

Earlier in 2021, SoulTracks introduced ‘Lex’ to our readers as a solo artist to rave responses with a rare event of a two-sided single: “Change Comin’” and “Love’s Knockin’” from his upcoming CD entitled January.  In a triumphant sophomore appearance on First Listen, Morris mixes his gospel roots and anthemic pop on another track from January, “When You Call My Name.” This release thru veteran songwriter/producer Dr. Marlin McNichols’ Angel Dove Global thru Izipho Soul illustrates wall-to-wall motivation about spreading genuine love to our fellow man.

Addressing a sadly recurring topic, Morris strikes a soulful jolt joined by The Four Tops as the backing choir: “A bleeding heart is all I have for now/Deep in my soul there’s more than you know.” “When You Call My Name” provides another winning solo performance from a much deserving talent who is thoroughly enjoying his career as a solo artist and with one of urban music’s timeless treasures.

By Peggy Oliver

Alexander Morris feat. The Four Tops
"When You Call My Name"

 

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