The Fantastic Four never made it at Motown at the time of the releases of their recordings.
They did however have hits with their first recording company Ed Wingates: RIC-TIK the only competitor to Motown in the city of Detroit. When Berry Gordy bough-out Ed’s company the Fantastic Four were one of the groups and artists that became submerged. The big winner was Edwin Starr.
As Long As The Feeling Is There was a hit and their follow up that also was likely to become a hit was disrupted by the company’s bye out by Motown. Subsequently re released on SOUL a division of Motown, it lost its impetus: I Love You Madly (1968).
I Love You Madly was played at the Blue Note club in Manchester, and my UK label copy was unfortunately stolen:The Ric – Tik label version is quit rare.
The whole World Is A Stage – Ric Tik
You Gave Me Something – 1967 – Ric Tic
I’ve Got To Have You/ Win or Lose (Ric-Tic 139)
Not to be confused with:
Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music – Minit 1968 THE FANTASTICS
Something Old Something New 1970