Chairmen of the Board

Give Me Just a Little More Time

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The explosive "Give Me Just a Little More Time" had Four Tops written all over it. From the in-your-face vocals, the insatiable beat, and spirited backing, the song was a bonafide, can't-miss hit. A rousing "You Got Me Dangling on a String" again features General Johnson's (formerly of the Showmen) unusual, quivering lead on another song that seem tailored for the Tops. The country-influenced "Patches" is the most interesting song here; it was later recorded by Clarence Carter, becoming one of his biggest hits. The group's versatility is showcased, as each member -- General Johnson, Danny Woods, Eddie Curtis, and Harrison Kennedy -- leads at least one song. The problem is, each has a different agenda: Woods is hardcore R&B, Curtis likes '60s easy listening, Kennedy is a rocker, and General Johnson is General Johnson. The assorted leads give the album a quilting effect.