Levi Stubbs

To measure the man solely by his golden, powerful and gut-wrenching voice would be a discredit to Levi Stubbs, who died Oct. 17 at 72. Although his voice is undeniably among the great ones of his time, Stubbs' heart and character far exceeded any simple measurement of vocal talent.

As a good friend of Levi's--the two of us had been close since he moved in with me when he was 16 years old--I know he turned out to be truly a man full of love for his family and full of love for the "Four of Us" as a group: Renaldo...

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