Levi Stubbles (June 6, 1936 – October 17, 2008), better known by the stage name Levi Stubbs, was an American baritone singer, best known as the lead vocalist of the Motown R&B group Four Tops. He was also a voice artist in film and animated television series, most famously having provided the voice of the alien plant Audrey II in the musical horror film Little Shop of Horrors, and Mother Brain in Captain N: The Game Master. Stubbs was admired by his peers for his impressive vocal range.
Berry Gordy said Friday."Levi was the greatest interpreter of songs I've ever heard." http://articles.latimes.com/2008/oct/18/local/me-stubbs18
"Levi Stubbs was one of the great voices of all times," former Motown label mate Smokey Robinson said. http://www.legacy.com/NS/Obituary.aspx?pid=118956865.
Gladys Knight remembered Stubbs as an immensely talented and kind man whom she had known since the 1950s. "We were family," she said. "Have you ever heard a voice that sounded like his? It was emotional. It was crisp, with energy and an edge." She said he was as good a person as he was a performer. "He was amazing, very unassuming," Knight said. "Very humble. So many artists don't like to share. He would hand you the mike in a minute."http://www.legacy.com/NS/Obituary.aspx?pid=118956865