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 Martha Reeves and The Vandellas  (USA)

Martha Reeves and The Vandellas (USA)

Martha Reeves and The Vandellas memorable, original songs covered by many thru the decades...

  • Heatwave recorded in 1963
  • Dancing in the Streets - 1964
  • Quicksand - 1964
  • Nowhere to Run - 1965
  • I'm ready for Love  - 1966
  • My Baby Loves me - 1966
  • Honey Chile - 1967
  • and many more...

Bio and The History

It was 1962 that Motown's Artist and Repertoire Director William "Mickey" Stevenson first heard the voice that would become synonymous with "the sound of young America."

A young jazz/blues singer with the unlikely name of "Martha Lavaille" was bringing audiences to their feet at Detroit's famed 20 Grand Nightclub singing songs made popular by singers the likes of Gloria Lynne and Della Reese. He invited her to audition at the new Motown Records headquarters, "Hitsville, USA."

Though the audition never happened, within a year, Martha had taken the reigns of the company's A&R department, ingratiating herself. She saw that musicians showed up on time and got paid. She watched, learned, and whenever opportunity presented itself, she sang. And when she did, everyone took notice. When Mary Wells couldn't make a session, Martha was called to the mic. With her group, the Del Phi's, she recorded "I'll Have to Let Him Go," and Martha and the Vandellas was born.

The song was rather forgettable, but Reeves' sound wasn't. While waiting for her first hit, Martha (along with Rosalind Ashford and Annette Beard) backed Marvin Gaye on his first three releases and sang with him on stage. Soon, however, they emerged from the shadows with "Come and Get These Memories," followed by an enviable string of hits: "Heat Wave," "Quicksand," "In My Lonely Room," "Nowhere to Run," "My Baby Loves Me,", "Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things," "I'm Ready For Love," "Jimmy Mack," and, of course, the Motown anthem, "Dancing In The Street."

After leaving Motown in 1972, Martha continued to expand her musical horizons, establishing herself as a singer-songwriter with few limitations. She sang rock, jazz, country, gospel, blues and classical. Her singing companions included everyone from the Godfather James Brown and the Boss Bruce Springsteen to opera diva Beverly Sills and gospel king Rance Allen. She headlined a national touring company of the musical "Ain't Misbehaving," and for three years toured the UK in the musical review "Dancing In The Street."

Martha Reeves continues to thrill audiences around the world. Her self-produced 2004 CD, "Home to You" was named one of the year's best by the Asbury Park Press. In 2005, Will Smith mined the Motown vaults to uncover her unreleased gem, "It's Easy to Fall In Love," and included it in the hit movie "Hitch."  Also in 2005, Motown released Martha's "Lost and Found" collection, which included the rare Smokey Robinson-penned "Spellbound," her studio recording of "For Once In My Life," and covers of hits by the likes of Aretha Franklin, the Marvelettes, Vikki Carr, Sam & Dave, and the Four Tops. She was also featured in the PBS special, "Motown: The Early Years," writing liner notes for the four-set CD package. A "Gold" collection was released in March 2006 and "The Definitive Collection" in 2009.  (Her 1968 "Live at the Copa" remains in the vaults, but we hope for a release in the not-too-distant future.

Martha just completed a four-year run as a member of the Detroit City Council. She is back on the road full time, making sure that no one ever forgets the Motor City!

The Hits

  • Come and Get These Memories
  • (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
  • A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Everyday)
  • Quicksand  
  • In My Lonely Room  
  • Live Wire
  • Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things 
  • Nowhere To Run
  • Dancing in the Street
  • Wild One
  • Motoring
  • I'm Ready for Love    
  • My Baby Loves Me
  • Jimmy Mack
  • Third Finger, Left Hand 
  • Lovebug, Leave My Heart Alone
  • One Way Out
  • Honey Chile
  • In and Out of My Life
  • Bless You
  • Tear It On Down
  • Wild Night  
  • Power of Love  
  • My Man (You Changed My Tune)
  • You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
  • (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
  • Watch Your Back
  • Home to You   
  • It's Easy to Fall in Love (With A Guy Like You)

 

 

 


 

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