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    Martha's a real Live Wire in the kitchen, because...

    Martha's a real Live Wire in the kitchen, because she knows there is only One Way Out, and that's to cook with Soul Appeal.
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    this is one of my faves from Invictus/Hot Wax. I...

    this is one of my faves from Invictus/Hot Wax. I bought the original 45 when it came out, it was big all across the South. Mary Wells loved it & would sing along to it in the car as we traveled from...
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    I never understood that "Marvin can't dance"...

    I never understood that "Marvin can't dance" stuff because I remember him getting down on "Hitch Hike" and those early shows maybe he didn't like to dance but he could get down. I always liked(loved)...
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    Mary Wells royalty rate was the same as the later...

    Mary Wells royalty rate was the same as the later Jackson 5(who signed 10 years later!) That was hard to comprehend.What was good & was also bad(for the artist) was that Motown controlled their total...
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    1)Whats So Good About Good-Bye 2)You Really Got a...

    1)Whats So Good About Good-Bye 2)You Really Got a Hold On Me 3)Mickeys Monkey 4) My Girl Has Gone 5)I Second That Emotion......its hard to pick just 5
  6. and as a added bonus there is a Motown connection...

    and as a added bonus there is a Motown connection to "Shake A Tail Feather" because Andre Williams is one of the writers. The record by the Five Du-Tones was HUGE on Miami POP radio in 1963. When I...
  7. original "Shake A Tail Feather" was the Five...

    original "Shake A Tail Feather" was the Five Du-Tones from 1963. Tina Turner & the Ikettes use to do a baadass version LIVE.
  8. The Marvelettes did "Tossin' & Turnin"" as part...

    The Marvelettes did "Tossin' & Turnin"" as part of their LIVE act in early 60's, in fact on Marvelletes LIVE LP they do it.
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    man those Miracles always got a good work out,...

    man those Miracles always got a good work out, "Come On Do the Jerk" was always my fave Jerk song. next would be "The Jerk" by Martha & the Vandellas on the Dance Party LP. Jr. was singing about...
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    sorry, those horses are dead & gone along time...

    sorry, those horses are dead & gone along time ago.
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    in all the years I NEVER heard those were fake...

    in all the years I NEVER heard those were fake horses. I understood the pix were taken at a stable on Belle Isle in Detroit.
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    I first heard it by Lou Johnson "Kentucky...

    I first heard it by Lou Johnson "Kentucky Bluebird" . Although the Marvelettes version is my fave of this song, I think Dionne Warwick is the best vocal vehicle for Bacharach/David compositions.
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    Oh, those were done a few years later, Produced...

    Oh, those were done a few years later, Produced by Bobby Womack in LA. The other 2 tracks I was talking about were done in Muscle Shoals, Produced by Rick Hall & Sonny Limbo with Rhoades, Chalmers &...
  14. probably recorded around the time of "Stubborn...

    probably recorded around the time of "Stubborn Kind of Fellow".
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    yea, I have my original 45 of "I Found What I...

    yea, I have my original 45 of "I Found What I Wanted" but she recorded 2 other songs at those same sessions but she couldn't remember their titles.
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    very interesting.I would love to hear the other 2...

    very interesting.I would love to hear the other 2 songs that Mary Wells recorded there at Muscle Shoals.
  17. Martha always brings LOVE & PRIDE to Motown.

    Martha always brings LOVE & PRIDE to Motown.
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    they also backed Mary Wells on her Reprise single...

    they also backed Mary Wells on her Reprise single "I Found What I Wanted"bw"I See A Future In You" produced by Rick Hall & Sonny Limbo in Muscle Shoals early 70's.
  19. Thread: Vandella solo?

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    Rosalind and Annette had day jobs back in the day...

    Rosalind and Annette had day jobs back in the day , late 80's / 90's that provided benefits that entertainment business does not, Martha on many occasions had to use her sisters when Roz & Annette...
  20. Thread: Vandella solo?

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    why would they? In LIVE performances they had...

    why would they? In LIVE performances they had little solo parts, speaking & singing.
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    Martha & the Vandellas had a GREAT Pepsi...

    Martha & the Vandellas had a GREAT Pepsi commercial in 1965. "Come Alive, Come Alive, you're in the Pepsi Generation."
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    there use to be 2 different Satellite Radio...

    there use to be 2 different Satellite Radio providers, the other was merged into Sirius but before this merge the Soul Station was called Soul Street & was much better then Soul Town. Soul Street was...
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    that above photo Marv is the one I have...

    that above photo Marv is the one I have autographed, it was on the back or the inside of the LP. Its my fave pic of Martha & she says hers too.I'm not at home to check my LP.
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    I like the back photo, in fact Martha autographed...

    I like the back photo, in fact Martha autographed it for me decades ago.
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    the 45 they had on Michael Jackson, "Just A...

    the 45 they had on Michael Jackson, "Just A Little Bit Of You" is my fave Michael Jackson record.
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