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    Martha Reeves - her pick of 60s music

    For anyone interested, Martha sat in for Tony Blackburn on "Sounds of the 60s" on Saturday morning 29 Aug (UK BBC Radio 2), and the show is available for four weeks. She recorded it in Detroit and so wasn't actually over here at the time.

    Here is a list of the tracks she chose:

    Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
    Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
    Orlons - South Street
    Little Anthony & The Imperials - Goin' Out Of My Head
    Aretha Franklin - Cry Like a Baby
    Stevie Wonder - Fingertips Pt.2
    Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
    Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
    Mel Carter - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
    Joe Jones - You Talk Too Much
    Etta James - At Last
    Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
    Ben E. King - Stand By Me
    Miracles - Shop Around
    Shirelles - Soldier Boy
    Supremes - Some Things You Never Get Used To
    Jackie Wilson - Baby Workout
    Otis Redding - Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
    Edwin Starr - 25 Miles
    Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron
    Impressions - Gypsy Woman
    Mary Wells - My Guy
    Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Loving
    Betty Everett - It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)
    O.C. Smith - Little Green Apples
    Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
    Isley Brothers - Twist and Shout
    Gladys Knight & The Pips - Letter Full of Tears
    Falcons - I Found A Love
    Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
    Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz
    Chuck Jackson - I Don't Want To Cry
    Ronettes - Be My Baby
    Temptations - (You're My) Dream Come True
    Booker T. & The MGs - Green Onions

  2. #2
    That's an interesting mix and quite eclectic...I like it.

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    Somethings you never get used to ..... so surprised and happy to see one of Ross’ strongest vocals on the list.

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by drlorne View Post
    That's an interesting mix and quite eclectic...I like it.
    I'm surprised heat wave or Jimmy mack did not make the list

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Circa 1824 View Post
    Somethings you never get used to ..... so surprised and happy to see one of Ross’ strongest vocals on the list.
    I'm surprised Martha liked that song as well. I liked that song too

  6. #6
    Can't argue with that - nice one Martha
    Last edited by mysterysinger; 08-31-2020 at 01:40 PM.

  7. #7
    That's indeed a very nice list. Guess Martha tries to be modest by not adding too many of own songs. I would have added Heatwave which to me shouts out 60's Motown. I am surprised as well she added Somethings. Wonder what she likes about the song. I definitely like it.

  8. #8
    There are three tracks omitted from the BBC playlist!

    Baby Washington - I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face *
    James Brown - I Got The Feeling *
    Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog *
    Last edited by copley; 08-31-2020 at 07:32 PM.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by copley View Post
    There are three tracks omitted from the BBC playlist!

    Baby Washington - I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face *
    James Brown - I Got The Feeling *
    Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog *
    Thanks Copley, my apologies. Although I recorded the programme, I had only listened to the first half an hour at that time, and I then got the track listing from the BBC website. (Memo to self: Don't trust information from the Internet without checking first!

    Here is the amended list of tracks:

    Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
    Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
    Orlons - South Street
    Little Anthony & The Imperials - Goin' Out Of My Head
    Aretha Franklin - Cry Like a Baby
    Stevie Wonder - Fingertips Pt.2
    Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
    Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
    Mel Carter - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
    Joe Jones - You Talk Too Much
    Etta James - At Last
    Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
    Ben E. King - Stand By Me
    Miracles - Shop Around
    Shirelles - Soldier Boy
    Supremes - Some Things You Never Get Used To
    Jackie Wilson - Baby Workout
    Otis Redding - Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
    Edwin Starr - 25 Miles
    Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron
    Impressions - Gypsy Woman
    Mary Wells - My Guy
    Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Loving
    Baby Washington - I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face
    James Brown - I Got The Feeling
    Betty Everett - It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)
    O.C. Smith - Little Green Apples
    Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
    Isley Brothers - Twist and Shout
    Gladys Knight & The Pips - Letter Full of Tears
    Falcons - I Found A Love
    Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
    Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz
    Chuck Jackson - I Don't Want To Cry
    Ronettes - Be My Baby
    Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog
    Temptations - (You're My) Dream Come True
    Booker T. & The MG’s - Green Onions

  10. #10
    Nice list from Martha but I really don't find anything really eclectic about it. It's nothing
    outside of what one hear on a classic R&B/Soul broadcast. I could see if it mixed other
    genres. Even staying close to what is called Black music or the strains of music from people
    whose roots came from Africa, there is no blues, jazz and almost no funk. Still I know
    it's from Martha's timeline...

  11. #11
    With so few records played charting in the UK, I can't help wondering how much the playlist appealed to the average listener to the show.

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