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Martha Reeves and the Vandellas' classic Gordy hits of the '60s: Dancing in the Street; Nowhere to Run; Quicksand; I'm Ready for Love; Jimmy Mack; Honey Chile; My Baby Loves Me , and more!
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 10, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: August 10, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Motown Records
  • ASIN: B00000JWNG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,783 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By A Customer on August 18, 1999
Format: Audio CD
After reissuing, reissuing, reissuing and reissuing its artists' hits, Motown now follows "The Ultimate Collection" with what could be titled the "Anything But Ultimate Collection." It's the same old song, arranged in no particular order, with uninspired packaging. How much more can this particular horse be dragged to the watering hole? Meanwhile, Motown has in the can a great unreleased Martha and the Vandellas album titled "Moments to Remember" (the title number is not the same song as the Four Lads hit) including a fabulous single titled "Coney Island." It has SEVERAL "Martha Reeves and the Vandellas at the Copa" albums unreleased, absolutely terrific. It has about 100 unreleased Martha and the Vandellas singles, among them a good two dozen as good or better than anything ever released. It has the SAME for the Marvelettes. For Diana Ross there's whole unreleased albums and dozens of incredible singles; for the Supremes about a dozen unreleased albums and hundreds of great unreleased singles. And year after year after year this still vibrant and definitely significant work goes unheard while for the umpteenth time we get "Jimmy Mack" (which version totally unpredictable each time out). Each of Motown's successive owners has only been able to mine the same increasingly dull diamonds--zero creativity, zero venturesomesome, zero initiative. (Well, we did finally and miraculously get a Velvelettes album.) Even Martha must be fed up--there's SO much she did that is SO extraordinary and there it sits year after year after year while the same dozen or so tunes come out over and over and over and over. Is there anyone left who doesn't have this music by now? Berry never, ever should have sold the company.Read more ›
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After Diana Ross and the Supremes, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas were Motown's biggest female stars. But whereas the Supremes offered listeners sophistication the music of Reeves was more in the gospel tradition. Reeves got her big break when she was a secretary at Motown and Mary Wells failed to show up for a recording session. The song, "I'll Have to Let Him Go," which is not included in this collection, was the first song credited to the suddenly created Martha & the Vandellas. The original Vandellas were Annette Sterling and Rosalind Holmes, although the lineup changed over the years; the name came from combining a couple of Detroit favorites, Van Dyke Street and local singer Della Reese). The group's second single "Come and Get These Memories" made the Top 5 of the R&B charts and the girls were on their way. Other Top 5 hits included "Dancing in the Street," ""Nowhere to Run," "Jimmy Mack," "I'm Ready for Love," "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave," and "Honey Chile." These danceable R&B hits made Martha & the Vandellas the chief rivals to the Supremes until 1968, when Reeves had a nervous breakdown after a bad acid trip. The group disbanded after a farewell concert in Detroit in 1973 and after an undistinguished solo career away from Motown, Reeves was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 1995. This Millennium Collection offers up all of the group's hits, but is limited to only 11 cuts. Consequently, while this album certainly covers the basics there is more of Martha & the Vandellas out there for you to enjoy.
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By A Customer on August 1, 2000
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Great introduction to Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. But QUICKSAND has some audio problems...I returned the original copy I purchased ...exhanging if for another. The problem still exists....kind of hard to describe but during one part of the song the speakers in my car sound like they are going to pop. It's not as noticeable when played on my home stereo but it's still there. Also the version found here is not mixed properly.
Although HEATWAVE is played over and over again on the radio and included in so many compilation discs...the version found on this disc includes one with a longer instrumental break during the middle of the song. I've only heard this on the radio ...I assume it was a "radio cut" sent to DJ's. However, by adding the longer instrumental break the producer of this disc sacrifices the classic ending to the song. Bummer. The collection also features the alternate version to JIMMY MACK without the forceful drum intro. Not my favorite but still a good cut.
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The sheer volume and power of Martha Reeves, raw, earthy, soulful vocal style has been highly underated and over-looked over the years. Some say her career was over-shadowed by Motown's leading lady, Diana Ross. Its impossible to compare Diana Ross and Martha Reeves to one another as both have unique, magical and individual qualities of their own but its not unfair to say that Martha Reeves acheivements have received far less recoginition than Diana Ross. On the Millenium collection, the compilation offers a quick glide through some of their most magical hits. Their first major hit came with the sassy, upbeat Come And Get These Memories where Martha's vocals are charged with fire and soul. She really puts her all into every performance as she does on the fantastic and timeless Heatwave. Dancin' In The Street takes a venture into urban R&B, a style which became customary to Martha and the Vandellas and this is quite clearly their biggest commercial success which has since been covered several times. Its this version that remains the most timeless though. The atmospheric musical arrangements, catchy groove and hooky chrous has soul classic writen all over it. Nowhere To Run came close to eclipsing the success of that classic. An upbeat, exciting recording that has all the emphasis and elements of that golden Motown sound, this rapidly became one of Martha Reeves most famous classics. Martha proved she could muster her voice into a lower throat register on such mid-tempo ballads such as Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things (though Diana Ross actually recorded a more unique version with The Supremes on their Reflections album of 1967) and the sultry My Baby Loves Me.Read more ›
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