Martha reeves the vandellas watchout

She was meant to call ahead.  Instead, Martha Reeves assumes the Motown audition is set for the morning after winning a talent contest at Detroit’s 20 Grand nightclub.  Fortunately, she impresses A&R chief Mickey Stevenson by holding down the phones for him that day, and is hired as a secretary.  From then, it’s only a matter of time before Martha’s talent as a singer shines through.  With the Vandellas, she proceeds to make memorable Motown music, including “Heat Wave,” “Nowhere To Run,” “Jimmy Mack” and the song considered to be one of the company’s timeless signature songs:  “Dancing In The Street.”

Reeves’ first introduction to Motown records was as songwriter and producer Mickey Stevenson’s secretary. During this time, the girl group (at this point known as The Vels) were frequently performing as backing vocalists for the Motown label, including performing on Marvin Gaye’s first hit single “ Stubborn Kind of Fellow ”.


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