Martha Reeves


Soul sensation Martha Reeves, born in Eufaula, the oldest girl of eleven children, created some of the most infectious and memorable dance records of the 1960s. Along with her powerful backup group, the Vandellas, Martha cut her first big chart hit, "Come and Get These Memories" in 1963.

Martha and the Vandellas quickly established themselves as Motown's hard-edged, blues-based girl group of the 60s, taking their sound to the top of the Pop and R&B charts. Their explosive pop and rhythm and blues chart busters included such perennial party favorites as "Heat Wave" (1961), "Quicksand" (1963), "Nowhere To Run" (1965), "Jimmy Mack" and "Honey Chile" (1967), and their unforgettable signature tune, "Dancing In The Streets" (1964). Martha gave her farewell concert with the Vandellas December 21, 1972 after which she recorded four albums as a solo artist.

Reeves is the 1995 Lifework Award for Performing Acheivement recipeint.

Other Martha Reeves links:
Martha and the Vandellas

For more information, contact
Martha Reeves Fan Club
P.O. Box 1987
Paramount CA 90723-1987


Sources:
Alabama Music Hall of Fame


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