You can't do a nod to Soul without acknowledging the massive contribution the Girl Group genre made during the 1960's. And one of the most successful groups who helped put Motown Records on the map was Martha & The Vandellas, who churned out hit after hit, almost without stop, from 1962-1972.
Tonight it's a hit from 1965. You've Been In Love Too Long has been covered successfully by a number of artists, including a sizable hit for Bonnie Raitt. But Martha Reeves and The Vandellas had the original and it was their fourth straight hit in less than two years.
(Bocky & The Visions - Sounding a bit like James Brown on Steroids)
In anticipation of the weekend, I thought I would add this somewhat frantic entry by Cleveland's own Bocky & The Visions. Released in 1964, I Go Crazy was the James Brown Read more...