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Formed in by friends Annette BeardRosalind Ashford and Gloria Williamsthe group eventually included Martha Reeveswho moved up in ranks as lead vocalist of the group after Williams' departure in The group signed with and eventually recorded all of their singles for Motown's Gordy imprint. Selected members of the group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Teenagers Rosalind Ashford and Annette Beard first became acquainted after a local music manager hired them to be members of a girl group he named The Del-Phis.
The group originally had up to six members, shortened to four. After another member left the group, she was replaced by Alabama -born vocalist Martha Reeveswho had been a member of a rival group, the Fascinations, and had also been a member of another group, the Sabre-Ettes. The record flopped. That record, featuring Williams on lead vocals, also flopped. Briefly separated, Reeves returned to a solo career performing under the name Martha LaVaille, in hopes of getting a contract with emerging Detroit label Motown.
After Motown staffer Mickey Stevenson noticed Reeves singing at a prominent Detroit club, he offered her his business card for an audition.
Stevenson, initially upset, told Reeves to look out for clients and other matters. Soon Reeves became Heaven And Hell - Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell secretary and later was responsible for helping acts audition for the label.
Prior to her success as lead singer of The ElginsSandra Edwards then going by her surname Maulett recorded the song "Camel Walk", inwhich featured the Vels in background vocals. That year, the quartet began applying background vocals for emerging Motown star Marvin Gayesinging on Gaye's first hit single, " Stubborn Kind of Fellow "  After Mary Wells failed to make a scheduled recording session feigning a short illness, the Vels recorded what was initially a demo Neverman Platz - I R - Spálený of "I'll Have to Let Him Go".
Motown was so impressed by the group's vocals — and Martha's lead vocals in the song — that the label CEO Berry Gordy offered to give the group a contract. Figuring that being in show business was too rigorous, Williams opted out of the group. With Williams out, the remaining trio of Ashford, Beard and Reeves were told by Gordy that they would need a new name.
After failing to come up with a name on their own, Gordy gave the group the name The Vandellas. Following their signing to Motown's Gordy imprint inthe Vandellas struck gold with their second release, the first composition and production from the famed writing team, Holland—Dozier—Hollandtitled " Come and Get These Memories ". On the single and album, the song was titled "Heat Wave".
It was sometime later that the song was retitled to avoid confusion with the Irving Berlin song. The group's Wild One - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - The Best Of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas continued with their second Top Ten single and third Top 40 single, " Quicksand ", which was another composition with Holland-Dozier-Holland  and reached number eight pop in the late fall of The Vandellas biography at Digital Dream Door. Martha Reeves Official Website. The Vandellas Official Website.
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Martha Reeves biography at the Biography website. Martha Reeves biography at the Answers website. It was close in there. We were able to touch him and flirt with him and sing that perfect harmony with him.
We loved him so much. We sang behind him with no compensation a lot. We were very proud to help bring Marvin out of his ballad mode and into a funky choir-like sound.
His basic talent was spiritual. Berry could look at you, he could tell you had true Resting Time - Pin Ups - Lee Marvin and whether it came from your soul. He would critique you if you needed help. He was a great mentor not only to the singers but to the musicians. I have to speak for myself — he inspired me to do the best that I could every time we were in the studio.
I have had Wild One - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - The Best Of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas personal relationship with Berry Gordy, but not of a sexual nature. I was a good listener for things that he proposed for Motown on a creative level. We could speak openly and honestly to one another. We work as much as we like because the Motown sound has proved to be a favorite.
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