It's hard to believe it that it was nearly 50 years ago that Martha Reeves first hit the charts with the bluesy, soulful "Come and Get These Memories." It is especially hard to believe that much time has passed when Reeves hits the stage. With the unmistakable voice that helped define "the sound of young America," dancing and strutting with an incredible energy, Reeves is a live wire. Martha Reeves and her sisters in song (and in life) Lois and Delphine, continue to heat up clubs, concert stages and music festivals across the globe, thrilling audiences and always leaving them dancing.
Their hits are legendary: the Grammy-nominated "Heat Wave," the gospel-tinged "Nowhere to Run," the classic soul favorite "My Baby Loves Me," and the signature, "Dancing In The Street."
Crowned "Motown's ultimate soul diva," Martha Reeves established herself as one of music's greatest voices from the beginning. She backed Marvin Gaye on his first three hits ("Stubborn Kinda Fellow," "Pride and Joy," and "Hitch Hike') and gave Holland-Dozier-Holland their first big hit with "Come and Get These Memories." In fact, it was listening to Martha singing "Memories" that Berry Gordy came up with Motown tag line, "the sound of young America." While the roster of Vandellas changed frequently, Reeves' soaring soprano was the constant.
Today's Martha Reeves is fully exposed in her self-produced and critically praised CD "Home to You." Named by The Asbury Park Press as one of the best blues/root music albums of 2004, Reeves gives both new and older fans the kind of no-frills, straightforward soul singing rarely heard on contemporary radio. From the blues funk of "Watch Your Back" to the jazzy "God Bless The Child," to "Running For Your Love" recalling old school Motown, this Motown classic proves that she is still a powerhouse.
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas are true Motown and music legends. They will make sure that you "can't forget the Motor City."
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