Monday, July 16, 2007

Martha And The Vandellas - Voice Your Choice

Martha And The Vandellas were one of the key and most successful of the Motown Girl Groups. Martha Reeves was born July 18, 1941 (Happy Birthday Martha!) and I understand she has recently been voted a member of City Council in Detroit. The Vandellas consisted of Annette Beard and Rosalind Ashford. Annette left the group in 1963 and was replaced by Betty Kelly, who had been with The Velvelettes. Martha and The Vandellas were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

Between 1963 and 1971, they had 23 Motown hits on the charts, including one Gold record and six Top Ten singles.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice features Martha And The Vandellas with two of their many Motown hits: Heat Wave and Quicksand. I know it's hard to decide, but you must. Come to the Voice Your Choice page and make your selection. We'll play the song with the most votes in Hour 3 of this week's show.