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STONEWALL Veterans' Association * Current + Upcoming Events
 



2017

Motown Concert:  The Temptations, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Four Tops
and Mary Wilson of The Supremes in Brooklyn, New York

Concert by four of the greatest Motown acts -- then and now:  The Temptations featuring Dennis Edwards, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Lois and Delphine), The Four Tops, and Mary Wilson of The Supremes!  This is a great show especially for the milestone Summer of 2017 at famous Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York!  The Ford -- quite an appropriate automotive name for Detroit-based musical artists -- Amphitheatre is brand-new and state-of-the-art!  The solid gold Motown concert is on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 @ 8 p.m.

Musical Note:  There is only one artist who had a song entitled "Coney Island"!  It is Martha Reeves & The Vs!  "C.I." was written by the popular Frank Wilson, et al.  The song is included on Martha Reeves & The Vandellas' outstanding "Lost And Found: Spellbound" album!
FordAmphitheaterConeyIsland.com/2017/events/temptations-four-tops

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Stonewall Veterans Reunion with Miss Martha Reeves and Concert

Join many members of the National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("SVA") at a hit songs concert performance of the legendary Martha Reeeves & The Vandellas (Lois and Delphine) at B.B. King's Nightclub on West 42nd Street near Times Square in Manhattan on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.  (Doors open @ 6 p.m. for dinner and drinks.)  "We're Ready For Love!"





2016

Top Five Songs from Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

The top five songs, and there are plenty to choose from, of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ("MRV") highlighted here are:  "Heat Wave", "Dancing In The Street", "Nowhere To Run", "I'm Ready For Love" and "Jimmy Mack"!  There is background 411, a promotional photograph taken at the time of each song and an active live link to see MRV performing each song!  Visit: 

www.SmoothRadio.com/best-music/1960s/top-5-songs-from-Martha-Reeves-and-The-Vandellas



2015

Martha Reeves & The Vandaellas:  Concert at NYC's B.B. King's Nightclub

Members of the legendary STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association (SVA) annually welcoms back Martha Reeves and her Vandellas to the city where "Come And Get These Memories", "Heat Wave", "Quicksand", "Dancing In The Street", "Nowhere To Run", "My Baby Loves Me", "I'm Ready For Love", "Jimmy Mack" and "Honey Chile" were all #1 on either the pop charts or the R&B charts or both!!  The SVA's contingency, including handsome S.V.A. office manager AnDre Christie, is gayly hosted by Williamson Henderson.  The 'one night only' show is on the best night, Saturday, February 21st.  B.B. King's Nightclub is at 237 West 42nd Street, off Times Square, between Seventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue.  Doors open @ 6 p.m.  The S.V.A. is having its wonderful and funderful pre-show dinner and drinks before the show at BBK's.  Showtime is @ 8 p.m.  Martha will open with her rousing hit single "I'm Ready For Love"!  The finale is always and appropriately "Dancing In The Street".  There shall be a "Live Wire" reunion get2gether with Miss Martha Reeves backstage after the show!

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Visit Miss Martha Reeves
The website of Miss Martha Reeves includes her concert tour schedule!
www.MissMarthaReeves.com



2014

Martha Reeves:  Concert at B.B. King's Nightclub/NYC

"Come And Get These Memories"!  Martha Reeves's annual return engagement at this legendary and great dinner and perfect show venue is on Friday, January 24th @ 8 p.m.  Doors open @ 6 p.m. to accommodate the dinner and drinks patrons prior to the show.  "Get Ready For Love"!



2013

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  MRV 50th Anniversary - The Singles Collection (1962-1972)

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This literally incredible and complete collection goes from "I'll Have To Let Him Go" (A-side single) in 1962 to "I Want You Back" (B-side single) in 1972!

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   Martha Reeves Portaryed on Broadway:  "Motown The Musical"

Berry Gordy Motown Martha Reeves

Yes, Miss Martha Reeves was at the premiere of "Motown" on April 14
Pictured above:  Berry Gordy, Jr., Martha Reeves and Stevie Wonder

 

The incredible all-American story of Motown and the colossal songbook of Motown has been considered as phenominal Broadway material for decades!  Well, "MTM" finally arrived!  Come and get these memories!  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas' #1 international hit song and dance anthem is, of course, in the Motown musical.  It is given the big Broadway production treatment that it deserves.  "Dancing In The Street", especially as performed by Miss Martha Reeves, is ultimate Motown!  The song is recaptured to great satisfaction and as a living tribute to Martha in the musical "Motown".


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2012 

Concert:  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

B.B. King's Famous Nightclub
at Times Square
Manhattan, NYC

Sunday, December 30, 2012 @ 8 p.m.

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Event>>>>>  Martha Reeves:  "Dancing With The Stars"

Appropriately, Martha Reeves opened the two-hour exciting "Dancing With The Stars" show with her international #1 hit song "Dancing In The Street"!  That song is the anthem of Motown Records and it was ideal for a show about dancing!  Martha looked Motown royalty in a full-length gown.  The opening also featured The Temptations performing "Get Ready" and Smokey Robinson singing "The Tracks Of My Tears".  Tonight was "Motown Night" -- every dance was to a Motown song!  Martha, later in the show, in a shimmering silver cocktail dress, performed a bouncy rendition of "Jimmy Mack" while a couple (Maria Menounos and Derek Hough) danced.  Tonight, other Motown legends performing -- while a competing couple danced to the song -- were Smokey Robinson ("Cruisin'", "Ooo, Baby, Baby" and "Being With You") and The Temptations ("My Girl", "I Can't Get Next To U", "The Way You Do The Things You Do" and "Ain't Too Proud To Beg").  There was a surprise intro of a special front-row guest:  Motown founder Mr. Berry Gordy, Jr.  "DWTS" is the popular dance competition show with celebrity dance contestants paired with professional dancers.  Ironically, one contestant was also a Motown legend:  Gladys Knight!  DWTS's "Night of Motown" concluded with a competitive dance elimination "Motown Marathon" set to Martha's "Nowhere To Run"!  The show aired 'live' on ABC-TV on Monday, April 23rd with rave revues and high ratings!
     

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Martha Reeves & The Crystal Method:  On Television 

Martha Reeves performs her exciting new hit single "I'm Not Leaving" with The Crystal Method.  They are backed by an all-star band comprised of horns from soul legends Tower of Power and rockers Darryl Jones of the Rolling Stones, Brain of Nine Inch Nails and Richie Fortus of Guns n' Roses.  The backup singers include Louis Price, formerly of The Temptations.
Don't miss it when Motown royal and rock royalty meet!  The 'live' performance is on the popular "Jimmy Kimmel Show" on Friday night, March 30th at midnight EST (9 p.m. PT) on ABC-TV.

   


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Martha Reeves:  Performances this year 2012 confirmed in many countries

United States of America (CA, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OR and SC, alphabetically), England, Italy, Scotland and Sweden

   

 

2011

Motown Variety Artists featuring Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  Motown 50 {3-C/Ds}




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Included in this set are MRV's #1 "Heat Wave" and #1 "Dancing In The Street" and in the bonus third compact disc, the MRV cover versions, Martha performs "I Say A Little Prayer".




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Event > > >  Martha Reeves Performs at The White House

Martha Reeves WH Berry Gordy

Martha Reeves and Berry Gordy, Jr.

Continuing the commemoration of the 50th anniverasary of Motown Records, the U.S. President Barack held a "Tribute to the Motown Performers" at The White House in Washington, District of Columbia (DC), on Thursday, February 24th.  As a special legendary Motown guest of honor in the front row, Miss Martha was demanded on stage to sing on the tribute to her blockbuster hit "Dancing in The Street".  President Barack personally thanked "Miss Martha Reeves"!  The chief three original Motowners for the televised on Public Broadcasting System (PBS) event were Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves and Stevie Wonder.

 

 

 

  
2010

   Martha Reeves Vandellas Portrait

 Vintage "V" Portrait:  Lois Reeves, Martha Reeves and Rosalind Ashford  
[Portrait courtesy of Motown Record Co.]

    

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   >>> Event:  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas return to New York City!!!

September 16th (Thursday), 2010
@ 8 p.m.  

B.B. King's Nightclub
Times Square
237 West 42 Street
Manhattan, New York City

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>>> Event:  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas in Ireland!

Thursday, July 22:  Cork, Ireland - Opera House

Friday, July 23:  Dublin, Ireland - Halix Theatre

   

 

 

2009

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  The Definitive Collection

Martha Reeves MRV Definitive Collection

 Colorfully pictured:  Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelley and Martha Reeves

   


   

2008


>>>>> Event:  New York City Holiday Rock & Soul Show
starring Felix Cavaliere & The Rascals, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
and Tommy James & The Shondells in Concert!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 8 p.m.

Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34 Street
btw. Eighth and Ninth Avenues
Manhattan, New York
   

=Tribute=

:Martha is dedicating her part of the show to "The Top of The Tops" -- the late and great Levi Stubbs!

   

 

2007

Motown Artists featuring Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  Motown Sings Motown Treasures 



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This truly timeless vault collection of crown jewel songs includes 3 MRV gem
versions namely "Forever", "Contract On Love" and "The Tracks Of My Tears".
 

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>>>>> Event:  Martha Reeves Solo Concert  

Joe's Famous Pub in New York City
located at the Papp Public Theater
Lafayette Street & Astor Place
Manhattan, New York

Special Gay Pride Week Performances
including "Songs of The Stonewall"

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Shows @ 10 p.m. and midnight

   

   

2006

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  GOLD

 
Vandellas 2006 Gold

Gold Girls:  Rosalind Ashford (top), Betty Kelley (left) and Martha Reeves 

"Right-on" to Motown Records for timely issuing "GOLD", an expanded anthology of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.  This double compact disc collection has over forty songs, including all of the MRV single-release songs on Motown's Gordy record label and a healthy sampling of their popular flipside songs.  "Songs of The Stonewall" included in this set are the perennial favorites "Heatwave" and "Dancing In The Street", which appeared, respectively, in The Stonewall Club's jukebox, for a month or so each, every summer.  The regular Stonewall Era songs digitally-remastered in these two c/d's include:  "My Baby Loves Me" and "I'm Ready For Love" from 1966; "Jimmy Mack", "Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone" and its popular 'B' side "One Way Out" from 1967; "Honey Chile", its flipside "Show Me The Way To Your Heart", "I Promise To Wait My Love" and its 2-sided hit "Forget Me Not" all from 1968; and "We've Got Honey Love" and "Taking My Love And Leaving Me" from 1969.  The MRV flipside record songs include the finger-snapping, line-dancing, Gay-marriage themed "Third Finger, Left Hand" and the fast-paced, hard-dancing "One Way Out" from 1967 and "Show Me The Way To Your Heart" and "Forget Me Not" from 1968.  All were flipside hits at The Stonewall.  The collection is expanded with its hot handful sampling of post-MRV single songs of a solo Martha Reeves.  

   


 

2005

Martha Reeves new single winner in 2005 on Election Day:  

* "Call Me Council Woman" =b/w= "Detroit Rose" (released by City Hall Records)

   

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The vandalous Vandellas in 2005 (l-2-r):  Lois, Martha and Delphine Reeves
 

* * * * * MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS * * * * *
(Lois Reeves & Delphine Reeves)

at

B.B. KING's NIGHTCLUB

West 42nd Street/Times Square
Manhattan * New York * U.S.A.



Day/date/time:  Monday, March 8th, 2005 @ 9 p.m.

 

Special Guests:   Arlene Smith of The Chantels, original Girl Group members of The Crystals, The Exciters and The Toys, plus N.Y.C. music legend (in her own mind) Royal Jones, former MRV Fan Club President Williamson Henderson, Girl Groups promoter Thomas Ingrassia, S.M.V. Girl Groups Fan Club President Frances Baugh, N.Y.C. District Leader Eddie Baca, Eric Carter of Detroit (MRV Tour Manager), Ace Lichtenstein (MRV Manager), Dundifer Holt (MRV Assistant Manager) and officials of the STONEWALL Veterans' Association and the Imperial QUEENS & Kings of Greater New York, among many others.

 

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Concert Songlist:

* "I'm Ready For Love"

* "Come And Get These Memories"

Introduction of The Vandellas:  Lois & Delphine

* "Nowhere To Run"

* "Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things"

Intro of Arlene Smith of The Chantels

* "Maybe" (a cappella sample by Martha solo)

* "Jimmy Mack"

MRV 1960s Copacabana Medley:
* "The Boy From Ipanema"
* "Call Me"
* "The Look Of Love" (dedicated to Dusty Springfield)

Great Tribute to Mr. Marvin Gaye:
* "What's Going On"

Instrumental of "WGO" (MRV costume change)
Introduction of Uptown Horns Revue Band
Encore:  "What's Going On"

Tribute to Mr. Jackie Wilson:
* "Higher And Higher"

* "Heat Wave"

* "My Baby Loves Me" (Martha's favorite MRV song)

* "Watch Your Back" (Martha Reeves solo)

* "Home To You" (Martha solo c/d title song)

Tribute to the late singer/songwriter Johnny Bristol --
Martha dedicated song to Williamson Henderson, Stonewall President
* "No One There" (MRV's last Motown single in 1973)

* "Dancing In The Street"

 

 

 

 

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Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  Lost & Found - Spellbound (1962 - 1972)

 Martha Reeves Vandellas Lost And Found

 Purple Vandellas (shown):  Sandra Tilley, Martha Reeves and Lois Reeves  

 

A long-sought, much-anticipated collection of an overwhelming majority of never-before released gems and a handful of real rarities by Miss Martha Reeves and her vandalous Vandellas!  The timeframe spans their legendary dozen golden years at Motown Records.  The songlist includes: "Spellbound" (would have been a hit single), "All That Glitters Isn't Gold", "Coney Island" (as in Brooklyn), "It's Your Wedding Day", "Keep Stepping (Never Look Back)", "For Once In My Life" (the Motown standard), "Candy Man", "It Must Be Him" (a 1967 especially Gay favorite hit song by Vicki Carr), "Standing Ovation", "You Neglect Me", and the now (tsunami) ironically titled "Earthquake"!  A few other M.R.V. jewels from the Motown vaults -- "Contract On Love", "Forever" and "The Tracks Of My Tears" -- which no doubt would have been included here on M.R.V.'s "Lost And Found" were rather represented on the other new 2-c/d vintage collection entitled "Motown Sings Motown Treasures".  Another M.R.V. gem "(It's Easy To Fall In Love) With A Boy Like You" would also have been included; however, it found a much greener pasture as a featured song in the Will Smith blockbuster movie "Hitch!"    

 

 

2004

Martha Reeves:  Home To You

Miss Martha Reeves pensively pictured "Home-2-Us"

"The Black Rose"'s eleven songs have nine written or co-written by the singer and album producer Martha Reeves herself.  The tenth song is the jazzy re-working of one of her classic Motown "Top Ten" dance songs, "Jimmy Mack", written by the legendary Holland-Dozier-Holland.  So, you can say that all these years later, Martha is still looking for Jimmy at The Stonewall Club -- and a lot of other Gay clubs!  Speaking of legends, the eleventh song is written by the legendary songstress Billie Holiday, who was the first to popularize the herein inspirational "God Bless The Child (Who's Got His Own)".

 

Great note from Martha Reeves to Williamson Henderson, 
President of the STONEWALL Veterans' Association

   

   

2003

"Love, Guess Who" from Diva Reeves to the Stonewall Vetz


* * * * * MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS * * * * *
(Lois Reeves & Delphine Reeves)

at

B.B. KING's NIGHTCLUB, NYC
West 42 Street off Times Square
New York, New York

Sunday, November 30th, 2003
@ 8 p.m.

 

Attended by:     Williamson Henderson, Dianne Yodice, Bert Coffman,
Rev. Magora Kennedy, Mark J. Reilly, Amir Qaharr,
Dundee Holt, Jason Abrams, Scott Taylor
(from D.C.), et al. and members of the S.V.A.

Emcee:   Brother Bennie Reeves

Opening Act:   Carlton J. Smith, Motown Soul Singer

* "What's Goin' On?"
* "Tribute To Motown"
* "Ode To Billie Joe"
* "Take It To The River"
* "Ain't That A Kick In The Head?"
* "Thank U For Lettin' Me B Myself Again"


MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS   *   Program of Songs:

1.   "I'm Ready For Love" (1966)
2.   "Come And Get These Memories" (1963)
  From the stage:  Martha's acknowledgment of America's STONEWALL Veterans' Association!
3.   "Nowhere To Run (Nowhere To Hide)" (1965)
4.   "Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things" (1965)
5.   "Jimmy Mack" (1967)
6.   "Third Finger, Left Hand" (1967) {acappella}
7.   "Bless You, Bless Me" (1971)
8.   "In My Lonely Room" (1964)
9.   Copacabana Medley {M.R.V. at The Copa in the 1960s}
    a. "The Boy From Ipanema"
    b. "Call Me" {the Chris Montez song & now t.v. ad}
    c. "The Look Of Love" {dedicated to Dusty Springfield}
    d. "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars"
10.   "Watch Your Back" (=new= 2003)
11.   "My Baby Loves Me" (1966)
12.   "Honey Chile" (1968) {dedicated by Martha to Williamson Henderson}
13.   "Heat Wave" (1963)
14.   "God Bless The Child" (2002) {from Martha's new disc, "Home 2 U"}
15.   "Dancing In The Street" (1964)
{joined on stage by Williamson, Amir, Magora, Dianne and many audience dancers}
16.   Motown & Soul Medley
    a. "I Can't Help Myself" (Four Tops)
    b. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" (Stevie Wonder)
    c. "Knock On Wood" (Otis Redding & Carla Thomas)
    d. "I've Got The Feeling" (James Brown)
17.   Encore:  "Dancing In The Street"

 

Watchout!  Up front pic, that's movin' Motown Martha Reeves from 1967!
But, "Who's That Lady" (rather heavy) in the back?  Not our Miss Reeves!
OMG!  It's Shoiley Owens-Alston-Reeves, formerly of The Shirelles!?

Proofreaders Unlimited's Williamson Henderson always said from day one that Shoiley's unnecessary name addition of "Reeves" would eventually cause confusion (which some suspect is maybe why Shoiley added it)!  But this was the worst scenario:  some totally unknowledgeable neophyte reaching into a messy file jacket in the basement office at B.B. King's Nightclub and snatching the wrong "Reeves" photo -- never consulting with anyone -- and then uh-oh publishing it!  It was Shirley Alston not Martha Reeves!



   




MRV Milestone:  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame
   
    

   

2002

Songs of The Stonewall

Martha Reeves' holiday greetings to longtime friend Williamson Henderson 
-- and two of his MRV songs-named cats:  "Jimmy Mack" and "Quicksand"

   

 

2001

The Itch is Back!

 

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Martha Reeves:  Dancing In The Streets

Special Motown selected songs newly recorded by Dancin' Martha Reeves

Besides prominent Vandellas' hit songs such as "Heat Wave", "Dancing In The Street" (notice with no "s"), "Nowhere To Run" and "Jimmy Mack", this compact disc also includes interesting re-workings of The Supremes' "Come See About Me", The Tempts' "Get Ready", Gladys Knight's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", The Tops' "It's The Same Old Song" and Dionne's "I Say A Little Prayer" -- all original hit songs at The Stonewall and everywhere else! 

   

   

1999

God "Bless You" to the S.V.A. President WLH from Miss Martha Reeves 

   

 

1998

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  The Ultimate Collection

Pictured (circa 1965):  Martha Reeves (top), Rosalind Ashford (center) and Betty Kelley

 

 

1995

MRV Milestone:  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Annette, Roz and Betty) inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Music Hall-of-Fame!!!!

 

 

1994

Martha Reeves' Autobiography:  "Dancing In The Street: Confessions Of A Motown Diva"

 

 

1993

MRV Milestone:  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Annette, Roz, Betty and Lois) inducted into the Rhythm & Blues (R&B) Hall of Fame!!!

 

   

1992

Surprise 1992 Song by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas: 

* "Angel In Disguise"

Line-up:  Martha, Lois and Delphine Reeves

   

 

   

1989

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Reunited 1989 Song:

* "Step In My Shoes"

Line-up:  Martha Reeves, Lois Reeves, Delphine Reeves

 

   

   

1986

Motown Legends:  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Pictured above (circa 1968):   Rosalind Ashford, Martha Reeves and Lois Reeves

   

 

1983

Martha Reeves:  "Motown 25" Television Special

Martha Reeves solo is featured singing "Heat Wave" on the critically-acclaimed "Motown 25 Anniversary" television special!  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ("MRV") the group were shown multiple times in archival film footage and promotional photographs during the popular telecast.  The show's big opening dance production number was the Motown anthem, "Dancing In The Street".  This was the #1 song popularized by M.R.V. nearly 20 years prior to this event.  In addition to the hot performance by Miss Reeves, other performers included:  Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells, Smokey Robinson, The Commodores, Jr. Walker and DeBarge


   


1980

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Martha Reeves' Disco Song (on Fantasy Records) in 1980:

* "Skating In The Streets"

   

   

1978

Martha Reeves:  We Meet Again (album on Fantasy Records)

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1978's Personal Freedom Song by Diva Martha Reeves 

* "Free Again" {disco version}

   


        

1977

Martha Reeves:  For The Rest of My Life (album on Arista Records)

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Martha Reeves' Sweet Torch Songs in 1977 

* "This Time I'll Be Sweeter"

* "(I Want To Be With You) The Rest Of My Life"


 

1976

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Martha Reeves' 1976 Lifting Songs (on Arista Records):

* "Love Blind"

* "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher"

   

   

  1975

Martha Reeves:  Rainbow  (album on MCA Records)

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1975's Martha Reeves' Soulful Solo Songs:

* "My Man (You've Changed My Tune)"

* "I've Got To Use My Imagination" {Europe only}

 

   

 

1974 

Martha Reeves:  Martha Reeves {first solo album} (MCA Records)

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Note:  This is the C/D promo photo not actual original album cover!

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Martha Reeves' Solo Songs in 1974:

* "Power Of Love" (female remake of Joe Simon soul song)

* "Wild Night" (female remake of Van Morrison rock song)

 

   

1973

Motown Solo Release by Martha Reeves:

"Baby Don't Leave Me"

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Surprise Song of 1973 by post-Martha Reeves & The Vandellas at Motown:

* "No One There" {released only in the U.K.}
   
   

 

1972

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  Black Magic


Martha Reeves Vandellas Black Magic

Soulfully pictured above:  Lois Reeves, Sandra Tilley and Martha



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1972's Martha Reeves & The Vandellas' Songs:

* "Tear It On Down" {the last U.S. single record by MRV}

* "I Want U Back" {flipside of above song; re-released as A-side}
   



 

1971

1971 Songs - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:

* "Bless You (Bless Me)"

* "In And Out Of My Life"
 
   

 

1970

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  Natural Resources

Martha Reeves MRV Natural Resources

Happily pictured:  Sandra Tilley, Martha and Lois Reeves
Note:  You can imagine how much the Gay Stonewall vets love 'the rainbow'!   


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Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 1970 Songs:

* "I Should Be Proud"

* "Love, Guess Who"

* " I Gotta Let You Go"



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Martha Reeves Vandellas 1970

Pictured above (top):  Sandra Tilley and Lois Reeves
and (bottom):  Martha Reeves
   

 

   

1969 

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  Sugar 'n' Spice

Martha Reeves Vandellas Sugar N Spice

Sugar + Spice = Sandra Tilley, Martha Reeves and Lois Reeves


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  1969 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Songs at The Stonewall:

* "Sweet Darlin'"

* "We've Got Honey Love" {MRV song at the time of the Stonewall Rebellion}

* "Taking My Love and Leaving Me"
{MRV song when the The Stonewall closed December 1969}



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Looking very Stonewallish:  Rosalind, Martha and Lois

1969 Line-up:  Martha Reeves, Lois Reeves, Sandra Tilley

     

   

1968

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  Ridin' High

Martha Reeves Vandellas Ridin High


Pictured ridin':  Lois Reeves, Rosalind Ashford and Martha Reeves

 

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 1968 MRV hot soul songs in The Stonewall Jukebox:


* "Honey Chile"
 =b/w= "Show Me The Way To Your Heart"

* "I Promise To Wait My Love"
=back/with= "Forget Me Not"

* "I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playin'"
=b/w= "I Tried!"



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Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
(Lois Reeves and Rosalind Ashford)

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1968 Line-up:  Martha Reeves, Rosalind Ashford, Lois Reeves

   

 

 

1967

Martha & The Vandellas:  Watchout!

Martha Reeves Vandellas Watchout!


Watchout!  Rosalind!  Betty!  Martha!



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1967 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Songs in The Stonewall Jukebox:

* "Jimmy Mack" {#1 R&B}

* "Third Finger, Left Hand" {'B' side of "Jimmy"; everyone knows it should've been an 'A' single}

* "Love Bug, Leave My Heart Alone"
=b/w= "One Way Out"



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Motown's "Best of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas" (backcover photo)
Dancingly pictured:  Martha, Betty and Roz

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Martha & The Vandellas:  Live!

Martha Reeves Vandellas Live!

 Prettily pictured above:  Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelley and Martha Reeves

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Martha Reeves Vandellas Live 1967

 Live Wires:  Rosalind, Betty  and Martha


 

1966

Martha & The Vandellas:  Greatest Hits


Martha Reeves Vandellas Greatest Hits

   

 

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1966 Martha & The Vandellas Songs in The Stonewall Jukebox:

* "My Baby Loves Me" 
[background by The Four Tops]

* "(Watchout!) Never Leave Your Baby's Side" {flipside of "My Baby"} 

* "What Am I Gonna Do Without Your Love?"
=b/w= "Go Ahead And Laugh"

* "I'm Ready for Love" {#1 R&B}

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MRV:  Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelley and Martha Reeves


 
  


1965

Martha & The Vandellas:  Dance Party

Martha Reeves Vandellas Dance Party 2

 Commercially correct and respectful cover:  showing Martha & The Vandellas!!!
Hotly pictured above are:  Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelley and Martha Reeves  

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1965 sizzling songs of Martha & The Vandellas:

* "Nowhere To Run" {#1 R&B} =b/w= "Motoring" {#1 R&B Regional}

* "You've Been In Love Too Long"

* "Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things"

   
 

 

1964

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  Dancing In The Street

Martha Reeves Vandellas Dance Party

 Great artisitc cover but..... where are The Vandellas???

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Martha & The Vandellas are (l-2-r):  Betty Kelley, Martha Reeves and Roz Ashford

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1964 Martha & The Vandellas dancin' songs:

* "Live Wire" =b/w= "Old Love (Let's Try Again)"

* "In My Lonely Room"

* "Dancing In The Street" {int'l #1 song}

* "Wild One"

Line-up:  Martha Reeves, Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelley

     

 

1963

Martha & The Vandellas:  Heat Wave

Hotly pictured (l-2-r):  Rosalind Ashford, Martha Reeves and Annette Sterling

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Martha & The Vandellas hot and quick songs in 1963:

* "Heat Wave" {#1 song} 

 * "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day)"

* "Quicksand" =b/w= "Darling, I Hum Our Song"

 

 

1962

Martha & The Vandellas:  Come And Get These Memories

Martha Reeves Vandellas Memories

Motown tackily chose the old Teddy Bear, etc. over The Vandellas 

   

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The Vandellas featuring Martha Reeves in 1962:

* "There He Is At My Door" {pre-Motown}

* "I'll Have To Let Him Go"

* "Come And Get These Memories"


Line-up:  Martha Reeves, Rosalind Ashford, Annette Sterling

 

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Come And Get These Memories:  Martha Reeves with that big "old Teddy bear" that he won for her at the state fair in one hand and the "old friendship ring" in the other hand; Rosalind Ashford with her "old favorite record" -- a MRV record on the Gordy label; and Annette Sterling with his "old love letters" and some "old Valentine cards"!!!

 

      

 

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  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas' Compilation and Comments by:  
Williamson L. Henderson 
S.V.A. Director

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Favourite "Top Baker's Dozen" of MRV Single Songs:

#1.  "Dancing In The Street" (1964)  
2.  "Heat Wave" (1963)
3.  "Nowhere To Run" (1965)
4.  "Jimmy Mack" (1967)  
5.  "I'm Ready For Love" (1966)
6.  "Come And Get These Memories" (1962)
7.  "Wild One" (1964)
8.  "My Baby Loves Me" (1966)
9.  "Quicksand" (1963)
10.  "Bless You (Bless Me)" (1971)
11.  "Honey Chile" (1968)
12.  "In My Lonely Room" (1964)
13.  "One Way Out" (1967)


Note:  The S.V.A. periodically conducts surveys of favourite records of original Stonewall Club artists such as Martha Reeves & The Vandellas ("MRV").  Updates of choices are then posted with any position changes to the existing MRV favourite song survey.
 

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Reproducing and reprinting information from this "Songs of The Stonewall" (#7) file 
for Martha Reeves & The Vandellas requires including required and due credit to: 

STONEWALL Veterans' Association

and a contact information reference such as the S.V.A. website location, the S.V.A. e-mail address and/or the S.V.A. telephone number exactly as they are listed below:

website:  www.STONEWALLvets.org

e-mail:  SVA@STONEWALLvets.org
 
telephone:  (212) 6-27-1969 ("24/7/365")

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18th July
2017

Martha Reeves's Birthday!

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1969 "Song of The Original Stonewall Club Jukebox":
"Dancing In The Street"
(originally Summer 1964, re-released Summer 1969)

by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
 

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2017:  48th Anniversary of the historic Stonewall Rebellion in New York City!

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