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 "Songs of The Original STONEWALL Club Jukebox"©

 "S.O.T.S." compiled by original STONEWALL Club Patron, Stonewall Rebellion Participant
and STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association Founder Willson L. Henderson


Motown / Stonewall Legends:  
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

 Songs of The STONEWALL Club  |  Stonewall Various Artists  |  Singers - Part 2  |  Diana Ross & The Supremes
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas   The Marvelettes of Motown  |  Post-Stonewall Songs  |  Diana Ross

STONEWALL Veterans' Association:  'Go Fund Us'!

As Martha Reeves & The Vandellas's hit song "Come And Get These Memories" conveys, come 
and get these memories!  That's likely why you are here!  There are many reasons why you should 
"H-E-L-P" the STONEWALL Veterans' Association ("S.V.A.") -- the folks who have been 
bringing you all these memories with our unique knowledge and know-how, free of charge at our 
expense for more than a quarter-of-a-century!  The help is finally needed during the recent difficult,
sickening and killer worldwide health epidemic and the dire economic consequences it has caused 
especially for educational and non-profit groups!  The Gay boys and Gay girls and their straight friends 
of the original STONEWALL Bar & Dance Club in Manhattan, NYC, are 'the ones' who started the 
brave resistance and uprising -- not the current, rented, misrepresented and rip-off commercial store!  

Therefore, the most important point is preserving the real history of the actual participants in the
launching of the modern G.L.B.T. rights movement known as the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion!  
In other words, respect and support the people as represented exclusively for a half-century
by the voluntary, non-profit National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association -- 
not the leased, self-serving, for-profit, greedy, non-GLBT owned "Stonewall" storefront!

The 'Go Fund Us' site includes a rarified slideshow of fascinating vintage photographs of 
members of the STONEWALL Veterans' Association, all of whom were victims of the 
anti-Gay New York City Police Department raids on the original STONEWALL Club or the 
historic seven-night 1969 Stonewall Rebellion!  As an authentic treat, you will hear 
music of an actual #1 hit song from the original STONEWALL Bar & Dance Club Jukebox!

Supporting the S.V.A. ensures our educational programs, our outreach services and our existence!

STONEWALL Veterans' Association * Current + Upcoming Events


Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Concert in Staten Island, New York

The "Leading Ladies of Motown" concert tour arrives at the historic St. George Theatre in Staten Island, New York City!  The show stars Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Lois and Delphine ("MRV"),  and Mary Wilson of The Supremes!  MRV opened their show with their pulsating hit "I'm Ready For Love" and concluded their exciting show with their international #1 smash and the Motown anthem "Dancing In The Street"!  Legendary members of the STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association proudly attended front row and center -- happily surprising Miss Reeves and her sisters!  Willson Henderson, the SVA's director, was also a longtime president of the M.R.V. Fan Club!  Leticia Remauro is a luminary of Staten Island.  Baron Morris, Jr. was reunited with The Reeves Sisters after a decade since the Westbury Music Fair!  Showtime on one-night-only was Saturday, May 11th @ 8 p.m.  For more 411 about the venue, visit the St. George Theatre at:




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.  While MRV was with Motown Records for a dozen years, the song was surprisingly never included on a record album.  Decades later, the lively song is featured on Martha Reeves & The Vandellas' outstanding "Lost And Found: Spellbound" album!


Stonewall Veterans Reunion with Miss Martha Reeves and Concert

Join many members of the National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") 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 (Right Now) For Love!"


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:


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

Members of the legendary STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association ("S.V.A.") 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 M. Christie, is gayly hosted by Willson Lee 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!


Visit Miss Martha Reeves
The website of Miss Martha Reeves includes her concert tour schedule!


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.  The National STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association is confirmed!  Doors open @ 6 p.m. to accommodate the dinner and drinks patrons prior to the show.  "Get Ready For Love"!


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


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This literally incredible and complete collection goes from the originally for Mary Wells song "I'll Have To Let Him Go" (A-side single) in 1962 to Martha Reeves & The Vandellas' incredible bombastic version of the Jackson Five's "I Want You Back" (B-side single) in 1972!


   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".

Motown Musical ticket



Concert:  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

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

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


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




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


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.





   Martha Reeves Vandellas Portrait

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



   >>> 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


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

Thursday, July 22:  Cork, Ireland - Opera House

Friday, July 23:  Dublin, Ireland - Halix Theatre





Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  The Definitive Collection

Martha Reeves MRV Definitive Collection

 Colorfully pictured:  Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelley and Martha Reeves




>>>>> 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


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




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


filename:  Motown_Treasures_Vol-1

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".


>>>>> 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




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.  The "Songs of The STONEWALL Club Jukebox (1966 to 1969)" included in this set are the perennial favorite #1s "Heatwave" and "Dancing In The Street", which appeared, respectively, in The STONEWALL Club's jukebox, for a month or so each and 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" and "Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone" from 1967; "Honey Chile" , "I Promise To Wait My Love" and "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 (That's Where He Placed The Wedding Band)" and the fast-paced, hard-dancing "One Way Out" from 1967 and "Show Me The Way To Your Heart" and sweet-as-sugar "Forget Me Not" from 1968.  All were flipside hits at The STONEWALL Club!  The great "Songs of The STONEWALL Club Jukebox (1966 to 1969)", featuring many MRV songs, were compiled by Willson Lee Henderson.  The collection is expanded with its hot handful sampling of post-MRV single songs of a solo Martha Reeves.  




Martha Reeves new single winner in 2005 on Election Day:  

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




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

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


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 M.R.V. Fan Club President Willson L. 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 Rebellion 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 Willson Lee Henderson, Stonewall President
* "No One There" (MRV's last Motown single in 1973)

* "Dancing In The Street"







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!"    




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 Willson Henderson, 
President of the STONEWALL Veterans' Association




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

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(Lois Reeves & Delphine Reeves)


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:     Willson Lee  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 several members of the STONEWALL 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 Willson 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 Willson Lee 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




Songs of The Stonewall

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




The Itch is Back!



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 Temptations' "Get Ready", Gladys Knight & The Pips's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", The Four Tops' "It's The Same Old Song" and Dionne Warwick's "I Say A Little Prayer" -- all original hit songs in  The STONEWALL Club jukebox and everywhere else! 




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




Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  The Ultimate Collection

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




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




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




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




Surprise 1992 Song by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas: 

* "Angel In Disguise"

Line-up:  Martha, Lois and Delphine Reeves





Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Reunited 1989 Song:

* "Step In My Shoes"

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





Motown Legends:  Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

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




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




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

* "Skating In The Streets"




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


1978's Personal Freedom Song by Diva Martha Reeves 

* "Free Again" {disco version}




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


Martha Reeves' Sweet Torch Songs in 1977 

* "This Time I'll Be Sweeter"

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




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

* "Love Blind"

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




Martha Reeves:  Rainbow  (album on MCA Records)


1975's Martha Reeves' Soulful Solo Songs:

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

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





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


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


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)




Motown Solo Release by Martha Reeves:

* "Baby Don't Leave Me"


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

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



Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  Black Magic

Martha Reeves Vandellas Black Magic

Soulfully pictured above:  Lois Reeves, Sandra Tilley and Martha Reeves


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 Songs - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:

* "Bless You (Bless Me)"

* "In And Out Of My Life"



Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  Natural Resources

Martha Reeves MRV Natural Resources

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


Martha Reeves & The Vandellas 1970 Songs:

* "I Should Be Proud"

* "Love, Guess Who"

* " I Gotta Let You Go"


Martha Reeves Vandellas 1970

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




Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  Sugar 'n' Spice

Martha Reeves Vandellas Sugar N Spice

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


  1969 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Songs at The STONEWALL Club:

* "Sweet Darlin'"

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

* "Taking My Love And Leaving Me"
{MRV song still in the The STONEWALL Club
jukebox when the club ultimately closed after New Year's Eve on the 31st of December 1969}



Looking very Stonewallish:  Rosalind, Martha and Lois

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




Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  Ridin' High

Martha Reeves Vandellas Ridin High

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



 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!"



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


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





Martha & The Vandellas:  Watchout!

Martha Reeves Vandellas Watchout!

Watchout!  Rosalind!  Betty!  Martha!


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"


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


Martha & The Vandellas:  Live!

Martha Reeves Vandellas Live!

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


Martha Reeves Vandellas Live 1967

 Live Wires:  Rosalind, Betty  and Martha



Martha & The Vandellas:  Greatest Hits

Martha Reeves Vandellas Greatest Hits

"Greatest Hits" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas included 
big hits popular in The STONEWALL Club Jukebox such as
#1 "Dancing In The Street" and "My Baby Loves Me" 


1966 Martha & The Vandellas Songs in The Stonewall Jukebox:

* "My Baby Loves Me" 
[background by The Four Tops]  {#1 R&B}

* "(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}


MRV:  Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelley and Martha Reeves



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  


1965 sizzling songs of Martha & The Vandellas:

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

* "You've Been In Love Too Long"

* "Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things"




Martha Reeves & The Vandellas:  Dancing In The Street

Martha Reeves Vandellas Dance Party

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



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



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




Martha & The Vandellas:  Heat Wave

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


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"




Martha & The Vandellas:  Come And Get These Memories

Martha Reeves Vandellas Memories

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




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




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:  
Willson Lee 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.  "I'm Ready For Love" (1966)
5.  "Jimmy Mack" (1967)  
6.  "My Baby Loves Me" (1966)
7.  "Come And Get These Memories" (1962)
8.  "Wild One" (1964)
9.  "Honey Chile" (1968)
10.  "Bless You (Bless Me)" (1971)
11.  "Quicksand" (1963)
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:


telephone:  (212) 6-27-1969 ("24/7/365")

S.V.A. Founder and Director:  Willson Lee Henderson


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18th of July

Birthday of Miss Martha Reeves!


"Song of The ~Original~ STONEWALL Club Jukebox"
"Third Finger, Left Hand (That's Where He Placed the Wedding Band)"
by Martha Reeves & The Vandalous Vandellas
written and produced by the great trio Holland-Dozier-Holland
on Motown's world-famous Gordy Records


2021:  52nd Anniversary of the historic Stonewall Rebellion in New York City!

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