MOTOWN Forum Professionally, meanwhile, disappointment also came in the early Seventies. I agree, she did sound more frustrated than bitter. I will be putting our Soul Spotlight on the Marvelettes and playing an interview I did with my friend Katherine "Kat" Anderson Schaffner of the original Marvelettes. You know, when you think of the company as a whole, you think of that love - one big happy family in the Motown Sound. Playboy, titled after their big hit, was one of the good ones, yet Motown has never reissued it. About the slavery and how white people treated the black people in earlier times. I agree because it was proven that both of these groups could still sing and peform very well for many years after Motown kicked them to the curb. Meanwhile, bringing things up-to-date, both â��Too Many Fish In The Seaâ�� and â��My Baby Must Be A Magicianâ�� are two remakes contained on the current Ian Levine-produced â��The Marvelettesâ�¦Now!â�� album, on Ianâ��s Motorcity label. Gladys and Wanda sounded just a bit similar, so each could cover for the other when necessary, which was an asset to the group at the time. Next thing I know, I go in the bank, and they canâ��t even find my NAME on the file! Buy and sell music with collectors in the Marketplace. Retrouvez The Original Marvelettes: Motown's Mystery Girl Group by Marc Taylor (1-Feb-2004) Hardcover et des millions de livres en stock sur Amazon.fr. They provided no real funding. But I've developed a sincere appreciation for those who treat interviewing as their craft, who ask difficult and thoughtful questions; they can even fool ME into thinking I can be interesting. Hits that followed included â��Used To Be A Playboyâ��, and â��Beechwood 45789â��. SOULFUL DETROIT Forum See All. The heart and soul of Motown's sound and spirit was always in Detroit... always. The white people were so prejudiced! Expansion's unmissable annual soul compilation up for grabs. Motown actually picked up less talent artists in my opinion when they moved to LA. Découvrez vos propres épingles sur Pinterest et enregistrez-les. Never cared much for the Levine material, but Gladys' voice was true and strong and instantly recognizable on this and the other Motorcity tracks. Interviews Votre recherche : Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes. The Marvelettes and Contours were proof Motown had as much grit as the other black labels that became mainstream successes like Stax. With their audition going well, the group were advised to write some songs. When it came to the Motown Museum and the photographs that were displayed when she went, she was angry, not just that the Marvelettes weren't included, but also all her other label mates like Martha & The Vandellas and she even mentioned that Berry Gordy, of all people didn't have a proper display. I would love to know whose hands the manuscript is in. 16 oct. 2016 - Cette épingle a été découverte par mke renz. CLUBHOUSE THE MARVELETTES: Motown 50 classic interview series - Sep 1990. Down to Earth and was doing what they enjoyed. Then, Motown staff writers Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland brought the trio a song that had been turned down by another of the label’s girl groups, The Marvelettes. But back to Gladys, it was a just another huge disappointment to her and could only have served to further fuel her resentments. The Marvelettes were a big part of all the excitement. While Wanda has rejoined the group for recording purposes, she no longer tours with them. Despite being one of Motown's first big acts, the Marvelettes didn't record as many albums as the Temptations, Supremes, the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, or Martha & the Vandellas, but the girls from Inkster, MI did record some unforgettable sides and some good LPs. Weâ��d have such great times! Explorez les références de The Velvelettes sur Discogs. (Even Wanda even turned in a couple of good numbers, thanks to Kim Weston's coaching her, and multiple takes in the studio which were cobbled together.) The Science of soul March 15th 2020added 8 months ago; The Science of Soul radio show bringing you music to … Marvin almost never left Detroit because of that reason. Not only Berry Gordy, but the whole Gordy family, looked after us like we were their babies. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes. If you enjoy a dishy, trashy but fun read I strongly urge you to purchase "The Fabulous Sylvester" by Joshua Gamson. Bill Randle. The Marvelettes were then riding the success of a couple of songs — "Please Mr. Postman" and "Beachwood 4-5789" — that Reeves said made her own career possible. It was a mess back then. The only time I met her was probably a bit before the time of this interview, and she had nothing good to say about anyone at Hitsville other than Mary Wells (who was terminally ill at the time) and Florence Ballard. Sensing marketing value as a Marvelettes release, Motown released the album as The Return of the Marvelettes. Achetez neuf ou d'occasion He said the first record he ever bought was “Playboy,” the 1962 pop and R&B hit by the Marvelettes. She started the Museum with zero help from Mr. Gordy and Motown. For quality Soul Old & New visit www.thescienceofsoul.com. He also shared the stories about some of Motown’s biggest songs, The Marvelettes “Please Mr. Postman”, Marvin Gaye’s “Stubborn Kind of Fellow” and The Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go”, and the struggles of these young, talented Motown artists. I use to volunteer at that Museum (1986-87) just before they got the "Historical Site" designation. Iâ��d grumble and complain within myself sometimes: â��Why would they move to California, knowing that this is Berry Gordyâ��s home town?â��.â��, Nevertheless, as Wanda openly acknowledges, life at Motown during The Marvelettesâ�� Sixties heyday was far from all bad: â��Yeah, knowing that the public really loved us would bring tears to my eyes! Sad, sinister tales related to me by Wanda Rogers of The Marvelettes, in an exclusive interview - the first she has given in over twenty years - following years of mental and alcohol-related problems. He even offered a membership, costing a great deal, which would send members some or all of the recordings, but it was way out of my price range. We will also celebrate the birthdays this coming week of Linda Jones, Barbara Lynn and Bobby Lester of the Moonglows. Berry Gordy was like the daddy, and we were his children! Motown had nothing to do with the Museum. Like that was just COLD. When I asked Gladys how she had felt when the lead was shifted to Wanda, surprisingly and without a trace of bitterness, she said she hadn't really cared; it was that much less for her to do in performance! Dec 6, 2012 - Gladys Horton of the Marvelettes "please mr.postman" I have enjoyed every interview I've done for different reasons, and ... really, I'm just grateful to anyone who's interested enough or willing to share my work with their audience. Amazon.fr - Achetez Motown: The DVD: Definitive Performances à petit prix. Youâ��re talking about FRIGHTNING?!! And I'm gonna continue it, because I notice that there's a lotta stories that the artists have not revealed to the public yet. "I came off the road. (The Marvelettes only charted with their first "Greatest Hits" at a disappointing #84 on the Pop Album Chart, faring better on the R&B Album chart at #4, "The Pink Album" made a little noise. Thanks for uploading this song. But in an interview … Discover music on Discogs, the largest online music database. Achetez 'Twistin' Postman par The Marvelettes' sur la plateforme de musique 7digital Canada - Un catalogue de plus de 30 millions de titres haute qualité. décès mort Musique people USA News people. In 1991 Gladys was flying with comments about what happened to the Marvelettes, she sent me a tape and it is very telling the interview she did when she performed in England in 1991 with Bill Rhandle. Click on the player above to hear Ann Delisi interview Rick Sperling. LOL! Achetez 'Playboy par The Marvelettes' sur la plateforme de musique 7digital France - Un catalogue de plus de 30 millions de titres haute qualité. Reposted by1. BRINGING YOU THE STORIES BEHIND MUSIC + ESSENTIAL NEWS, REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS, Home / Issue 1098 / Features / THE MARVELETTES: Motown 50 classic interview series - Sep 1990. When I met Gladys a couple of years later and asked her about the project she said that most of the artists never even got paid, so of course that was another reason for her to be bitter. A bunch of stuff came in from LA and they just decided to use it on display. Sensing marketing value as a Marvelettes release, Motown released the album as The Return of the Marvelettes. "There was a … In 1970, Wanda recorded a solo album with Smokey Robinson serving as her producer. Whoa. Ooh, it was horrible, HORRIBLE things that happened! I volunteered a few times in the mid to late 80’s. Later I saw an interview with Bobby Taylor on some TV show and he said some very disparaging things about Levine as well. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for In Full Bloom - The Marvelettes on AllMusic - 1969 - Not as cohesive as their previous two albums, but… But in an interview on Thursday, Ms. Schaffner, one of the original Marvelettes, gave her full credit. Achetez 'Playboy par The Marvelettes' sur la plateforme de musique 7digital Canada - Un catalogue de plus de 30 millions de titres haute qualité. The best title I could draw from the song was Secret Love Affair, but the. It's sad that she was so bitter, although of course she had every reason to be. What was Motown THINKING in the '80s?!?! In 1970, Wanda recorded a solo album with Smokey Robinson serving as her producer. Iâ��d carry my babies and go on the road. Comments. It was like an unknown sickness started in the group that Iâ��m not able to explain. 2 Interview de Robert Combas 3 The Tornados- Locomotion with me 4 The Marvelettes- I’ll keep on holding on 5 Len Barry- 1 2 3 6 Young Holt Unlimited- Dig her walk 7 Interview de Robert Combas 8 Les Sans Pattes- C'est la guerre des langues 9 Leaf Hound- Freelance Fiend 10 The Left Bank- Pretty Belerina 11 Hypnose et LSD 12 Pascal Comelade feat The Liminanas-Stigmate de la ligne crade 13 … In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my This is what I love about Gladys; her complaints are for the fact that Motown wasn't acknowledging the ones who made it happen meaning all the acts that came onboard in the early days. Achetez les vinyles, CDs de The Velvelettes, et plus encore sur la Marketplace Discogs. The Marvelettes' albums, in the group's early days, were of two varieties: comprised either of rush-recorded sides slapped up against a hit single, intended to capitalize on that hit single, or mostly of single sides, rounded out with a few new tracks set down to fill out the long-player. Because Iâ��d think they really cared for us! The Marvelettes' hit making days had waned by the end of the 1960s and in 1970 the group disbanded. They consisted of schoolmates Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson (later Katherine Anderson Schnaffer), Georgeanna Tillman (later Georgeanna Tillman-Gordon), Juanita Cowart (later Juanita Cowart Motley) and Georgia Dobbins, who was replaced by Wanda Young prior to the group signing their first deal. Oh they completely dogged the Marvelettes and some of the other early acts like the Contours. It was hard work!â��, â��I mean, on that score those were the greatest days Iâ��ve ever experienced in my life!â��, she reminisces joyfully: â��We - all the artists - were like one big happy family! Wanda’s voice had that bitter-sweet edge where Gladys always sang full-out and sometimes a little gravelly. I do not think Gladys found a publisher. Post comment. Nevertheless, she was lead vocalist on their debut Motorcity single release (also contained on their aforementioned current album), â��Holding On With Both Handsâ��. When - with Motownâ��s move from Detroit to L.A. - The Marvelettes became one of several veteran Motown acts left behind in their hometown. I can imagine. In an interview with Marc Myers for the book Anatomy of a Song, Marvelettes singer Katherine “Kat” Anderson Schaffner said,. The Marvelettes were an all-girl group who achieved popularity in the early to mid-1960s. At this stage, Wanda joined the group to share lead vocals with Gladys. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for In Full Bloom - The Marvelettes on AllMusic - 1969 - Not as cohesive as their previous two albums, but… Even if somebody had personal problems at home, weâ��d still sit and discuss it! Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for The Marvelettes - The Marvelettes on AllMusic - 1967 - Perhaps the best studio album the Marvelettes… I was working or rather volunteering there around that time. "I came off the road. THEY NEVER RECORDED IN DETROIT!!! Would you like to join our group? The Marvelettes (L to R Juanita Cowart, Georgenna Tillman, Gladys Horton, Wanda Young, Katherine Anderson - 1961) Despite twenty-one R&B chart hits, twenty-three Pop hits, and Motown's first number one single, the Marvelettes were never the darlings of Motown that they aspired to be. As her illnesses became severe, Tillman retired from touring and subsequently had to leave the group as well. No-oneâ��s mentioning it in their books - maybe some of the artists have touched on it recently. They consisted of schoolmates Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Georgeanna Tillman, Juanita Cowart (now Cowart Motley), and Georgia Dobbins, who was replaced by Wanda Young prior to the group signing their first deal. It really isn't a bad song IMO. A Rare interview with Gladys Horton of The Marvelettes I recorded around 25 yrs ago. Achetez 'Please Mr Postman par The Marvelettes' sur la plateforme de musique 7digital Luxembourg - Un catalogue de plus de 30 millions de titres haute qualité. EXCELLENT. ‘The Marvelous Marvelettes,’ described by the Chicago Sun-Times as “hugely entertaining,” is centred on the five-girl group best known for the original ‘Please Mr. Postman.’ But I still havenâ��t heard of any of the artists mention the PURE HATE that they endured, the disadvantages.â��. ALL FORUMS The group originally comprised five High School friends from Inkster, Michigan - Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Georginna Gordon, Georgia Dobbins and Juanita Cowart, who all formed in 1960 to compete in a talent show, the three finalists from which were to win auditions at Motown. We learned a ton from this intriguing documentary on The Marvelettes, the truly unsung female singing group from Motown’s early years.Later overshadowed by Diana Ross and The Supremes, the group achieved significant chart success with classics like Mr. Postman (Motown’s first #1 hit) and Don’t Mess with Bill, but later imploded in a far too familiar scenario. https://www.mixcloud.com/billrandle1...ONNm4RoF8R0Edo, https://www.discogs.com/The-Marvelet...elease/2895885. My understanding was that Berry was tired of the recording business and wanted to step up a little higher and get into the movie production. It was all Mrs. Edwards initiative and responsibility. You know, there were five original Marvelettes when the group first started out. WIN LUXURY SOUL FAMILY 2021. Ce précédent ouvre la voie à des groupes vocaux féminins tels que Martha and the … I don't hear bitterness. If anyone is hearing bitterness in this interview, take notice that it ain't all for herself or the Marvelettes. Other than their singing and their shows, the best part about the Marvelettes is that they were all just very good women. If youâ��re interested come on over!â��â��, remembers Wanda with a distant smile: â��She wanted to know if I could sing alto. My money - I had over 13,000 dollars in small savings. She took my business card and eventually got a hold of my boss for a character reference!!! I thought one of the tracks Motown-worthy, "Holding on With Both Hands," clearing evoking (and not badly) "I'll Keep Holding On.". Marv I used to take customers there in the early days. Noté /5. 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