Two Forgotten Friday Favorites: Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Friday, July 22, 2011
Twitter has Follow Fridays, and Go Retro has Forgotten Friday Favorites. Actually, my song picks for today are not exactly forgotten, just appropriate because of the sweltering heat and humidity many of my fellow Americans are experiencing today.

Martha and the Vandellas were the most active from 1963 to 1972, racking up an amazing 26 hits, yet they never received a Grammy (they were, however, inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in the late 90s.) Their hit "Dancing in the Street" has been covered by other artists many times, most notably David Bowie and Mick Jagger.

So grab a mojito and sit back and listen to Vandellas' hits "(Love is Like) a Heat Wave" and "Quicksand." Stay cool and safe this weekend, everybody!


  1. So totally appropriate!

    Love Heatwave. I had no idea they had so many hits!

    Thanks for posting!

  2. I love music from the 60s. Martha and the Vandellas had some wonderful tunes. The Shirelles, the Crystals, the Ronettes and many other groups from that era were lots of fun.


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