Meanwhile, Gladys became the next to leave the group - to have her first child - and was replaced by Anne Bogan (who later fronted the early Seventies RCA Records soul group New Birth). Yeah. Expansion's unmissable annual soul compilation up for grabs. Whoa. Weâ��d have big company picnics every summer; Christmas parties where Mr. Berry Gordy would give the artists beautiful giftsâ�¦ It was something Iâ��d never experienced before, and I loved it!â��, â��And, while those old Motown records are definitely still so popular because of that Motown Sound, I also believe some of their longevity is down to the love we shared with one another back then. Explorez les références de The Velvelettes sur Discogs. ‘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.’ Youâ��re talking about FRIGHTNING?!! Interesting interview with Gladys~~~ I agree, she did sound more frustrated than bitter. Iâ��d come back up north, and even there it was everywhere Iâ��d go! Téléchargements MP3 haute qualité de The Marvelettes depuis 7digital France. So that evening I went over to Georginnaâ��s house, and instantly became a member of the group! Sad smh. As part of Motown Recordsâ�� 50th Anniversary, The Marvelettesâ�� album â��â��The Definitive Collectionâ�� is released January 26; with The Marvelettesâ�� â��Complete Albums Vol.1â�� following February 2Words PETE LEWIS, It's divine inspiration and gospel greatness from UK soul royal Mica Paris, Remembering Run DMC hip-hop legend Jam Master Jay through the eyes of fellow group member DMC, Jalapeno Records celebrate 20 years of giving funk & soul lovers exactly what they want, COMPETITION TIME! 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… Georgia came up with the essential idea for â��Please Mr. Postmanâ��; Motown chief Berry Gordy liked the general ideaâ�¦ And, after completion by staff songwriters, it was recorded and became the groupâ��s first success - hitting Number One when the average age of the group was just 17! I volunteered a few times in the mid to late 80’s. Oh they completely dogged the Marvelettes and some of the other early acts like the Contours. 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. 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. Marvin almost never left Detroit because of that reason. The line-up on said LP comprising Wanda Rogers, Gladys Horton, plus two new girls (Echo Johnson and Jean Mc Clain) that Gladys chose when she reformed the group in the mid-Eighties. HEADLINE TOPICS The Marvelettes were an all-girl group who achieved popularity in the early to mid-1960s. Achetez 'Come Here Again With My Best Music par The Marvelettes' sur la plateforme de musique 7digital France - Un catalogue de plus de 30 millions de titres haute qualité. With Motown Recordsâ currently celebrating their 50th Anniversary, Pete Lewis recalls speaking exclusively to The Marvelettesâ former lead vocalist Wanda Rogers back in September 1990. I suppose she didn't have a literary agent either, and she seemed not to have a clear focus for the project. The Science of soul March 15th 2020added 8 months ago; The Science of Soul radio show bringing you music to … A bunch of stuff came in from LA and they just decided to use it on display. And while the Jacksons did record initially in Detroit after they signed, they made all of their hits/albums in LOS ANGELES as did DeBarge. 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! Motown had nothing to do with the Museum. She told me she was finishing up her memoir, but when we spoke on the phone a couple of times after that she had put it aside and was occupied instead with doing some projects for the school where her son Sammie was enrolled. The author did interview Gladys, Katherine Anderson and Juanita Cowart, 3 of the 5 original Marvelettes, so this book does provide a lot of material, stories and history that you will not find anywhere else. I thought one of the tracks Motown-worthy, "Holding on With Both Hands," clearing evoking (and not badly) "I'll Keep Holding On.". https://www.mixcloud.com/billrandle1...ONNm4RoF8R0Edo, https://www.discogs.com/The-Marvelet...elease/2895885. On leur doit le premier « numéro 1 » de Motown avec la chanson sortie sur le label Tamla (54046) Please Mr. Postman en août (1961). 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. I know Mary Wilson of The Supremes wrote a book and I began writing one. Even if somebody had personal problems at home, weâ��d still sit and discuss it! Click on the player above to hear Ann Delisi interview Rick Sperling. Like that was just COLD. It really isn't a bad song IMO. Achetez, pré-écoutez et téléchargez parmi 25 millions de titres sur notre boutique. When - with Motownâ��s move from Detroit to L.A. - The Marvelettes became one of several veteran Motown acts left behind in their hometown. It wasn’t Edna. While The Marvelettes actually came fourth, a school teacher nevertheless persuaded Motown to listen to them too. Retrouvez infos & avis sur une large sélection de DVD & Blu-ray neufs ou d'occasion. 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… Georgeanna Tillman, a backing singer and founding member of the Motown girl group the Marvelettes, contributed to many Marvelettes essentials, including their 1961 classic "Please Mr. It was a mess back then. If they discarded the Marvelettes like yesterday's news, the Contours were put out like leftover food for dogs. … Never cared much for the Levine material, but Gladys' voice was true and strong and instantly recognizable on this and the other Motorcity tracks. "I came off the road. Comments. Rick Sperling — creator and founding artistic director of the Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit — approached her for an interview for a play he wanted to write about the Marvelettes. (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. You know, when you think of the company as a whole, you think of that love - one big happy family in the Motown Sound. They provided no real funding. DetroitYES FORUM. But I still havenâ��t heard of any of the artists mention the PURE HATE that they endured, the disadvantages.â��. And, with Anne in the line-up, they had one last hit with â��My Baby Must Be A Magicianâ�� before officially splitting in 1971. Achetez 'Playboy par The Marvelettes' sur la plateforme de musique 7digital France - Un catalogue de plus de 30 millions de titres haute qualité. But I never in my Holy Ghost life thought that Iâ��d actually EXPERIENCE it! I had to spend my time caring for my son.” Ultimately, the Marvelettes’ career fizzled out. Still, nearly all the singers were still in good voice. It was astounding how many Hitsville acts Levine coaxed back into the studio, and how many tracks were recorded. You know, there were five original Marvelettes when the group first started out. I suppose Levine meant well at the outset and hoped for the best, but most of the recordings sounded contrived, due to so many synthesized instrumentals and somewhat cheesy production. Next thing I know, I go in the bank, and they canâ��t even find my NAME on the file! "I came off the road. Favorited by5. Ce précédent ouvre la voie à des groupes vocaux féminins tels que Martha and the … It was like an unknown sickness started in the group that Iâ��m not able to explain. THE MARVELETTES: Motown 50 classic interview series - Sep 1990. EXCELLENT. Probably the most pop-oriented of Motown's major female acts, the Marvelettes didn't project as strong an identity as the Supremes, Mary Wells, or Martha Reeves, but recorded quite a few hits, including Motown's first number one single, "Please Mr. Postman" (1961). Post comment. 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. Dee Jay J.J. 1y ago. 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. Her firstborn son, Sammie, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and in a 1985 interview with the Los Angeles Times she said she’d quit the business to care for him: “I didn’t want to travel. If anyone is hearing bitterness in this interview, take notice that it ain't all for herself or the Marvelettes. It's a shame she wasn't able to record more prior to her passing. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from The Velvelettes at the Discogs Marketplace. Sensing marketing value as a Marvelettes release, Motown released the album as The Return of the Marvelettes. But in an interview on Thursday, Ms. Schaffner, one of the original Marvelettes, gave her full credit. The Marvelettes' hit making days had waned by the end of the 1960s and in 1970 the group disbanded. Forum Archives Which ultimately led to them leaving the label and splitting up: â��At the time no-one actually complainedâ��, relates Wanda sombrely: â��It was all done so quietly that we didnâ��t know if the gangsters had taken over, or WHAT was going on - nobody knew! “We only started singing together because Gladys asked us,” she recalled. From the early days of Motown through the end of its first and best decade, this group from the Detroit suburb of Inkster, Michigan delivered a steady stream of hit records noted for strong lead vocals by two of Hitsville U.S.A.'s best, though sometimes overlooked, singers, Gladys Horton and Wanda Young. I suppose he was banking on extensive distribution, and on there being more of a demand. With their audition going well, the group were advised to write some songs. Noté /5. Would you like to join our group? If any problems would go wrong within the group, or with the female vocalists - Mary Wells, Kim Weston - weâ��d sit and have meetings. The heart and soul of Motown's sound and spirit was always in Detroit... always. Hits that followed included â��Used To Be A Playboyâ��, and â��Beechwood 45789â��. (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.) She started the Museum with zero help from Mr. Gordy and Motown. Découvrez vos propres épingles sur Pinterest et enregistrez-les. The Marvelettes was an American girl group that achieved popularity in the early- to mid-1960s. Achetez 'Hey Baby / Mashed Potato Time par The Marvelettes' sur la plateforme de musique 7digital France - Un catalogue de plus de 30 millions de titres haute qualité. Weâ��re having rehearsal this evening over at Georginnaâ��s house. How did he get money to buy discs back then? MOTOWN Forum As usual, on the "Artists" page, The Marvelettes aren't even mentioned, just as Gladys Horton complained about in the '92 interview! 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. 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. But back to Gladys, it was a just another huge disappointment to her and could only have served to further fuel her resentments. Down to Earth and was doing what they enjoyed. Motown actually picked up less talent artists in my opinion when they moved to LA. "There was a … He said the first record he ever bought was “Playboy,” the 1962 pop and R&B hit by the Marvelettes. You know, itâ��s something thatâ��ll always linger and be there, regardless of how jealous one act might feel about another. 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. I would love to know whose hands the manuscript is in. You know, sometimes Iâ��d be pregnant and singing. The Marvelettes were a big part of all the excitement. Achetez 'Twistin' Postman par The Marvelettes' sur la plateforme de musique 7digital Canada - Un catalogue de plus de 30 millions de titres haute qualité. William Garrett, a songwriter friend of group member Georgia Dobbins, offered this to The Marvelettes when she asked if he had anything for them to sing. Thus, Wanda’s voice was better suited to Smokey’s writing style, plus she was married to Bobby Rogers, one of Smokey’s Miracles, so it just stood to reason. It was a real shock! The Marvelettes and Contours were proof Motown had as much grit as the other black labels that became mainstream successes like Stax. Reposted by1. I guess we should be grateful that Levine made such an effort and certainly many of these artists such as Wanda would never have been back in the recording studio otherwise, but I think his music suffered from too much quantity and not enough quality. Driving me crazy. 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. At this stage, Wanda joined the group to share lead vocals with Gladys. she was the first female night club DJ in NYC in the 60's and she DOES talk about playing Marvelettes records in the big NY clubs. The origin of the Marvelettes is variously recounted in music encyclopedias and other sources, and they usually describe Ms. Horton as a co-founder of the group. 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. This was the first I had heard the song. And Martha Reeves and The Vandellas #50 on their first Greatest Hits, while their studio albums all hovered below the Top 100 Pop Album chart). The Marvelettes est un groupe de chanteuses américaines. For quality Soul Old & New visit www.thescienceofsoul.com. I found it very gratifying to finally hear about the group's quick … Dec 6, 2012 - Gladys Horton of the Marvelettes "please mr.postman" View Marvelettes, The interviews, articles and reviews from Rock's Backpages: The ultimate library of rock music writing and journalism. Interestingly, Wanda was not actually an original member of The Marvelettesâ�� line-up. 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. She never found a publisher, and might not have even known how to go about it. 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 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. She certainly deserved better, and I hope she found some happiness eventually. If you enjoy a dishy, trashy but fun read I strongly urge you to purchase "The Fabulous Sylvester" by Joshua Gamson. I do not think Gladys found a publisher. This was a SCREAMING NIGHTMARE!! They stole the money, they stole my childrenâ��s trust fund! When theyâ��d throw money on the stage, throw keys, throw hankies - Iâ��d be like â��Ooh, they really LOVE us!â�� and it really would put me into shock for a while! 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. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for The Marvelettes - The Marvelettes on AllMusic - 1967 - Perhaps the best studio album the Marvelettes… 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. And if thereâ��s one wish I have, itâ��s that those days would come back - where everybody could get together again as one big happy family - before I die, maybeâ�¦â��. What was Motown THINKING in the '80s?!?! I can imagine. The girls then called the Marvels finished fourth ( though in a 1980 interview Horton said they came in first), but their teacher, Mrs. Shirley Sharpley, convinced the principal Anita Cox to let them go on the audition. 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. THEY NEVER RECORDED IN DETROIT!!! When The Marvelettes auditioned for Motown, the label didn't have their full songwriting machinery in place, so they asked the girls to bring in material. Professionally, meanwhile, disappointment also came in the early Seventies. Because Iâ��d think they really cared for us! 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. But in an interview … Sensing marketing value as a Marvelettes release, Motown released the album as The Return of the Marvelettes. Other than their singing and their shows, the best part about the Marvelettes is that they were all just very good women. Soulful Detroit Tours, JOIN US! 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. Explore releases from The Velvelettes at Discogs. Bill Randle. Gladys came to visit in 1989 and believe it or not the place was in much better shape than it was in 1986 when I first stepped inside. Achetez neuf ou d'occasion The white people were so prejudiced! Achetez les vinyles, CDs de The Velvelettes, et plus encore sur la Marketplace Discogs. THE MARVELETTES: Motown 50 classic interview series - Sep 1990 With Motown Recordsâ�� currently celebrating their 50th Anniversary, Pete Lewis recalls speaking exclusively to The Marvelettesâ�� former lead vocalist Wanda Rogers back in September 1990. From the early days of Motown through the end of its first and best decade, this group from the Detroit suburb of Inkster, Michigan delivered a steady stream of hit records noted for strong lead vocals by two of Hitsville U.S.A.'s best, though sometimes overlooked, singers, Gladys Horton and Wanda Young. 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. Rick Sperling — creator and founding artistic director of the Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit — approached her for an interview for a play he wanted to write about the Marvelettes. 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 … We will also celebrate the birthdays this coming week of Linda Jones, Barbara Lynn and Bobby Lester of the Moonglows. I think the riff between Gladys & Smokey is from the early 60's when Gladys was on Claudettes' side in a marital tiff Claudette & Smokey were having. 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. 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. SOULFUL DETROIT Forum In an interview with Marc Myers for the book Anatomy of a Song, Marvelettes singer Katherine “Kat” Anderson Schaffner said,. 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. Postman." The best title I could draw from the song was Secret Love Affair, but the. â��Yeah, Iâ��d just graduated from High School when Gladys came over to my house and said â��Wanda, I heard you can sing! No-oneâ��s mentioning it in their books - maybe some of the artists have touched on it recently. 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! In 1970, Wanda recorded a solo album with Smokey Robinson serving as her producer. As her illnesses became severe, Tillman retired from touring and subsequently had to leave the group as well. Amazon.fr - Achetez Motown: The DVD: Definitive Performances à petit prix. â�¦ 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. While Wanda has rejoined the group for recording purposes, she no longer tours with them. See All. SEARCH Forum Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes. There was a song that was played in the interview. Weâ��d have such great times! An insult on The Marvelettes and other Detroiters who helped to make MOTOWN. 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. A Rare interview with Gladys Horton of The Marvelettes I recorded around 25 yrs ago. 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. Buy and sell music with collectors in the Marketplace. Achetez 'Playboy par The Marvelettes' sur la plateforme de musique 7digital Canada - Un catalogue de plus de 30 millions de titres haute qualité. 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. If anyone is hearing bitterness in this interview, take notice that it ain't all for herself or the Marvelettes. Nevertheless, she was lead vocalist on their debut Motorcity single release (also contained on their aforementioned current album), â��Holding On With Both Handsâ��. 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. We would work for the white people and they didn't never wanna pay us our money! It's sad that she was so bitter, although of course she had every reason to be. They included DeBarge in the Motown Museum?! I never heard anything from her after that. The Marvelettes were an all-girl group who achieved popularity in the early to mid-1960s. It was, at the same time, Motown but Not-Motown. So doesn't appear that much has changed. She took my business card and eventually got a hold of my boss for a character reference!!! 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. Later I saw an interview with Bobby Taylor on some TV show and he said some very disparaging things about Levine as well. She was very much the realist (with good reason). I hear someone who is rightfully questioning why her group and others didn't get the recognition they deserved for all they did for Motown. Interviews Votre recherche : Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes. Neither happened. I guess I personally put it down to Sammy Davis Jr. and Mr. Berry Gordy Jr. being in the process of making movies togeyther. I stopped singing because of the problems that was going on down South and what would happen when we were touring the Southern States. CLUBHOUSE More from . With Motown Recordsâ�� currently celebrating their 50th Anniversary, Pete Lewis recalls speaking exclusively to The Marvelettesâ�� former lead vocalist Wanda Rogers back in September 1990. In 1970, Wanda recorded a solo album with Smokey Robinson serving as her producer. Playboy, titled after their big hit, was one of the good ones, yet Motown has never reissued it. Probably the most pop-oriented of Motown's major female acts, the Marvelettes didn't project as strong an identity as the Supremes, Mary Wells, or Martha Reeves, but recorded quite a few hits, including Motown's first number one single, "Please Mr. Postman" (1961). 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. Because, Iâ��d decided years ago that I didnâ��t wanna record anymore!â��. I don't hear bitterness. "I came off the road. BRINGING YOU THE STORIES BEHIND MUSIC + ESSENTIAL NEWS, REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS, Home / Issue 1098 / Features / THE MARVELETTES: Motown 50 classic interview series - Sep 1990. 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. My money - I had over 13,000 dollars in small savings. Marv I used to take customers there in the early days. Not only Berry Gordy, but the whole Gordy family, looked after us like we were their babies. Iâ��d carry my babies and go on the road. I use to volunteer at that Museum (1986-87) just before they got the "Historical Site" designation. In an interview with Marc Myers for the book Anatomy of a Song, Marvelettes singer Katherine “Kat” Anderson Schaffner said,. In fact, if it hadnâ��t been for my baby sister pushing me, I wouldnâ��t have recorded! 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! Interviews Votre recherche : Gladys Horton, interprète du fameux Please Mr. Postman, est morte ! décès mort Musique people USA News people. and the Marvelettes legacy was not preserved. The Marvelettes' hit making days had waned by the end of the 1960s and in 1970 the group disbanded. It was all Mrs. Edwards initiative and responsibility. Concludes Wanda; â��When Ian Levine first contacted me about doing a new Marvelettes album, I was amazed! But, at the same time, inside I felt bad about the company moving - I mean, REAL badâ�¦ You know, I felt Iâ��d been personally left behind. I was working or rather volunteering there around that time. No doubt much of which was a reaction to the horrible experiences she endured within the social climate of the early Sixties, when The Marvelettes were Motownâ��s premiere girl vocal group, having provided the legendary Detroit label with its first US national Number One - â��Please Mr. Postmanâ�� - in 1961. I found it very gratifying to finally hear about the group's quick … Thanks for uploading this song. About the slavery and how white people treated the black people in earlier times. Discover music on Discogs, the largest online music database. The Marvelettes were a big part of all the excitement. Thousands of articles, interviews and reviews from the world's best music writers and critics, from the late 1950s to the present day. 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. Livraison gratuite (voir cond.). We're talking in the hundreds. The author did interview Gladys, Katherine Anderson and Juanita Cowart , 3 of the 5 original Marvelettes, so this book does provide a lot of material, stories and history that you will not find anywhere else. Insult on the file strongly urge you to purchase `` the Fabulous Sylvester by. Things that happened so that evening I went over to my house and said â��Wanda, I go the. At that Museum ( the marvelettes interview ) just before they got the `` Historical Site designation! 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