Friday, September 12, 2008

Old School Fridays - Girl Groups

I had to go with one of my all time favorite girl groups, Martha Reeves and the Vandallas. They were considered stepchildren at Motown in comparison to the Supremes, but there is nothing like the groups distinct sound.

This meme was developed by Marvalus View and Ms. Grapevine. The rules are simple:

1. Anyone can participate; any music genre

2. Old School is defined as music created before 1999

3. No offensive words allowed, please use edited radio version

4. Post a video of your favorite Old School song to take us back down memory lane

5. Add your name to the meme list so that others can check you out6. Have fun & don't forget to

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Editor said...

Martha Reeves ROCKED. i loved the Supremes, but they were all smooth and slick - Martha Reeves had REAL soul...

Regina said...

Awesome pick!
Have a great weekend!

clnmike said...

Nice pick, the classic girl group.

PopArtDiva said...

I so agree with you - Barry's all out push for the Supremes pushed many of the other great girl groups to the background - but it might have been the very reason their music has stayed so real and dear to our hearts!
I went with the oldies but goodies myself - nothing like the "real" thing!
Have a great weekend Pjazzy!!

Malcolm said...

You and I have had many talks about Berry overlooking Martha and the Vandellas and The Marvelettes in favor of The Supremes. The music of Martha and the Vandellas definitely had more soul than that of The Supremes.

I just noticed the "All Comments Welcome!" message right above the box. Is that something new you added?

Anonymous said...

for the longest time i thought 'the supremes' sang this song...i love it! didn't they sing "jimmy mack" too...i love that song as well. either way, great picks!

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MsMarvalus said...

This song just makes me want to sing out loud and dance! What a great choice!

Candy Minx said...


Did you watch "Fashion ocks" last week? They did a great job of showing fashion and then emulating music styles with contemporary singers. I loved the motown section. I am a big fan of Chris Brown is is sometimes compared to Motown sound.

Love the video thanks!

pjazzypar said...

Editor, The Vandellas were the best!

Regina, Thank you

Clnmike, Thank you

Pop Art Diva, There is something about the 60's girl groups. They don't make em like that anymore.

Malcolm, I could have went with the Marvelettes or the Velvelettes for that matter. All very neglected. I added the "All Comments Welcome" a couple of weeks ago.

Marcus, Martha Reeves and the Vandallas sang Jimmy Mack, Dancing in the Streets, and many more. The group was different because Motown employed Martha and she hired and paid Vandallas out of her pocket.

Ms. Marvalus, I know, it's just a fun song.

Candy Minx, I missed Fashion Rocks, but I love Chris Brown too!

MrsGrapevine said...

I missed this last week, this is great music. It just makes me feel good...

The Rock Chick said...

Hey PJazzy---

Is all good with you? You haven't been posting much and I miss you!


Candy Minx said...

Hey...just checking in haven't seen ya in a while...

I'm guessing you must be super busy with the fall season setting in.

Just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you!