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Today's Musical Palate Cleanser - Early MoTown - Funk Bros.
Continuation of a concept. If you have a musical palate cleanser, choose a day for your own - that is, check that no one has that day first. In candor, I couldn't relate to the namesake OP, so I am under no illusions that this will connect with many of you.
Early MoTown seems to be underappreciated (what do I know?). The Funk Brothers have had a PBS feature that tracked their career as the studio musicians for many of the top MoTown performers and continuing in music for many decades. I think that the female singers of early MoTown aren't given their due. Mary Wells, Martha Reeves (of the Vandellas) Barbara Lewis. In addition, some great songs are seemingly forgotten. So, take this as an introduction or perhaps a memory jolt to some good singable songs with a good beat.
Note: The extended versions are from John Perrone of Massachusetts who re-mixed many MoTown songs. His intent in most cases is to highlight the instrumentation (Funk Bros.) and the backup singers, while not diminishing the singers. The latter might be the Vandellas (including Martha), the Love-Tones, the Andrates, and others.
I'll pop a few here. The Extended can be found (use the search feature as John has tons of these) on YouTube channel mosogotam Put on your headphones, and put the selection on loop and enjoy while reading DawgNation OPs.
Barbara Lewis - Hello Stranger
Martha and the Vandellas "Come And Get These Memories" My Extended Version!
Martha and the Vandellas "Nowhere To Run" The Funk Brothers ... My Extended Version!
Marvin Gaye & the Vandellas "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" 1962 My Extended Version!
The one who really loves you - Mary Wells
Had to delete some as it was too long.