Martha & The Vandellas: Dance Party (RSD Black Friday 2022)
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ON THE 62nd ANNIVERSARY OF MOTOWN RECORDS
FIRST OFFICIAL AMERICAN LP REISSUE!
COLLECTOR’S EDITION 140GRAM HIGH QUALITY VIRGIN VINYL
One of the finest LPs to come out of the “girl group” heyday by underrated female soul singer Martha Reeves. Dance Party marked the band’s third album and, much like The Miracles’ Mickey’s Monkey, it mainly consisted of dance tunes. It featured the group’s 1964 landmark single, “Dancing in the Street”, their follow-up smash, “Wild One”, and the hit “Nowhere to Run” and its B-side, “Motoring”. The album was mostly produced by William “Mickey” Stevenson with several nods from Holland-Dozier-Holland. “Dancing in the Street”, an all-time classic of the era, became one of Motown’s most emblematic tunes, and the group’s earliest signature song. “Dancing in the Street” reached #2 on the 1964 Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was covered by many artists like The Mamas & The Papas, Van Halen, the duet of David Bowie & Mick Jagger, The Kinks, Grateful Dead, and Little Richard, among others.
1. Dancing in the street
2. Dancing Slow
3. Wild one
4. Nowhere to run
5. Nobody'll care
6. There he is (at my door)
1. Mobile lñil the dancing witch
2. Dance Party
4. The Jerk
5. Mickey's Monkey
6. Hitch hike
PRODUCED BY STEVENSON & HUNTER
Vocals - Martha Reeves, Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelley
Backing vocals - Annette Beard, Mickey Stevenson, Ivy Jo Hunter -
Instrumentation: The Funk Brothers (including James Jamerson -bass; Marvin Gaye, Benny Benjamin, drums; Earl Van Dyke -piano; Jack Ashford -tambourine; Joe Messina, Eddie Willis, Robert White -guitar; Russ Conway, Herbert Williams -trumpet; George Bohanon, Paul Riser -trombone; Henry Cosby -tenor sax; Thomas “Beans” Bowles, Mike Terry -baritone sax).
Released on November 25th as part of the Record Store Day Black Friday 2022.