Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Flashback: Martha Reeves

We're going to take you back to 1974 to the self-titled first solo LP of Martha Reeves, who was the lead vocalist for Martha Reeves & The Vandellas off the Motown label. Martha Reeves was produced by Richard Perry [Planet Records] and reportedly cost $250,000 to make. The album failed to produce commercial success.

My favorite cut is "Sweet Misery", which was penned by Hoyt Axton and was also covered by John Denver. For all my J-Dilla fans, this version was sampled by the Detroit Hip-Hop pioneer for his "Thunder" tune off Donuts.

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