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The Marvelettes

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). "Postman," as well as other chirpy early-'60s hits like "Playboy," "Twistin' Postman," and "Beechwood 4-5789," were the label's purest girl group efforts. Featuring two strong lead singers, Gladys Horton and Wanda Young, the Marvelettes went through five different lineups, but maintained a high standard on their recordings. After a few years, they moved from girl group sounds to up-tempo and mid-tempo numbers that were more characteristic of Motown's production line. They received no small help from Smokey Robinson, who produced and wrote many of their singles; Holland-Dozier-Holland, Berry Gordy, Mickey Stevenson, Marvin Gaye, and Ashford-Simpson also got involved with the songwriting and production at various points. After the mid-'60s Wanda Young assumed most of the lead vocal duties; Gladys Horton departed from the group in the late '60s. While the Marvelettes didn't cut as many monster smashes as most of their Motown peers after the early '60s, they did periodically surface with classic hits like "Too Many Fish in the Sea," "Don't Mess With Bill," and "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game." There were also plenty of fine minor hits and misses, like 1965's "I'll Keep Holding On," which is just as memorable as the well-known Motown chart-toppers of the era. The group quietly disbanded in the early '70s after several years without a major hit. ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi
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great tunes...they were great...Moto w n . . . O M G ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! the talent that went thru there
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marvins39
gladys horton..r.i. p . THE lead singer of the group
One of my greatest women group's that ever grace a stage I hope
Maded to hall of fame!!
One of my favs! (:
great group of my time doo wop daddy
this is the best saving my soul
Cannot believe what a difference having pandora has made to my life. Just carry i pad Around my house from room to room, dance to the rocker ones, stop and think about what we were doing back when these fabulous 60's songs were dominating our lives. Of course I have cd's etc but it is the portability and the easiness of pandora which is just fantastic. Listening to Stand by Me now which just makes me smile. Of course I'm a baby boomer. Thank god for technology.. . t h a n k you pandora people.
Sweet ....love marveletes.. g r e a t music.
This my jam
Noe Reyes Pinto
I remember when this song came out I had a girlfriend that lived cross town and I would write Her all the time. I would put on the outside of the envelope for the mail carrier If not delivered in 5 days please Mr. postman walk faster!
sacolema2
This is Sam Cooke's song - sorry!
Thisis my jam
Youis sodeep
Yougo
Loved them the best out of all the girl groups. They were so soulful! Mom played them to death!
Lunchmeat sandwiches,l a y s potato chips, nickle cokes,60's*9 7 8 * 4 m 1 4 y ~
Pandora's playing a lot of Mary Wells songs - like The One who Really Loves You
most pop oriented of all Motown's girl groups...abs o l u t e l y not. The Supremes were far more pop and were created to be pop.
nothingbeats a c o k e a n d p i z z a
Mary, u rule!!
lalailk
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However if you do not post this you will die in 2 days. Now you have started reading this don't stop. This is so scary put this on 5 songs in 143 minutes when done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on this screen in big letters this is so scary because it works
They played on more number one hits,than the Beach Boys,Elvis,B e a t l e s and the Rolling Stones combined.... . . G o to google,punch up THE FUNK BROTHERS standing in the shadows of Motown. DVD 2002 They never got credit for any of it !!!
Who plays the music, for the Marvelettes, they didn't have any instruments. Mary Wells, the Supremes,the Temptations, who is it ? Great music !!!
mooney77
Strange song because the hook was the very last line of the song with super reverb on Deliver thee letter, the sooner thee better.
marilynn.yom i t a n z a n
like the beatles version better
Please Mr. Postman!
Simone esse
Caught their story on #Unsung Very interesting. . . Love this song > Forever
Beechwood 4-5-7-8-9 and 867-5309. I called both numbers and someone told me to call the drug store and ask if they had Prince Albert in a can instead.
GO YA'LL THIS IS GOIN' ON!!!
this is my kinda music
Maaavaaleess . .......
Agree comquart31
Yes I liked Locking up my heart (and throwing away the key!)
where is (Locking up my heart) by the great Marvelettes
JENNY FROM THE BLOCK HAHAHA MARY WELLS WILL ALWAYS SING IT BETTER
WAIT A MINUTE HERE COMES THE PLAYBOYS ON THE REAL
Beatles version is better just because John Lennon sings it way better
can I pick my own songs?
Can Pandora tell me why when I thumbs down a song, it keeps showing up?
I love these ladies:)
That hair was wild! Lol
The Marv put Motown in the black ink.
sounds like crap
The Beatles Version Sucks Its All About Girls
Hey, mr postman....
THEY DIDN'T GET A LOT OF MOTOWN RESPECT
Agree with comquat31.
comquat31
this group didnt get the attention they needed, it was spent on the Supremes. They were the best singing group out of Motown.
Real Music:)
Love the station but sometime the pause between selections are too long.
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