Thursday, July 1, 2010

tight people of the day: the velvelettes

Now y'all know how much I love the ladies of Motown. SO MUCH. These ladies can really kill it, but I feel they are somewhat unknown. The Velvelettes (tight name) were hanging around Motown in the sixties along with my sisters Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and the Supremes. At times, they have been a quartet, a quintet, and a trio. Problem was, they never seemed to match the success of their labelmates.

In 1964, the group recorded "Needle in a Haystack." It became a chart success, and brought attention to the group at last. Sadly, most of the ladies wanted to do their thangs with families and babies and hubbies, so the group broke up. They never even put out an album until 1984! How crazy! Some of the original members are back together and tour to this day. If they come through your town, hit it up because I bet it would be boot scootin'.

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