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Interview with Martha Reeves, Sept. 9, 1977

Author: Martha Reeves; Brant Mewborn
Publisher: Sept. 9, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : Cassette recording : CD audio : English
Publication:Brant Mewborn Collection of interviews.
Summary:
In this telephone interview between Mewborn (NYC), who is writing an article on disco music performed by female vocal trios, and Reeves (LA), the former lead singer of Detroit label Motown's "Martha and the Vandellas" talks about her schooldays when she sang in a choir, her secretarial job at Motown, her religious background, her desire to sing spiritual material, and how the company and the band together rose to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Named Person: Martha Reeves; Martha Reeves
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Reeves; Brant Mewborn
OCLC Number: 785899387
Performer(s): Martha Reeves, interviewee ; Brant Mewborn, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded in NYC, Sept. 9, 1977.
Description: 2 audio discs : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: Brant Mewborn Collection of interviews.
Mewborn interviews Martha Reeves
Responsibility: Martha Reeves.

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In this telephone interview between Mewborn (NYC), who is writing an article on disco music performed by female vocal trios, and Reeves (LA), the former lead singer of Detroit label Motown's "Martha and the Vandellas" talks about her schooldays when she sang in a choir, her secretarial job at Motown, her religious background, her desire to sing spiritual material, and how the company and the band together rose to popularity. She speaks with affection about Berry Gordy, the CEO of Motown, discusses musical advantages of vocal trios and analyzes other female trios. She remembers Motown family-like atmosphere and explains the reasons for leaving the company.

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