Wikipedia : This day (July 18, 1941), in Eufaula, Alabama, is born Martha Reeves, an American R&B and Pop singer and former politician who was the lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas.
Martha Reeves : It was 1962 that Motown’s Artist and Repertoire Director William “Mickey” Stevenson first heard the voice that would become synonymous with the sound of young America. A young jazz/blues singer with the unlikely name of Martha Lavaille was bringing audiences to their feet at Detroit’s famed 20 Grand Nightclub singing songs made popular by singers the likes of Gloria Lynne and Della Reese.
@last.fm : Reeves & The Vandellas were one of the most successful groups in the Motown roster during the 1960s and fully active from 1960 to present, performing at various times doo-wop, pop, rock and roll and soul.
Video : w/ The Vandellas – Heatwave (2008) . Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things (2011) . w/ James Brown – Georgia On My Mind (1996) . Higher And Higher (1976) . Martha & The Vandellas – Jimmy Mack (1967) . Martha And The Vandellas – Dancing In The Street (1965) . Martha And The Vandellas – Nowhere To Run (1965) .