Mary Wells

Mary Wells

Mary Wells

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Top Songs

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My Guy [Single Version]
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You Beat Me To The Punch [Single Version / Mono]
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Two Lovers [Single Version / Mono]
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The One Who Really Loves You [Single Version]
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Bye, Bye Baby

Albums

  • American Portraits: Mary Wells

    Sep 2020 • 10 songs

  • Milestones of Rhythm and Blues - Motor Town Soul, Vol. 3: From Detroit (1958-1962)
  • Highlights of Mary Wells

    Feb 2017 • 12 songs

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Mary Wells

Biography

Time and legions of other soul superstars have obscured the fact that for a brief moment, Mary Wells was Motown's biggest star. She came to the attention of Berry Gordy as a 17-year-old, hawking a song she'd written for Jackie Wilson; that song, "Bye Bye Baby," became her first Motown hit in 1961. The full-throated approach of that single was quickly toned down in favor of a pop-soul sound. Few other soul singers managed to be as shy and sexy at the same time as Wells (Barbara Lewis is the only other that springs to mind), and the soft-voiced singer found a perfect match with ...
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