The Marvelettes

The Marvelettes

The Marvelettes

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Top Songs

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Please Mr. Postman
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Don't Mess With Bill
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Beechwood 45789
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The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game [Stereo Version]
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Too Many Fish In The Sea

Albums

  • Milestones of Rhythm & Blues: Motor Town Soul, Vol. 4

    Mar 2019 • 21 songs

  • Milestones of Rhythm & Blues: Motor Town Soul, Vol. 8
  • Please Mr. Postman

    Jul 2012 • 11 songs

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The Marvelettes

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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 rec...
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