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Martha Reeves tells of her six-month secretarial stint at Motown

 

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

Motown legend Martha Reeves is featured in a new documentary released in February that features collaborations between veteran and younger, newer performers. She recorded a track about Detroit with Crystal Method for “Re-Generation.”

“The Detroit that I knew will never exist again,” admits Reeves during an exclusive interview with the MSR in January. Her memories of suddenly being called off stage in July 1967 because of a riot that began in the city “always will be etched in my mind,” notes Reeves. “It was scary.”

Martha and the Vandellas was the second all-female group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, nearly a decade after the Supremes in 1988. Reeves, Rosalind Ashford and Annette Beard produced nearly 30 hits including “Heat Wave” and “Dancing in the Street” for Motown. Continue Reading →

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