The Original Marvelettes: Motown's Mystery Girl Group

3.83 avg rating
( 18 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780965232852: The Original Marvelettes: Motown's Mystery Girl Group
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Discusses the story of the Marvelettes, describing how they got started, the struggles they faced both personally and professionally, and the eventual breakup of the group.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Marc Taylor has been writing about soul music for more than a decade. The author "A Touch of Classic Soul: Soul Singers of the Early 1970s" and "A Touch of Classic Soul 2: The Late 1970s," he has written for numerous publications, including "Goldmine."

From Booklist:

Before the Supremes or Temptations scaled the pop charts, the Marvelettes' "Please Mr. Postman" became Motown's very first chart topper, in 1961. (Released on Motown's Tamla label, it was the company's, not the Motown label's, first number-one hit.) By the time the Marvelettes duplicated that success with "Don't Mess with Bill" in 1965, they had been supplanted in the distaff portion of the Motown pantheon, first by the gritty Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, then by Diana Ross and the Supremes. In all, the Marvelettes had 10 top-40 hits and survived the mid-1960s British invasion of American pop charts while such classic girl groups as the Shirelles didn't. Veteran R & B and soul scene observer Taylor tells the group's story amid the overall Motown story. The Marvelettes were an early and important Motown asset, but label boss Berry Gordy put their career on the back burner when he decided to concentrate his efforts on first Reeves and then Ross. That's Gordy for you, and this is vintage pop music history, entertaining and informative. Mike Tribby
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Taylor, Marc E.
Published by Aloiv Publishing Co. (2004)
ISBN 10: 0965232859 ISBN 13: 9780965232852
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Aloiv Publishing Co., 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0965232859

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 76.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Taylor, Marc E.
Published by Aloiv Publishing Co. (2004)
ISBN 10: 0965232859 ISBN 13: 9780965232852
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Aloiv Publishing Co., 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110965232859

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 91.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Marc E. Taylor
Published by Aloiv Publishing Co. (2004)
ISBN 10: 0965232859 ISBN 13: 9780965232852
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Aloiv Publishing Co., 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0965232859

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 101.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds