Saturday, November 11, 2006
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST song of the day
Song:Please Mr. Postman
Album:20th Century Masters:The Millenium Collection:The Best Of The Marvelettes
Of course any Motown girl group is going to play second fiddle to The Supremes but The Marvelettes predate The Supremes and Please Mr. Postman was Motown's first number one single in 1961. They had several lineups but Gladys Horton & Wanda Young were the main lead singers. Gladys sang lead on Please Mr. Postman. Smokey Robinson produced a lot of their music including this. This budget comp is fine. It has all their hits on it but there are also a lot of various artists comps on Motown. You might want to get this on one of those. I have the Hitsville USA 4CD box set. The Marvelettes continued to have modest success in the 60s. Gladys Horton left in the late 60s and the group broke up in 1970.