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2011
Forever More: The Complete Motown Albums, Vol. 2
2009
Forever: The Complete Motown Albums, Vol. 1
2008
The Definitive Collection: The Marvelettes
2004
Greatest Hits
2000
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Marvelettes
1994
The Marvelous Marvelettes
1993
Deliver: The Singles 1961-1971
1991
Please Mr. Postman
1970
The Return of the Marvelettes
1969
In Full Bloom
1968
Sophisticated Soul
1967
The Marvelettes
1963
Recorded Live On Stage
1962
Playboy
1962
Smash Hits of '62
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Dec 15, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Dec 15, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Dec 15, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Dec 15, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Dec 15, 2015
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The Marvelettes Tribute Page Dec 15, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Oct 26, 2015
New Marvelette Ann Bogan takes the Lead!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g45TdJlBk0w
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Oct 26, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Oct 26, 2015
"My Baby Must Be a Magician" is the title of a 1967 single release by the Marvelettes which was written and produced by Smokey Robinson. Original Marvelette Wanda Rogers was the lead vocalist on the track; the background vocals were provided by the Andantes rather than official Marvelettes Ann Bogan and Katherine Anderson. Melvin Franklin of The Temptations is the male voice speaking the song's intro and the track features guitar licks from Miracles guitarist Marv Tarplin. The narrator of the song likens her lover to a magician admitting his lack of the expected paraphernalia (e.g. "No rabbits in his hat/ No pigeons up his sleeve...No special gear like Aladdin's lamp and such") but maintaining "My baby must be a magician 'cause he's sure got the magic touch". Released in November 1967, "My Baby Must Be a Magician" reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1968, also peaking at #8 on the R&B chart. As the Marvelettes' third consecutive Top Thirty single, "My Baby Must Be a Magician" set a new level of prolonged Pop chart success for the group; it would also mark their last appearance in the Top 40 and be their final R&B Top Ten hit. Personnel: Lead vocals by Wanda Rogers Background vocals by The Andantes Introduction by Melvin Franklin Guitar by Marv Tarplin Other instrumentation by The Funk Brothers Written and produced by Smokey Robinson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnHMsYH-8LI
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Oct 26, 2015
Sophisticated Soul is the eighth LP issued by Motown girl-group The Marvelettes. It is the first album to feature Anne Bogan who replaced Gladys Horton in 1967, although Horton's voice is featured on one of the tracks. Like many Motown albums produced in the late 1960s, Sophisticated Soul featured backing from The Andantes, Motown's premiere backing group, on certain tracks, others feature Bogan and Katherine Anderson. Since Holland-Dozier-Holland had left the Motown label in 1967, the studio artists had turned to in-house producers such as the team of Ashford & Simpson as well as Frank Wilson. This album was considered to promote a new style for The Marvelettes with Wanda Young fronting the group, and moving them to a style closer to that of fellow Motwn girl-group The Supremes. The material consists of singles "My Baby Must Be a Magician" featuring Melvin Franklin of The Temptations, Ashford & Simpson's "Destination:Anywhere", "You're the One", and "Here I Am Baby". Also on the record is "I'm Gonna Hold On as Long as I Can", which was a modest hit featuring Ann Bogan on lead vocals, and "What's Easy for Two Is So Hard for One", the B-side to "Destination: Anywhere", which charted but proved to be unsuccessful. Track Listing: All songs written and produced by William "Smokey" Robinson unless noted otherwise. Side 1: My Baby Must Be a Magician Destination: Anywhere (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) I'm Gonna Hold On as Long as I Can (Frank Wilson, Lena Manns) Here I Am Baby You're the One for Me Bobby Reachin' for Something I Can't Have (James Dean, Cato Weatherspoon, William Weatherspoon) Side 2: Your Love Can Save Me (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) You're the One Don't Make Hurting Me a Habit (James Jay Barnes, James Dean, William Weatherspoon) What's Easy for Two Is So Hard for One The Stranger (Ivy Jo Hunter) Someway, Somehow (Richard Morris, Sylvia Moy) Personnel: *Wanda Young - lead vocals, except on "I'm Gonna Hold On as Long as I Can" *Katherine Anderson - backing vocals (side 2, tracks 1–3, & 5) *Ann Bogan - backing vocals (side 2, tracks 1, 3, and 5), lead vocals on "I'm Gonna Hold On as Long as I Can" *Gladys Horton - backing vocals on "You're the One" *The Andantes - backing vocals (side 1, tracks 1, 3–6; side 2, tracks 1–4, 6) Melvin Franklin - intro on "My Baby Must Be a Magician" Smokey Robinson - producer Ashford & Simpson - producers, backing vocals on "Destination: Anywhere" The Funk Brothers - instrumentation
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Oct 26, 2015
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The Marvelettes Tribute Page Oct 26, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Sep 16, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Sep 16, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Sep 16, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Sep 16, 2015
's cover photo
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Sep 16, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Aug 14, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Aug 14, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Aug 14, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Aug 14, 2015
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The Marvelettes Tribute Page Aug 14, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Jul 27, 2015
"The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" is a 1966 song written by Smokey Robinson. It was a hit single in 1967 for the American girl group The Marvelettes for the Motown label, from their self-titled album released that same year. The single peaked in the United States in spring 1967 at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, and at #2 on the Billboard soul chart. The song was produced by Smokey Robinson. It is written in the first person, from the point of view of someone who has "laid such a tender trap" to catch a lover. Lead singer Wanda Young-Rogers (wife of Miracles member Bobby Rogers) talks about how she had been stalking her lover, having to learn his "ways and habits" so she could plan how to catch him. But "certain things rearrange" and she finds herself caught, presumably, in love with her 'game.' Personnel: Lead Vocals by Wanda Young-Rogers Background Vocals by Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, The Andantes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBa746RVNHA
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Jul 27, 2015
The Marvelettes Tribute Page Jul 27, 2015