And you can un-subscribe with one click at any time. UK album chart. Click here for more info. Bring your The Marvelettes collection to our offices for a free appraisal - click here. Please Mr. Postman 2. Playboy 3. Beechwood 4. The Marvelettes Discography - Trusty, Lusty Rustics At a glance, the Marvelettes discography has many Motown oldies songs that link the singers to "local," almost woodsy settings.
A mail carrier as savior. A fishing metaphor. Even during their more sophisticated phase, "Danger, Heartbreak Dead Ahead" sounds like a saloon-poster warning as much as a "highway sign. That may just be the titles, or my gotta-find-a-theme outlook! However, the Marvelettes were self-described country girls at the forefront of Motown's new "Sound of Young America.
Against that backdrop, early Marvelettes backups sound endearingly un-slick. Their chirps are too high to be womanly, but as their voices ripen, they support the leads as reliably as a circle of girlfriends. I Know Better. I Can't Turn Around. Frank Wilson. He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'. When I Need You. Clarence Paul. Keep Off, No Trespassing. XLR Radio. Solid Gold Gem AM.
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Before the end ofTamla issued the first Marvelettes album, also named Please Mr. Postmanbut it failed to chart. Like "Postman", the song was retooled by other writers and upon its release in earlyreached number 7. A fourth hit, " Beechwood ",  co-written by Marvin Gayereached number Duringtwo more albums would be issued by the band including Smash Hits of '62 later issued as The Marvelettes Sing and Playboy. Due to their success, the group had to leave school in order to perform and despite the promise of tutors to help with their schooling, they were never granted any.
Due to their young ages and Horton being an orphaned ward of the courts, they eventually were taken in by Esther Gordy Edwardswho bused them to Motortown Revue shows. After several successful Top 40 recordings, the group released the modest success, "Strange I Know", which peaked at number In earlythe group was shortened to a quartet when Juanita Cowart opted to leave,  When Youre Young And In Love - The Marvelettes - The Marvelettes (Vinyl a mental breakdown caused by stress from performing on the road, and a mistake she made in describing the group's background, during an appearance on American Bandstand.
Carrying on as a quartet, the group issued one of Holland—Dozier—Holland 's early compositions, " Locking Up My Heart ", which peaked at number It was one of the first singles to feature Horton and Young in co-leads. The success of "Locking" was probably tested due to strong airplay by the song's B-side, the Young-led ballad "Forever", which also received a pop charting, peaking at number Then Berry Gordy composed and produced the single, "My Daddy Knows Best", but it was their lowest charting at the time, number Bythe majority of American vocal groups especially all female bands such as the Shirelles and the Ronettes started struggling with finding a hit, after the arrival of British pop and rock acts.
In the meantime, other Motown girl groups such as Martha and the LP and the Supremes were starting to get promoted by Motown staff with the Vandellas becoming the top girl group of The following year, the Supremes took their place as the label's top primary female group after a succession of hit recordings that year, culminating in the release LP their second album, Where Did Our Love Gowhich Motown was able to promote successfully.
That year, the Marvelettes reached the top forty with the Norman Whitfield production, " Too Many Fish in the Sea ", reaching number 25 with the recording. By now, Motown had begun its charm school hiring choreographer Cholly Atkins and Maxine Powell to refine the label's acts.
Atkins began polishing the Marvelettes' dance moves, while Powell taught the group to be more graceful, telling them and every other Motown act that they would "perform in front of kings and queens". By the end ofWhen Youre Young And In Love - The Marvelettes - The Marvelettes (Vinyl Tillman, a longtime sufferer of sickle cell anemia was diagnosed with lupus. By earlystruggling to keep up with their stringent recording sessions and touring schedules and her illnesses, a doctor of Tillman's advised her to leave performing for good.
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