Song Of The Day – 11/3/10

Song Of The Day – “Nowhere To Run” by Martha & The Vandellas

After yesterday’s debacle they call an election, this song has taken on new meaning! Martha Reeves was a secretary at Motown Records when one day Mary Wells failed to show up for a recording session. Reeves was asked to fill in signaling the beginning of a singing career that led to such indelible hits as “Dancing In The Streets,” “Heat Wave,” Come And Get These Memories,” “Jimmy Mack,” “Quicksand,” plus this song seen here on a TV performance from “Shindig” in 1965. Reeves could also be heard singing background vocals on many a Motown classic including Marvin Gaye’s “Stubborn Kind Of Fellow.” On this Holland-Dozier-Holland track, the Vandellas consist of Rosalind Ashford, Gloria Williams and Betty Kelly. “I know you’re no good for me…but free of you I’ll never be…”

Listen: “Nowhere To Run” by Martha & The Vandellas

Posted: November 3rd, 2010 under Martha & The Vandellas, Music, R'n'B/Soul.