Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Elaine organised us going to see Martha and the Vandellas at the Jazz Cafe.



But first some tapas at Jamon Jamon:



Here's what wiki says:

Martha and the Vandellas (known from 1967 to 1972 as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) were among the most successful groups in the Motown roster during the period 1963-1967.



In contrast to Motown girl groups such as The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas were known for a harder, R&B sound, typified in "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave," "Nowhere to Run," "Jimmy Mack" and their signature song, "Dancing in the Street."





The music is great, though I didn't know lots of the songs. Hard not to know Dancing in the Street and Nowhere to Run though! Think my favourite was Jimmy Mack.



Also not sure I've ever seen almost 70 year olds dressed up in tight lycra! They were clearly loving performing, which always makes a big difference to a live act.



Afterwards they were doing signing, so I picked up a copy of their greatest hits, dedicated to moi, woo!


CD signing


A good night!

1 comment:

pggereral said...

how many time for this show