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Heatwave – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Soul classic from 1963, for Monday.

“Heat Wave” is a 1963 song written by the Holland–Dozier–Holland songwriting team. It was first made popular by the Motown vocal group Martha and the Vandellas. Released as a 45 rpm single on July 9, 1963, on the Motown subsidiary Gordy label, it hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B chart—where it stayed for four weeks—and peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Dancing in the Street – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Another oldie but classic’ie, and one of my favourites. From an era where people were actually creative, and actually made really good music. Rather than bland reboots, rehashes, remixes and remakes (sorry, rant over).

This was the best video I could find, video and audio wise.

“Dancing in the Street” is a song written by Marvin Gaye, William “Mickey” Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter. (Wikipedia)

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