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Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Martha and the Vandellas were one of the most successful groups in the Motown roster during the 1960s and fully active from 1960 to 1972, performing at various times doo-wop, pop, rock and roll and soul. The label's second most-successful all-female singing group after The Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas were known for a churchier, more southern-styled soul than the Supremes, as typified in Motown hits such as "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave", "Jimmy Mack", "I'm Ready For Love", "My Baby Loves Me", "Nowhere to Run", and, their signature song, "Dancing in the Street".

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Frank Wilson

Frank Wilson is an African American former songwriter and record producer for Motown Records. He joined the company in 1965, working with Brenda Holloway. He went on to write and produce hit records for Brenda Holloway, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Eddie Kendricks, and more. Wilson also tried his hand at being a recording artist himself, recording the single “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" for release on the Motown subsidiary label 'Soul.' Supposedly 250 demo 45s were pressed, but by that time Frank Wilson decided he would rather focus on producing and had the demos trashed.

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Brenda Holloway

Brenda Holloway (born June 21, 1946 in Atascadero, California) is an African-American singer and songwriter best known for her period as a recording artist for the Motown label during the 1960s.Her best known hits from her Motown days were the soul ballad "Every Little Bit Hurts" (which reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964. The title of the song was similar to the '60's television public service announcement about highway littering--Every Litter Bit Hurts.

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Joe T Vannelli

Joe T Vannelli is a wonderful Italian DJ/Producer. He owns JT Company a record label and production company out of Milan Italy. Joe is also a radio personality on Radio Deejay in Milan Italy, Radio Deejay is the biggest radio station in Italy. Joe's new single "ATTENTION" is sung by Helen & Terry. Helen & Terry also co-wrote the song with Joe and have co-written many of Joe's hits! Visit www.philerzy.com to find out more about Helen & Terry and www.jtcompany.it to find out more about Joe.

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Kiki Dee

Kiki Dee (born Pauline Matthews on 6 March 1947, in Little Horton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England) is a highly successful singer/songwriter, with a career that has lasted over 40 years. Her most famous song was a duet with Elton John, entitled "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", which was released in 1976 and went to Number 1. Kiki Dee began singing with a local band in Bradford in the early 1960s. Her recording career began as a session singer.

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Anthony David

Georgia native Anthony David has spent his whole life writing songs. Now his riveting story telling, passionate guitar playing and stirring voice will be featured on his major label debut Acey Deucy and introduce the world to Soulbird Music, a new venture between Universal Republic Records and the multi-Grammy winning artist India.Arie. Anthony David was born in Savannah, Georgia but discovered the spark to ignite his artistic passions in Atlanta.

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dollyrocker

Buttoned Down Disco founder and DJ dollyrocker mashes up Eclectic Pop, Indie, Punk, Electro, Funk & Disco, although you might also hear some Dub, Reggae, Ska, Soul, Motown, Psychedelic Garage Rock, Bubblegum Pop, Baile Funk, New Wave, Neu-Rave, One Hit Wonders, Breakdance, Bhangra, Bollywood, Quirky Cover Versions, Japanese Pop, Doo Wop, Hip Hop, Mash Ups and Soundtracks. www.buttoneddowndisco.com

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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (born April 2, 1939 in Washington, D.C.; died April 1, 1984 in Los Angeles, California), was a Grammy award winning R&B, soul and doo-wop singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist known as The Prince of Soul. Originally a member of the doo-wop group The Moonglows, he pursued a solo career after the group disbanded and released many successful solo hits including How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You), Sexual Healing, I Heard It Through the Grapevine and Let's Get It On.

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