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mel(andthensome) (mel)
5-Doyen
Username: mel

Post Number: 189
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 81.154.129.161
Posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 9:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can anyone tell me please
about
The Del-Rhythmettes
that recorded
'I need your love'
on the superb
JVB Label no.5000

thank you

mel
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BJL (bjl)
2-Debutant
Username: bjl

Post Number: 14
Registered: 5-2004
Posted From: 62.253.64.7
Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 6:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From 1958, the flip is "Chick A Boomer" - supposedly an early lineup of the Marvelettes.
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Davie Gordon (davie_gordon)
4-Laureate
Username: davie_gordon

Post Number: 76
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 212.219.250.2
Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 10:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Mel,

I've seen it written that Gladys Horton of the
Marvelettes was a member but to be honest I'm
pretty dubious about that.

I've a provisional date of 1959 for it.

IF Gladys was a member that would mean she was
around 14 years old at the time - JVB as you probably know was owned by Joe Battle and was
run out of the back room of his record shop.

Gladys was fostered as a child - she was living in
Inkster, as were the rest of the Marvelettes,
which was apparently regarded by Detroiters as
being "out in the sticks". I have a problem with
believing that any foster parent would let a fourteen-year old travel, what twenty or thirty
miles, into one of the roughest looking areas of
Detroit to make a record.

I certainly can't remember the record being mentioned by Gladys in interviews - she always says that the first time she recorded was the
"PLease Mr. Postman" session.

Davie
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Ron Murphy (ron_murphy)
4-Laureate
Username: ron_murphy

Post Number: 79
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.42.90.140
Posted on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 4:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

in the book The Original Marvelettes by Marc Taylor which was released a few months back it tells the story about a 14 year old Gladys Horton joining with friends Jeanette and Juanita McClafin along with Rosemary Wells in 1959 to record those songs on J-V-B.

in the book Glayds is quoted on this story and said she was a background singer.

J-V-B's 5000 series was started in 1959 so the date mentioned is correct.
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Davie Gordon (davie_gordon)
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Username: davie_gordon

Post Number: 81
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 193.122.21.26
Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 9:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Ron

Davie
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
5-Doyen
Username: mel

Post Number: 206
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.42.211.234
Posted on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 9:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Many thanks to all
for the info
always appreciated

mel
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C Bell/Eric (c_belleric)
1-Arriviste
Username: c_belleric

Post Number: 5
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 4.165.159.215
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 11:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

DELJVB
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C Bell/Eric (c_belleric)
1-Arriviste
Username: c_belleric

Post Number: 6
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 4.165.159.215
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 11:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

JVB
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Don (don)
5-Doyen
Username: don

Post Number: 261
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.75.172.95
Posted on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 11:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

See, That goes to show me that I learn something new day to day, everyday. And being able to awake ev'ry morning to make it on to this site. I knew there had to be origins with the Motown mystic. The truth has it's way to shed light.

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