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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

THE DEL-PHIS - I'LL LET YOU KNOW

Inexplicably, this GREAT record was a complete failure on the charts when it was released; my theory is that it was just too raw for mass consumption but in many ways (in retrospect) it's a crucial record in the development of the girl group sound.

First off, the lead singer here is none other than the legendary Martha Reeves, herself hired as a replacement for one of the original Del-phis who had left the group at this point. Also, as far as the sound of the vocal arrangement, it's basically the blueprint for the three-girl vocal lineup.

After the failure of this record, Martha became a secretary at Motown and by '62 was leading the Vandellas- aka the GREATEST of all Motown female groups.

from 1960...

THE DEL-PHIS - I'LL LET YOU KNOW



3 comments:

a small town girl in the capital city said...

That is fantastic. I wonder who played that brief but great guitar solo. Thanks for sharing Derek!

Holly said...

This is wonderful - thank you, Derek!

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