help, does anyone know of a Motown female singer who sang a song with the line `what are you going to do when I am gone `?any help would be appreciated. please forward any advice to firstname.lastname@example.org many thanks
I know of three Motown singers who sang "When I'm Gone": Brenda Holloway, Barbara McNair, and Mary Wells.
Holloway's version appears on her anthologies, "The Motown Anthology" and "Greatest Hits & Rare Classics." McNair's version appears on her anthology, "The Ultimate Motown Anthology." Wells' version appears on her anthologies, "Looking Back 1961-1964," "The Mary Wells Collection," and "The Ultimate Collection." (Since there are several Mary Wells collections with similar titles, you should check the track lists for "When I'm Gone.")
I believe Brenda Holloway's rendition of this song was the only one released as a single, so hers is probably the version you heard. All three are quite good, though.