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This review is from: The Ultimate Collection (Audio CD)Before DIANA ROSS AND THE SUPREMES became the biggest female act on Motown in 1964, there were The Marvelettes who put Motown on the map by securing the labels first NO.1 hit with the classic, PLEASE MR.POSTMAN which has been re-recorded by several artists and groups most notably being THE BEATLES and THE CARPENTERS.
GLADYS HORTON was the lead vocalalist on most of their recordings including on the sprinkling of hits they enjoyed eratically through the 60's such as PLAYBOY, BEACHWOOD - 45789. From 1967 onwards WANDA RODGERS took over on lead vocals and the group enjoyed further hits with THE HUNTER GETS CAPTURED BY THE GAME and the divine WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG AND IN LOVE. All of these classic recordings can be found on this definitive compilation which represents all of their greatest hits, a few album cuts and other obscurities. Not all of the tracks are brilliant but the vast majority of the album is very good and well worth a listen! The Marvelettes were sadly one of Motowns most overlooked acts. Excellent compilation of a highly underated soul act that deserved far greater recognition.