September 30, 2015 Record of the Day

Dancing in the StreetDancing-in-the-StreetWorking as a secretary at Motown paid off big time for Martha Reeves. In need of background singers at a recording session, she was called upon to back up Marvin Gaye on his songs “Stubborn Kind Of Fella” and “Hitch Hike.” Soon thereafter she became a Motown star herself. Martha Reeves and the Vandellas’ “Heat Wave” and “Dancing in the Street” are two of the most popular dance songs of the sixties. “Dancing in the Street” along with its picture sleeve, released on Gordy records in 1964, is worth up to $250.00 today. Martha and the Vandellas are among the over 65,000 recording artists you’ll find on the “Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide” on CD listing the values for over a million records (albums, 45s, & 78s). It’s available in the left hand column. Also check out our new companion guide, Records You Should Know About. Just click on the link in the yellow strip above.

 

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