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The Marvelettes

Forever More: The Complete Motown Albums, Volume 2

Motown/Hip-O Select
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February 13, 2012

Classic Motown's glamorous chart punches aren't the whole story with the Marvelettes. After early-Sixties wonders like "Beechwood 4-5789," the girl group, fronted by Gladys Horton and later Wanda Rogers, released songs more often smart, frank and out-there than hit-bound. This 109-track comp peaks with "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game," a 1966 smash where writer-producer Smokey Robinson helps Rogers embark on a jazzy love safari. But throughout these four discs, the Marvelettes, whether rocking up "The Stranger" or going pop-orchestral on "Marionette," show how giant soul hooks and adventurousness may coexist.

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