Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Are You Ready For a Brand New Beat?

Martha and the Vandellas may have been "the Supremes' feral cousins" (thank you, Peenee), but what they lacked in grace they made up for in guts. "Heat Wave," "Dancing in the Streets," "Nowhere to Run" - all those hits, and most of the misses, absolutely explode from your speakers. Founding member Rosalind Ashford (center, above) was born on this day in 1949; we offer respect and gratitude. Thanks for the wax, Roz, especially our personal favorite, "You've Been in Love Too Long."

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