jueves, 25 de marzo de 2010

·"Play Boy" - The Marvelettes

The Marvelettes were an American singing girl group on the Tamla (later Motown) label. Motown's first successful female vocal group, the Marvelettes are most notable for recording the company's first #1 Pop hit, "Please Mr. Postman", and for setting the precedent for later Motown girl groups such as Martha & the Vandellas and The Supremes. During their eight-year run on the Billboard music charts, the group scored nineteen top forty American R&B Singles and ten Top 40 American Pop singles. Of these hits, three were Top 10 Pop singles, nine were top Top 10 R&B singles, and their debut was #1 one on both charts. (Between 1961 and 1969 they charted a total of 25 Pop singles.) "Playboy" is a song composed by Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, Mickey Stevenson and singer Gladys Horton, lead vocalist of The Marvelettes, who recorded the song and released it as a single on Motown's Tamla imprint in 1962. The single, led by Horton, is about a man who fools around with a lot of women and the woman who narrates the story warns him to stay away from her due to the stories she heard of him "running around with every woman in town". Horton is helped out in the song by her Marvelettes cohorts Wanda Young, Georgeanna Tillman, Katherine Anderson & Juanita Cowart. This was released as the third single by the Marvelettes and was their second top ten pop hit reaching number seven on the charts while reaching number four on the R&B chart. Playboy was the third album by The Marvelettes, released to capitalize on their hit singles "Playboy" and "Beechwood 4-5789", in 1962. It also includes the single, "Someday, Someway", and heartfelt standard, "Forever", which would be released as a single the following year. Other compositions include "Goddess of Love", "Cry Over You", and "Mix It Up". George Gordy, William "Mickey" Stevenson, and Marvin Gaye, who had produced "Beechwood 4-5789", all did some work on the Playboy LP as well.



01- Playboy
02- Mix It Up
03- Beechwood 4-5789
04- I'm Hooked
05- I Think I Can Change You
06- Forever
07- Someday, Someway
08- Goddess Of Love
09- You Should Know
10- Cry Over You

Bonus Tracks:

11- Playboy (mono single mix)
12- Forever (mono single mix)
13- Someday, Someway (mono single mix)

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