Happy Birthday to Martha Reeves!

Happy birthday to Martha Reeves, born July 18, 1941.

While throughout the 60s Diana Ross was the highest profile female singing star at Motown and was the major recipient of Berry Gordy's marketing efforts and personal affection, Martha Reeves was the other female anchor, an underrated performer who fronted a number of the label's biggest songs and ultimately became perhaps the most revered of the Motown stars in the Motor City.  While Ross charmed with her seductive, slight soprano voice, Reeves showed a whole lotta church in her interpretations, belting out a series of memorable uptempo hits like she was singing joyous praises to God.

Happy birthday to Martha Reeves, born July 18, 1941.

While throughout the 60s Diana Ross was the highest profile female singing star at Motown and was the major recipient of Berry Gordy's marketing efforts and personal affection, Martha Reeves was the other female anchor, an underrated performer who fronted a number of the label's biggest songs and ultimately became perhaps the most revered of the Motown stars in the Motor City.  While Ross charmed with her seductive, slight soprano voice, Reeves showed a whole lotta church in her interpretations, belting out a series of memorable uptempo hits like she was singing joyous praises to God.

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