The Andantes continued….

Earl Van Dyke and the Soul Brothers – All For You/ Too Many Fish In The Sea

Tamla Motown (UK)

1965

Diana Ross and the Supremes – Till Johnny Comes Home

From Cream of the Crop LP

1969

The Andantes replaced Wilson and Birdsong on this track.

Mary Wells – Whats Easy for Two is Hard fro One/You Lost The Sweetest Boy

Motown

1963

JR Walker and the All Stars – Gotta Hold On To This Feeling/ Clinging To The Thought That She’s Coming Back

Soul

1969

The Supremes – Love Child

Motown

1968

his is only D. Ross and The Andantes. no other Supreme was featured.

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The Andantes

As my PhD continues it is shifting a reshaping itself to become something quite different to what I initially thought it might be. Although the material is largely the same key themes are beginning to emerge that are not what I initially expected. These themes include invisibility, black technopoetics, the acousmatic amongst others. Although I do want to continue to use this site – I need it to function more as a developing archive, where I can keep tabs on audio clips etc.

 

To begin this process I want to start the task of compiling as many titles and recordings that include The Andantes. This is a huge task as they appear on so many recordings and often are not named. However, I want to attempt it.

 

Bruce Channel – Satisfied Mind

Melody

1964

 

Mickey McCullers Same Old Story

Tamla Motown 1962 – Same Old Story/I Cry a Million tears

VIP 1964 – Same Old Story/ Who You Gonna Run To

 

*As VE

The Marvelettes – Rainy Mourning (B Side)

Tamla Motown – That’s How Heartaches Are Made/Rainy Mourning

Sep 1969

 

*As VE

Gladys Night and the Pips – Just Walk in My Shoes

Tamla Motown 1972

 

Kim Weston – Just Loving You/ Another Train Coming

Tamla Motown

1963

 

Eddie Holland – Jamie/ Take A Chance On Me

Tamla Motown

1961* Meant to be FIRST recording using The Andantes.

 

Mary Wells – Laughing Boy/ Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right

Tamla Motown

1963* Included The Andantes name on record

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Mary Wells – Whisper You Love Me Boy/ I’ll Be Available

Motown 1964

Mary Wells – Honey Boy

Motown

1964 – Unkown

 

Brenda Holloway – Till Johnny Comes

Tamla Motown – Unreleased

1967

Jackie Wilson – Whispers (Getting’ Louder)/The Fairest of Them All

Brunswick

1966 (Aug)

*As VE

Martha REEVES and the Vandellas – Wont it Be So Wonderful/Forget Me Not

Tamla Motown (Germ) 1971

Martha and the Vandellas – No More Tear Stained Makeup

From Watchout! LP

Tanla Motown

1967

Not sure if this was a single – need to find out!

 

Marvin Gaye – The Way It Goes

Unreleased

From “Motown Remembers Marvin Gaye- Never Before Released Masters”

Marvin Gaye – How Sweet it Is (To Be Loved By You)/ Forever

Tamla Motown

1964

B-Side – Forever

As VE*

Martha and the Vandellas – My Baby Loves Me/Never Leave Your Baby’s Side

Tamla Motown

1966

The Supremes (post DR)

1970

*interestingly on an online forum (The Andantes: Motowns Best Kept Secret) a forum member asks whether The Andantes were involved to which Louvain Demps replies:

“It sounds like something we did with Jean Terrell..I tried to listen to make sure, because it has been such a long time, and going by titles makes things hard as they mixed up” takes” from other recordings to put some of these recordings together, as well as the key’s the artist sang in..Some of the sessions, Mary and Cindy were present in the studio but not on the recordings…This seems like the voices are somehow not that “out front” as some of the others.” (week of 1st May 2018) cited from facebook.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/112955475397926/

Marvin Gaye – Take This Heart of Mine/Need Your Lovin’- Want You Back

Tamla Motown

1966

from 45cat.com:

“‘Need Your Lovin’ was recorded in November ’63 eventually getting a release on the Tamla album (T 258) ‘How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You’ in January ’65.” user clarbluesky (2011) (Viewed Aug, 2018)

 

Tommy Good – I’ve Gotta Get Away

Tamla Motown Unreleased ?

Jimmy Ruffin – I Gotta Let You Go

Jimmy Ruffin 0 As Long As There Is L-O-V-E Love/How Can I Say I’m Sorry

USA

1965

The Four Tops – Just Ask The Lonely/Where Did You Go

Tamla Motown

1965

The Four Tops – Seven Rooms of Gloom/I’ll Turn To Stone

Motown

1967

Brenda Hollway – When I’m Gone/ I’ve Be Good To You

Tamla

1965

 

Four Tops – Walk Away Renee/ Mame

Motown

1967

 

Four Tops – Shale Me Wake Me (When It’s Over)/Just As Long s You Need Me

Motown

1966

Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston – What Good Am I Without You/ I Want You ‘Round

Tamla

1964

Jackie Wilson – A Lovely Way To Die/ Soulville

Coral

1968

 

As VE*

Martha and the Vandellas – You’ve Been in Love Too Long

“Wanda Young Rogers with The Andantes backing her on The Supremes remake of “Someday We’ll Be Together”. It’s from the final Marvelettes album “Return of The Marvelettes” & the entire album was done without the participation of any Marvelettes. It is entirely done by The Andantes, with Wanda on leads.” Wedigo Watson (Oct 22 2017 from TA:Moton wSecret forum via facebook)

“A prime example of how The Andantes were used to “sweeten” the sound of the groups. The Marvelettes with “Someway, Somehow” from the “Sophisticated Soul” album. By this point the Andantes were practically over-taking most of the songs – by the last album, “Return of The Marvelettes” it was completely The Andantes with lead singer Wanda Young Rogers, no Marvelettes whatsoever……” (ibid)

Returning….and the uncanny

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It has been a while since I have attended to this blog/ research hub/personal ramblings. Since the death of my supervisor it has taken me a while to readjust to my project. I decided to take the Summer period to work on my practice, which although was rewarding did leave me feeling a little distanced from my project. However, over the past month or so I have been reconnecting with my writing and thinking about where my project currently stands.

Over the summer break, on the advice of my new supervisor, I began reading Louis Chude-Sokei’s The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Technopoetics. It has been an inspiring read to say the least. Throughout the text Chude-Sokei charts the relationship between technology and race. Among other points one of the thongs that has stayed with me and rattled around up top for the past few days his analysis of the uncanny and its relationship with techno//racial. The uncanny relies on anOther and emerges from a supposed imitation of this other. It is via this doubling that the uncanny emerges. In considering the role of The Andantes in relation to Motown and the use of their voices as either total replacements for another primary group, as material blended with the voices of others or the presence of their voices or the invisibility of their bodies during live performances, I began to question whether we might consider The Andantes in relation to the uncanny and if so how might we do this?

 

TBC