The Best of the Velvelettes [Universal/Spectrum]

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Largely overshadowed by the other dominant girl groups in the Motown stable, the Velvelettes quietly released a handful of singles that made a soft presence on the pop charts, but nothing in comparison to the bullets fired by the Vandellas, Supremes, and Marvelettes. That's not to say the quality was any less, as this best-of compilation clearly proves. Songs like "He Was Really Saying Something" and "Needle in a Haystack" were their largest numbers, but their vocal delivery proved that -- given the right production team and attention -- they could have been just as big as any of the aforementioned girl groups. Die-hard fans may want to check out the excellent 2005 Motown...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
Largely overshadowed by the other dominant girl groups in the Motown stable, the Velvelettes quietly released a handful of singles that made a soft presence on the pop charts, but nothing in comparison to the bullets fired by the Vandellas, Supremes, and Marvelettes. That's not to say the quality was any less, as this best-of compilation clearly proves. Songs like "He Was Really Saying Something" and "Needle in a Haystack" were their largest numbers, but their vocal delivery proved that -- given the right production team and attention -- they could have been just as big as any of the aforementioned girl groups. Die-hard fans may want to check out the excellent 2005 Motown Anthology, but those wanting just the hits will find that this disc provides all of the Velvelette sounds they could possibly ever need.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/2009
  • Label: Spectrum Audio Uk
  • UPC: 731454446723
  • Catalog Number: 5444672
  • Sales rank: 45,667

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Velvelettes Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Marv Johnson Composer
Johnny Bristol Composer, Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer, Producer
Harvey Fuqua Composer, Producer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer, Producer
Eddie Kendricks Composer
Richard Morris Composer, Producer
Paul Nixon Liner Notes
Clarence Paul Composer, Producer
Paul Riser Composer
William "Mickey" Stevenson Composer, Producer
William Weatherspoon Composer, Producer
Norman Whitfield Composer, Producer
Sylvia Moy Composer, Producer
Robert Hamilton Composer, Producer
James Frank Dean Producer
Freddie Gorman Composer
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