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us: Reeves, Martha

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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Lavaille, Martha
  • Addtional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Eufaula (Ala.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Detroit (Mich.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Del-Phis
        • Organization: Vels
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Rhythm and blues music
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Rhythm and blues musicians
            (lcsh) Singers
              (lcsh) City council members
          • Related Terms

          • Sources

            • found: Her Martha Reeves and the Vandellas ridin' high [SR] 1968: labels (Martha Reeves)
            • found: Int. ww in mus. Vol. 2, Pop. mus., 1st ed. (Reeves, Martha; b. July 18, 1941, Eufaula, Ala.; singer, musician (piano, tambourine))
            • found: Oxford music online, November 18, 2013: Encylopedia of popular music (Reeves, Martha; born July 18, 1941, Alabama; R&B vocalist; began performing in the late 50s under the name Martha Lavaille [no entries in catalog], briefly joining the Fascinations and then the Del-Phis; Reeves reassembled the Del-Phis quartet as the Vels for a single issued by Motown in 1962, and later that year led the group on their debut release under a new name, Martha and the Vandellas)
            • found: Wikipedia, November 18, 2013 (Martha Reeves; Martha Rose Reeves; born July 18, 1941, Eufaula, Alabama; moved with her family to Detroit, Michigan; an American R&B and pop singer and former politician; lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas; from 2005 until 2009 Reeves served as an elected councilwoman for the city of Detroit, Michigan, and returned to full-time performing in 2010; in the early 1960s, before signing with Motown, Reeves sang under the surname "LaVaille" as her stage name)
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            • 1992-01-29: new
            • 2014-12-18: revised
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