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Singing their hit songs: “Heat Wave”, “Dancing In The Street”, “Jimmy Mack”, Come And Get These Memories”, “No Where To Run, No Where To Hide”, “My Baby Loves Me”, “Quicksand”, “In My Lonely Room”, Honey Chile, and many more!

The Original Vandellas – Biography

Annette Beard-Helton and Rosalind AshfordHolmes believe they were brought together in 1957 solely for harmonizing together. In 1957, they formed the Del-Phis along with Martha Reeves and then member Gloria Williamson. They eventually moved over to join Motown Record Company and changed their name to the Vandellas. When Gloria Williamson left the group, Martha Reeves took over as the lead singer for the group. Singing background vocals for Marvin Gaye, the group can be heard on his smash hits "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow," "Hitch Hike," and "Pride And Joy".

Over a period of time Martha & The Vandellas garnered 26 charting Top 100 songs in both the R&B and Pop Charts. Most famous of the recordings are “Love is Like A Heat Wave”, “Dancing In The Street”, No Where To Run”, ”Nowhere To Hide”, “Jimmy Mack”, “My Baby Loves Me”, “I’m Ready For Love”, “Come And Get These Memories”, “Quicksand” and many more. For 50 years the two have been together as siblings are in a family. With the departure of Martha Reeves as the lead vocalist of the trio, the search was on to find a matching voice to complement the background ensemble they have mastered. Along came Roschelle Laughhunn from the Detroit metro area. In the 21st century, the Original Vandellas have become one of the most significant and prolific girl groups of all times.

Vandellas Discography Awards/Honors:

The National Association of Recording Arts & Science (Grammys) nominated them for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave", in 1964. "Dancing in the Street" was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. In 1993, the Vandellas were given the Pioneer Award at the Rhythm & Blues Foundation. The R&B Hall of Fame inducted the group in 1995, becoming just the second all-female group to be inducted, and presented with the induction by rock group The B-52's, whose frothy dance music was inspired by the Vandellas. They were inducted to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003.Two of their singles, "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave" and "Dancing in the Street" were included in the list of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the group #96 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1995) Vocal Group Hall of Fame (2003) Grammy Hall of Fame (1999) Songs, Albums, and Charts: #1 hits: 

R&B: o o

"Heat Wave" (1963) "Jimmy Mack" (1967)

Top 10 hits: 

Pop: o o o o o o

"Heat Wave" (1963) "Quicksand" (1964) "Dancing In The Street" (1964) "Nowhere To Run" (1965) "I'm Ready For Love" (1966) "Jimmy Mack" (1967)

R&B: "Come And Get These Memories" (1963)  "Quicksand" (1964)  "Dancing In The Street" (1964)  "Nowhere To Run" (1965)  "I'm Ready For Love" (1966)  "My Baby Loves Me" (1966)  "Honey Chile" (1968) 

Other important recordings: "In My Lonely Room," "Darling, I Hum Our Song," "Live Wire," "A Tear For The Girl," "Wild One," "Motoring," "You've Been In Love Too Long," "Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)", "What Am I Going to Do Without Your Love," "Third Finger, Left Hand," "Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone," "One Way Out," "I Promise To Wait My Love," "Forget Me Not" "I Can't Dance to That Music You're Playin'," "(We've Got) Honey Love," "Bless You," "In And Out Of My Life" Links to the Original Vandellas video performances information: “Heatwave” “No Where To Run, No Where To Hide”, “In My Lonely Room”, and “Ready For Love” “Guy” (Annette Helton) The Original Vandellas Interview “Love Makes You Do Foolish Things” (Rosalind Holmes)

Contact Information:

For Management Information: Contact: Richard Duryea – (203) 733-7002 Email: Website: Facebook @ TheOriginalVandellas

THE ORIGINAL VANDELLAS - EPK (Electronic Press Kit)  
THE ORIGINAL VANDELLAS - EPK (Electronic Press Kit)  

THE ORIGINAL VANDELLAS - Official Electronic Press Kit (EPK)