Martha and the Vandellas were an American vocal group who found fame in the 1960s with a string of hit singles on Motown's Gordy label. They became well known for hits such as "Heatwave", "Dancing In The Street", "Nowhere To Run", "Quicksand", "I'm Ready For Love", "Honey Chile", "Jimmy Mack" and "Bless You". 1963 1967, Success Group, Girls Group, Vandella, Martha Reeves, Baby Boomer, Black History, Signature Songs, Heat Waves
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Martha Reeves And The Vandellas Martha and the Vandellas (known from 1967 to 1972 as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) were among the most successful groups in the Motown roster during the period 1963-1967. In contrast to Motown girl groups such as The Supremes and The Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas were known for a harder, R&B; sound, typified in "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave," "Nowhere to Run," "Jimmy Mack" and, their signature song, "Dancing in the Street.