Thursday, April 8, 2010
Nowhere To Run - Tina Harvey
Martha and The Vandellas might have made "Nowhere To Run" famous, but in 1972 spliff-loving Tina Harvey made the Motown classic funky.
I'll take Martha Reeves and her Vandellas over The Supremes anytime. Diana Ross's voice lacked the soulful grit which many of her contemporaries possessed. It was great for white teenage audiences, but much too polished for my liking.
Could you ever imagine The Supremes, wearing their fancy dresses, and shooting a music video inside a Detroit auto factory? Doubt it!