Sunday, October 5, 2008

Quiz: Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

This might not work--has anyone else noticed it's suddenly impossible to paste youtube videos?

Okay, this is a Motown Question:-- How did Martha Reeves and the Vandellas chose their name (just guess, don't wiki it!!) Buffalo--you might know this, but you live on the west side of the state, so you might not :)

okay, now you can wiki. The audience--I wonder where this was shot?

And I'll give you a hint.
(supposedly, Eminem lived just off the same street...less famously, so did my parents)


buffalodick said...

Vandella is a street? Must be by 8 mile...

doggybloggy said...

I have no idea ..... I could make stuff up and I bet it would sound good though

TavoLini said...

"The Van part came from a street that neighbored Reeves' own - Van Dyke Street in Detroit - and the Della part honored Della Reese, Reeves' favorite singer and a Detroit native herself. Musicologist J.D. Elder noted that "Vandella" is, coincidentally, the French bastardization of an Ethiopian name for a mythical tribe of ghost-walking demons, similar to a succubus" Thank you wikipedia!