Marvelettes / Georgia Dobbins PLEASE MR POSTMAN 1962 (Motown’s first #1 Song ! )
Marvelettes / Georgia Dobbins PLEASE MR POSTMAN 1962 (Motown’s first #1 Song ! )
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Born and raised in the western Detroit suburb of Inkster, Michigan, Tillman was 17 when a fellow member of her high school glee club, fifteen-year-old Gladys Horton, asked her to join her unnamed singing group. After one of the members jokingly said "we can’t sing yet", they became the Casinyets and the group soon featured Katherine Anderson, Juanita Cowart and Georgia Dobbins. After coming in fourth place at a high school talent contest, two of their school’s teachers decided to send the group to audition for Motown despite their last place finish. The group auditioned in front of several Motown staffers singing various songs by The Shirelles and The Chantels. Though impressed, the staffers asked the group to come back with an original recording.
Georgia Dobbins later took an unfinished blues song titled "Please Mr. Postman" and rewrote it as a catchier doo-wop single. Before they returned to Motown, Dobbins opted to leave to take care of her sick mother and also partially due to the influence of her minister father in fear of her performing in nightclubs. After Horton found Wanda Young, the group returned with their own song and was quickly signed to Motown’s Tamla subsidiary but not before changing their name to the Marvelettes after Motown CEO Berry Gordy claimed their original name was harder to pronounce.
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Views: 2,375
Uploaded: 5 years ago
Duration: 02:27
Videos: 35
Subscribers: 47
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Born and raised in the western Detroit suburb of Inkster, Michigan, Tillman was 17 when a fellow member of her high school glee club, fifteen-year-old Gladys Horton, asked her to join her unnamed singing group. After one of the members jokingly said "we can’t sing yet", they became the Casinyets and the group soon featured Katherine Anderson, Juanita Cowart and Georgia Dobbins. After coming in fourth place at a high school talent contest, two of their school’s teachers decided to send the group to audition for Motown despite their last place finish. The group auditioned in front of several Motown staffers singing various songs by The Shirelles and The Chantels. Though impressed, the staffers asked the group to come back with an original recording.
Georgia Dobbins later took an unfinished blues song titled "Please Mr. Postman" and rewrote it as a catchier doo-wop single. Before they returned to Motown, Dobbins opted to leave to take care of her sick mother and also partially due to the influence of her minister father in fear of her performing in nightclubs. After Horton found Wanda Young, the group returned with their own song and was quickly signed to Motown’s Tamla subsidiary but not before changing their name to the Marvelettes after Motown CEO Berry Gordy claimed their original name was harder to pronounce.
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Please, Mr., Postman
Autoplay: No Yes