MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS:

Motown legend Martha Reeves has revealed the secret behind her fired up vocals for the classic song, “Dancing In The Streets.” The sound man forgot to turn the tape on when Reeves first recorded it. The studio mistake turned to be music’s gain, however, because Reeves let it rip out of anger on the second take in what became one of soul’s defining moments. The 65-year old singer explains, “The first time I recorded it, they forgot to turn the tape on. The fire you hear in my voice is the anger at being asked to do it again.”

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