'Tear It On Down' was the final single to carry the name of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas.
Girl groups go all the way back to the birth of pop, and their long and honourable dedication to delighting the ears deserves far more recognition than it gets.
The propulsive, tension-filled number came flying off the pens of Holland, Dozier and Holland and into the Motown studio.
The show will also feature such fellow Motown greats as Martha Reeves, Holland Dozier Holland and Boyz II Men.
The Holland-Dozier-Holland magic started working again with the group's third smash in a row.
The song turned out to be the end of a US pop crossover story that had begun eight years earlier.
In 1963, the rapid emergence of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas travelled at 45 rpm with three smash hit singles, then at 33rpm with their second album.
The one-time Motown secretary and backing vocalist became one of the company's A-list vocalists.
'Heat Wave' sizzled as the second R&B hit for Martha & the Vandellas and their pop breakthrough.
'What Am I Going To Do Without Your Love' was a minor US pop chart entry, but missed the soul chart altogether.
Two Motown legends are coming to the Cavern. Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and Mary Wilson of the Supremes will play the Liverpool club in summer 2017.
For Motown fans, the label's French EPs are much-sought rarities. The ‘Motortown Revue: The French EPs 1965’ box set reissues five classics.
Motortown Revue: Live In Paris, features liner notes written by Motown historian Adam White. He gives uDiscover a unique insight into these recordings.
From autumn 1964 to spring 1965, Motown went from being a hit-making Detroit-based indie to a globally adored imprint. Discover this key period in pictures.
Motown's 'Motortown Revue' In Paris is reissued on both 2CD and 3LP formats by Universal via PledgeMusic on 12 February 2016, along with an EPs box set.