This was supposed to be a ‘Sunday Soul’ post but I had trouble uploading to Mediafire so here it is a day late with a change of title. For a limited time only have a listen to two wonderful thematically linked Motown songs. Both are new to me and from The Complete Motown Singles Vol.10: 1970 which Mrs M bought me for Christmas.
Martha Reeves – I Should Be Proud
A brilliant heartfelt performance from Martha Reeves.
The Supremes – Bill, When Are You Coming Back
B-side of up the ladder to the roof with a great Jean Terrell performance.
Both these songs are co-written by Pam Sawyer and I don’t know this for sure but I’m guessing she wrote the words, because both have an almost conversational style: “I was under the drier when the telegram came” and even better “we moved by the Coke machine, oh, so we could say goodbye” which makes them somehow more 'real'.