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The record flopped. That record, featuring Williams on lead vocals, also flopped. Briefly separated, Reeves returned to a solo career performing under the name Devotion - Big Amp - 4/20 Friendly LaVaille, in hopes of getting a contract with emerging Detroit label Motown.
After Motown staffer Mickey Stevenson noticed Reeves singing at a prominent Detroit club, he offered her his business card for an audition. Stevenson, initially upset, told Reeves to look out for clients and other matters. Soon Reeves became Stevenson's secretary and later was responsible for helping acts audition for the label.
Prior to her success as lead singer of The ElginsSandra Edwards then going by her surname Maulett recorded the song "Camel Walk", inwhich featured the Vels in background vocals. That year, the quartet began applying background vocals for emerging Motown star Marvin Gayesinging on Gaye's first hit single, " Stubborn Kind of Fellow "  After Mary Wells failed to make a scheduled recording session feigning a short illness, the Vels recorded what was initially a demo recording of "I'll Have to Let Him Go".
Motown was so impressed by the group's vocals — and Martha's lead vocals in the song — that the label CEO Berry Gordy offered to give the group a contract. Figuring that being in show business was too rigorous, Williams opted out of the group. With Williams out, the remaining trio of Ashford, Beard and Reeves were told by Gordy that they would need a new name. After failing to come up with a name on their own, Gordy gave the group the name The Vandellas.
Following their signing to Motown's Gordy imprint inthe Vandellas struck gold with their second release, the first composition and production from the famed writing team, Holland—Dozier—Hollandtitled " Come and Get These Memories ". On the single and album, the song was titled "Heat Wave". It was sometime later that the song was retitled to avoid confusion with the Irving Berlin song. The group's success continued with their second Top Ten single and third Top 40 single, " Quicksand ", which was another composition with Holland-Dozier-Holland  and reached number eight pop in the late fall of Around that time, Annette, who was pregnant with her first child and set to get married, chose to leave her singing career behind by However, their next single, " Dancing in the Street ", rose up to 2 on the Billboard Hot and also found global success, peaking at 21 on the UK Singles Chart in Nowhere To Run - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - The Best Of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas "Dancing in the Street" was re-issued and it was plugged heavily on radio stations.
It did not take long for the song to peak at 4 in the UK, thus making the song one of the all-time favourite Motown single releases ever.
The song became a million-seller, and one of the most played singles in history. Throughout this period, the Vandellas had also become one of the label's most popular performing acts. Martha, Rosalind and Betty performed " Nowhere to Run ," as they skipped through a Ford auto plant and sat in a Ford Mustang convertible as it's being assembled.
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