Martha Reeves’ Civil Rights creed

11 01 2009

“Fittingly chosen by Gerri Hershey for the title of her seminal book on soul, Nowhere to Run encapsulates all that is good in the genre. From 1965, it was an early Motown hit that set the label on the path to greatness and a potentially coded statement that there was ‘nowhere to run’ from the advancing Civil Rights movement.”

Taken from the liner notes to Express Yourself: Soul In The 20th Century, a themed and historically contextualized 4-cd box set. Aloxe corton recommended and approved by my dancing daughter Amelie.

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Nowhere to run (Motown, 1965)

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