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facestla #nowspinning Martha Reeves and Vandellas "Black Magic" a seriously underrated gem. This is a great case study in reinvention! After a glorious run of Motown staples (Heatwave/Quicksand/Dancing in the Street) the styles and influence of psych and philly soul wrap themselves around this record like a funky embrace. "No One There" opens with a stunning baroque harpsichord vamp and kick drum to set off the saddest lyrics ever "Cars that use the driveway/ Just to turn around" all the while building up to an exorcism for wail from Martha that takes this song ☄🌚! It's a true work of art and insanely well crafted. "Your Love Makes it all Worthwhile"finds them back in familiar terrain but a little more assured and confident. The rest of the album ranges from a killer "Something" cover to "Benjamin" a wonderful soul ballad of its time. Most highly recommended! #vinyl #vinyligclub #instavinyl #MarthaReeves #Motown #dustyfingers #torontovinyl 3h

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