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Soulful Saturday brings the phenomena that was the 60s R&B girl groups

Soulful Saturday brings the phenomena that was the 60s R&B girl groups

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Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Velvelettes, Five Stairsteps & Cubie, The Elgins, The Flirtations and more.

Continuing the 60s Soulful Saturday theme, this week it's the turn of the phenomena that was the rise of the R&B girl groups.

Everybody's heard of Diana Ross & The Supremes, probably Martha Reeves & The Vandellas too, but it wan't just about Motown. Phil Spector brought about the Ronettes and the Crystals, while many minor, as well as major soul labels like Chess and Atlantic, had their share of girl groups as well.

Kicking this set off with a cover of a Beatles cover of a Smokey Robinson song by, perhaps, the best known of the girl groups, and finishing with one of the first (credited anyway) successful girl groups, with some well-known and some not-so well-known tracks in between.

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