Monday, May 06, 2013

Motown group, The Andantes

The Andantes were the go-to backup singers for most Motown artists, including Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops and the girl groups themselves. "Save the Children" came from Gaye's "What's Going On," one of Motown's greatest — and last — albums recorded in Detroit. The Andantes sang backup on many of the record's cuts — including the title track.

Motown Museum officials say the trio sang on more songs than any other group at Motown, almost always anonymously. They were the female and vocal equivalent to the Funk Brothers, the label's house band that itself was largely anonymous in its time but gained acclaim through the 2002 documentary film, "Standing in the Shadows of Motown."


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