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The Very Best of the Velvelettes


Download links and information about The Very Best of the Velvelettes by The Velvelettes. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop, Teen Pop genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 38:46 minutes.

Artist: The Velvelettes
Release date: 1999
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop, Teen Pop
Tracks: 16
Duration: 38:46
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No. Title Length
1. He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' (Single Version) 2:30
2. Lonely, Lonely Girl Am I (Single Version) 2:09
3. Since You've Been Loving Me (Single Version) 2:14
4. There He Goes (Single Version) 2:32
5. That's the Reason Why (Single Version) 2:19
6. I Know His Name (Only His Name) [1999 The Very Best Of Version] 3:04
7. Should I Tell Them (Single Version) 2:48
8. Throw a Farewell Kiss (Single Version) 2:26
9. These Things Will Keep Me Loving You (Single Version) 2:25
10. I'm the Exception to the Rule (Single Version) 2:18
11. Needle In a Haystack (Single Version) 2:29
12. A Bird In the Hand (Is Worth Two In the Bush) [Single Version] 2:51
13. Let Love Live (A Little Bit Longer) [1999 The Very Best Of Version] 2:36
14. I'm So Glad It's Twilight Time (1999 The Very Best Of Version) 3:28
15. Think of the Times (1999 The Very Best Of Version) 2:23
16. Season's Greetings from Motown (Promo Version) 0:14



Eleven songs from their 1963-66 singles, plus four previously unreleased tracks. The swaggering "He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'" and the handclapping soul dance stomper "Needle in a Haystack" are the undoubted highlights; another single that grazed the charts, "These Things Will Keep Me Loving You," is also on hand, and a young Stevie Wonder — then still "Little" Stevie Wonder — plays harmonica on their first single, "There He Goes"/"That's the Reason Why." This is pleasant and competent mid-'60s Motown girl-group soul, but it often variously recalls other, bigger Motown acts — the Temptations on "Lonely Lonely Girl Am I," Martha & the Vandellas on "I Know His Name (Only His Name)," Mary Wells on "Think of the Time," the Miracles on "A Bird in the Hand (Is Worth Two in the Bush)" — more than it does the Velvelettes themselves. The generic Motown sound of the '60s was a lot better than the best sound achieved by lots of other labels, though, and the disc fills a long-standing gap in the Motown reissue discography.