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As if it wasn't bad enough making The Supremes record this insipid number! I guess somebody must have thought the song had potential, although for The Marvelettes it was just the B-side of "Twistin' Postman" which itself would have been a great song were it not for the dumb lyrics , and it gave Wanda one of her first leads.
It's marginally more listenable than the earlier by a year Supremes' version, but not by much. Lol the lyrics were really bad, right? This was more tolerable than the Supremes' original.
I was actually referring to the "Twistin' Postman" lyrics. Musically and vocally, that song is a great rocker, and I can understand the label's wanting to capitalize on the postman theme for a follow-up a bad idea in itself , but a twistin' postman?
No wonder it didn't chart better. But I digress. It always seemed to me that this song showed indications of the career that would follow. On the back of the Please Mr. I thought it was produced a lot better then the Supremes version.
The Marvelettes' version is still better. The Supremes sound like they would be elsewhere than singing this song lol hear how bored they all are with it, even Diana. LOL Least the Marvelettes make an attempt to sound interested in a guy.
Wanda can make anything sexy lol. Can't say this was ever my favorite Supremes song don't know how it got picked as a single. It always sounded a little awkward to me. The Marvelettes version was definitely smoother, but still, I find it a bit of an odd song. I've never heard the song without the background vocals.
It's actually a little easier to listen to as a solo by Diane which isn't saying a whole lot, but…. The background vocal arrangements were so formulaically doo-wop that they really date the song, and the harmonies are sometimes a bit dissonant in places. Without them, it's less grating, but still nothing to write home about.
This version sounds like it's missing more than just the background vocals. It seems unfinished to me. The released version had a heavy bass line that I don't hear in this one. I could not listen to the whole song. I made it through the Marvelettes; but not the Sups which is unlistenable. Wanda sounds good as her voice is so smooth sexy.
I have to agree with most of the above comments. There is only so much one can do with a naff song. If push came to shove I would probably pick out the Marvelettes as the slightly better version but let's be honest we are dealing with a very mediocre song here. Neither version should have seen the light of day when you analyse what was left in the vaults for decades. Why is it naff? It's a song about a teenage girl wanting a steady boyfriend, sung by a teenage girl.
It's generally what teenage girls in the early s were obsessed about. And recorded by a record company that were living hand to mouth in a converted photographer's studio by very young and inexperienced songwriters.
Also, I very much doubt that there were many tracks in the vaults.. Just my opinion snakepit. Just my opinion. I happen to think it is a poor song. You evidently don't and that is fine by me. Bluerock I'm not suggesting it's a great song Just trying to bring some balance to the discussion. Hey, you are entitled to your opinion. That is what this forum is all about. I take on board what you say about the conditions in which the recordings took place. I just happen to think both groups recorded far superior songs at this time.
Buttered Popcorn? Twisting Postman? As I say just supplying balance Your "suggestions" are pretty awful too I must agree!! Man, Motown really struggled to what to do with the teenage acts that signed with them Supremes, Marvelettes, Stevie Wonder! Wasn't until the J5 that they got it right with the teens lol. If you were down to your last dollar,would you buy this record or a sandwich?
I like both versions but the Marvelettes has the edge. I think the middle eight is quite strong. My personal preference is for the Supremes' version, but that's probably only because I tend to like the first version I've heard best.
I listened to both versions and my tastes lean towards the Marvelettes version. It definitely has the "girl group" influence in the background vocal arrangements reminds me of the Shirelles. This was the building blocks to what would come even 1 year later.
My ancient, unsophisticated ears tell me that the keyboard featured on the Marvelettes' version is an ONDIOLINE, an early kind of synthesiser, which makes it more interesting than the Supremes' version, which just uses a boring old organ.
But I may be wrong. Probably played by Raynoma Liles Gordy. All rights reserved.
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The Marvelettes. I want a guy Who needs me One who will love me, completely Not like the last, whose in the past Who broke me heart and made me cry I wish that he, Would come and kiss me and tell me That he misses me I know some day, he'll come my way and I'll never, no I'll never be lonely again I don't need gifts like diamond rings As long as he loves me that's everything As long as he holds me tight As long as he treats me right I'll never let him out of sight I want a guy To need me One who will love me, completely Not like the last, who's in the past Who broke my heart, and made me cry Let me tell you I.. I really need a guy, I really need a guy, Who will love me, Woahhh let me tell you I.. I really
0715 I Want A Guy – The Marvelettes (1961)
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Featuring Diana Ross , going by her given name, Diane Ross, in lead, the song was a doo-wop ballad similar to what the Supremes had been recording since forming as "The Primettes" two years earlier. The song's lyrics tell about a lonely woman who wants a new lover who won't mistreat her and always be loyal to her. When issued, the song failed to chart forcing Berry Gordy to find other options for the teenage quartet - its full lineup included Barbara Martin alongside Ross, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson. In between the two singles the teenaged girls would replace Betty McGlown with Martin, and the new quartet would be recording under a new name and under a new record deal. This song would be issued as a b-side of a Marvelettes hit " Twistin' Postman " later that year and would be led by Wanda Rogers, one of her first with the group. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In Japan
Released in the UK under license through Fontana Records. Accordingly, Please Mr Postman the album was apparently a quickly-assembled rush job, supposedly completed at top speed with no great care or effort. The album failed to chart.
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143. The Marvelettes: “I Want A Guy”
THE MARVELETTES ON TAMLA RECORDS I WANT A GUY / SWINGIN POSTMAN VG+ COPY SOUL..