PLEASE MR. POSTMAN * THE MARVELETTES * FONTANA 355 * UK
Please Mr. Postman was The Marvelettes debut release and, with a rare and beautiful, almost horse, voice, lead singer Gladys Horton merges with the plaintive, and at times, almost pleading lyrics to turn in a stellar performance that has become something of a Motown icon. Postman was Motown's first number one on the Pop charts and after Shop Around the labels second number 1 R&B hit, its seminal importance was felt and appreciated in GB by a certain set of the first wave of young fashion leaders who would soon become known amongst themselves as Modernists, and later to the wider world as Mods.
After being released on the London label, an imprint of Decca Records, the Motown Record Corporation switched its British label outlet to Fontana. There were only four Tamla issues on the label the above was the first; it was issued in the States on the Tamla imprint in August 1961, and in the UK November that same year.
PLEASE MR. POSTMAN * MARVELETTES * TAMLA 54046 * USA
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