Dance Party (album)

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Dance Party
Studio album by Martha and the Vandellas
Released April 12, 1965
Recorded Hitsville USA (Studio A); 1964
Genre Soul
Length 29:35 (Stereo pressing)
Label Gordy
G915
Producer Holland–Dozier–Holland, William "Mickey" Stevenson
Martha and the Vandellas chronology
Heat Wave
(1963)
Dance Party
(1965)
Greatest Hits
(1966)
Singles from Dance Party
  1. "Dancing in the Street / There He Is (At My Door)"
    Released: July 31, 1964
  2. "Wild One / Dancing Slow"
    Released: November 13, 1964
  3. "Nowhere to Run / Motoring"
    Released: February 5, 1965
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Dance Party is a 1965 album released by American Motown and soul girl group Martha and the Vandellas on the Gordy (Motown) label. The album was the group's third and, much like The Miracles' Mickey's Monkey album, mainly consisted of dance tunes. The singles featured on the album were their 1964 landmark single, "Dancing in the Street", their follow-up smash, "Nowhere to Run", and the hit "Wild One" and its b-side, "Motoring". The album was mostly produced by William "Mickey" Stevenson with several nods from Holland-Dozier-Holland.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dancing in the Street"   Marvin Gaye, Ivy Jo Hunter, William "Mickey" Stevenson 2:37
2. "Dancing Slow"   Hunter, Stevenson, William Weatherspoon 2:12
3. "Wild One"   Hunter, Stevenson 2:41
4. "Nowhere to Run"   Holland–Dozier–Holland 2:55
5. "Nobody'll Care"   Hunter, Stevenson, Stevie Wonder 2:19
6. "There He Is (At My Door)"   Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr., Freddie Gorman 2:30
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Mobile Lil the Dancing Witch"   Hunter, Stevenson 2:10
8. "Dance Party"   Hunter, Stevenson 2:18
9. "Motoring"   Hunter, Stevenson, Phil Jones 2:44
10. "The Jerk"   Hunter, Stevenson 2:13
11. "Mickey's Monkey"   Holland–Dozier–Holland 2:33
12. "Hitch Hike"   Gaye, Stevenson, Clarence Paul 2:23

Credits[edit]

  • Martha Reeves - lead vocals; backing vocals on "Hitch Hike"
  • Rosalind Ashford - backing vocals
  • Betty Kelly - backing vocals (except "There He Is (At My Door)")
  • Annette Beard - backing vocals on "Hitch Hike" and "There He Is (At My Door)"
  • Mickey Stevenson - backing vocals (except on "Dancing Slow", "Nowhere to Run", "There He Is (At My Door)", "Mickey's Monkey" and "Hitch Hike")
  • Ivy Jo Hunter - backing vocals (except on "Dancing Slow", "Nowhere to Run", "There He Is (At My Door)", "Mickey's Monkey" and "Hitch Hike")
  • The Funk Brothers - instrumentation

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