Natural Resources

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Natural Resources
Studio album by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Released September 8, 1970
Recorded 1969-1970
Genre Soul
Label Gordy
G 952
Producer Henry Cosby; Clarence Paul
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas chronology
Sugar 'n' Spice
(1969)
Natural Resources
(1970)
Black Magic
(1972)
 

Natural Resources is a soul album released by Motown girl group Martha Reeves and the Vandellas in 1970 on the Gordy (Motown) label. The album is significant for the Vietnam War ballad "I Should Be Proud" and the slow jam, "Love Guess Who". The album marked a return from lead singer Martha Reeves, recovering from a time in a mental institution after an addiction to painkillers nearly wrecked her (though it still took her until 1977 to beat her addiction). This was the next-to-last album for the Vandellas, whose success had peaked in the mid-1960s.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Something" (George Harrison)
  2. "Easily Persuaded" (Dick Cooper, Clarence Paul, Ernie Shelby, Morris Broadnax)
  3. "Didn't We" (Jimmy Webb)
  4. "I'm In Love" (Ernie Shelby)
  5. "Love, Guess Who" (Clarence Paul, Ernie Shelby)
  6. "Everybody's Talkin'" (Fred Neil)
  7. "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" (Jimmy Holiday, Jackie DeShannon, Randy Myer)
  8. "The Hurt Is Over (Since I've Found You)" (Duke Browner)
  9. "Take a Look" (Clyde Otis)
  10. "Won't It Be So Wonderful?" (Valerie Simpson)
  11. "I Should Be Proud" (Joe Hinton, Henry Cosby, Pam Sawyer)
  12. "People Got to Be Free" (Felix Cavaliere)

Personnel[edit]