Watchout!

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Watchout!
Studio album by Martha and the Vandellas
Released November 16, 1966
Recorded Hitsville USA (Studio A); 1964-1966
Genre R&B, soul
Label Gordy
G920
Producer William "Mickey" Stevenson
Holland–Dozier–Holland
Harvey Fuqua
Smokey Robinson
Martha and the Vandellas chronology
Greatest Hits
(1966)
Watchout!
(1966)
Martha and the Vandellas Live!
(1967)
Singles from Watchout!
  1. "What Am I Going To Do Without Your Love / He Doesn't Love Her Anymore"
    Released: May 19, 1966
  2. "I'm Ready For Love / He Doesn't Love Her Anymore"
    Released: October 6, 1966
  3. "Jimmy Mack / Third Finger, Left Hand"
    Released: February 3, 1967

Watchout! was the fourth studio album and fifth album overall by Martha and the Vandellas, released on the Gordy (Motown) label in 1966. The album featured the hit singles, "I'm Ready for Love" and "Jimmy Mack" and the ballad single, "What Am I Gonna Do Without Your Love?" This was one of the last albums by the girls to feature songs from Holland, Dozier, Holland, who the following year would leave Motown, as was with William "Mickey" Stevenson, the man who helped put the group on the musical map. The title of the album "Watchout!" was derived from a song featured on the flip-side of their hit single "My Baby Loves Me" (released earlier in 1966) entitled "Never Leave Your Baby's Side" (never released on an album). That song featured a chorus from the Vandellas which warned to "Watchout!" for "other girls" who could steal your man.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "I'm Ready for Love" (Holland/Dozier/Holland)
  2. "One Way Out" (Holland/Dozier/Holland)
  3. "Jimmy Mack" (Holland/Dozier/Holland)
  4. "Let This Day Be" (Wilson)
  5. "Keep It Up" (Robinson)
  6. "Happiness is Guaranteed" (Hunter/Lewis/Lewis Kay)

Side 2[edit]

  1. "I'll Follow You" (Bristol/Fuqua)
  2. "No More Tearstained Make Up" (Robinson)
  3. "Go Ahead and Laugh" (Hunter/Stevenson)
  4. "What Am I Going To Do Without Your Love?" (Moy/Stevenson)
  5. "Tell Me I'll Never Be Alone" (Dean/Witherspoon)
  6. "He Doesn't Love Her Anymore" (Hunter)

Credits[edit]

  • Martha Reeves — lead vocals
  • Rosalind Ashford — backing vocals (except on "Let This Day Be")
  • Betty Kelly — backing vocals (except on "Jimmy Mack" and "Let This Day Be")
  • Annette Beard — backing vocals on "Jimmy Mack"
  • The Andantes — backing vocals on "I'm Ready For Love", "Let This Day Be", and "Happiness is Guaranteed"; additional background vocals on "Jimmy Mack" and "Tell Me I'll Never Be Alone"
  • The Spinners — backing vocals on "I'll Follow You"
  • The Funk Brothers — instrumentation

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