Natural Resources

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Natural Resources
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 8, 1970
ProducerHenry Cosby; Clarence Paul
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas chronology
Sugar 'n' Spice
Natural Resources
Black Magic
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

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).[citation needed] This was the next-to-last album for the Vandellas, whose success had peaked in the mid-1960s.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[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)

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" (Jackie DeShannon, J. Holiday, R. Myers)
  2. "The Hurt Is Over (Since I've Found You)" (D. Browner)
  3. "Take a Look" (C. Otis)
  4. "Won't It Be So Wonderful" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson)
  5. "I Should Be Proud" (H. Cosby, J. Hinton, P. Sawyer)
  6. "People Got to Be Free" (F. Cavaliere, E. Brigati)