Watchout!

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Watchout!
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 16, 1966
RecordedHitsville USA (Studio A); 1964-1966
GenreR&B, soul
LabelGordy (Motown)
ProducerWilliam "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 Gonna 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
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]

Watchout! is the fourth studio album and fifth album overall by Martha and the Vandellas, released on the Gordy (Motown) label in 1966. The album included the top 10 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 group with songs by Holland–Dozier–Holland who, the following year, left Motown, and with William "Mickey" Stevenson, who helped put the group on the musical map. The title of the album was derived from a song on the B-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's chorus 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" (Frank Wilson)
  5. "Keep It Up" (William Robinson)
  6. "Happiness Is Guaranteed" (Ivy Jo Hunter, Helen Lewis, Kay Lewis)

Side 2[edit]

  1. "I'll Follow You" (Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua)
  2. "No More Tearstained Make Up" (William Robinson)
  3. "Go Ahead and Laugh" (Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson)
  4. "What Am I Going to Do Without Your Love?" (Sylvia Moy, William Stevenson)
  5. "Tell Me I'll Never Be Alone" (James Dean, Leon Ware, William Witherspoon)
  6. "He Doesn't Love Her Anymore" (Ivy Jo Hunter)

Personnel[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Martha and the Vandellas - Watchout! (1966) album review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-08-06.

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