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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 16, 1966
Recorded1964 – 1966
StudioHitsville U.S.A. (Studio A)
GenreR&B, soul
LabelGordy (Motown)
ProducerWilliam "Mickey" Stevenson
Harvey Fuqua
Smokey Robinson
Martha and the Vandellas chronology
Greatest Hits
Martha and the Vandellas Live!
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
AllMusic [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 one
1."I'm Ready for Love"Holland–Dozier–Holland2:52
2."One Way Out"Holland–Dozier–Holland2:33
3."Jimmy Mack"Holland–Dozier–Holland2:47
4."Let This Day Be"Frank Wilson2:39
5."Keep It Up"Smokey Robinson3:08
6."Happiness Is Guaranteed"
Side two
1."I'll Follow You"2:24
2."No More Tearstained Make Up"Robinson2:23
3."Go Ahead and Laugh"2:55
4."What Am I Going to Do Without Your Love?"
5."Tell Me I'll Never Be Alone"2:40
6."He Doesn't Love Her Anymore"Hunter3:01


  • 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


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

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