The Velvelettes

The Velvelettes

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Popular Songs

Needle in a Haystack
3:17
He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'
2:28
I'm So Glad It's Twilight Time (1999 The Very Best Of Version)
3:29
I Know His Name (Only His Name) (1999 The Very Best Of Version)
3:04
Je Veux Crier (My Foolish Heart (Keeps Hanging On To A Memory)) (French Version)
2:05

Singles

That's A Funny Way
2:48
I'm In Love (And I Know It)
2:34
Je Veux Crier (My Foolish Heart (Keeps Hanging On To A Memory)) (French Version)
2:05

Biography

The Velvelettes

The Funk Brothers was the nickname of Detroit-based session musicians who performed the backing to most Motown recordings from 1959 until the company moved to Los Angeles in 1972. They are considered one of the most successful groups of studio musicians in music history. The Funk Brothers played on Motown hits such as "My Girl", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Baby Love", "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", "The Tears of a Clown", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", and "Heat Wave". The role of the Funk Brothers is described in Paul Justman's 2002 documentary film Standing in the Shadows of Motown, based on Allan Slutsky's book of the same name. The opening titles claim that the Funk Brothers have "played on more number-one hits than the Beatles, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys combined."