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(We've Got) Honey Love

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Released  March 20, 1969
Recorded  Hitsville USA; 1968
Label  Gordy
Format  7" single
Genre  R&B
B-side  "I'm in Love (And I Know It)"

"(We've Got) Honey Love" is a 1967 song by Motown girl group The Velvelettes that later became a 1969 single released by another Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas from their album "Ridin' High" released in 1968. The song returned the Vandellas to the top forty of Billboard's R&B singles chart where it peaked at number twenty-seven while it hit the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number fifty-seven. It was the group's sixth record where they were listed as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas following the successful "Honey Chile" single two years earlier. The song talked of how one woman's lover's charm was like "sugar and spice" adding names of candy and soda adding "a little bit of me, a little bit of you and we've got honey love." The Velvelettes, meanwhile, had recorded two versions of the song (one led by the group's lead singer, Carolyn 'Cal' Gill, the other is a rear lead for then group member - and future Vandella - Sandra Tilley), both of which would go unreleased for almost 40 years. All three versions were written by Richard Morris and Sylvia Moy, and produced by Morris (with Moy co-producing the version by The Velvelettes).

Personnel

  • Lead vocals by Martha Reeves
  • Backing vocals by Rosalind Ashford and Lois Reeves
  • Additional (harmony) background vocals by The Andantes
  • Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers
  • References

    (We've Got) Honey Love Wikipedia


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