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Mary Wells: Dear Lover, The Atco Sessions

David Nathan, liner notes, 1994

CONSIDERED, for good reason, one of the top black female vocalists of the early to mid-Sixties, the late Mary Wells' initial recordings for Motown Records have always been regarded as among the finest work she did during her twenty-plus years as a recording artist. Thanks to modern technology, much of that work has been made available again by Motown Records, most especially in a double CD (Looking Back 1961-1964) released in 1993. In addition, Mary's post-Motown recordings for 20th Century, Jubilee and Epic were packaged in a comprehensive 15-track CD by Varese Vintage in late 1994.

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