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The Velvelettes


The Velvelettes were a 60's femal vocal group founded in 1961 by sisters Carolyn and Millie Gill with cousins Bertha Barbee-McNeal and Norma Barbee (both from Flint, Michigan) on the Western Michigan University campus, where they were students. The group signed to Motown Records, but weren't given top priority, as other female vocal groups were attracting audiences and recording hits. While the group awaited their chance at stardom, they recorded backing vocals for more established Motown girl groups, including The Marvelettes, Martha & The Vandellas, and The Supremes.

Albums The Velvelettes

6 played on Radionomy

  • The Very Best Of The Velvelettes

  • Motown 7" Singles No. 4

  • Motown 50

  • The Very Best Of The Valvelettes

  • The Motown Anthology

  • The Velvelettes Meet the Royalettes