"Her vocals are crisp, booming and
larger than life...
she looks good, sounds great and captivates the audience for 90 minutes of pure brilliance
which will leave most breathless and others gasping for more. Superb.
"A night to remember...an artist.
A true performer."
"Reeves deliver(s) a truly soulful and defiant vocal performance."
Coplan, Consequence of Sound, on "I'm Not Leaving."
"...emotes the joy and energy of an artist in her prime and (gives) one helluva
-- Senor Music Man, Portland, Oregon, reviewing Martha's October 13 performance at Jimmy Mak's
"Martha Reeves has
hit the stage with Dancing in the Street.
She's taking us to church! Can I get an Amen?"
Roland Martin, noted author/commentator, on Martha's appearance at the White House on February 24, 2011
"...a dazzingly good jazz vocalist..."
--David Pollock, The Scotsman
short of breathtaking! Martha Reeves and the Vandellas brought the ultimate in star quality to the show...Sensational!"
-- Matt Gough, producer, Lounge on the Farm Music Festival, Canterbury, UK
"From the propulsive blast of her opening number...it was abundantly clear that Martha Reeves
has lost none of her vocal powers...fantastic!"
Dalton, the Bath (UK) Times
"Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Glasgow Arches, July 18, 2010: One of the greatest nights ever"
--Chris Cameron, The Mod Generation
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is a thunderous tool...She has sass and stage presence in abundance."
--Jonathan Geddes, The Scotland Herald
San Francisco's Alternative Daily Online News
Reeves is a great singer. The Rrazz Room has pulled
off a real coup to get this talented singer to come to San Francisco. The great thing about Reeves is not only is she a fabulous
singer, but she has tons of charisma....Seeing her and hearing her live is a real treat. What you get is pure Reeves, there
are no gimmicks, no echo chambers--just the best bluesy songs ever written. All in all, this great legend has never sacrificed
her art. She is the real deal. Talk about "Blues," she served up a big plate of that in the song "Mood Indigo."
for the entire review.
From SFexaminer.comClick here
Reeves' songwriting talent,
something overlooked when she topped the charts, has finally come to the limelight. Her voice sounded particularly good on
her own compositons, "Watch Your Back" and "Home to You," which she wrote for her father and son,
respectively. And she also got down and bluesy with Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo."
for the entire review.
Here's a snippet of Martha performing "Dancing In the Street" at the Rrazz.