Martha High - Georgy Girl - Funk - Soul - 7" - 45

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Martha High - Georgy Girl

Label: People/Polydor
Catalog#: PE 611
Format:Vinyl, 45, 7"

Vinyl is Vg to VG+ some scuffs

Country: US
Genre:Funk / Soul


A Georgy Girl

B Georgy Girl

Born in Victoria, Virginia, Martha Harvin was a long time vocalist with James Brown who has more recently toured with Lyn Collins. She began her career in Washington, D.C. and attended the same High School as several other of the Soul fraternity including the Four Jewels and Margie Clark. After the Four Jewels disbanded in the sixties, she changed her name to Martha High and stayed with James Brown for 32 years. She finally left James Brown's entourage in 1995 to tour with Maceo Parker.

She began singing in The Four Jewels (whose members attended the same church and school) after the departure of Carrie Mingo. After Martha joined the group, they changed their name simply to The Jewels and released their best-known hit, "Opportunity". After a follow-up single, "But I Do" b/w "Smokey Joe", flopped, they were dropped from Dimension Records.

The Jewels went on tour with James Brown in 1964, with a demanding nightly schedule. They visited the studios of Motown Records on the Detroit leg of the tour, hoping to record, but the building was closed that day. They did record two singles while they toured with Brown, but after 1 1/2 years with Brown the group split up. Harvin adopted the stage name Martha High and continued singing with Brown for the next thirty-plus years. Among her appearances with Brown are on the track "Summertime" and on the Original Funky Divas album.
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