Martha High

Martha High
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Martha High

Martha High Biography (Wikipedia)

Martha High (born Martha Harvin, Victoria, Virginia ) is an American female vocalist.

Harvin grew up in Washington, D.C., attending Roosevelt High School and singing in Trinity AME Zion Church. 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 a year and a half with Brown the group split up. Harvin adopted the stage name Martha High and continued singing with Brown for the next 30-plus years. Among her appearances with Brown are on the track "Summertime" and on the Original Funky Divas album.

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The Hardest Working Women (Live In Session)
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The Hardest Working Women (Live In Session)
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Lean On Me (Live In Session)
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Lean On Me (Live In Session)
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Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
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Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
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Lovelight
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Lovelight
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No More Heartaches
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No More Heartaches
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Dragging Me Down
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Dragging Me Down
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Sunny
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Sunny
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Trouble Man
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Trouble Man
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Save Me
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Save Me
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I'd Rather Go Blind
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I'd Rather Go Blind
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Never, Never Love A Married Man
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Never, Never Love A Married Man
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