Label: Daiichi Kikaku - R-170097,Daiichi Kikaku - R-170098,Daiichi Kikaku - R-170099,Craig - PB-3001,Craig - PB-3002,Craig - PB-3003 • Format: 3x, CD Business Card, Compilation, Unofficial Release Boxset • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock, Pop •
It is the debut single by the Marvelettes for the Tamla Motown label,  notable as the first Motown song to reach the number-one position on the Billboard Hot pop singles chart. Postman" became a number-one hit again in early when the Carpenters ' cover of the song reached the top position of the Billboard Hot Postman" has been covered several times, including by the British rock group The Beatles in Marvels original lead singer Georgia Dobbins needed an original song for their audition, and got a blues song Drinkin Again - Mark Hummel - Heart Of Chicago her friend William Garrett, which she then reworked for the group.
Dobbins left the group after the audition and was replaced, Kleine Taschenlampe Brenn - Nena* - Nena Feat. Nena Live (DVD) renamed the group and hired "Brianbert"— Brian Holland and Robert Bateman's songwriting partnership—to rework the song yet again. Freddie Gorman, himself a Detroit postman and another songwriting partner of Holland before Holland became part of the Holland—Dozier—Holland team was also involved in the final reworking.
The Marvelettes recording features lead singer Gladys Horton hoping that the postman has brought her a letter from her boyfriend. Accompaniment is provided by the Funk Brothersincluding Marvin Gaye on drums. The Marvelettes' version later appeared in a bar fight scene in the film Mean Streetsdirected by Martin Scorsese.
Songwriting credits for "Please Mr. Postman" seem to have changed over the years. Postman" to just Holland, Bateman, and Gorman.
Ava DuVernay was commissioned by the Smithsonian 's National Museum of African American History and Culture to create a film which debuted at the museum's opening on September 24, This film, August A Day in the Life of a Peopletells of six significant events in African-American history that happened on the same date, August Events depicted include among others the release of the song.
The song was on Billboard's top chart for 23 weeks, and peaked at number 1 the week of December 11, Sung by John Lennontheir version reverses the genders. The Beatles included "Please Mr. Postman" as part of their live act inperforming it regularly at the Cavern Club. They also performed the song three separate times during live performances on the BBC. By the time it was recorded for their second album, With the Beatlesit had been dropped from their set, and required some work in the studio to bring it up to an acceptable standard.
This release reached number 68 on the U. Billboard Hot  and number 30 on the Cash Box Singles chart. A hit cover Please Mister Postman - The Beatles - Best Selection 1962-1968 Part 1-2-3 "Please Mr. Postman" was recorded by the Carpenterswhose version took the song again to number one on the Billboard Hot chart in early The single was released in latereached number one Please Mister Postman - The Beatles - Best Selection 1962-1968 Part 1-2-3 both the Billboard Hot and Easy Listening charts in January and was the duo's 10th and final million-selling single.
The corresponding Horizon album was belatedly released in June and went Platinum. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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