VI Velasco

Vi Velasco - BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT (1965)

Benefit Of The Doubt

Owing rather a lot to the style and orchestration of early Motown and especially influenced by Mary Wells. (What Two Can Easily Do) This recording has been classified as ‘Popcorn’ by some and I guess that’s about right. It gives a good example of how music from one artist influences others, often as a copy-cat and either in full knowledge of it or subliminally.

Other recordings: She made versions of “Reach Out For Me” – Lou Johnson, Dionne Warwick and “Oh No Not My Baby” – Maxine Brown.

She recorded also with Zoot Sims a Bossa Nova LP.

She appeared in some Broadway shows.