VI Velasco

Vi Velasco - BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT (1965)

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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 by VI Velasco 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.