Marva Josie “Birthday Fella” (United Artists 786, 1964)
It strikes me that a year ago, and about 5 months into spinning Vinyl, first at Hard French, then at Sugar Town, I decided, in these days to give myself a legit web presence. It’s the first birthday of the DJ Larsupreme website page and the DJ Larsupreme Facebook page.
As I renewed the domain yesterday, and look forward to a Spring of more DJing opportunities, I sit back with thanks with what the last year has taught me in regards to sharing music, building community and making some extraordinary life changes to do more of what I love artistically. Each little “DJ Larsupreme” moment to remember feels like a life milestone, and I’m forever thankful for the support and encouragement from numerous folks to dive deep into this endeavor.
But what’s a birthday wish without a shady song? Here we find Detroit native and future Jazz singer Marva Josie giving us her best vengeful girlfriend at a birthday party with the support of Dee Dee Warwick and company on her first single release for United Artists. Marva would continue to produce more girl group orientated sides during her time at United Artists before focusing on becoming a featured Jazz vocalist by the late 60’s.