Written by Tony Clark, “Just Like You Did Me”, is the zenith of the sixties Detroit Sound. As the track powers along, Yvonne’s vocal delivery incorporates all the hurt, bitterness and sorrow that engulfs someone who has been rejected. Her voice fuses into a super Sonny Sanders’ arrangement that brought out the inimitable best in Detroit’s famed sessionists:
“James Jamerson, Benny Benjamin, Robert White, Popcorn Wylie, the Andantes. He had all the people. He had what it took,” is how Yvonne remembered her days at Mr. Golden’s studio.
Now if you have ever seen Standing In the Shawdows Of Motown you know The Funk Brothers wasn’t solely doing work at Motown. Even the spy they hired to report on their doings joined in on making the music! LOL
No maybe the name of Yvonne (Symington) Vernee never was put up in neon lights outside of the Motor City nor did she or the group she was apart of The Donays’ get rich. But in the UK they still go crazy for our Motown. Yes as in Now. Link at bottom.
We have more than a mighty history here then anyone can imagine. Even this younger generation here who’s rapping could enrich themselves into learning once again how to sing. They could tell the difference of what is actually musical art.
When The Beatles arrived in the USA in 64′ it was Motown they had under their belts and in their souls. Covers of the Motown Sound that the British ate up. And why not for we were the main course, because at one time Detroit ruled the musical world.
Just Like You Did Me
Written by Tony Clark
Released in 1965
Yvonne Vernee – lead vocals
The Andantes – backing vocals
The Funk Brothers – Instrumentation.