The Mar-Vells aka The Marvells aka The Fabulettes (Miami, Florida)
Annette Snell (lead)
The members of the group were all local Florida girls. They formed under name name The Mar-Vells in the early sixties and did live concerts and session work for other Florida musicians. While they were doing, mostly uncredited, session work in Miami, and on their first releases, they were known as the Mar-Vells. From 1963 and until 1968 or 69 the line-up consisted of: Annette Snell, Mattie Lovett, Addie Williams and Loretta Ludlow.
Changing their name to The Fabulettes on their first recording for Monument Records was probably a decision taken by the record company who would not have been interested in promoting yet another band named Marvels/Mar-Vells/Marvells. Even though the group still performed as The Mar-Vells in the Florida area all their recordings were, from this point on, issued under the Fabulettes moniker.
Sometime during 1968 or early 1969 Annette Snell left the group and went with Paul Kelly to New York pursuing a solo career. Her first solo recording was issued in 1969 on Love Hill, and later Juggy, under the name Annetta. The Fabulettes attempted to find a replacement but after cutting two more records they split up.
The Mar-Vells with D. Jones & The Continentals
1963 - Go On And Have Yourself A Ball / How Do I Keep The Girls Away (Butane 778)
1964 - This Can’t Go On / Dizzy Jones Birdland (Yorey 1002)
1965 - The Bigger They Are (The Harder They Fall) / Mr. Policeman (Monument 901)
1965 - Try The Worryin’ Way* / Money (That’s What I Want)* (Sound Stage 7 2558)
1966 - Screamin’ And Shoutin’/ I’m In The Mood For Love (Sound Stage 7 2576)
1968 - Because Of Love / If The Morning Ever Comes (Kangi 102)
1970 - Because Of Love / If The Morning Ever Comes (Phil-L.A. Of Soul 336)
1971 - Muddy Waters / Stickin’ Kind Of Man (Access 1002)
*Lead Addie Williams
Go On And Have Yourself A Ball
How Do I Keep The Girls Away
This Can’t Go On
Dizzy Jones Birdland
The Bigger They Are (The Harder They Fall)
Try The Worryin’ Way
Money (That's What I Want)
Screamin' And Shoutin'
I'm In The Mood For Love
Because Of Love
If The Morning Ever Comes
Stickin' Kind Of Man