A. LaBrenda Ben and The Beljeans - The ChaperoneB. Saundra Mallett and The Vandellas - Camel Walk
“Chaperone” was originally released on Motown M-1033 in April 1962. The super rare Motown 45 credited the performance to solo artist LaBRENDA BEN, (her debut recording), whereas the slightly later Gordy 45 (G-7009), released in Dec ’62, is attributed to LaBrenda Ben and The Beljeans.
“Camel Walk” was Gordy’s attempt to create a dance craze on the back of Little Eva’s hit “The Loco-Motion”. It featured SAUNDRA MALLETT (Edwards), who went on to front The Elgins, on lead vocals and a girl chorus, hastily arranged by Motown admin assistant Martha Reeves.