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William Garrett

Garrett, William

A friend of Georgia Dobbins of The Marvelettes

Georgia Dobbins took it upon herself to take a blues song written by a friend of hers named William Garrett and rework it for the group to perform at an audition for Tamla Motown. Garrett only had a small set of lyrics but no melody for a song he titled “Please Mr. Postman” and, when Dobbins asked permission to re-write it to be suitable for a girl group to sing, he agreed as long as he would get credit as a writer. Dobbins, keeping only the song’s title, turned the song into a plea for a letter from a boyfriend.

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