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Martha Reader and The Vowelles

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Johnny Consonanti and The Vowelles

The Vowelles are vocalists, made up of of floating lips and wigs, who perform with Johnny Consonanti and Martha Reader. They often accompany Reader in Motown-style harmonies as part of a group, Martha Reader and the Vowelles (playing on the Motown group Martha Reeves and the Vandellas).

Martha Reader and the Vowelles usually perform the vowel sound out of the middle of a monosyllabic word, singing it to a tune similar to Martha and the Vandellas' 1963 hit "Heat Wave," accompanied by saxophone. In Season 1, they also occasionally performed two-letter words, with them performing the vowel, and Consonanti performing the consonants.

In the first season, they performed in front of a black background. This background was changed in Season 2 to a bright silver background, revealing that the group is nothing more than a floating group of lips. Additionally, their appearances were now preceded by an introduction from Consonanti.

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