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Motown's Martha Reeves 'too honest' for Detroit politics

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Martha Reeves was one of Motown's biggest stars. With the Vandellas, she enjoyed huge success with songs like Dancing in the Street and Jimmy Mack.

While the glory years for Motown and the city of Detroit ended long ago, Martha Reeves still tours the world.

From 2005 to 2009, she also entered politics and served as a councilwoman in Detroit. Martha Reeves tells Stephen Sackur why she feels she did not fit with politicians who, she says, "have to be dishonest".

You can watch the full interview on Thursday 13th January 2011 on BBC World News at 0430, 0930, 1530 and 2130 GMT and on Friday 14th January on BBC News at 0430 and 2330 GMT.

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