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Motown’s unsung female trio finally gets acclaim

DETROIT — More than 40 years have passed since the recording of Marvin Gaye’s ‘‘Save the Children,’’ but a replay of the song in the studio where it was recorded compressed time and brought tears to the eyes of Louvain Demps.

Demps was no mere fan visiting what’s now the Motown Historical Museum. She was one of the women singing the angelic, high harmonies on the recording — and hearing it in Hitsville USA’s Studio A was too much.

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