GIVING UP (1964 written by Van McCoy) is a great ballad she made before Motown. Then great songs after Motown like this fantastic Van McCoy number:
In her home city of Atlanta she owns a Soul Food Chicken & Waffles restaurant.
WHAT A GREAT STRING OF FANTASTIC SONGS – she was Loved, Loved,loved on the Soul scene in Manchester, at its epicentre: The Twisted Wheel and that clubs reflection a few streets away The Blue Note.
Its “Just Walk In My Shoes” which is fantastic, that gets on the Top 500 of Northern Soul tunes (Kev Roberts) at 404.
Wikipedia: Gladys Knight And The Pips