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Which is your favorite Supremes song?

I'm going with 'Someday We'll Be Together'.

by Anonymousreply 13610 hours ago

Love Child.

by Anonymousreply 112/03/2017

Love Child, You Cant Hurry Love, My Workd is Empty Without You

by Anonymousreply 212/03/2017

Symphony

by Anonymousreply 312/03/2017

"And Flo, she don't know..."

by Anonymousreply 412/03/2017

Tie between Reflections and Forever Came Today. I liked the lesser hits better.

by Anonymousreply 512/03/2017

Up The Ladder To The Roof

I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking

You Keep Me Hangin On

by Anonymousreply 612/03/2017

yes, Reflections is great.

here it is on the British TV show being danced to by The Gojos.

by Anonymousreply 712/03/2017

Just listened to a bunch on You Tube. Can't pick one, they are all brilliant. Love the Supremes.

by Anonymousreply 812/03/2017

This one.

by Anonymousreply 912/03/2017

Come See About Me

by Anonymousreply 1012/03/2017

Reflections for me.

At Christmas, I love their cover of "My Favorite Things"...

by Anonymousreply 1112/03/2017

"Someday We'll Be Together" is an interesting song. It was the last No.1 song of the Sixties (and the first of the Seventies). Of course it is also the last Supremes hit and the last of their 12 No. 1 Billboard hits. Unfortunately, it's not really a Supremes record at all. Berry Gordy wanted the group to go out with a bang, in order to launch Diana's solo career. He pulled out all the stops with "Someday", but never even invited Mary Wilson to the recording session. Cindy Birdsong may have had some minor contribution. I never really cared for the song.

Of all their hits, my favorite was "I Hear A Symphony". Runner-Ups: "You Can't Hurry Love" and the now-underplayed "The Happening". But in the public's mind they will always be identified with "Stop! In The Name Of Love" because of that choreographed move.

by Anonymousreply 1212/03/2017

Nothing but Heartaches

by Anonymousreply 1312/03/2017

Another vote for "Come See About Me"

by Anonymousreply 1412/03/2017

Stop In The Name Of Love

by Anonymousreply 1512/03/2017

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

by Anonymousreply 1612/03/2017

My World Is Empty Without You

by Anonymousreply 1712/03/2017

"BACK IN MY ARMS AGAIN"

by Anonymousreply 1812/03/2017

There ain’t no such thing.

by Anonymousreply 1912/03/2017

LOVE CHILD!!

by Anonymousreply 2012/03/2017

I Hear A Symphony

by Anonymousreply 2112/03/2017

He'a all I've got. And I loved their rendition of Mountain Greenery.

by Anonymousreply 2212/03/2017

You cant Hurry love

I 'm living in shame

My world is empty without you

by Anonymousreply 2312/03/2017

keep me hanging on

by Anonymousreply 2412/03/2017

The one where they stopped singing.

by Anonymousreply 2512/03/2017

My favorite is "Stoned Love," which was with Jean Terrell and not Diana Ross.

by Anonymousreply 2612/03/2017

“Come See About Me” Infectious back beat

by Anonymousreply 2712/03/2017

R19/R25 is the turd in the punch bowl.

They had something like 13 #1 hits on Billboard charts. I found them fresh and talente, which is why they still stand as the top Girl Group of all time. (I had to look up that part)

by Anonymousreply 2812/03/2017

[quote][R19]/[R25] is the turd in the punch bowl.

How DARE he!!

by Anonymousreply 2912/03/2017

Ridiculous survey, r28. None of the Phil Spector groups, without whom we wouldn't have "girl groups" as a category.

by Anonymousreply 3012/03/2017

Of the NEW Supremes as they were called then

Nathan Jones

by Anonymousreply 3112/03/2017

I always liked their first post-Diana hit, "Up the Ladder to the Roof."

by Anonymousreply 3212/03/2017

Also from the new Supremes, I liked :-

Floy Joy

by Anonymousreply 3312/03/2017

Pretty much of them...seriously one of the best acts ever...

by Anonymousreply 3412/03/2017

Yet another vote for "Come See About Me." I've loved that song since I was a little kid.

by Anonymousreply 3512/03/2017

[quote] I've loved that song since I was a little kid

What a dollface!

by Anonymousreply 3612/03/2017

With Miss Ross? I like them all equally.

Because they all sound the fucking same to me.

But Diane left and they did some good shit like "Up the Ladder to the Roof" and "Stoned Love" - hard to pick a favorite. They all really shined. Shone. Shit. You know what I mean.

by Anonymousreply 3712/03/2017

When did Florence Ballard leave the group?

by Anonymousreply 3812/03/2017

R38 In the summer of 1967. She didn't leave the group. Barry Gordy gave her the heave hoe. In the 1970's she was discovered living on welfare.

by Anonymousreply 3912/03/2017

This is the first single that I bought by The Supremes. One of their lesser hits.

by Anonymousreply 4012/03/2017

One of the best Supremes songs. I love the hands and arms movements.

by Anonymousreply 4112/03/2017

[quote]I love the hands and arms movements.

I always thought they looked silly.

by Anonymousreply 4212/03/2017

They always had great gowns.

by Anonymousreply 4312/03/2017

The Happening....tied with

Love is Here and Now You're Gone

by Anonymousreply 4412/03/2017

Me too r44...

by Anonymousreply 4512/03/2017

Three way tie:

Reflections

Itchin' in My Heart

Dr. Goldfoot and His Bikini Machine

by Anonymousreply 4612/03/2017

I always liked Cindy Birdsong, the 4th Supreme. She was elegant, pretty, a good singer, and had great hair.

by Anonymousreply 4712/03/2017

For R46: "Love Is Like An itching In My Heart"

by Anonymousreply 4812/03/2017

The Supremes with Cindy. She also had complaints about diva Diana but unlike Flo she wisely kept them to herself and didn't rock the boat.

by Anonymousreply 4912/03/2017

“I Hear A Symphony” and “Everything Is Good About You.”

by Anonymousreply 5012/03/2017

The Supremes - Baby Love 1964

by Anonymousreply 5112/03/2017

R49 Supremes in late '60's.

by Anonymousreply 5212/03/2017

I'm Livin' In Shame was a real tear-jerker and one of their last hits with lead singer Diana.

by Anonymousreply 5312/03/2017

R53 As usual, Diana Ross has that cartoon charisma in the photo.

by Anonymousreply 5412/03/2017

I’m surprised no one mentioned “There’s No Stopping Us Now”. I thought it was very iconic.

by Anonymousreply 5512/03/2017

Oops, forgot to post the song!

by Anonymousreply 5612/03/2017

Love is Like an Itching in My Heart

by Anonymousreply 5712/03/2017

You keep me hanging on

by Anonymousreply 5812/03/2017

R55 There's No Stopping Us Now was the B side of Love Is Here And Now You're Gone.

After Holland-Dozier-Holland left Motown and the Supremes faltered, There's No Stopping......should have been rereleased as an A side single. It was a great, catchy song, very upbeat.

by Anonymousreply 5912/03/2017

Thank you, r59.

by Anonymousreply 6012/03/2017

When Diana left, was there ever a consideration to making "founding member" Mary Wilson the lead singer? If not, why not?

by Anonymousreply 6112/03/2017

Were most of Diana's elaborate bouffant hairstyles actually wigs?

If so, I wonder if Motown had an in-house wigmaker?

by Anonymousreply 6212/03/2017

Anything from "The Supremes Sing Rodgers and Hart." Even the aged racist Rodgers loved it.

by Anonymousreply 6312/03/2017

Omg, I love that album...r63!

by Anonymousreply 6412/03/2017

Jean Terrell sure could sing. This is my favorite of their performances of "I Guess I'll Miss the Man", a song from Pippin they recorded with Jimmy Webb. I think Jean's vocal here has a depth the album versipn lacks. I've never even cared much for this tune, but she really nails it.

by Anonymousreply 6512/03/2017

R61 Mary has stated publicly that even if she had been asked, she wouldn't have taken the lead. Her confidence was low at the time. It was only after Jean & Lynda left that she insisted that she split the leads with new hire Scherrie Payne because with all the lineup changes of the past few years she felt she couldn't count in any of the members besides herself staying. The final two albums that followed had the two and final Supreme, Susaye Green, trading off leads and they are worth seeking out. Most of the tracks are great. Motown just didn't bother promoting them.

by Anonymousreply 6612/03/2017

The Lady Is A Tramp

by Anonymousreply 6712/03/2017

R12 Someday We'll Be Together was never intended to be a Supremes track. It was already in the can as a Diana solo number but got suggested to Gordy as a potential farewell Supremes 45 when he was pissed that he couldn't pull Diana out of the group when their previous single, No Matter What Sign You Are, a tune Berry wrote, stiffed at #31. Shelly Berger, the group's manager suggested it. Gordy balked saying they couldn't do it. It wasn't a Supremes record. Shelly's response was "It is if we tell everyone it is." He relented and the second it exploded up the chart Motown announced Diana's departure.

Fun fact - after Florence was dismissed from the group. Mary and Cindy appeared on none of the singles except The Temptations duets until Jean Terrell arrived. In house background singers, The Andantes, were used instead. Mary & Cindy did show up on some album tracks though.

Extra fun fact - the last song Diana recorded as a Supreme with Mary & Cindy in 1969 was the Inside Daisy Clover tune "You're Gonna Hear From Me." Other than about ninety seconds onstage together at the Motown 25 special and a later failed attempt to "Return To Love" that ended with seventies Supremes touring with Ross instead - that title didn't come true...

by Anonymousreply 6812/03/2017

You can't hurry love

by Anonymousreply 6912/03/2017

Where Did Our Love Go?

by Anonymousreply 7012/03/2017

Stop! In The Name Of Love.

by Anonymousreply 7112/03/2017

Why was this not released as a 45? I didn't hear it until I bought the expanded edition of More Hits by the Supremes. I can listen to it twenty times in a row, the way I did Baby Love, Where Did Our Love Go?, Come See about Me, or Back in My Arms Again.

by Anonymousreply 7212/04/2017

The only reasonable response to Hugh Plummer in r71 is "No, don't stop."

by Anonymousreply 7312/04/2017

Another vote for the terrific “Love is Like an Itching in My Heart”!

by Anonymousreply 7412/04/2017

I love this "cha-cha" song: Ask Any Girl.

Every time this song was played at Keith's Cruise Room in Hallandale, Florida, everyone would get up and do a perfectly choreographed line dance to this song.

by Anonymousreply 7512/04/2017

It was a sad affair after Diana left.

by Anonymousreply 7612/04/2017

Yes it was a sad affair after Diana left, R76, but only because Barry was putting so much of Motown's limited resources into his pet project, Diane's solo career.

Actually, the early 70's were some of the best for Motown creatively and popularly. Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder had huge mega-hits. New writers like Frank Wilson, combined with existing writers like Norman Whitfield continued to churn out hits. Unfortunately, there was limited money for promotion, and most of it went to Diana or Marvin and Stevie. Other acts like the Four Tops, The Spinners, The Isley Brothers, and Gladys Knight and the Pips felt the economic pinch and eventually left Motown for labels that would not give them such short shrift. And of the four groups I cited, their post Motown careers were far more successful.

by Anonymousreply 7712/04/2017

Some day we Will be togheter. Baby love i liked most of their songs .

by Anonymousreply 7812/04/2017

I liked their "Live at the Roostertail" club performances, because the girls sounded more natural and energetic. You also hear Florence and Mary's harmonies more boldly and clearly than on their recordings. I also like Florence's ad-libs of "oh yeah!" and "yes it is!" at 0:14 and 0:43, respectively. They were obviously having a good time and enjoying their audience.

by Anonymousreply 7912/04/2017

Up The Ladder To The Roof

by Anonymousreply 8012/04/2017

'Someday We'll Be Together' is really just a Diana Ross song. With anonymous, fungible, studio backup singers.

by Anonymousreply 8112/04/2017

[quote]'Someday We'll Be Together' is really just a Diana Ross song. With anonymous, fungible, studio backup singers

Berry Gordy can be heard on the song at the end.

by Anonymousreply 8212/04/2017

And nobody has mentioned their Rodgers and Hart album!

by Anonymousreply 8312/04/2017

Here they are on Ed Sullivan, performing their Funny Girl medley. Their album version of that movie's soundtrack came out before Barbra Streisand's, of which Babs was up-in-arms about. I don't blame her - for a while, Diana was truly her competition.

by Anonymousreply 8412/04/2017

Here's another medley that I like, this time of them performing Irving Berlin songs. Ed Sullivan adored The Supremes, and would affectionately refer to them as "The Girls."

by Anonymousreply 8512/04/2017

OMG where to start!

The Rodgers and Heart CD is an absolute masterpiece.

Their cover of Hey Jude is TO. DIE. FOR.

The almost-a-single but never released Take Me Where You Go is delightful.

But the sheer joy of The Happening, Stop! In The Name Of Love, When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes - there is just so much to choose!

by Anonymousreply 8612/06/2017

Love Child

by Anonymousreply 8712/06/2017

Do you think Diana is sending a bottle of her new fragrance to Mary for Christmas?

by Anonymousreply 8812/06/2017

Did Diana go to Florence's funeral?

by Anonymousreply 8912/06/2017

R70 Here you go:

Supremes dodging bicycles and trotting through traffic in Paris 1965 miming "Where did our love go" until stopped by the Parisian gendarmes.

by Anonymousreply 9012/06/2017

"Do you think Diana is sending a bottle of her new fragrance to Mary for Christmas?"

I'd rather send her a 'Hell Mary!'

by Anonymousreply 9112/06/2017

Reflections

The Happening

River Deep, Mountain High, sans Diana, with the Four Tops

by Anonymousreply 9212/06/2017

Without a Song

by Anonymousreply 9312/07/2017

Diane and I are good, thank you very much.

by Anonymousreply 9412/07/2017

[quote]And nobody has mentioned their Rodgers and Hart album!

Motown albums were so poorly pressed, my Rodgers and Hart album was mostly hissing, sticking, and scratching.

by Anonymousreply 9512/07/2017

Another vote for Love Child. I also love this song from the Reflections album:

by Anonymousreply 9612/07/2017

R90 can you imagine if they did that in any Midwestern or southern city in the US ? The cops would slam them on the ground and handcuff them !

by Anonymousreply 9712/08/2017

R89 Here you go !

by Anonymousreply 9812/08/2017

Baby Love and I Hear A Symphony. I love them when I was a kid. As an adult, the songs seem just a tad better than ad jingles and the back up girls are kind of flat in their harmonies. Diana's voice is distinctive but kind of thin and nasal making it often kind of ugly.

Suffice to day that my interest and pleasure with the Supremes has diminished. Now Smoky and his Miracles and the Temps- great! Even greater Aretha's early Atlantic stuff- the best.

by Anonymousreply 9912/08/2017

Today's favorite: MWIEWYB.

by Anonymousreply 10012/08/2017

So many great tunes

by Anonymousreply 10112/09/2017

Yet you couldn't find one you wanted to add, R101.

by Anonymousreply 10212/09/2017

I'll do it for him.

The Supremes do... Boots

by Anonymousreply 10312/09/2017

Here's one for you, R103, "Ooowee, Baby." How in the world did this not get released as a single in 1965? I can listen to it on repeat for an hour. I used to do that with my Supremes (and Ronettes, and Crystals, and Lesley Gore) 45s as a boy. "Baby Love" drove my father particularly insane, he shared with me many times later in life. My mother could not take "Be My Baby" anymore. It was all I played, overandoverandover, Kennedy Assassination Weekend.

This would have been one of those songs.

by Anonymousreply 10412/09/2017

The expanded edition of More Hits is an essential part of any Supremes collection.

by Anonymousreply 10512/09/2017

The Supremes are barely there but I love Does Your Mama Know About Me?

by Anonymousreply 10612/09/2017

Love Child.

I also like I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

by Anonymousreply 10712/09/2017

How did they get all these good songs? Helen Keller could have listened to them and know they would have been hits for just about anyone.

by Anonymousreply 10812/09/2017

R106, is that Diana singing?

by Anonymousreply 10912/09/2017

Motown was hit machine for all of their groups

by Anonymousreply 11012/09/2017

I've been on Supremes binge the last couple of days because of this thread. I was jamming to You Can't Hurry Love today......I love when the song stops and Diana sings "I can't wait"...

by Anonymousreply 11112/09/2017

I love this Hollywood Palace performance of "Reflections." A bit too much makeup on Diana, but she and the girls deliver a stellar rendition of their hit song.

by Anonymousreply 11212/09/2017

God - reminds me.

In the 70s when I was a kiddie, after my mother had moved out of our house - I discovered all of her 45s from the 60s and there were tons of Supremes.

I thought God the music was so much better then. Got me interested in the 60s. I went to the library and asked for a book about the 60s, I was only 10 and the librarian said "They haven't been written yet".

by Anonymousreply 11312/09/2017

To the experts out there: Were the background vocals in R112 pre-recorded by The Andantes? I'm pretty sure Diana is singing live, but those background vocals sound rather too strong to be Mary and Cindy's voices.

by Anonymousreply 11412/09/2017

In regards to interviews, here's a rare one in which all three girls get to talk. Shortly thereafter, only Diana would be permitted to answer questions during interviews, as per Berry Gordy's mandate.

by Anonymousreply 11512/09/2017

Martha resented all the Motown focus on Diana as well. I've heard her refer to her as Ross.

by Anonymousreply 11612/09/2017

R89, Diana was at Flo's funeral service. She made a grand entrance accompanied by two bodyguards, sat up front with Flo's family, and, taking Mary's hand, gave an impromptu plea about needing a moment of silence for Flo, after which "Someday, We'll Be Together" began to play-- ironic since neither Flo nor Mary sang on that record. Then, when everybody headed to the cemetery and away from the cameras, Diana was absent. She apparently had done her part, to show everybody just who was the star of this show.

by Anonymousreply 11712/09/2017

Nobody really liked Diana, in fact she was pretty much loathed, the list of reasons why is a long one. She's lucky her pussy had just the scent Berry was looking for.

by Anonymousreply 11812/09/2017

All those ladies loathed Diana because, once she became Berry's favorite, she would lord it over the other girls and do dastardly things to show them up. On one earlier road tour, the Supremes were one of the opening acts on a line-up that included Martha Reeves & the Vandellas. Diana got wind of where Martha & Co. got their gorgeous new gowns, so she ordered similar gowns for herself, Mary, and Flo and wore them onstage. Martha and her girls were livid and chased the Supremes backstage threatening a beat down, but Diana got a hold Berry Gordy, who told Martha to cool it. Martha and her girls were forced to wear their stale old gowns.

At another concert revue that had both the Supremes and Gladys Knight & the Pips, Diana got a preview of Gladys & Co. during rehearsals, called Bery Gordy, and had them removed from the lineup.

by Anonymousreply 11912/09/2017

I LOVE The Supremes and Diana is fabulous out front but watching these videos made me realize for the first time how little actual singing Mary, Flo and Cindy are asked to contribute. No wonder they were frustrated.

by Anonymousreply 120Last Sunday at 6:19 AM

Are you sure L-O-V-E is the name of this game?

by Anonymousreply 121Last Sunday at 6:45 AM

Love Child

by Anonymousreply 122Last Tuesday at 4:36 PM

R114 that vocal was likely taped during rehearsals then the girls lip synced to it during the live show but I can confirm that is Mary and Cindy on the background. The reason it's likely throwing you is Florence is on the single alongside Mary and The Andantes.

by Anonymousreply 12312 hours ago

"Stop! In the Name of Love."

by Anonymousreply 12412 hours ago

I'd have thought this would be high amongst the favorites here.

by Anonymousreply 12512 hours ago

I heard Whistle While You Work today. Super fun.

by Anonymousreply 12612 hours ago

r125, I never heard "Dr Goldfoot" before. Perhaps it was more popular in the "amongst" countries?

by Anonymousreply 12712 hours ago

See R46

by Anonymousreply 12812 hours ago

The Supremes put out an album of Beatles covers and it's fucking awesome from start to finish.

by Anonymousreply 12912 hours ago

Forgot to say:

I just saw from the front row Diana Ross in concert. OMG. She was superb. Simply fabulous! A few short breaks for gown and boa changes, but otherwise more than ninety minutes of all her solo and the Supremes' hits.

by Anonymousreply 13012 hours ago

r129 I hated it. Plus the SQ was so hissy, like a lot of Motown LPs. I used to think Motown got picked on by the record pressing plants because they were black. I even sent them a letter once, asking about it. They assured me there was no racism going on.

by Anonymousreply 13111 hours ago

R21 That clip from Hullabaloo is downright creepy with an entire orchestra motionless relegated to being wallpaper.

The upper strings must have had to go to massage therapists for a week after that gig.

There must be some reason expensive orchestral musicians were frozen...I'd love to know that story.

by Anonymousreply 13211 hours ago

That was downright depressing, R132. I'm not musically knowledgeable. Did any of those stilled instruments figure in the orchestration of the song?

by Anonymousreply 13311 hours ago

[quote] an entire orchestra motionless relegated to being wallpaper.

That used to be a thing in the music industry.

by Anonymousreply 13410 hours ago

"Come See About Me", of course! But, here's a new one that NO ONE has mentioned yet; "Mother Dear". I'm SURE that this would have been a hit but Gordy decided to go with "Nothing But Heart aches" Here's the lyrics;

Something's on my mind

Mother dear the boy keeps me crying

Don't know which way to turn

Keeps me so confused

Keeps me so confused

Mother dear

'Cause for him I yearn

But he treats your daughter bad

Keeps your daughter sad

I wish I didn't love him so

'Cause now I can't let him go

His kiss gets a little sweeter

Ooh, my heart gets a little weaker

I'm falling deeper

Deeper in love each day

I know he's no good for me

But I'm too weak to break away

Ooh, each day love gets a little stronger

Ooh, heartaches lasts a little longer

Help, help me mother dear

'Cause I can't help myself

Ooh, he treats your daughter bad

Keeps your daughter sad

So many times I've tried

Telling him we're through

But when he takes me in his arms

There's nothing I can do

Ooh, it's no use

I can't break loose

I keep love him more and more each passing day

All my love to him I give it

Without him around

I couldn't live

I need him so

And he knows it

Can't let him go

And I show it

Help, help me mother dear

I'm so in love with him

But he treats your daughter bad

Keeps your daughter sad

Help, help me mother dear

Help, help me mother dear

He keeps your daughter crying

Songwriters: Lamont Dozier / Lamont Herbert Dozier / Brian Holland / Edward Holland / Edward / Jr. Holland

by Anonymousreply 13510 hours ago

THE SUPREMES (F.L.O.) Up The Ladder To The Roof--Jean sings the HELL out of the song!

by Anonymousreply 13610 hours ago
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