I'm going with 'Someday We'll Be Together'.
Which is your favorite Supremes song?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||10 hours ago|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/03/2017|
Love Child, You Cant Hurry Love, My Workd is Empty Without You
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/03/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/03/2017|
"And Flo, she don't know..."
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/03/2017|
Tie between Reflections and Forever Came Today. I liked the lesser hits better.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/03/2017|
Up The Ladder To The Roof
I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking
You Keep Me Hangin On
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/03/2017|
yes, Reflections is great.
here it is on the British TV show being danced to by The Gojos.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/03/2017|
Just listened to a bunch on You Tube. Can't pick one, they are all brilliant. Love the Supremes.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/03/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/03/2017|
Come See About Me
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/03/2017|
Reflections for me.
At Christmas, I love their cover of "My Favorite Things"...
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/03/2017|
"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 Anonymous||reply 12||12/03/2017|
Nothing but Heartaches
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/03/2017|
Another vote for "Come See About Me"
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/03/2017|
Stop In The Name Of Love
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/03/2017|
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/03/2017|
My World Is Empty Without You
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/03/2017|
"BACK IN MY ARMS AGAIN"
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/03/2017|
There ain’t no such thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/03/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/03/2017|
I Hear A Symphony
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/03/2017|
He'a all I've got. And I loved their rendition of Mountain Greenery.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/03/2017|
You cant Hurry love
I 'm living in shame
My world is empty without you
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/03/2017|
keep me hanging on
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/03/2017|
The one where they stopped singing.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/03/2017|
My favorite is "Stoned Love," which was with Jean Terrell and not Diana Ross.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/03/2017|
“Come See About Me” Infectious back beat
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/03/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||12/03/2017|
[quote][R19]/[R25] is the turd in the punch bowl.
How DARE he!!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/03/2017|
Ridiculous survey, r28. None of the Phil Spector groups, without whom we wouldn't have "girl groups" as a category.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/03/2017|
Of the NEW Supremes as they were called then
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/03/2017|
I always liked their first post-Diana hit, "Up the Ladder to the Roof."
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/03/2017|
Also from the new Supremes, I liked :-
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/03/2017|
Pretty much of them...seriously one of the best acts ever...
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/03/2017|
Yet another vote for "Come See About Me." I've loved that song since I was a little kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/03/2017|
[quote] I've loved that song since I was a little kid
What a dollface!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/03/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||12/03/2017|
When did Florence Ballard leave the group?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/03/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||12/03/2017|
This is the first single that I bought by The Supremes. One of their lesser hits.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/03/2017|
One of the best Supremes songs. I love the hands and arms movements.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/03/2017|
[quote]I love the hands and arms movements.
I always thought they looked silly.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/03/2017|
They always had great gowns.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/03/2017|
The Happening....tied with
Love is Here and Now You're Gone
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/03/2017|
Me too r44...
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/03/2017|
Three way tie:
Itchin' in My Heart
Dr. Goldfoot and His Bikini Machine
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/03/2017|
I always liked Cindy Birdsong, the 4th Supreme. She was elegant, pretty, a good singer, and had great hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/03/2017|
For R46: "Love Is Like An itching In My Heart"
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/03/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||12/03/2017|
“I Hear A Symphony” and “Everything Is Good About You.”
|by Anonymous||reply 50||12/03/2017|
The Supremes - Baby Love 1964
|by Anonymous||reply 51||12/03/2017|
R49 Supremes in late '60's.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/03/2017|
I'm Livin' In Shame was a real tear-jerker and one of their last hits with lead singer Diana.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||12/03/2017|
R53 As usual, Diana Ross has that cartoon charisma in the photo.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||12/03/2017|
I’m surprised no one mentioned “There’s No Stopping Us Now”. I thought it was very iconic.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||12/03/2017|
Oops, forgot to post the song!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||12/03/2017|
Love is Like an Itching in My Heart
|by Anonymous||reply 57||12/03/2017|
You keep me hanging on
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/03/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 59||12/03/2017|
Thank you, r59.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/03/2017|
When Diana left, was there ever a consideration to making "founding member" Mary Wilson the lead singer? If not, why not?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/03/2017|
Were most of Diana's elaborate bouffant hairstyles actually wigs?
If so, I wonder if Motown had an in-house wigmaker?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||12/03/2017|
Anything from "The Supremes Sing Rodgers and Hart." Even the aged racist Rodgers loved it.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/03/2017|
Omg, I love that album...r63!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/03/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 65||12/03/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 66||12/03/2017|
The Lady Is A Tramp
|by Anonymous||reply 67||12/03/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||12/03/2017|
You can't hurry love
|by Anonymous||reply 69||12/03/2017|
Where Did Our Love Go?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||12/03/2017|
Stop! In The Name Of Love.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||12/03/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 72||12/04/2017|
The only reasonable response to Hugh Plummer in r71 is "No, don't stop."
|by Anonymous||reply 73||12/04/2017|
Another vote for the terrific “Love is Like an Itching in My Heart”!
|by Anonymous||reply 74||12/04/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 75||12/04/2017|
It was a sad affair after Diana left.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||12/04/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 77||12/04/2017|
Some day we Will be togheter. Baby love i liked most of their songs .
|by Anonymous||reply 78||12/04/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 79||12/04/2017|
Up The Ladder To The Roof
|by Anonymous||reply 80||12/04/2017|
'Someday We'll Be Together' is really just a Diana Ross song. With anonymous, fungible, studio backup singers.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||12/04/2017|
[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 Anonymous||reply 82||12/04/2017|
And nobody has mentioned their Rodgers and Hart album!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||12/04/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 84||12/04/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 85||12/04/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 86||12/06/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 87||12/06/2017|
Do you think Diana is sending a bottle of her new fragrance to Mary for Christmas?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||12/06/2017|
Did Diana go to Florence's funeral?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||12/06/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 90||12/06/2017|
"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 Anonymous||reply 91||12/06/2017|
River Deep, Mountain High, sans Diana, with the Four Tops
|by Anonymous||reply 92||12/06/2017|
Without a Song
|by Anonymous||reply 93||12/07/2017|
Diane and I are good, thank you very much.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||12/07/2017|
[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 Anonymous||reply 95||12/07/2017|
Another vote for Love Child. I also love this song from the Reflections album:
|by Anonymous||reply 96||12/07/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 97||12/08/2017|
R89 Here you go !
|by Anonymous||reply 98||12/08/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 99||12/08/2017|
Today's favorite: MWIEWYB.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||12/08/2017|
So many great tunes
|by Anonymous||reply 101||12/09/2017|
Yet you couldn't find one you wanted to add, R101.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||12/09/2017|
I'll do it for him.
The Supremes do... Boots
|by Anonymous||reply 103||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 104||12/09/2017|
The expanded edition of More Hits is an essential part of any Supremes collection.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||12/09/2017|
The Supremes are barely there but I love Does Your Mama Know About Me?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||12/09/2017|
I also like I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
|by Anonymous||reply 107||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 108||12/09/2017|
R106, is that Diana singing?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||12/09/2017|
Motown was hit machine for all of their groups
|by Anonymous||reply 110||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 111||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 112||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 113||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 114||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 115||12/09/2017|
Martha resented all the Motown focus on Diana as well. I've heard her refer to her as Ross.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 117||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 118||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 119||12/09/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 120||Last Sunday at 6:19 AM|
Are you sure L-O-V-E is the name of this game?
|by Anonymous||reply 121||Last Sunday at 6:45 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 122||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 123||12 hours ago|
"Stop! In the Name of Love."
|by Anonymous||reply 124||12 hours ago|
I'd have thought this would be high amongst the favorites here.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||12 hours ago|
I heard Whistle While You Work today. Super fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||12 hours ago|
r125, I never heard "Dr Goldfoot" before. Perhaps it was more popular in the "amongst" countries?
|by Anonymous||reply 127||12 hours ago|
|by Anonymous||reply 128||12 hours ago|
The Supremes put out an album of Beatles covers and it's fucking awesome from start to finish.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||12 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 Anonymous||reply 130||12 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 Anonymous||reply 131||11 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 Anonymous||reply 132||11 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 Anonymous||reply 133||11 hours ago|
[quote] an entire orchestra motionless relegated to being wallpaper.
That used to be a thing in the music industry.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||10 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
'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 Anonymous||reply 135||10 hours ago|
THE SUPREMES (F.L.O.) Up The Ladder To The Roof--Jean sings the HELL out of the song!
|by Anonymous||reply 136||10 hours ago|