Replacements FORUM: Archive - After July 12, 2003: Replacements
Top of pageBottom of page   By fayette ( on Monday, June 30, 2003 - 05:23 pm:

ok the reason i thought of this post is
because i really like the stylistics and
when russell left the group,i thought
he could never be replaced, i bought
a recent 1970's soul jam dvd and discovered
russell thompson's replacement was just as
good. can you name other lead singers
that were replaced with others just as

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS ( on Monday, June 30, 2003 - 05:31 pm:


Top of pageBottom of page   By stephanie ( on Monday, June 30, 2003 - 05:58 pm:

Jean Terrell replacing Diana Ross is one of the best examples I have ever seen of a lead sounding different and the group still being intact. Granted they didnt have as many hits but they did have 4 million sellers
Up the ladder to the Roof
Floy Joy
Stoned Love
Nathan Jones and Miss Terrell did a great job!!!
She didnt have the Ross razzle dazzle but it didnt matter she held her own IMO..if you listen to any of their 70s albums girlfriend had it going on..

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli ( on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 12:20 am:

fayette, the lead of the stylistics is Eban Brown, and if you close your eyes you'd swear......
And he is a nice guy too!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By DJ ( on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 12:29 am:

Johnny Gill replacing Bobby Brown in New Edition
Dennis Edwards for David Ruffin
Ali Woodson for Dennis Edwards
John Edwards for Phillipe Wynne
Damon Harris for Eddie Kendricks
Gilbert Saunders for Teddy Pendergrass in Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

Top of pageBottom of page   By Vickie ( on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 02:25 am:

I agree with Stephanie, I love Diana, and I love Jean's voice..I didn't mind at all that they sounded different...


Top of pageBottom of page   By R&B ( on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 12:52 pm:


Top of pageBottom of page   By Urban Guru ( on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 01:09 pm:

Phillipe Wynn for G.C. Cameron.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Michael/cleoharvey ( on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 01:33 pm:

Definitely Jean Terrell for Diana Ross. They were tough shoes to fill and she came through. Although not as immediately accessible as Diana or as comfortable in front, it was the group again and some of their best group vocals occurred with the arrival of Jean. Had Motown kept up the suppport for them they would have done even better than they did.

Also, Dennis Edwards for David Ruffin. Not many groups can claim that they had some of their "bigget' hits when a lead singer was replaced.

Michael McDonald being brought into the Doobie Brothers. He changed their entire sound and his songwriting gave them some huge hits.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli ( on Tuesday, July 01, 2003 - 05:25 pm:


When Damon left the Tempts I had the pleasure of producing and writing for his group Impact (formerly the Vandals) whom I signed to Atlantic in 1976.
In the studio, Damon sounded more like Eddie than Eddie if that is at all possible!!!

What a joy that album was to produce and it was one of my best studio experiences.

Top of pageBottom of page   By supremes fan ( on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 02:58 am:

Scherrie Payne was a excellent replacement for Jean Terrell. Scherrie and Jean are totally different, but both are fantastic lead vocalists. Scherrie is a powerhouse, get down singer who can SING the you know what out of a song. Scherrie can take a song and totally make it her own like "My World is Empty" and even "Bad Weather." Visually Jean and Scherrie were very different as well. Jean is much taller than petite Scherrie Payne and their stage pressence is completely different. Jean is the kind of singer who stood gracefully and performed like a trained vocalist while Scherrie got out there and danced, sang, and performed with all she had. I loved the Supremes even more with Jean and Scherrie, they brought so much excitement and class to the Supremes!

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