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    Mary Wilson's Voice: Perfection

    I've always loved her beautiful, soft, sexy voice. And loved when she would soul it up! Mmm.

    Anyway i thought I would start an appreciation thread for her voice. She truly was amazing!

    I found a video on YouTube called "Mary Wilson CAN'T Sing," which is actually a video compilation of some of her strongest vocal moments intended to prove that yes, Mary actually CAN sing and very well.

    https://youtu.be/UN48C0_2e0w

    I've always said that Diana Ross was the key to the cross over success of the Supremes. But can you imagine if Mary wasn't a Supreme but had her own modest solo career already at Motown? She wouldn't be the background Supreme that wrote a book...she would be a name herself. Probably a more modest success and obviously Berry would have had the groups and Supremes given more attention, but Mary would be one of the classic Motown vocalists, and less of a background story.

    Then people could say sentences like "Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Mary Wilson" instead of her name already implied but just being referred to as "The Supremes" or DRATS.

    I honestly LOVED "Ooh Child."

    And "Early Morning Love." Wow. "You Are the Heart of Me." True I think many of the old Supremes songs aren't really a good fit for her voice (Reflections and Back in My Arms seem to be a weird fit) but she really belts out some of those later songs where she truly shines. Floy Joy. You Danced My Heart Around the Stars.

    Swoon!
    Last edited by imakicola; 03-20-2017 at 12:13 AM.

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    I love Mary's voice especially in the 70s Supremes incarnation, when she got to do a lot more vocal-wise. Super sexy and sensual, songs like "Can we love again", "You are the heart of me" and "Early Morning Love" are just heavenly to my ears.

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    Put me in the Mary Wilson Appreciation camp as well. Way before the internet gave every naysayer a voice and platform, I had never heard this thing about Mary not being able to sing. I was in love with her smokey style. One thing that always crossed my mind is that with Diana being the lead and the focal point of the group, I thought it was pretty cool that Mary got a lead on "Supremes A-Go-Go" and then with her version of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." The "Floy Joy" single and album were further revelations of how good Mary was. She definitely had a style of her own- nobody else sounded like her and I mean that in the best way. Hearing her sing, wow; it honestly has a very potent effect on my very soul!

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    I was confused with this thread at first and watched the video. However It truly illustrates what a great singer and stylist she is. Not long ago I saw a video of her singing If I Were Your Woman and if my eyes were closed I'd think it was Gladys Knight. More is coming for Mary Wilson and she sure deserves acclaim.

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    I've loved Mary's voice the first time I heard it which was Baby Don't Go. SHe has a unique, soothingly rich sound and caresses ballads as well or better than the best of them. I just saw her in Vegas last month and she still sounds as good as she always has - her voice has only improved with age. She's currently trying to put together a scaled down version of Sophisticated Ladies and you must see it if it happens as those songs were just meant for her! QUOTE=imakicola;377141]I've always loved her beautiful, soft, sexy voice. And loved when she would soul it up! Mmm.

    Anyway i thought I would start an appreciation thread for her voice. She truly was amazing!

    I found a video on YouTube called "Mary Wilson CAN'T Sing," which is actually a video compilation of some of her strongest vocal moments intended to prove that yes, Mary actually CAN sing and very well.

    https://youtu.be/UN48C0_2e0w

    I've always said that Diana Ross was the key to the cross over success of the Supremes. But can you imagine if Mary wasn't a Supreme but had her own modest solo career already at Motown? She wouldn't be the background Supreme that wrote a book...she would be a name herself. Probably a more modest success and obviously Berry would have had the groups and Supremes given more attention, but Mary would be one of the classic Motown vocalists, and less of a background story.

    Then people could say sentences like "Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Mary Wilson" instead of her name already implied but just being referred to as "The Supremes" or DRATS.

    I honestly LOVED "Ooh Child."

    And "Early Morning Love." Wow. "You Are the Heart of Me." True I think many of the old Supremes songs aren't really a good fit for her voice (Reflections and Back in My Arms seem to be a weird fit) but she really belts out some of those later songs where she truly shines. Floy Joy. You Danced My Heart Around the Stars.

    Swoon![/QUOTE]

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    Both Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong are very talented singers.

    Last edited by mpn1jco; 03-20-2017 at 06:31 PM.

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    I love Mary's voice! She's a great singer. Those deep, smoky, Mary Wells-esque vocals. I LOVE "Floy Joy" and "Automatically Sunshine". And "This Is Why I Believe In You".

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    I've been in love with mary and her voice since[the tears].

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