This is the second part of a long interview with Mary. The interview was conducted recently during Black Music Month. She says that many songs were recorded without her. She does not blame Diana for that decision. She says the group was over when Flo left and totally over when Diana left. That kinda sounds like a put down of the seventies Supremes, but then she goes on to explain that the magic and synergy of the original group was gone and could not be duplicated. She says that the Seventies Supremes were good for her because it gave her an opportunity to learn how to sing since before that she was just doing background. She says that she was kind of running the group by then , I guess, with Pedro.
She kind of pulled an Ed Sullivan when he could not remember the name of The Supremes and said, "Here they are, the girls". Mary was naming the Seventies Supremes and had trouble remembering Susaye and Lynda. She called them "two other girls" but finally recalled Susaye and later in the interview remembered Lynda. It was kinda funny. Don't forget, she is a senior citizen now and is allowed to have a senior moment once in a while.
She says she is not a great singer but is a great performer but then corrects herself and says that she found her niche now.
She says that after she left the group that the other two still wanted to continue but then someone realized that it was time to stop.
She talks about Motown 45 and says that it was a mistake and not a good show for her, Cindy and Kelly to do.
The interview is about half an hour long and is the second part of an interview that is posted in another thread .