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    I marvel at the energy and stamina these...

    I marvel at the energy and stamina these performers must possess — especially at their ages. I’m just 5-7 years younger than they are, and I can barely be-stir myself some days.
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    Entertainers, by their very nature, crave...

    Entertainers, by their very nature, crave attention. Depending on their levels of fame, some get it without a lot of effort while others need to work much harder at it. Because, to many, Mary Wilson...
  3. Great crowd. Sort of offsets Martha's...

    Great crowd. Sort of offsets Martha's very...loose interpretation!
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    Those are mighty stiff ticket prices for what...

    Those are mighty stiff ticket prices for what amounts to a tribute revue.
  5. Interesting that he/she used an alternate take as...

    Interesting that he/she used an alternate take as the basis for this.
  6. To my ears, “Time Changes Things” is the best...

    To my ears, “Time Changes Things” is the best track on Meet The Supremes and might have made a more significant dent in the charts. Diane wasn’t as nasal and screechy as she was on so many of the...
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    Yes, definitely nice to see them together. It's...

    Yes, definitely nice to see them together. It's also good that Martha took fewer liberties than usual with the song. Of course she was singing to track which kind of forced her to stick to the...
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    I had forgotten about that one! It came out in...

    I had forgotten about that one! It came out in close succession along with Merry Clayton’s and Betty Everett’s.

    I still much prefer Betty's, but was surprised when I just researched Ramona's to...
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    Ehh...not much impressed. So many better...

    Ehh...not much impressed. So many better renditions: Merry Clayton (the first), Cher (the last), and the best, hands down, no contest: Betty Everett with The Blossoms on background.
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    It's been my understanding that The Originals...

    It's been my understanding that The Originals were most often used for male backing vocals, while those other groups would do a one-off every now and then.
  11. Thread: Vandella solo?

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    Well, that blows Martha's account all to...

    Well, that blows Martha's account all to smithereens!
    I guess we'll never know the real story.
    Whoever came up with the name, it was original for sure, and it certainly worked for them.
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    I've never heard more than one explanation of the...

    I've never heard more than one explanation of the name, which is Martha's: combining the local Van Dyke Street with Della Reese, whom she admired. Perhaps the dell part, extracted from Dell-Fi's (or...
  13. Oh, let 'em have their juvenile fun. It harms no...

    Oh, let 'em have their juvenile fun. It harms no one (but themselves).
    As has been mentioned so often, this sub-group is here for that kind of thing after all, and snipey posts can always be...
  14. Thread: Vandella solo?

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    I remember Nettie saying she worked at St. John’s...

    I remember Nettie saying she worked at St. John’s Hospital, and Roz said she worked for “Ma Bell,” as she referred to the phone utility, even though by that time the monopoly had been broken up, so I...
  15. Thread: Vandella solo?

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    That's just Martha being Martha. For better or...

    That's just Martha being Martha. For better or for worse, mincing words has never been in her repertoire after all; the lady speaks her mind. I suspect tensions might have been brewing within the...
  16. Thread: Vandella solo?

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    In the late 1990s, when Martha was using Roz and...

    In the late 1990s, when Martha was using Roz and Nettie as Vandellas, Roz would do a couple of breakouts during the show, tippin’ herself over to the edge of the stage and “connecting,” as it were,...
  17. I miss the coughs/hiccups in the spoken spots!

    I miss the coughs/hiccups in the spoken spots!
  18. I played this B-side a lot more than I played the...

    I played this B-side a lot more than I played the A-side, although both were wonderful, quite different, songs.

    I suspect a lot of what held the Velvs back might have been due to the personnel...
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    Thanks. I imagine the info was probably available...

    Thanks. I imagine the info was probably available on the expanded Diana Ross solo debut reissue, which I don’t have. Her version of T&L and The Supremes’ could be almost interchangeable. I suppose,...
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    When Diane went solo, before she had released any...

    When Diane went solo, before she had released any material, I read in a couple of places that "Time and Love" was to be her debut single, and, further, that Motown, in a stunning move, was reaching...
  21. Thread: The Supremes

    by BigAl
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    For me, clearing out of here simply over those...

    For me, clearing out of here simply over those hostilities would just be throwing the baby out with the bathwater. I just laugh at the ridiculous juvenility of the snipings — and they really do...
  22. Thread: Oh Martha!

    by BigAl
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    If she would just stick to the original vocal...

    If she would just stick to the original vocal arrangements and not add all those trills and flourishes, which were never that great to begin with, she'd probably sound about as good as any of the...
  23. That was a head-scratcher for me as well, since...

    That was a head-scratcher for me as well, since the group didn't crack the top 40 until 1974, and then only one time. Ed was known for getting facts scrambled and/or forgetting who he was...
  24. That's one I missed. Thanks for posting it. They...

    That's one I missed. Thanks for posting it. They should have inserted a Mcguire Sisters number between the Andrews Sisters and the Chordettes. Faye's impression of Diane stepping out in front and...
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    Slightly off-topic here. Most members of the FLOS...

    Slightly off-topic here. Most members of the FLOS have been contractually and thus legally Supremes. Unfortunately, this has led unconscionable music purveyors to sell their recorded music under the...
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