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    yeah the poison on here can be so off putting. ...

    yeah the poison on here can be so off putting. occasionally i've been sucked into the mud slinging but i def try to either ignore it or redirect the dialog back on track. i guess the only thing i...
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    i know Peace :) on a broader perspective, i...

    i know Peace :)

    on a broader perspective, i am surprised the board isn't more active right now

    This thread i think is slightly different in that we're putting a Jean-led group together in...
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    Now i can definitely hear Jean doing fast,...

    Now i can definitely hear Jean doing fast, dance-able, upbeat songs. But dance songs that still fit her voice. As i mentioned, i think a lot of the Scherrie songs don't

    have been giving it some...
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    i'll admit that this topic has been on here a...

    i'll admit that this topic has been on here a lot. but hell - there haven't been much discussion going on here recently. which is odd since we're all quarantined. I tried to get things going on...
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    yeah - i think the idea of Jean continuing past...

    yeah - i think the idea of Jean continuing past 73 was an impossible notion. she was so disenfranchised with Motown, the old Supremes image/sound/style, Mary. Jean had her own ideas about how she...
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    very interesting question technically i sure...

    very interesting question

    technically i sure think jean could do it. stylistically? i don't know. i keep going back and forth. to my ear, Scherrie's versions of Let Yourself Go and Walking are...
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    Ran - i just did a quick, random screen grab of...

    Ran - i just did a quick, random screen grab of the page. the page is too big for 1 screen view so even if you're able to see if, there's a lot of songs and stuff not in the image
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    haha - no worries. I completed the chart run...

    haha - no worries. I completed the chart run info through MS&S. At Their Best didn't chart so not worried too much about tracking that one. Diana's material is completed through this time frame...
  9. i've seen this letterhead before on other auction...

    i've seen this letterhead before on other auction items. So i think that's legit. as for the the copy and signatures, i haven't compared them to other autographs but at first glance it seems right
  10. yeah it might have fit ok on Symphony as filler. ...

    yeah it might have fit ok on Symphony as filler. but by mid 65, the strong Motown sound was already in place with the back-to-back hits of Back In My Arms Again and Sugar Pie Honey Bunch. agree...
  11. i'm not gonna comment here lolol :rolleyes: ...

    i'm not gonna comment here lolol :rolleyes:

    you all know my thoughts on many of Smokey's songs and silly lyrics hehehehe
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    16955 here's a screen shot. This is also...

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    here's a screen shot.

    This is also the excel file where i did tabs for what the Supremes were releasing in the 70s along with Diana, J5, Marvin, Temps, etc. That lets you see what the...
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    yep! that's actually what i did. i have 2 pages...

    yep! that's actually what i did. i have 2 pages in Excel, one for singles and one for albums. I went ahead and did both Sups and Diana solo. Each page contains every US release, the date of...
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    ok - i've been playing with my spreadsheet :) ...

    ok - i've been playing with my spreadsheet :) and looking late 69 through 70. took all of the DRATS/Sup releases and plotted them out on a calendar view. and then dropped in the handful of tv...
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    just to add more color Stoned Love was...

    just to add more color

    Stoned Love was released about the same time as the lp. and both took about 3 weeks or so to enter the charts

    stoned love chartings:

    61 - 48 - 22 - 21 - 20 - 12 - 7 -...
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    the NW album chart rankings was sort of...

    the NW album chart rankings was sort of interesting. It entered the charts a little lower than previous but that wasn't anything too unusual. many of the albums entered in the mid 100s. Problem is...
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    I don't know if they really did. yeah i bet they...

    I don't know if they really did. yeah i bet they did outsell some of the 70s stuff but maybe not all

    Now if we are ONLY going on the chart data, we can see that:

    Funny Girl was on the charts...
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    i don't have any data for it but i wonder what...

    i don't have any data for it but i wonder what Meet The Supremes did once WDOLG hit. I'm assuming that sales for it increased. And then again when they released it with the stereo mix and the next...
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    the album was clearly intended to be a quick jump...

    the album was clearly intended to be a quick jump on the Brit Invasion bandwagon. the girls were MASSIVE at this time. The WDOLG album was already into the Top 20 and fast going into the Top 10. ...
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    surprisingly, it probably did. while the album...

    surprisingly, it probably did. while the album is today not considered one of their best, it had a very strong chart run. it stayed on the charts for 20+ weeks
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    well to her credit, Diana could definitely alter...

    well to her credit, Diana could definitely alter her tone and sound. On Honey Boy she's kittenish and a young girl. There's the anguish from Stop and Love child. desperation from My World Is...
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    love this topic!! i agree that, initially, the...

    love this topic!!

    i agree that, initially, the song structure to Symphony was harder to decipher. it wasn't the typical verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus.

    What helped me with it was...
  23. ok first of all, how on earth have you not gotten...

    ok first of all, how on earth have you not gotten Sing HDH EE?!?!?! lol

    in the booklet itself, there's a brief interview with Lamont. He talks about having Diana doubled but doesn't say...
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    another thing i love about many of the songs is...

    another thing i love about many of the songs is the producer's use of instruments and elements to create the dynamic rise and fall of the piece. and not simply dynamics as in loud vs soft.

    my...
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    very interesting post and fun to have a fresh...

    very interesting post and fun to have a fresh topic!!

    from a music theory perspective, there's a lot to talk about with sup and DR songs

    Symphony - the song goes through multiple key changes...
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