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    Nah, probably wouldn't work for Mary. That only...

    Nah, probably wouldn't work for Mary. That only seemed to work for Diane in "Love is Here and Now You're Gone," during her spoken segments.
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    Arguably their best B-side. I found the 45 before...

    Arguably their best B-side. I found the 45 before it got any airplay and couldn't figure out which was the A-side.

    I like the extended intro, but I do feel the sound is a bit too sharp. Still,...
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    Great remix. It's such a shame that the stupid...

    Great remix.
    It's such a shame that the stupid title and those hokey lyrics spoiled an otherwise wonderful song. Especially annoying because it was written by Smokey, who was a consummate lyricist....
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    Maudlin is the only way I can describe this song....

    Maudlin is the only way I can describe this song. I understand wanting to have a social conscience in a pop song (“Love Child) but a song about your man having OD’ed, lying there dead, is really over...
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    I suspect, perhaps, that the other gals might...

    I suspect, perhaps, that the other gals might have taken exception to it as well. "Skinny" does work better, and allowed Flo to add her sassy little quips.
  6. Close, but definitely no cigar.

    Close, but definitely no cigar.
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    Wow...I've not thought of that wonderful song and...

    Wow...I've not thought of that wonderful song and Disco Trek in years! I need to dig it out of my archives. That dawn-of-disco collection was, and is, a knockout. To me, Moulton set the standard for...
  8. HDH got on a roll with that intro and consistent...

    HDH got on a roll with that intro and consistent rhythm on "You Can't Hurry Love," and "I'm Ready for Love." Then Eddie went and teamed up with Frank Wilson and R. Dean Taylor and did the same with...
  9. Actually, Ronnie did take a dip into the disco...

    Actually, Ronnie did take a dip into the disco pool in the mid-'70s, albeit without success. "You'd Be Good For Me" received a tiny bit of club play, but it usually cleared the dance floor!

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  10. The AM radio/45 mix and the stereo mix are so...

    The AM radio/45 mix and the stereo mix are so radically dissimilar that they're almost like two different songs. If I had to choose, I would pick the more pared-down, intimate sound of the 45. The...
  11. The first time I saw the Supremes in concert and...

    The first time I saw the Supremes in concert and met them was the very next day, August 28, 1966, in Virginia Beach. "You Can't Hurry Love" was still climbing the charts and it hit #1 the very next...
  12. And, of all people, Jay Black covered it as well....

    And, of all people, Jay Black covered it as well.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzq4CMClUuM
  13. My recollection was that the song was first...

    My recollection was that the song was first recorded at Gold Star by The Blossoms. To me it's superior to other versions. Not sure how The Supremes ended up covering it.

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    With the exception of Betty, the group comprised...

    With the exception of Betty, the group comprised sisters (Cal & Milly) and cousins (Bert & Norma). This might account for their staying together, like Gladys & The Pips — also siblings (Gladys &...
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    Yes, all are original members. Left to right:...

    Yes, all are original members.
    Left to right: Bert, Norma, Milly and Cal. The only missing original member is Betty Kelley, who left the group early on, to replace Nettie Beard as a Vandella in...
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    Scrolling down the photos, I actually saw two I...

    Scrolling down the photos, I actually saw two I remember: Morningside Drive and Jakki. Both had moderate club hits in the mid-'70s.

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    Both versions are nice, but, for me, neither can...

    Both versions are nice, but, for me, neither can touch Shirley Ellis' 1963 original.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wq48_gsjHk
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    This song was such a departure from the Tops’...

    This song was such a departure from the Tops’ familiar style that it sort of knocked listeners a little off-balance. I got the same feeling from Martha/Vandellas’ “What Am I Going to Do Without Your...
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    Growing up in the south, I learned early on that...

    Growing up in the south, I learned early on that appending, "Bless his/her heart" was always to be employed either before or after saying something unkind or derogatory about someone. I see that this...
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    Now that I put my mind to it, I remember the...

    Now that I put my mind to it, I remember the context of that comment.
    Ronnie was recording one of her post-Spector tracks and she thew in a couple of signature wo-wo’s. On playback, the producer,...
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    In one interview, Ronnie claimed, "I invented...

    In one interview, Ronnie claimed, "I invented wo-wo's!"
    This might be disputed because Darlene employed them before Ronnie did.
    Now, whether Phil came up with the concept or whether it was...
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    Mercy...those leotard camisoles appear to have...

    Mercy...those leotard camisoles appear to have had a least a couple of different overlaid components: the sheer ones and those sarong-type skirts made of the same brocade material. (Neither very...
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    River Deep has always been one of Mary's...

    River Deep has always been one of Mary's showstoppers. Usually she would do it as a duet with Parnell but he's not among her backup singers in this performance.
    I wonder what the venue was. Since...
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    They're not the same garment at all. The garment...

    They're not the same garment at all. The garment the gal found in France was short, cut just below the waist, like a camisole, with a little bit of fringe at the bottom, exposing entire thigh and...
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    These outfits were truly bizarre. The item was...

    These outfits were truly bizarre. The item was more like a camisole than a gown, as you can see partially in the Getty Images photo attached. They looked like chorus girls, all leggy. I remember...
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