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    i think there were quite a few mainstream movies...

    i think there were quite a few mainstream movies that could have worked and not have been the obvious choice, like the Baker project

    witches of eastwick
    death becomes her
    Baby boom - that could...
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    Diana + movies/tv + the 80s

    always enjoy these "what if" threads. in another one, people are discussed what it might have been like had Diana stayed with Motown.

    so here's another discussion topic

    during the 80s, what...
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    now we've all discussed a LOT what might have...

    now we've all discussed a LOT what might have happened with her record career. but what about her movie career? unfortunately the Wiz is the last thing and frankly, what an unfortunate mess of a...
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    hi and welcome! glad you've joined the forum. ...

    hi and welcome! glad you've joined the forum.

    I've never really heard of any of the girls doing much song writing during their Sup days. while of course it's certainly possible, i think Peter...
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    i agree that Guess is a lovely song. I enjoy the...

    i agree that Guess is a lovely song. I enjoy the recorded version. Jean is singing with such restraint. very sweet and sincere.

    Another good live version is the one from the apollo in Dec 72....
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    i think that if she had stayed at motown we would...

    i think that if she had stayed at motown we would have gotten a Lionel Ritchie produced album. And i'm wondering if (possibly) we might have gotten a smokey one.

    I agree though that motown's...
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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...
  15. 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
  16. 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...
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    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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