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    there are big highs and big lows here. There's a...

    there are big highs and big lows here. There's a considerable amount of 3-part harmony and that's always a welcomed thing with the girls.

    i'm not as concerned with the musicians but more about...
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    i'm not too familiar with Brenda's voice so i'll...

    i'm not too familiar with Brenda's voice so i'll skip that one. i have her Greatest Hits & Rare Classics cd from the 90s. and frankly i wasn't overly wowed.

    Wanda is one that's hit or miss for...
  3. exactly. there's a huge range of categories and...

    exactly. there's a huge range of categories and genres and each has their value.

    Mommie Dearest - was built out as a "serious" drama but is loved today as high camp. it's provided so much fan...
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    Ran - of course Diana wasn't born with pristine...

    Ran - of course Diana wasn't born with pristine elocution and stage command. but in her biographies and books, you read about how she was exuberant and and magnetic. even as a young girl and in the...
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    What i want to know is why did they continue to...

    What i want to know is why did they continue to use the typo in every single printing of every record label sticker and every album track listing.

    nowhere in the song itself do they sing...
  6. it's not uncommon for films that were minimally...

    it's not uncommon for films that were minimally successful at time of release (or even flops) to find second lives.

    Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Mommie Dearest
    Xanadu
    The Wiz

    If you look at...
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    yeah - rehashing the Supremes stuff continued to...

    yeah - rehashing the Supremes stuff continued to pay the bills. and i know Mary did venture out into other forays. like acting and all. by the mid 80s though, i think the idea of a "pop" record...
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    Stoned Love is, IMO, one of the best songs from...

    Stoned Love is, IMO, one of the best songs from the entire Motown catalog. the production is magnificent. the vocals are perfect. the orchestration is flawless. the lyrics are timeless and...
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    i disagree a bit with your assessment of her...

    i disagree a bit with your assessment of her early work. you can't look at what she was doing at, say, An Evening With Diana Ross in 1977 and compare it to her stage presence and all in 1963. of...
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    oh rover lololol! how can you say that about SL?...

    oh rover lololol! how can you say that about SL? ;)

    just teasing ya

    i have the total opposite opinion. i hate the single version of SL and feel it destroys the bridge. the song is so...
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    oh here's another one! One Love In my Lifetime...

    oh here's another one!

    One Love In my Lifetime - didn't they re-edit the song and add in more instrumental breaks? or at least focus more on the instrumental rather than her vocals, making it...
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    what songs had a totally different version for...

    what songs had a totally different version for the single? not just an alt mix but a different vocal take?

    i know that the B side to Ladder was a completely different lead vocal from Jean.

    any...
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    just like he tries to constantly say Mary is...

    just like he tries to constantly say Mary is perfect, Lynda is in the his doghouse just like Diana. any opportunity to bad mouth either of them is what he's going to do.
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    I don't know Mary's career well enough as a solo...

    I don't know Mary's career well enough as a solo artist but it seems she made some attempts to diversify but always had to fall back to the "oldies but goodies/fake supremes stuff." Girl gotta pay...
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    agreed - pedro came after Jean had left Oh...

    agreed - pedro came after Jean had left

    Oh yes, they might have made some slight adjustments to He Aint Heavy. i only heard jean do it solo, not sure if M&C or M&L did backups on it. when susaye...
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    very interesting topic. sort of 2 topics really....

    very interesting topic. sort of 2 topics really. other ideal candidates to replace Diana in the Supremes and other ideal candidates to be Berry's "chosen one"

    as for the first, yes i think Tammi...
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    i don't know who was doing these edits at motown...

    i don't know who was doing these edits at motown but REach Out is hardly alone, in terms of a poor edit from the lp version

    Stoned Love
    River Deep

    both of those sucked too. Touch also was a...
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    mary was the management. she (and pedro) were...

    mary was the management. she (and pedro) were running Supremes Inc. Motown certainly wasn't involved in the look and sound of their live performances. And we asked Susaye years ago on here if she...
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    it's always fun comparing on here! and see, i...

    it's always fun comparing on here! and see, i feel almost the opposite.

    Their stage shows continued to rely on the Dream sequence, the opening of "Everyone Gets to go to the moon" or...
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    i'd say the supremes DIDN'T evolve with Scherrie...

    i'd say the supremes DIDN'T evolve with Scherrie but regressed. that LA show that was posted here recently shows how much they had not evolved. still very Vegas. Mary even mentions that was a...
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    i've never heard any significant stories from...

    i've never heard any significant stories from motown employees or artists bad mouthing Jean or criticizing things. Other than the story of Berry wanting to replace here at the farewell.

    my...
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    if a songwriter pens a song and then offers it to...

    if a songwriter pens a song and then offers it to multiple labels, producers and/or artists, then you have a situation where multiple artists might record it, sometimes in very different styles.
    ...
  23. now keep in mind that i could have missed it. i...

    now keep in mind that i could have missed it. i tried to find all of their ads throughout the years but was most focused on getting to the charts so i could track the rise and fall of the releases. ...
  24. the high notes melting into the synthesizer on...

    the high notes melting into the synthesizer on Come are part of the amazing experience. mary wouldn't have been able to those - her voice is perfect for the smokey sultry lead of We Should Be...
  25. i might have missed it but i never noticed a...

    i might have missed it but i never noticed a Billboard cover ad for NWBLS. when i did all of the chart history research i typically saved screen shots of the ads - cover ads, reviews, full-page ads,...
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