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    interesting....I didn't know that

    interesting....I didn't know that
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    She was born in 1944, so 26 when she joined the...

    She was born in 1944, so 26 when she joined the Supremes?
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    yes I have - A Hammer and a nail is outstanding...

    yes I have - A Hammer and a nail is outstanding IMO. A TV version of this is on you tube actually, with a lot of stuff from Ernie as to how he would destroy Muhammad Ali, which of course wasn't how...
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    Oh! that's how to do it - thanks!

    Oh! that's how to do it - thanks!
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    and more rare Jean.....

    (couldnt post more than one video link in a post)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVhfd1MB3Pg
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    Some rare Jean......

    Apologies if these have been posted but I had never seen them before. I'm guessing that they are outtakes from Jean's solo LP which Bobby Martin produced. They are only available on digital download...
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    Stoned Love Up the ladder I guess I'll miss the...

    Stoned Love
    Up the ladder
    I guess I'll miss the man
    bill, when are you coming back?
    Is there a place (in his heart for me)
    Wisdom of time
    The loving country
    Time to break down
    When can brown...
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    Correct - Jean is a Jehovahs Witness. But we can...

    Correct - Jean is a Jehovahs Witness. But we can still send best wishes to her anyway. That voice!!!!! Thank you for the music Jean
  9. Me too. It was so wonderful that BBC, ITV and C4...

    Me too. It was so wonderful that BBC, ITV and C4 news all led on Aretha, with the BBC being particularly respectful with a reporter outside the New Bethel in Detroit.
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    Didn't Bob Dylan say that Smokey was America's...

    Didn't Bob Dylan say that Smokey was America's greatest living poet? Nuff said....
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    What I cannot understood is how the Motown execs...

    What I cannot understood is how the Motown execs canned I Had A Dream. This was a truly great tune anyway and letting Levi and Jean loose on it really paid dividends.
    This could I think have been a...
  12. Ooooh!!! Please post the rest of the article

    Ooooh!!! Please post the rest of the article
  13. Yes! Anytime! PS.. Do yourself a favour and...

    Yes! Anytime!
    PS.. Do yourself a favour and listen to her gorgeous spoken part on The Wisdom Of Time.
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    thanks for a most instructive and interesting...

    thanks for a most instructive and interesting piece of research.It backs up my conviction that the Motown top brass did not know what to do with the post Diana Ross Supremes. I'm convinced that they...
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    Jean did. This is her signature tune and could...

    Jean did. This is her signature tune and could almost have been written for her. She didn't just inject a spiritual note to the intro, but there is a sense of urgency about it that still sends a...
  16. To my astonishment I didn't know this either. I...

    To my astonishment I didn't know this either. I love the way you learn things on this board….
    The extent to which you can separate an artist from his/or her work is a difficult one. Is Gladys'...
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    I really enjoyed this thought provoking thread....

    I really enjoyed this thought provoking thread. Rather than reply individudally to half a dozen comments I thought I would merge them into one reply.

    Luke - sadly not everyone makes it, and...
  18. Slightly surprised that no-one on this thread has...

    Slightly surprised that no-one on this thread has mentioned Cindy's gorgeous spoken part on The Wisdom Of Time..,
  19. Trying to be strict here about which had the mark...

    Trying to be strict here about which had the mark of hits on them, rather than just being great tunes which I love (Loving Country, Is There A Place, Wisdom of Time for example)...
    So I would...
  20. I had no idea there were no royalties for...

    I had no idea there were no royalties for streamed tunes pre-1972. Not that streaming revenue is very high of course. But Mary is absolutely right that this needs changing.

    BUT......it's...
  21. Good obituary from The Guardian here in...

    Good obituary from The Guardian here in London.https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/feb/04/dennis-edwards-obituary
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    Some very acute points in this post - thanks....

    Some very acute points in this post - thanks. Jean, I know that as a JW you don't do birthday but I hope you have a great day in your own way.
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    Thanks for posting this. I knew the outline but...

    Thanks for posting this. I knew the outline but the detailed history I didn't know.
    What on earth was Berry Gordy thinking of though? To me Stoned Love isn't just the greatest Supremes song - it...
  24. Spot on analysis - its like Motown refused to...

    Spot on analysis - its like Motown refused to realise that the Supremes HAD to change when Jean replaced Diana and just wouldn't let them do it.
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    Motown like all companies - often dropped the...

    Motown like all companies - often dropped the ball. One example was Carolyn Crawford. If they had mentored her like they did Diana Ross then she would have been a huge star.
    Another bad one came in...
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