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    Too many. But I'll highlight a couple of favs. ...

    Too many. But I'll highlight a couple of favs.

    I'm already heavily recorded as being of the opinion that the Barbara years suffered because of Barbara herself. She did not possess the vocal...
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    The Supremes were already legends and broken up...

    The Supremes were already legends and broken up by the time I was born, so I'm not sure what the first song of theirs that I heard. Surely it was one of the first four number ones, or "Hurry Love" or...
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    Your Supremes First

    I'm interested to learn what everyone's first is when it comes to the Supremes. For instance:

    First time you heard the Supremes on the radio?

    First time you saw them on television?

    First...
  4. Willie Horton and the Supremes "Detroit Is Happening"

    I had never heard of this until Mark mentioned it in another thread. I intended to post it here along with asking who everyone thought was on background since Mark says there's some argument that...
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    That write up for "Symphony" for the DR Project...

    That write up for "Symphony" for the DR Project is excellent.
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    I first recall hearing "I Hear a Symphony" around...

    I first recall hearing "I Hear a Symphony" around 1990 or 1991 on an episode of Video Soul on BET with Donnie Simpson. A clip of the song was played along with some trivia about the Supremes....
  7. People drop out of school for a variety of...

    People drop out of school for a variety of reasons. I don't recall any reason given for Flo. A lot of artistic people throw schooling away when they set their minds on their goal within their art. By...
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    Supremes "I Hear A Symphony"

    One of the most important singles in the Supremes catalog, wouldn't you agree? It has a more mature sound than their previous six hit singles, perhaps signaling that they were moving from girl group...
  9. I always thought that was Gordy's way of trying...

    I always thought that was Gordy's way of trying to downplay the Flo vs Diana (and ultimately himself) issue, by saying it wasn't Flo who was in competition with Ross, it was Mary. With maturity I now...
  10. Because the public has believed since the early...

    Because the public has believed since the early 1980s that Effie White was based on Flo Ballard, and she was. I think Jennifer even said she read up on Flo to prepare for the part, so why wouldn't...
  11. They were a big part of Flo's downfall from the...

    They were a big part of Flo's downfall from the group, but Flo was the biggest part of her downfall in life. What ticks me off the most about Flo after she was fired was that she was consumed by her...
  12. Two answers, both hinge on whether someone is a...

    Two answers, both hinge on whether someone is a Mary fan or an Anti Mary. Anti Mary people, who are overwhelmingly pro Rossers, will delight in this, take it as fact, and use it in back and forths...
  13. I think it's more possible that she felt...

    I think it's more possible that she felt defeated. She probably already suspected Mary was aligned with the enemy, which is why she brought her mother to the meeting. Having confirmation, Flo might...
  14. I still can't recall reading Florence saying...

    I still can't recall reading Florence saying anything about having an issue with any of this except maybe flying. In none of the "documented" arguments between she and Gordy and Ross is any of this...
  15. Please stop saying Flo didn't want it. That lady...

    Please stop saying Flo didn't want it. That lady knew she was born to sing. Al Abrams was not Florence's manager. He was her publicist. On her own, with Tommy of all people acting as her manager,...
  16. Although logic might suggest that Mary had...

    Although logic might suggest that Mary had nothing to fear, keep in mind that Mary saw herself as the weakest link in the Supremes and at 23/24 in that situation, logic may not have been on Mary's...
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    What a performance! I was shocked that she still...

    What a performance! I was shocked that she still had that much vocal gusto in the tank.
  18. I love to hear Diana sing. Just beautiful. I...

    I love to hear Diana sing. Just beautiful. I agree with Ollie that Mary is a bit much here, although she still sounds pretty good. The vids I've seen of Mary singing "Someday" over the years, she...
  19. Yeah, Dreamgirls the movie pretty much messed up...

    Yeah, Dreamgirls the movie pretty much messed up any chance of a Supremes movie. But my opinion is the same as Brad's. I'd rather have an impartial, truthful documentary made than a dramatized film....
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    Mary's leads on those last two Supremes albums...

    Mary's leads on those last two Supremes albums were typically the highlight for me. I think what Mary probably thought about her solo debut album was that it was disco and it was current and thus it...
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    Is it safe to assume that Mike loved him some...

    Is it safe to assume that Mike loved him some Supremes, as a group and as soloists?
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    Yeah, the summer of 79 was all about Donna...

    Yeah, the summer of 79 was all about Donna Summer. Blame Motown for that. Not that anyone was going to best "Bad Girls" or any of Donna's hits that year, but album for album tracklist, The Boss lp...
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    Looking over her book, I didn't get this...

    Looking over her book, I didn't get this impression. There's no mention (unless I missed it) of Mary or Pedro shopping her around. Until Motown kicked her out the door, I don't believe for a second...
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    That's because Diana has a voice that transcends...

    That's because Diana has a voice that transcends many genres and styles. Mary didn't possess that gift. Mary knew her way around a ballad; damn near terrific with the perfect song. That was one of...
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    I have audio of the Supremes singing "We've Only...

    I have audio of the Supremes singing "We've Only Just Begun" but I can't remember where I got. It's beautifully done. Easily one of my favorite JMC live cuts.

    My mindset regarding the deep cuts is...
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