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    i don't remember seeing billboard ads for the...

    i don't remember seeing billboard ads for the Touch (single or lp) but i do remember NJ. new Ways got multiple ads which was unusual. of course i might have missed it. and there's much more to...
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    exactly. other than the fact that motown had the...

    exactly. other than the fact that motown had the duet junk out there too, i can't really get why it failed so hard. sure there was SOME decline in promotion. But they did issue a special dj-promo...
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    even Martha in regards to her book has stated she...

    even Martha in regards to her book has stated she refused to follow "other show biz bios" and hash all the dirt. of course hers didn't sell like others but she at least has her pride
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    please reread my post. i'm not referring to...

    please reread my post. i'm not referring to sitting on a talk show panel or on stage and misquoting something. in those situations you're working in the moment and need to answer immediately. sure...
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    oh absolutely it's about sex. but i don't think...

    oh absolutely it's about sex. but i don't think it's a 1 night stand. i've interpreted IMH as Diana and her man advancing their relationship and about to go do the dead. But she's putting some...
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    this clip of LTOYW on Flip is an example of how...

    this clip of LTOYW on Flip is an example of how Jean sometimes didn't approach things the right way. I do enjoy most of her singing with the sups and agree she's an amazing talent. so many fans...
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    yeah but we're not talking about Mary mentioning...

    yeah but we're not talking about Mary mentioning this offhand at some cocktail party. she's writing her autobiography and was also positioning this whole book as a rather harsh DR expose. She...
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    much of the earlier songs are mostly in jean...

    much of the earlier songs are mostly in jean midrange. Stoned Love, ladder, etc. Same with the lp tracks. with Touch, you have more tunes pushing Jean into her upper range - TITS, Touch, It's so...
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    with MSS live, it was too much. trying to sing...

    with MSS live, it was too much. trying to sing everything in 3 part harmony, the endless tossing around of lines, everyone always singing the melody in unison. it's like they were worried that all...
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    IMO Jean really began to open up and express much...

    IMO Jean really began to open up and express much greater range as the lps continued.

    RO is a wonderful album and the songs are just great. but there is a certain degree of uniformity to Jean's...
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    i agree that in the 70s it was great to see M and...

    i agree that in the 70s it was great to see M and C taking on more of a role within the group and it's performances. I still think Jean (and later Scherrie) were best as the primary lead singers. ...
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    lynda was doing studio work throughout this time....

    lynda was doing studio work throughout this time. so she certainly wasn't destitute. and don't forget, she had already worked with mary but would now be working FOR mary. a very, very different...
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    yeah they did this as part of the routine. ...

    yeah they did this as part of the routine. similar to what the DMF lineup did in the Copa recording. Flo's ad lib response is 'well she must love us then!"

    also in Queen of House, Diana makes...
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    i agree that vocally, M and C had probably the...

    i agree that vocally, M and C had probably the best blend. especially live. visually they also complemented one another beautifully.

    the DMF lineup is, of course, classic. the girls' blend...
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    these might have been mary's first solo gigs, in...

    these might have been mary's first solo gigs, in the technical sense. technically she was still under contract to motown as a supreme. just because she did a "Farewell" in drury didn't cancel or...
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    she does at least acknowledge in the book that...

    she does at least acknowledge in the book that they probably shouldn't have bought it and to keep up with the expenses she had to tour constantly. She also says that this house was beautiful and...
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    yeah i agree it's not the most exciting song or...

    yeah i agree it's not the most exciting song or lead by Mary. but it was her first full lead on a song since Come And Get These Memories. kinda shocking! lol And had the group been promoting the...
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    cindy has always been described as a sweet and...

    cindy has always been described as a sweet and lovely person, which i believe she is (not having met her of course). in 74 when she came back, i think it was with excitement. she had been a Supreme...
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    oh i completely agree and Pedro was the one...

    oh i completely agree and Pedro was the one really pushing her and convincing her that she'd be a huge pop star. As for arranging the dates, yeah that was probably pedro too. he was the manager and...
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    agreed. Mary states in Sup Faith that Pedro...

    agreed. Mary states in Sup Faith that Pedro wasn't particularly aligned with Motown. And fans have described him basically as an opportunistic gigolo. so yeah, i can imagine him going rouge and...
  21. to bring us back to the original question, what...

    to bring us back to the original question, what about the other labels then? Sounds like Clive and Arista were never even in the mix. So what about Geffen or Broadwalk or Polydor?
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    IMO this tour was a last ditch effort to...

    IMO this tour was a last ditch effort to resuscitate the Supremes. the singles and albums had been doing worse and worse. plus their concert draw was falling. The Tempts were hot so people must...
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    Maniac - we're in agreement again Mary's whole...

    Maniac - we're in agreement again

    Mary's whole exit from the Supremes was basically a mess. I believe when she announced she was leaving in Dec 76 or so she was expecting motown to give her a...
  24. nor would Clive ever have allowed the hideous...

    nor would Clive ever have allowed the hideous Eaten Alive to be released lol ;)

    so basically half (or more lol) of her RCA output wouldn't have made it lol
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    the sound, style, beat and groove is excellent. ...

    the sound, style, beat and groove is excellent. it provides a great change of pace for the album - it's not mega disco like the other dance songs yet House is still a dance song. just a slower...
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