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  1. "...they’d delivered the Latin-Christmas standard...

    "...they’d delivered the Latin-Christmas standard “Feliz Navidad” in 1968..."

    Where did they deliver it? Why, after all these years, have I not heard word one about it, let alone the song itself?...
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    Yes, as mentioned by nomis, Frank Sinatra and...

    Yes, as mentioned by nomis, Frank Sinatra and Diana Ross were acquainted. On March 1 8, 1984, they joined forces with Luciano Pavarotti and Montserrat Caballe at Radio City Music Hall in a benefit...
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    Cindy Birdsong had more acting experience -- as a...

    Cindy Birdsong had more acting experience -- as a nun on Tarzan -- than Florence Ballard had at this point, and I doubt that David Merrick would have asked Cindy to step into a major show with all of...
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    Having never recorded an album -- but I'm still...

    Having never recorded an album -- but I'm still waiting, Motown, if you want to give me the chance -- I believe intense concentration would be necessary and normal, as the artist would want to get...
  5. Florence's best off-stage outfits included the...

    Florence's best off-stage outfits included the orange sweater she wore on the cover of More Hits... and the cream with taupe unobtrusive windowpane plaid long-sleeved dress shown, for instance, on...
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    Baby I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops; Diana...

    Baby I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops; Diana Ross & The Supremes
    Ask The Lonely - The Four Tops
    Reach Out [Ill Be There] - The Four Tops
    Come See About Me - Diana Ross & The Supremes
    Ask Any...
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    The Primes/Primettes Medley from The Ed Sullivan...

    The Primes/Primettes Medley from The Ed Sullivan Show would be appropriate as it reflects the changes from early Motown [with some of the initial hits by Diana, Mary and Florence] to unheard, thus...
  8. ejluther, you wrote: "Diana often sings,...

    ejluther, you wrote: "Diana often sings, 'reflections of the HURT that used to be' instead of 'reflections of the LOVE that used to be'”

    It's not often, it's every damn time with the...
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    Here are my three Diana Ross & The Supremes’...

    Here are my three Diana Ross & The Supremes’ “12-or-so greatest covers” lists for pop covers, standards covers and concert covers, integrated into a single more-or-less chronological single list.
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    The black-and-white photo of the trio on the back...

    The black-and-white photo of the trio on the back of We Remember Sam Cooke should have been used as the front cover shot. Not only do the three look great, but their outfits add texture, depth and a...
  11. "Touch me in the morning/then just walk away/we...

    "Touch me in the morning/then just walk away/we don't have tomorrow/but we had yesterday..."

    "Does your mama know about me?"

    "Through the mirror of my mind/time after time/I see reflections of...
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    By 1970, we had already learned that Diana's...

    By 1970, we had already learned that Diana's mother had told her to be patient rather than in a rush about love, that her father left before marrying her mother and that her mother had no...
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    Maybe the problem wasn't entirely with the music....

    Maybe the problem wasn't entirely with the music. Maybe it was partly with the cover.

    Like her first RCA album cover, to name just one, the Workin' Overtime photo seemed to reek of desperation....
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    RanRan 79 , the first similarity of Everyday...

    RanRan 79 , the first similarity of Everyday People and Islands In The Stream is the instrumental introduction. Each recording begins with a sustained note, followed by two short notes, another...
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    Islands In The Stream sounds to me like a cheap...

    Islands In The Stream sounds to me like a cheap remake of Everyday People, and Diana's listless, uninspired cover version of that song was not exactly one of her best moments.
  16. Cindy's smile was especially winning, but...

    Cindy's smile was especially winning, but unfortunately, her wig and outfit did her no favors. The wig's curls coincided with the widest point of her face; she needed to have short or long hairdos...
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    You Gave Me Love, a duet by Thelma Houston and...

    You Gave Me Love, a duet by Thelma Houston and Jerry Butler, is among the best non-Tammi/Marvin duets, and it has a maturity as well as an over-the-top infrastructure that would have made it...
  18. Why are there so many early releases and so many...

    Why are there so many early releases and so many mixes of each? This can lead to great disappointment, if a person likes the XYZ mix and the album contains only the RST mix, for instance. Also, it...
  19. The new Supremes weren't too old. The two...

    The new Supremes weren't too old. The two biggest selling women on the record charts in 1971 -- Carole King and Aretha Franklin -- were both born in 1942, two years before Mary.

    Carole sang two...
  20. I think that Berry Gordy knew from the get-go...

    I think that Berry Gordy knew from the get-go that He's Seventeen and Those DJ Shows would not do well over the long term. They may have been fine for girls of 16 or 17, but if the group went on for...
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    With credit to Motown Eddie, Gladys Knight & The...

    With credit to Motown Eddie, Gladys Knight & The Pips' I Heard It Through The Grapevine was the first song out of the box in September 1967, along with Everybody Needs Love, the group's first Motown...
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    It was Hudson's Department Store in Detroit. ...

    It was Hudson's Department Store in Detroit. Miss Ross was said to be the first black woman to be allowed to enter the dining area [[to clear tables) although there must have been some black...
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    Along with the availability of More Hits......

    Along with the availability of More Hits... shortly after the release of Nothing But Heartaches, which was the reason I did not buy the single, the simultaneous release of the first two Coke...
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    Won't Be Long Before Christmas, recorded for the...

    Won't Be Long Before Christmas, recorded for the Disney Classics album, is available on The Never-Before-Released Masters by Diana Ross & The Supremes.

    Little Miss Loser is on the group's...
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    It was a day after I was born. Maybe it wasn't...

    It was a day after I was born. Maybe it wasn't the day after I was born, but it was definitely a day after I was born.
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