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    I'd vote that they should have done Where Did Our...

    I'd vote that they should have done Where Did Our Love Go. maybe even extend it a little. position it as "the song that started it all" and do something fun with it

    i think the hits medley...
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    songs to add to the Farewell

    we all seem to agree that the MOR content got a bit overwhelming. interestingly, the girls recorded a version of Lovelight for TCB. and Ran's recent post about Breathtaking has been fun to explore...
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    1975 was several years later. Ewart Abner [[who...

    1975 was several years later. Ewart Abner [[who had been Pres during the jean years) was gone. jean was gone. musical landscape had changed and disco was becoming hot. now i agree that none of...
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    i think both Jean and Scherrie had very...

    i think both Jean and Scherrie had very commercial voices in the studio. the released material is mostly quite excellent and you can hear their individual talents shine through while not getting too...
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    Jean could be a VERY stubborn person and had VERY...

    Jean could be a VERY stubborn person and had VERY definite ideas of what she did/didn't like, would/wouldn't do. again, based on fan recollections, suffice it to say that Jean wasn't always the...
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    my understanding is that motown had little...

    my understanding is that motown had little interest in a Mary Wilson-led Supremes. whether it was 1970 or 1974 or 1977. She also mentions many things along these lines throughout Sup Faith - the...
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    i think the choreography in the green gowns and...

    i think the choreography in the green gowns and on Dinah is MUCH preferred to the idiotic "fighting" they did other times where they were fighting over the guy. I thought the Dinah choreography was...
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    what tv is it where they're in the green gowns...

    what tv is it where they're in the green gowns doing HMM?
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    it's certainly possible. i don't think though...

    it's certainly possible. i don't think though that Berry had a vendetta against the group or wished that they'd fail.

    if you read the other stories, you sort of can see that Berry was VERY...
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    there's also the whole line that Mary quote's...

    there's also the whole line that Mary quote's Berry of "then i wash my hands of the group"

    let's be honest - would it have been any different? even if he and jean were getting along swimmingly? ...
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    well that was sort of my point. According to...

    well that was sort of my point. According to mary's book, the phone call she received that night came across as a total surprise. as if she was completely caught off guard that he would want to do...
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    yeah i've always been torn with the reusing of...

    yeah i've always been torn with the reusing of the old gowns. some of them are so classic that i don't mind it. some though were too dated. I think there were other options, especially for the MSS...
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    oh yes - i had friends that always chuckled at I...

    oh yes - i had friends that always chuckled at I Ain't Been Licked. dirty minds are a wonderful thing lol
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    there were some definite moments but the title...

    there were some definite moments but the title track was the Meh. and Survive was ok but Gloria Gaynor had recently released a remix dance version of her original PLUS disco was hot again so...
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    i have a clip of them on Bandstand doing This is...

    i have a clip of them on Bandstand doing This is Why. it's just a short segment of it. they're wearing the black pants and the lavender tops [[like from Dinah) and Mary is NOT wearing a bra...
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    Ran - i think the thing is that they couldn't GET...

    Ran - i think the thing is that they couldn't GET national exposure without a hit. but they struggled to get a hit without tv exposure. But in those early years, there were very few outlets for...
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    the girls also did quite a few tv appearances in...

    the girls also did quite a few tv appearances in the states to support HMM too

    Dinah Shore [[2x)
    Tonight Show
    Sammy Davis Jr
    Soul Train
    and then a local LA tv show too
    American Bandstand [[i...
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    just a fun fact to share HMM did to to #1 on...

    just a fun fact to share

    HMM did to to #1 on the regional Disco Charts for NYC

    But Where Do I Go From Here and This Is Why I Believe both also hit #1 on that same regional chart. so if we're...
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    the track for this song is just sizzling. i'm...

    the track for this song is just sizzling. i'm not a huge fan of the lyric but not terrible. i just really wish Scherrie had been a focal point of the song. have her do the bulk of the lead but...
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    also they were buying new outfits for the DMC...

    also they were buying new outfits for the DMC lineup through late 69. those orange and yellow pants suits were one of the final ones they got.

    Also GIT was taped in Sept 69 and i believe the...
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    oh and another thing! there are pics of Diana...

    oh and another thing! there are pics of Diana from the Surrender album wearing a sequin daisy dress [[there's a stunning pic in the EE for this album of her in it) and this gown was from late 67. ...
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    oh ho ho Mary!! lol you are wrong! lol ;) ...

    oh ho ho Mary!! lol you are wrong! lol ;) hehehe

    DMC wore those white gowns with the gold and pearl diagonal stripes on them until late 68. So those are 2 years old. there are a bunch of...
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    i'm not dismissing mary's version of the story. ...

    i'm not dismissing mary's version of the story. But i find it a bit odd that there would be this sudden change early in the morning on Jan 15, 70. IMO clearly something had been building - as Berry...
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    WDOLG was our first lp and we were just kids. ...

    WDOLG was our first lp and we were just kids. didn't really know that Baby Love was the mega hit that it was. we'd just play the album and enjoy all of the songs. Like Long Gong Lover and...
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    A&S definitely had a much stronger r&b following...

    A&S definitely had a much stronger r&b following than pop. of course they had breakthroughs here and there but not to the degree of others. in the 80s it's my opinion that Diana was pushing for...
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