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    Mary was not trying to launch a solo career from...

    Mary was not trying to launch a solo career from within the Supremes, she was just trying to bring some stability to the group. Lead singers kept leaving on her and both were difficult to deal with....
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    What Scherrie said was true, when Let my Heart...

    What Scherrie said was true, when Let my Heart was first issued. Motown was concentrating on Ross and Gaye [[I Want You). By July both of those records had peaked and by then it was the gay crowd...
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    I think the unexpected response to HE took Motown...

    I think the unexpected response to HE took Motown and Gordy by surprise, they weren't expecting it. Gordy saw this as a way to keep Ross in check as she was beginning to rebell against him.

    Yes...
  4. This was taken in Vegas 1974

    This was taken in Vegas 1974
  5. Motown frequently paired acts up when one or both...

    Motown frequently paired acts up when one or both of those acts was trying to break out. Mary Wells was hot so she was paired with Marvin Gaye in an effort to break him into bigger mainstream sales....
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    I have read Ruth's book and she never addressed...

    I have read Ruth's book and she never addressed why she never did a solo record. My guess is she had the same problem as Mary Wilson, having a deep voice that is not as commercial as her sisters. ...
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    I didn't make my point clear apparently,...

    I didn't make my point clear apparently, OFFICIALLY there were 9 Supremes. LEGALLY there were more. This is why Mary lost the lawsuit to Kaaren Ragland for using the name Supremes. Mary Wilson did...
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    Legally, Karen Jackson and Kaaren Ragland were...

    Legally, Karen Jackson and Kaaren Ragland were signed to Supremes Inc as Supremes. Though not signed to Motown, Ragland won a substantial amount of money from Mary when the two went to court over...
  9. A funky favorite of mine ...

    A funky favorite of mine


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRRfb3-xQQY
  10. [QUOTE=mysterysinger;707557]Syreeta in her...

    [QUOTE=mysterysinger;707557]Syreeta in her element with jazzed up versions of "Signed, Sealed and Delivered", "If You Really Love Me" and "It's a Shame" in a great medley. Backed by Ozone. 1980.
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    The biggest problem with Levine and his record...

    The biggest problem with Levine and his record company is that he took on too many obscure artists, many of whom no longer had a voice. The quality started out fine but as tons of this stuff was...
  12. This one gets my vote too, absolutely stunning...

    This one gets my vote too, absolutely stunning vocal by Linda.
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    I don't recall seeing this track on an official...

    I don't recall seeing this track on an official CD either.

    The single mix is slightly different from the lp mix and is an edit. I Can't Help Myself is merely a rushed remake of her disco Heaven...
  14. The one hit that I have always hated live...no...

    The one hit that I have always hated live...no matter who was in the group, was Where Did Our Love Go. It just didn't work live.
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    They eventully did totally re-do the show when...

    They eventully did totally re-do the show when Jean joined. At one point when Cindy and Mary seemed to disagree on introducing Jean to the audience, Cindy quipped, "Uh uh, Mary, you ain't gettin'...
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    Mary put a full solo vocal on that song, Eddie...

    Mary put a full solo vocal on that song, Eddie was dubbed onto it
  17. Mine too, pure Ashford and Simpson. Tammi is...

    Mine too, pure Ashford and Simpson. Tammi is only on two tracks even though Valerie denies it. You can really hear the difference in the two voices on this album.
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    From what I remember, usually Diana left to make...

    From what I remember, usually Diana left to make a change, came back on to her solo spots while Mary and Cindy changed.

    Going toward the end of 1969 the group cut down on personal appearances as...
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    I never got into the Side One MOR cuts myself,...

    I never got into the Side One MOR cuts myself, they were cut in LA and just sound so generic. Yesterday is so bland I don't know why it is even on this lp. Unchained Melody is pleasant, if a bit...
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    To my memory, "Can't Take My Eyes" was added to...

    To my memory, "Can't Take My Eyes" was added to the act around the time of the release of the Together lp with the Tempts, which was late summer or early fall 1969. It served several purposes; it...
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    This could be why they weren't more popular. ...

    This could be why they weren't more popular. Lead singer had no charisma, not a smile, low energy. Background singers were far more interesting to watch and seemed more "into" it. I've seen clips...
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    None of the ladies in Honey Cone are on the...

    None of the ladies in Honey Cone are on the Sharon Cash Disk.
  23. I am constantly amazed by fans using woulda and...

    I am constantly amazed by fans using woulda and coulda to try to salvage the group in the mid 70s. Surely Pedro, and to a lesser degree Mary, contributed to the demise of the group. Yet in some...
  24. Suzanne dePasse floated this in late 1982 after...

    Suzanne dePasse floated this in late 1982 after the success of the Temptations Reunion tour, which, although profitable, was a hot mess with singers not showing up and such. Mary didn't want to do...
  25. Looking back I just don't see the ladies being...

    Looking back I just don't see the ladies being more than a disco act. I doubt mainstream America would have embraced them again.

    As hard as the other fans and I worked to revive them, the letters...
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