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  1. 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.
  7. I hope and believe that all of us, young or old,...

    I hope and believe that all of us, young or old, experienced, to some extent over the last 16 months, the need to express gratitude. We wanted to say "thank you" too soon to some who left us...
  8. Even if their marriage lasted only a half-dozen...

    Even if their marriage lasted only a half-dozen years, it is clear that theirs was a tight-knit family filled with love, encouragement and support. Decades later, Rhonda tried her wings as a singer...
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    Having dated Philadelphia Eagle Tim Brown briefly...

    Having dated Philadelphia Eagle Tim Brown briefly in 1965/66, Diana could say, "been there, done that" when The Philadelphia Sound had its day a decade later.
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    Maybe The Supremes heard The Originals' 1971...

    Maybe The Supremes heard The Originals' 1971 version of Exodus and decided to do it, too, as its message could be seen as a cry for harmony among the races. By that point, the movie's storyline had...
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    Someone at Motown must have loved Canadian...

    Someone at Motown must have loved Canadian Sunset. Beyond using it as the "inspiration" for My Guy's instrumental introduction, having Diana Ross record it and most likely suggesting it for Martha...
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    I saw Stephanie Mills in the original production...

    I saw Stephanie Mills in the original production and was not overly impressed; when a singer decides to make almost every word of the lyrics 10 syllables long instead of two or three, apparently to...
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    If I recall correctly, Blossom Dearie recorded...

    If I recall correctly, Blossom Dearie recorded something quite similar, perhaps word by word similar, on one of the Ben Bagley series records in the '60s or early '70s. So Diana might want to lawyer...
  14. If you mentioned Scherrie, Susaye or Linda to the...

    If you mentioned Scherrie, Susaye or Linda to the average person who was at least a teenager in 1973-1977, it is highly doubtful that anyone but an avid fan of "The Supremes" would recognize those...
  15. Where were all those supposed "We Love Us A...

    Where were all those supposed "We Love Us A Victim" crowd members when Sleepin' was released? They sure didn't show up in great numbers in support of the victim described in that single, and he...
  16. Interesting that she chose to release the record...

    Interesting that she chose to release the record on June 17th, which just happens to be the day that Where Did Our Love Go was released. Do you think this, too, will be the first of five consecutive...
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    For those of you keeping track, this is one of...

    For those of you keeping track, this is one of the Diana Ross songs on my 2021 Winter Music mix CD set. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center's collapse, and the Luther...
  18. I'm putting together another Christmas mix CD,...

    I'm putting together another Christmas mix CD, and this one's Diana Ross contribution is Blame It On The Sun, so that's the Diana Ross song I've listened to most recently.

    The title song of this...
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    Now, this was a song I could sing in the shower...

    Now, this was a song I could sing in the shower -- and did. The lyrics should have been tightened a tad, or more than a tad in the case of the unintelligible backgrounds. I agree that turning...
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    Peggy Lee did a slow, quiet, somewhat...

    Peggy Lee did a slow, quiet, somewhat introspective version of By Myself on her superb Ole a la Lee album in 1960, accompanied by a bass/percussion background and in company with a jazz-oriented...
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    The Magnificent Seven's complete recordings CD...

    The Magnificent Seven's complete recordings CD illustrated one thing: there may have been 20 strong performances/productions, if that, and there were a lot that did not live up to the reputation of...
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    One song named after a man [[Nathan Jones) was...

    One song named after a man [[Nathan Jones) was enough! How was a guy to sing along with tunes like these when driving or hanging out? With the first one, it was easy enough to belt out, "Nancy...
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    Bluebrock, if we're gonna name this movie after a...

    Bluebrock, if we're gonna name this movie after a song she recorded, let's use the inarguable title I'm The Greatest Star. The soundtrack of this epic could be sprinkled with other stardust songs,...
  24. Thomas Louis Jans' chillingly lovely song Loving...

    Thomas Louis Jans' chillingly lovely song Loving Arms, recorded by Dobie Gray and by Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson, among others, has the same '70s vibe as If You Could Read My Mind and might...
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    What would be the point of Diana's solo career if...

    What would be the point of Diana's solo career if her second and third singles were both remakes of Marvin and Tammi songs? And for that matter, what was the point of yet another cover, this time of...
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