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    another part of the story is that during...

    another part of the story is that during rehearsal, Mary talks in Sup Faith about how the promoter was quite upset with the Sups set. that it was too contemporary and not appropriate. Mary...
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    i don't know how many bikers there were, i...

    i don't know how many bikers there were, i remember Mary's book mentioning something about that. I'd guess that most of the audience just wasn't a disco crowd. If the girls had stuck to just...
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    can't believe motown just basically threw this...

    can't believe motown just basically threw this album away. it's just too perfect of a set and there really was almost no promotion of it. of course her pregnancy certainly impacted her ability to...
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    the supremes were a very expensive act. motown...

    the supremes were a very expensive act. motown struggled a lot in the 70s with profitability, much due to the diversification into other things like movies. and the move to LA. all of these things...
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    i have no idea if they formally met. obviously...

    i have no idea if they formally met. obviously by fall of 77 Mary wasn't too cozy with Berry, given the lawsuits. it's possible that once they settled that and mary was working on the solo contract...
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    i love reading things like that in the EE...

    i love reading things like that in the EE booklets. how a song was intended for XXXXX and then moved. so interesting!!
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    it's a stunning track from an amazing album. i...

    it's a stunning track from an amazing album. i think it's unfortunately that the general public never really got to experience this set since it charted relatively poorly and has sort of slipped...
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    Blue - i love hearing these fun stories of your...

    Blue - i love hearing these fun stories of your experiences with Diana Ross. your stories sound similar to some that Randy shared in his book and how Diana has an almost photographic memory when it...
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    well and i've even wondered if on a track like...

    well and i've even wondered if on a track like maybe Then We Can Try or Wait A min are M and C on it alongwith the other vocalists? or just other vocalist?

    and on something like This Is The...
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    and that is a valid point - if you are of the...

    and that is a valid point - if you are of the mindset that seniority is the trumping factor. But to assume that someone is doing a majority of the hardest work and has 0 input into the strategic...
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    there are more than 5 tracks in question,...

    there are more than 5 tracks in question, regarding who is singing what background material. and the group paid for all sessions, released and unreleased. One Right On, there are clearly...
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    i think the assessment of MJC being 33/33/33...

    i think the assessment of MJC being 33/33/33 isn't accurate. part of what i've heard over the years is that Mary definitely was working to position herself as the group leader during the 70s. ...
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    i think that was part of the problem with the...

    i think that was part of the problem with the Madison Square Garden gig. sure they were playing a top notch venue in the largest US city. but the event positioned itself as a trip down memory lane....
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    I think Shine was one of the stronger/more...

    I think Shine was one of the stronger/more commercial songs on RHR&B. i think it could have done ok on the charts. potentially at least in the top 40. maybe top 30. not a hit really but at least...
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    i believe all of the women were contractually...

    i believe all of the women were contractually signed to motown but then the management of the group came down to Supremes Inc. For instance, what songs would be in the stage show, the gowns, tours...
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    valid question. maybe it was a "if you AND pedro...

    valid question. maybe it was a "if you AND pedro come back, the two of us are out of here." and motown certainly didn't like pedro either, based on everyone's accounts of the group history. so...
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    there have been some fans sharing that once mary...

    there have been some fans sharing that once mary announced her exit, she anticipated a big solo offering from motown. when that didn't happen, the word is that mary wanted back into the supremes. ...
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    completely possible. i'm not sure at all when...

    completely possible. i'm not sure at all when this was booked.

    Mary was managing all of the Supremes' business out of the Supremes Inc entity she says she established. she also mentioned in...
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    i think the reasoning is they weren't a...

    i think the reasoning is they weren't a significant concert draw. they had had some strong successes with the MSS lineup but also some real debacles. I would never say my timeline info is 100%...
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    also it was their last engagement as the...

    also it was their last engagement as the supremes. neither she nor scherrie worked again as Supremes. they did as Flo's. and as a duo. but it was their last concert as Suppremes
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    lolol didn't you recognize this line? it's the...

    lolol didn't you recognize this line? it's the little speech Jean used for all of their closing number. Like Heaven Help us All, Exodus and Somewhere lolol
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    i have my opinions on the South America tour in...

    i have my opinions on the South America tour in 77. yes tours are often arranged months in advance, but not always.

    When mary left the Supremes in June, I'm not aware of any CONCRETE plans for...
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    we've stated on here a zillion times how the...

    we've stated on here a zillion times how the group should have had atl sets for their shows.


    over the years the girls performs dozens, if not hundreds, of songs live. and each song would have...
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    in these troubled and war-torn time, peace and...

    in these troubled and war-torn time, peace and understanding are the key words to our future. so let us simply, join hands. and hope that the wisdom of this move will bring ever, lasting peace.
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    oh you're right!! forgot about that!! good...

    oh you're right!! forgot about that!! good memory

    I believe that was March of 77. right around the time they did the Mike Douglas show doing Let Yourself Go and You Are The Heart of Me. both...
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