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    Many interesting points. Motown did offer her a...

    Many interesting points. Motown did offer her a solo contract only to get her to drop her lawsuit. Mary said at Motown she was being portrayed as a rebel and an outcast. Many other labels she went to...
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    I agree that I did like Midnight Dancer as a...

    I agree that I did like Midnight Dancer as a single over Red Hot. It took some years for the LP to grow on me. I always preferred Mary on ballads and think I Love A Warm Summer Night was the real...
  3. Except for "Born Again" with Billy Preston, she...

    Except for "Born Again" with Billy Preston, she never really did chart. There may have been a number of reasons Gordy was looking for her in the Supremes. Her spotty chart action and general...
  4. Berry may have made an empire, but he was...

    Berry may have made an empire, but he was definitely misogynistic and he used control to get ahead. That is not to downplay what he accomplished. However, he was very controlling to the Supremes. He...
  5. I heard both Mary and Florence in the background....

    I heard both Mary and Florence in the background. That was nice for a change since Florence was sometimes far too loud and overpowering in the background. When they blended they were magical. On...
  6. Mary stated in her book that Susaye was the...

    Mary stated in her book that Susaye was the catalyst to making them freer with their singing. With the Supremes, we were used to them following very rigid vocals and choreography. I feel Scherrie has...
  7. Scherrie looks amazing. I wish her much success...

    Scherrie looks amazing. I wish her much success with her new endeavors. I feel she is so underrated. I loved when she sang with the Supremes. What a talent and what a beauty.
  8. Patti obviously had to be reminded about things....

    Patti obviously had to be reminded about things. To hold a grudge over clothes for 30 years? I don't think so, there is probably more to the story than that. It did always seem strange that Cindy was...
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    I think some of the negativity towards Lynda was...

    I think some of the negativity towards Lynda was because of her not really singing a lead on record and then the negative thoughts because she tried to up her financial percentages in the group. Once...
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    In Hindsight, there are some personal choices I...

    In Hindsight, there are some personal choices I would have liked to have been seen made. I think Ain't No Mountain should have been the first single for Diana Ross and she could have followed that up...
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    Yes, the reviews were that they were a parody of...

    Yes, the reviews were that they were a parody of a former time and that they should give up giggling and act naturally. JML went back to the DRATS show at the time. When Scherrie joined they had more...
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    I agree with you, Brad. The Temptations were...

    I agree with you, Brad. The Temptations were definitely more of a revolving door than the Supremes ever were. I think that perception was a lot of Motown's doing because originally the group were 3...
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    Lynda Laurence-What if?

    What if Lynda had stayed with the Supremes instead of leaving when Jean did? Do you think the Supremes story would have been different? I Know Jean and Lynda were trying to get Mary to leave Motown...
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    I think everything played out for Cindy in the...

    I think everything played out for Cindy in the best possible way. Cindy was more interested in the glamour image the Supremes had than the Bluebelles did. If Cindy had not left I wonder if Patti &...
  15. I thought Mary was with Motorcity Records in the...

    I thought Mary was with Motorcity Records in the 1980's and released 2 singles Don't Get Mad Get Even and Ooh Child. In the 80's she shopped her demos to record companies and almost signed with...
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    I remember reading years ago somewhere that Jean...

    I remember reading years ago somewhere that Jean Terrell was asked to replace Marilyn in the 5th Dimension but she declined because she already replaced one lead singer in a group and didn't want...
  17. Jean can sing but Mary and Lynda can definitely...

    Jean can sing but Mary and Lynda can definitely sing quite well as well. Mary did a nice job on I Keep It Hid. His use of other singers added to the perception that it didn't really come across as a...
  18. I had heard that Jimmy Webb stated he encountered...

    I had heard that Jimmy Webb stated he encountered Jean and she provided some difficulties during recording. That didn't stop A&M from signing Jean. Yet, Jean also refused to tour and promote her LP....
  19. So, Mary had a bubbly personality on television...

    So, Mary had a bubbly personality on television that was seen as "silly", okay. Mary had a beautiful contralto voice that could have easily been used for ballads. I find it very warm and distinctive....
  20. It seems many songs just seem to hit differently...

    It seems many songs just seem to hit differently in different countries. Even in different regions in the US, some songs will be hits while in other areas they aren't played at all. I remember...
  21. I don't understand Motown's lack of interest in...

    I don't understand Motown's lack of interest in Mary. She was certainly beautiful and talented. Mary's voice was in some ways like Mary Wells and they had success with her and Smokey also wrote some...
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    I thanked both George and Andy for the beautiful...

    I thanked both George and Andy for the beautiful job they did on the Anthology. You could feel the love they put into it with every song sounding so amazing. Yes, a physical CD cost much more than...
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    I think you misunderstood me. I was BEYOND...

    I think you misunderstood me. I was BEYOND ecstatic when it was released. I bought my copy early through Real Gone. I was over the moon with the quality of the job that Andy and George did. I was...
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    It has been that price for quite some time....

    It has been that price for quite some time. Amazon cancelled my initial order when only Real Gone Music was offering it and did not get the chance to sell it to Amazon. After Amazon cancelled mine,...
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    I think Diana and Cher in a movie together would...

    I think Diana and Cher in a movie together would have been great. Gordy's campaign for the Oscar may have made some Hollywood types wary, though. His need for complete control didn't seem to work as...
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