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    Finally! A Video We Have Not Seen Before!

    I've said this for years. There has to be a ton of video footage from appearances in foreign markets. Well, this one has just surfaced. I don't know the name of the show, but it appears to be in the U.K. The Supremes and "He's My Man"!

    Last edited by marv2; 05-27-2019 at 12:07 AM.

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    Already posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackguy69 View Post
    Already posted
    I did not see it when I started this thread. Sorry. And besides........mine posted 5 mins. before yours! LOL! Enjoy.

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    I think they sound and look great!

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    Is it me or did Cindy Birdsong seem a bit aggressive when she grabbed the guy? LOL!

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    I think it was very smart of Mary to add Scherrie Payne to the group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    I think it was very smart of Mary to add Scherrie Payne to the group.
    It was indeed, but it was not very smart of Mary to take the leads on songs that Scherrie could have performed so much better.

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    Actually the variety of Mary taking leads and her natural charisma helped the group continue through the 70s . The public had tired of typical girl groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke View Post
    Actually the variety of Mary taking leads and her natural charisma helped the group continue through the 70s . The public had tired of typical girl groups.
    I remember reading that Smokey Robinson agreed that Mary Wilson should be taking more of the leads since she was the only dedicated member. It was thought that it would help with the continuity of the group's sound.

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    Not sure if Pedro was managing at this time but I would have ditched the hats, the elevated stage and mikes with cords were distracting, even the host almost tripped over it. When Scherrie started singing you could tell she was the Supreme to keep your eye on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captainjames View Post
    Not sure if Pedro was managing at this time but I would have ditched the hats, the elevated stage and mikes with cords were distracting, even the host almost tripped over it. When Scherrie started singing you could tell she was the Supreme to keep your eye on.
    Yes Pedro Ferrer was their manager at the time. It was seventies and cordless mics may not have been available yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captainjames View Post
    Not sure if Pedro was managing at this time but I would have ditched the hats, the elevated stage and mikes with cords were distracting, even the host almost tripped over it. When Scherrie started singing you could tell she was the Supreme to keep your eye on.
    Yes you could. She had that star quality and charisma so lacking in others. In a perfect world she would have become a major solo star. Such a richly talented lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    I remember reading that Smokey Robinson agreed that Mary Wilson should be taking more of the leads since she was the only dedicated member. It was thought that it would help with the continuity of the group's sound.
    it was in Mary's book, Supreme Faith. according to the story, she and smokey met around the time that L and J were quitting. Mary said she told Smokey that she wanted to step up and take over the lead, to which he supposedly agreed. But when this was discussed with Motown, she states that they didn't feel she could handle the full lead but might be ok to share lead duties.

    i like the shared leads concept and wish they'd even incorporated Cindy into more of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sup_fan View Post
    it was in Mary's book, Supreme Faith. according to the story, she and smokey met around the time that L and J were quitting. Mary said she told Smokey that she wanted to step up and take over the lead, to which he supposedly agreed. But when this was discussed with Motown, she states that they didn't feel she could handle the full lead but might be ok to share lead duties.

    i like the shared leads concept and wish they'd even incorporated Cindy into more of it.
    It happened during the recording of the Touch album I believe. Smokey produced the "Floy Joy" album where Mary had more leads on the album than before.

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    the FJ set had some of the best suited material for mary IMO. I adore her smokey sound (no pun intended lolol) on Automatically Sunshine. that's possibly my fav Mary lead. many of the others are rather bland but how she sings and interprets the lyrics here is just perfect. FJ is almost as good - i just like AS better as a song to FJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sup_fan View Post
    the FJ set had some of the best suited material for mary IMO. I adore her smokey sound (no pun intended lolol) on Automatically Sunshine. that's possibly my fav Mary lead. many of the others are rather bland but how she sings and interprets the lyrics here is just perfect. FJ is almost as good - i just like AS better as a song to FJ.
    I agree, Mary did some nice vocals here . I would also like Cindy to have a lead. I actually like this album. I just don't like the last trck Oh Be My Love

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    watched this again. Mary does ok the first verse but sorry , I am hearing a mess. I prefer Scherries lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    I've said this for years. There has to be a ton of video footage from appearances in foreign markets. Well, this one has just surfaced. I don't know the name of the show, but it appears to be in the U.K. The Supremes and "He's My Man"!

    The Russell Harty Show for London Weekent Television (LWT)

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddh View Post
    watched this again. Mary does ok the first verse but sorry , I am hearing a mess. I prefer Scherries lead.
    agreed. i think Scherrie should have started the song and done the majority. then mary would join in and a few lines for Cindy too. probably a 60/30/10 split

    plus the 3-part harmony on the record was sensational. but live it's lacking. they (and not sure if it's the girls, management, the tech guys running sound) should have tried harder to really blow people away with their singing. there's no question that they had it but they didn't show it live often enough

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    I think Mary did a great job. I preferred her on lead for this song. She sounded great and such a pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daviddh View Post
    watched this again. Mary does ok the first verse but sorry , I am hearing a mess. I prefer Scherries lead.
    Me too.Mary's voice is so unsuited to this song. Her vocals are all over the place. Scherrie would have done a far better job on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sup_fan View Post
    agreed. i think Scherrie should have started the song and done the majority. then mary would join in and a few lines for Cindy too. probably a 60/30/10 split

    plus the 3-part harmony on the record was sensational. but live it's lacking. they (and not sure if it's the girls, management, the tech guys running sound) should have tried harder to really blow people away with their singing. there's no question that they had it but they didn't show it live often enough
    You know what is really great? That people that did not get to hear some of this music back when it was release are discovering it now. Thanks to Youtube and fans of good music that share it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    You know what is really great? That people that did not get to hear some of this music back when it was release are discovering it now. Thanks to Youtube and fans of good music that share it!
    Now that is something that we can agree on! There are so many other "lost" performances out there that we must hope can be discovered and enjoyed again.

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