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    Merry Christmas Part 2 - the sequel lol

    always surprised me that the Sups never did a second Xmas album. Saw a similar post on FB and figured i'd bring it over here.

    So if you were producer, what songs would you do? which lineup would you do them with?

    if i was producing the original Xmas set with DMF, i would have given Flo Santa Baby to sing. i can only imagine her playing and having fun with the lyric. Although i could hear Diana's kittenish voice doing it too

    I'd love if Frank Wilson had done a set with MJC. Maybe include:

    Christmas Time Is Here - Mary lead
    I'll be home for Christmas - jean but a slow bluesy version
    Good morning Blues - jean. a la the version on Ella Fitzgerald's Swinging Xmas album
    What child is this? jean
    Rocking - Cindy lead
    Baby it's cold outside - jean and levi duet
    have yourself a merry little christmas - mary lead
    Silent Night - jean

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    A Jean lead Supremes Christmas album would have been really good. I do wonder what a mid-60s Martha & The Vandellas Christmas album would have sounded like or a mid-60s Marvelettes Christmas album!

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    Did I dream this, or was there talk of a 2nd Christmas album around 1968? About the time of "Funny Girl"?

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    I can't think of enough songs for a full album but I could hear Scherrie or Flo singing PLEASE COME FOR CHRISTMAS and MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    I can't think of enough songs for a full album but I could hear Scherrie or Flo singing PLEASE COME FOR CHRISTMAS and MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY.
    and i'm sure if they did a second one with another lineup they might repeat a few classic carols. maybe with different arrangements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marybrewster View Post
    Did I dream this, or was there talk of a 2nd Christmas album around 1968? About the time of "Funny Girl"?
    i never heard of another one being planned. but that certainly doesn't mean they didn't consider

    not shocked that the 70s sups didn't have a Xmas album. But a little surprised motown didn't do a various artist set like Rock Gospel. Get the 70s Sups, GKATP, Blinky, Martha, Marvin, Eddie kendricks, J5

    and i'm very surprised Diana never did a solo one. even at RCA

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    Quote Originally Posted by sup_fan View Post
    i never heard of another one being planned. but that certainly doesn't mean they didn't consider

    not shocked that the 70s sups didn't have a Xmas album. But a little surprised motown didn't do a various artist set like Rock Gospel. Get the 70s Sups, GKATP, Blinky, Martha, Marvin, Eddie kendricks, J5

    and i'm very surprised Diana never did a solo one. even at RCA
    She did. A Very Special Season. Or at least she did for her international records company, EMI.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Very...on?wprov=sfti1

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    Maybe "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"...?

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    Diana would be perfect for Santa Baby.

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    I thought the original Supremes were to record sliegh ride n winter wonderland but no vocals were added. So my vote goes for both of these songs

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    I think Flo would've been perfect for "Santa Baby" more so than Diana, but the song fits them both. I once saw "Jingle Bell Rock" listed as as outtake for the original Christmas album, but it wasn't said whether or not the song had vocals or was just a band track. It would've been perfect for the Supremes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomatoTom123 View Post
    Maybe "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"...?
    Absolutely. Depending on the arrangement, I could hear Mary doing this one.

    What about Flo doing "Merry Christmas Baby"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RanRan79 View Post
    I think Flo would've been perfect for "Santa Baby" more so than Diana, but the song fits them both. I once saw "Jingle Bell Rock" listed as as outtake for the original Christmas album, but it wasn't said whether or not the song had vocals or was just a band track. It would've been perfect for the Supremes too.
    it might have worked to have them do Xmas Part 2 in late 66. they'd conquered Vegas, the Copa and all of these world-famous night clubs. So i think they could have done a "Swingin' Christmas" style album a la Elle Fitzgerald. also like their R&H album. some lush ballads, a motown-eque tune or two and then some nightclub styled numbers:

    Santa Baby
    Jingle Bell Rock
    Sleigh Ride
    Winter Wonderland
    Baby Please Come Home
    I'll be home for Xmas
    a jazzy version of White Christmas
    The Christmas Song
    Rockin Around the Xmas tree
    Have yourself a merry little xmas
    What are you doing new year's eve
    let is snow

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    I agree. The following Christmas would've been perfect for a holiday album. And then the Christmas after that should've been the Disney album release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sup_fan View Post
    it might have worked to have them do Xmas Part 2 in late 66. they'd conquered Vegas, the Copa and all of these world-famous night clubs. So i think they could have done a "Swingin' Christmas" style album a la Elle Fitzgerald. also like their R&H album. some lush ballads, a motown-eque tune or two and then some nightclub styled numbers:

    Santa Baby
    Jingle Bell Rock
    Sleigh Ride
    Winter Wonderland
    Baby Please Come Home
    I'll be home for Xmas
    a jazzy version of White Christmas
    The Christmas Song
    Rockin Around the Xmas tree
    Have yourself a merry little xmas
    What are you doing new year's eve
    let is snow
    I don't think there was any need for a 2nd Xmas album. The 1st one was with the exception of Children's Christmas song pretty much the perfect Xmas album. A 2nd album would probably has come as a disappointment. I am more than happy with the recent ultimate edition which i am listening to as i write this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RanRan79 View Post
    I agree. The following Christmas would've been perfect for a holiday album. And then the Christmas after that should've been the Disney album release.
    Even better than another Diana/Flo era Christmas album, JMC needed one. I want to say the Christmas season of 1970 would be perfect. Perhaps hold Mag7 back until early 71, and release New Ways in Sept in it's place. But it might've been more prudent to release it during the season of 1971. The group was still relatively hot and it wouldn't interfere with any releases. If they had a Christmas album in 1970 it might have bumped up against the J5 Christmas album, and I don't know if Motown would've pushed a Supremes project over the J5's.

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