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  1. #51
    The reviewer also says the song was meant for Cindy Birdsong. That is not true.

  2. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyC View Post
    Here's an interesting review. In it, the reviewer said Susaye claims she is on every single song on High Energy, not just over-dubbed on two. Does anybody remember Susaye making this claim? First I hear of it: http://discodelivery.blogspot.com/20...gh-energy.html
    if you go by the recording dates that we have available, it's certainly possible that Susaye is on all of HE.

    the big question is when did Susaye join the group - specifically what day? and when was her first recording session. Of course she was already part of the overall motown family, seeing as how she was working with Stevie in Wonderlove. so being able to jump over to the Supremes wouldn't have necessarily been as complex as when Scherrie joined from another label.

    as for dates

    Jan 29, 1976 - this is the first date we have for any vocals for the released songs on the HE project and on this date Scherrie did a lead for Walking

    Feb 6 has the lead by Mary for I Don't Want To Lose You

    then there's a big block of recording sessions, including all of the data on background vocals, starting 2/10. Susaye is clearly on the unreleased version of I Don't Want To Lose You and we have recording dates of 2/11 and 2/12 for those. there's data on background vocals from 5 of the 8 songs during this time period.

    Susaye did her Walking lead on 2/20.

    So based on this info, i think there's definitely some legitimate claims to Susaye being on much of the HE album, not just her 2 lead vocals. But then the question becomes is Cindy actually on any of it? when did she actually leave? what was her last date in the recording studio?

  3. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by blackguy69 View Post
    I know that you wanted Scherrie to handle most of the lead with Mary doing a few songs but that wasnít gonna happen. And I donít blame Mary for taking a big leap. I wish that Cindy had more of a chance to do her thing.
    i get it that other fans have other perspectives and that's great. it's interesting to hear everyone's different POV's for how they might have changes things or what they did/didn't like

    i do definitely like the larger role Mary played in the 70s, especially on the album MS&S. i think that's a superb balance of the group with lots of showcases for everyone. Mary sounds sensational on her sexy parts of Sweet Dream. actually all 3 sound fabulous and hot on that.

  4. #54
    Love Supremes and this show is good but not great.with the negative reviews you think someone would have read them n smelled the coffee.
    Songs like the way we were should be out.agree one of her solo tracks from the albums.the hits medley is a ness for sure.with these great vocalist they could have knocked out hits like love is here and someday we'll be together

  5. #55
    That question you should ask Ralph since his brother Russ was the engineer on the project.
    Quote Originally Posted by sup_fan View Post
    if you go by the recording dates that we have available, it's certainly possible that Susaye is on all of HE.

    the big question is when did Susaye join the group - specifically what day? and when was her first recording session. Of course she was already part of the overall motown family, seeing as how she was working with Stevie in Wonderlove. so being able to jump over to the Supremes wouldn't have necessarily been as complex as when Scherrie joined from another label.

    as for dates

    Jan 29, 1976 - this is the first date we have for any vocals for the released songs on the HE project and on this date Scherrie did a lead for Walking

    Feb 6 has the lead by Mary for I Don't Want To Lose You

    then there's a big block of recording sessions, including all of the data on background vocals, starting 2/10. Susaye is clearly on the unreleased version of I Don't Want To Lose You and we have recording dates of 2/11 and 2/12 for those. there's data on background vocals from 5 of the 8 songs during this time period.

    Susaye did her Walking lead on 2/20.

    So based on this info, i think there's definitely some legitimate claims to Susaye being on much of the HE album, not just her 2 lead vocals. But then the question becomes is Cindy actually on any of it? when did she actually leave? what was her last date in the recording studio?

  6. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by sup_fan View Post
    i get it that other fans have other perspectives and that's great. it's interesting to hear everyone's different POV's for how they might have changes things or what they did/didn't like

    i do definitely like the larger role Mary played in the 70s, especially on the album MS&S. i think that's a superb balance of the group with lots of showcases for everyone. Mary sounds sensational on her sexy parts of Sweet Dream. actually all 3 sound fabulous and hot on that.
    Mary's verse on Sweet Dream Machine was her best vocal on any Supremes or solo disco/dance oriented material.

  7. #57
    Quote Originally Posted by blackguy69 View Post
    I wish that Cindy had more of a chance to do her thing.
    Mary, Cindy & Scherrie is one of my favourite Supremes lineups, I only wish that Cindy had more of a spotlight too. It's obvious to me that Mary's goal at the time was that all three members would eventually share more leads [[hence Cindy's "Marilyn" solo, Mary encouraging Cindy to take vocal training, like she had done), that the group would move away from being one lead and two backups. Unfortunately, it seems to me that Cindy wasn't entirely up to that at this point, and Motown was apparently breathing down Mary's neck about it also. In Cindy's case, I can only speculate, though I imagine with all that was going on in her own life, plus rejoining the Supremes at a time when the group seemed to be struggling, it was perhaps like being asked to do more for less in return.
    Last edited by telekin; 04-30-2021 at 02:40 PM.

  8. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyC View Post
    Here's an interesting review. In it, the reviewer said Susaye claims she is on every single song on High Energy, not just over-dubbed on two. Does anybody remember Susaye making this claim? First I hear of it: http://discodelivery.blogspot.com/20...gh-energy.html
    Full disclosure: This is my review from some years back. There's a link in that statement to a post from Susaye's old Yahoo! Group where she said as much. Unfortunately that seems to be all lost to the ether, after Yahoo! shut down their groups a little while ago. I wished I had gone back and archived all the various discussions on the Supremes groups there.
    Last edited by telekin; 04-30-2021 at 02:16 PM.

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