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The Supremes (1975)

“Things won’t get any better unless we keep on trying…” By mid-1975, fans must have been wondering if The Supremes were ever going to release new music again.  The group hadn’t had a single on the charts since “Bad Weather” … Continue reading

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In Japan! (1973)

“Why is it we can’t be the way we used to be?” Once upon a time, this was one of the rarest of all Supremes collectibles, an obscure live album released for a short time overseas and never issued in … Continue reading

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The Supremes — Produced And Arranged By Jimmy Webb (1972)

“Some folks say the world ain’t never gonna change…” “David Geffen called and asked if I would like to produce the Supremes.  I thought Motown was a small receding speck in my rear-view mirror and suddenly here they were with … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: Hamilton Bohannon on Good Day Atlanta (8/1/17)

If you’ve ever checked out the 1969 Motortown Revue Live album featuring Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Temptations, and more, then you’ve heard the Bohannon sound.  The entire show was backed by Motown drummer and bandleader Hamilton Bohannon (billed … Continue reading

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Floy Joy (1972)

“I thought it was gonna take a miracle to make things right…” “Thank God for Miracles,” Mary Wilson wrote in the liner notes to The 70s Anthology, and she meant that literally.  After two successive singles failed to make the pop … Continue reading

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Dynamite (1971)

“It takes more than just a song and a dance…” The Summer of 1971 was an exceptionally busy season for The Supremes, as not one but two albums (The Return Of The Magnificent Seven and Touch) hit store shelves in … Continue reading

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Touch (1971)

“I know the mountain’s high, but we can climb if we try…” An April 3, 1971 article in music industry magazine Billboard carried some exciting news for Supremes fans:  “The Supremes finished two shows March 17 at the Elmwood Casino and … Continue reading

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The Return Of The Magnificent Seven (1971)

“I gotta be insane to keep up with your personality change…” The Supremes began 1971 secure in their place as the world’s top female singing group; a year after the departure of lead singer Diana Ross, the new lineup had … Continue reading

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The Best Thing: Gladys Knight In Atlanta (6/18/17)

There’s just something about that voice.  It’s nearly impossible to describe: Is it smoky? Is it smooth?  Is it rough like sandpaper or is it thick with emotion?  Gladys Knight is a once-in-a-lifetime vocalist, a woman who was clearly born … Continue reading

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New Ways But Love Stays (1970)

“If you’re young at heart, rise up and take your stand…” Halloween 1970 brought a treat for Supremes fans, when music industry magazine Billboard announced a major new recording: “Follow up to ‘Everybody’s Got the Right to Love’ is a powerhouse rock … Continue reading

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