Post by stevie nice on Oct 25, 2003 13:31:05 GMT -5
Not really a big fan of 60s era Motown, i do recognize this as a great peice of production though. I think my problem is that this era got thoroughly yuppie-ized in early 80s with "the big chill" and that didnt sit well with me.
Post by A Thug Named Slickback on Sept 17, 2006 12:55:44 GMT -5
This is one of the Supremes' best and most soulful records, though it's certainly not one of their best-remembered tunes. Diana Ross sounds unbelievably sexy and breathy on this song.
I find it really interesting, though, that the other Supremes aren't even featured on the record. Though it was billed to Diana Ross & The Supremes, the background vocals are provided by some random studio singers from Motown. In fact, this is pretty much true of most of their singles from 1967 onward.
That's why when a (hot!) remixed version of the song was re-released in 1994, it was only billed to Diana Ross.
1969 version: Hot 100: #1(1 week) US R&B: #1(4 weeks) UK: #13 1994 version: US Dance/Club Airplay: #8 (I think)
I like it but it isn't actually one of my favorites of theirs. You can tell this is later period because Diana's vocals are just a tad too indulgent. I actually prefer some of her early solo songs to this one because she doesn't sound like she's as concerned with drawing all attention to herself, if that makes any sense. Anyway, all of that said, it's still a good song.
"The background vocals are not of Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong but rather it is with Maxine and Julia Waters."
Do you know if the performance in this video is from the Ed Sullivan Show or somewhere else? Because the Sullivan Show was noted for the fact that the acts that they presented sang and played their hits live and did not lip sync; yet this performance definitely looks lip synced since it sounds identical to the recording on the 45 single.
American Bandstand on the other hand was notorious for its acts lip syncing on the show. Maybe this was from there?