Tag: Supremes

Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Supremes – 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961–1969 (Part 3 of 3)

Diana Ross & the Supremes – 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961–1969 is a three disc box set consisting of The Supremes’ original-released singles as released by Motown from 1961-1969.

1. “Reflections” 2:52
2. “Going Down for the Third Time” 2:32
3. “In and Out of Love” 2:39
4. “I Guess I’ll Always Love You” 2:45
5. “Forever Came Today” 3:19
6. “Some Things You Never Get Used To” 2:24
7. “You’ve Been So Wonderful to Me” 2:32
8. “Love Child” 2:59
9. “Will This Be the Day” 2:49
11. “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” 3:07
12. “A Place in the Sun” 3:29
13. “I’m Livin’ in Shame (first version)” 3:08
14. “I’m So Glad I Got Somebody (Like You Around)” 3:38
16. “I’ll Try Something New” 2:25
18. “The Composer” 2:54
19. “The Beginning of the End” 2:29
20. “No Matter What Sign You Are (first version)” 2:55
21. “The Young Folks” 3:15
23. “The Weight” 3:02
24. “For Better or Worse” 2:38
25. “Someday We’ll Be Together” 3:26
26. “He’s My Sunny Boy” 2:21

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Supremes – 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961–1969 (Part 2 of 3)

Diana Ross & the Supremes – 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961–1969 is a three disc box set consisting of The Supremes’ original-released singles as released by Motown from 1961-1969.

1. “Stop! In the Name of Love” 2:53
2. “I’m in Love Again” 2:20
3. “Back in My Arms Again” 2:57
4. “Whisper You Love Me Boy” 2:40
5. “The Only Time I’m Happy” 2:29
6. “Nothing but Heartaches” 2:43
7. “He Holds His Own” 2:31
8. “Things Are Changing” 2:58
9. “Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine” 2:23
10. “I Hear a Symphony” 2:42
11. “Who Could Ever Doubt My Love” 2:36
12. “Children’s Christmas Song” 2:46
13. “Twinkle Twinkle Little Me” 3:03
14. “My World Is Empty Without You” 2:35
15. “Everything Is Good About You” 3:12
16. “Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart” 2:54
17. “He’s All I Got” 2:44
18. “You Can’t Hurry Love” 2:54
19. “Put Yourself in My Place” 2:16
20. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” 2:47
21. “Remove This Doubt” 2:54
22. “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone” 2:49
23. “There’s No Stopping Us Now” 3:02
24. “The Happening” 2:52
25. “All I Know About You” 1:56
26. “L’amore Verra’ (You Can’t Hurry Love)” 2:51
27. “Se Il Filo Spezzerai (You Keep Me Hangin’ On)” 2:44
28. “Supremes Interview” 5:42

Thursday 12am ET: Feature LP: Supremes – 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961–1969 (Part 1 of 3)

Diana Ross & the Supremes – 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961–1969 is a three disc box set consisting of The Supremes’ original-released singles as released by Motown from 1961-1969.

1. “I Want a Guy” 3:05
2. “Never Again” 3:02
3. “Buttered Popcorn (first version)” 2:56
4. “Who’s Lovin’ You” 2:50
5. “Buttered Popcorn (second version)” 2:32
6. “Your Heart Belongs to Me 2:36
7. “(He’s) Seventeen” 2:40
9. “Let Me Go the Right Way” 2:33
10. “Time Changes Things” 2:27
11. “My Heart Can’t Take It No More” 2:58
12. “You Bring Back Memories” 2:37
13. “A Breath Taking Guy” 2:25
14. “(The Man with the) Rock and Roll Banjo Band” 3:04
15. “When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes” 3:06
16. “Standing at the Crossroads of Love” 2:30
17. “Run, Run, Run” 2:22
18. “I’m Giving You Your Freedom” 2:34
19. “Where Did Our Love Go” 2:33
20. “He Means the World to Me” 1:51
21. “Baby Love” 2:36
22. “Ask Any Girl” 3:02
23. “Come See About Me” 2:41
24. “You’re Gone (But Always in My Heart)” 2:27
25. “Moonlight and Kisses” 2:44
26. “Baby, Baby, Wo Ist Unsere Liebe (Where Did Our Love Go)” 2:39
27. “Thank You Darling” 2:44
28. “Jonny Und Joe (Come See About Me)” 2:38

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s

Today on Sounds of the 70’s, music from Warren Zevon, Allman Brothers Band, Betty Wright, Supremes, Jimmy Buffett, Abba, Jethro Tull, Jean Knight, Carol Douglas, Doobie Brothers, Elton John, Stampeders, Led Zeppelin and more . . .  

Tuesday 6pm: Sounds of The 60s

This week we feature:  Yardbirds, Jimmy Ruffin, Ray Charles, Lesley Gore, Supremes, Bee Gees, Frank Sinatra, Ides of March, Duane Eddy, Dion, Kinks, Del Shannon, Cream, Rolling Stones, Cowsills and more . .  .

Tuesday 11:30am: 1/2 Hour Special: Girl Groups Week – The Supremes

The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and are, to date, America’s most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100] Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown’s main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and it is said that their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success.

Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Betty McGlown, the original group, are all from the Brewster-Douglass public housing project in Detroit. They formed the Primettes as the sister act to the Primes (with Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks, who went on to form the Temptations). Barbara Martin replaced McGlown in 1960, and the group signed with Motown the following year as the Supremes. Martin left the act in early 1962, and Ross, Ballard, and Wilson carried on as a trio.

During the mid-1960s, the Supremes achieved mainstream success with Ross as lead singer and Holland-Dozier-Holland as its songwriting and production team. In 1967, Motown president Berry Gordy renamed the group Diana Ross & the Supremes, and replaced Ballard with Cindy Birdsong. Ross left to pursue a solo career in 1970 and was replaced by Jean Terrell, so the group’s name reverted to The Supremes. During the mid-1970s, the lineup changed with Lynda Laurence, Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene joining the group until, after 18 years, The Supremes disbanded in 1977. Wikipedia

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

Tonight at 10pm (US East Coast Time) we drop the needle on 2 classics at the LP Lounge.

Ten Years After (A Space in Time), and the Supreme’s Greatest Hits.

The first LP will be a direct from the vinyl LP SQ presentation. The Supremes Greatest was only released in quad, in Japan, and only on CD-4. Since I don’t have the where-with-all to play discrete quad – I’ve taken that LP, demodulated it, then encoded it for QS, so you can get some idea what the surround effect was. Still in all, a true vinyl LP, and a mix only possible from that original platter – so I think I’m still keeping it real. You be the judge, check us out at RadioMaxMusic.com

A Space in Time is the sixth studio album by the British blues rock band Ten Years After. It was released in August 1971 by Chrysalis Records in the United Kingdom and Columbia Records in America. A departure in style from their previous albums, A Space in Time is less ‘heavy’ than previous albums and includes more acoustic guitar, perhaps influenced by the success of Led Zeppelin who were mixing acoustic songs with heavier numbers. It reached number 17 in the Billboard 200.

The third track on the album, “I’d Love to Change the World”, is also their biggest hit. By combining a melodic acoustic chorus with challenging electric guitar riffs, they managed to produce a sound that hit number 10 in the charts in Canada and number 40 in the USA. Although this was their biggest hit, they rarely played it live. “Baby Won’t You Let Me Rock ‘n’ Roll You” also charted in the USA, peaking at number 61. – Wikipedia

Sunday 7pm: Feature Artist – The Supremes

supremesThe Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as the Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and are, to date, America’s most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown’s main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and it is said that their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success.

Founding members Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Betty McGlown, all from the Brewster-Douglass public housing project in Detroit, formed the Primettes as the sister act to the Primes (with Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks, who went on to form the Temptations). Barbara Martin replaced McGlown in 1960, and the group signed with Motown the following year as the Supremes. Martin left the act in early 1962, and Ross, Ballard, and Wilson carried on as a trio.

During the mid-1960s, the Supremes achieved mainstream success with Ross as lead singer. In 1967, Motown president Berry Gordy renamed the group Diana Ross & the Supremes, and replaced Ballard with Cindy Birdsong. Ross left to pursue a solo career in 1970 and was replaced by Jean Terrell, at which point the group’s name reverted to the Supremes. After 1972, the lineup changed more frequently; Lynda Laurence, Scherrie Payne, and Susaye Greene all became members of the group during the mid-1970s. The Supremes disbanded in 1977 after 18 years. – Wikipedia

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

1965This week on the Vinyl Resting Place we start our new three hour time slot, sorry. But we’re breaking format a bit and rather than going with all the obscure songs and odd ball themes I thought we’d kick things off with the top 45 songs that all came out on 45s during the year 1965. To spice it up a bit, I’m playing the stereo versions of all the songs (except 1) – and we’re going to throw in some air checks from the that year, A Huntley Brinkley Time capsule and even a guest spot from Bob Newhart.

VRP 1965Here is a few of the artists featured;  Four Seasons, Beach Boys, Searchers, Herman’s Hermits, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, Supremes, Beatles, Byrds, McCoys, Temptations, Freddie and the Dreamers, Rolling Stones, Righteous Brothers, Sonny & Cher and many more.

Feature Year: 1968 (Part 1 – 9am – Part 2 – 9pm ET)

1968January 4 – Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding.
January 6 – The Gibson Guitar Corporation patents its Gibson Flying V electric guitar design.
January 13 – Johnny Cash performs his famous concert at Folsom State Prison in California.
February 1 – Universal Studios offers the Doors $500,000 to star in a feature film, which is never made.
February 4 – The Bee Gees make their American television debut on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
February 12 – Jimi Hendrix is given an honorary high school diploma from Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington. Hendrix is also given the key to the city.
February 16 – The Beatles, Mike Love, Mia Farrow, Donovan and others travel to India to visit Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at Rishikesh.
February 18 – David Gilmour joins Pink Floyd, replacing founder Syd Barrett, who had checked himself into a psychiatric hospital.
February 21 – McGraw-Hill, Inc., outbids eight other publishers and pays $150,000 for the U.S. rights to Hunter Davies’ authorized biography of the Beatles.
February 22 – Florence Ballard of the Supremes is released from her contract with Motown.
March 1 – Johnny Cash and June Carter are married in Franklin, Kentucky, with Merle Kilgore as best man.
March 8 – Bill Graham opens the Fillmore East in an abandoned movie theater in New York City.
March 25 – The 58th and final new episode of The Monkees airs on NBC.
March 30 – The Yardbirds record their live album Live Yardbirds at the Anderson Theater.
April 4 – James Brown appears on national television, in an attempt to calm feelings of anger in the United States following the assassination of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 6 – The 13th Eurovision Song Contest is held in the Royal Albert Hall, London. The winning song, Spain’s “La, la, la” is sung by Massiel, after Spanish authorities refused to allow Joan Manuel Serrat to perform it in Catalan. The UK finish in second place, just one point behind, with the song “Congratulations” sung by Cliff Richard, which goes on to outsell the winning Spanish entry throughout Europe.
April 7 – Singer/pianist/songwriter Nina Simone’s performance at Westbury Music Fair is dedicated to the late Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. The song “Why? (the king of love is dead)” by Gene Taylor is performed for the first time. the show was partially released on the Emmy nominated album Nuff Said (1968).
April 29 – The rock musical Hair opens on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre.
May 4 – Mary Hopkin performs on the British TV show Opportunity Knocks. Hopkin catches the attention of model Twiggy, who recommends her to Paul McCartney. McCartney would soon sign Hopkin to Apple Records.
May 5 – Buffalo Springfield performs together for the last time in Long Beach, California.
May 7 – Aretha Franklin records her live LP Aretha In Paris at the Olympia Theater. Karlheinz Stockhausen begins composing his fifteen intuitive music works, Aus den sieben Tagen.
May 14 – At a press conference, John Lennon and Paul McCartney introduce the Beatles’ new business concept, Apple Corps, Ltd., a disastrously mismanaged entertainment company that included a recording studio, a record label, and clothing store.
May 26 – Blues artist Little Willie John dies in prison after being convicted of manslaughter.
May 30 – The Beatles begin recording The White Album (officially titled, simply, The Beatles). Sessions would span over 4 months, ending on October 14.
June 1 – David Ruffin is fired from The Temptations
June 20 – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas make their debut at the Copacabana in New York City, winning a rave review in the New York Times. The engagement was recorded but remains in the Motown vaults.
July 7 – The Yardbirds perform for the last time before disbanding.
July 18 – Mina presents her Italian white soul hits “Se stasera sono qui” and “Colpo al cuore”. The performance is transmitted live without playback from the Auditorio A of the Radiotelevisione Italiana regional headquarters in Naples.
August 1 – Jeff Beck Group releases their album Truth. A seminal work of heavy metal, it incorporates blues and hard rock. It introduced the talents of Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood.
August 4 – Yes performs for the first time, at a summer camp.
August 23 – Simon & Garfunkel give a live concert at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California. A recording is later released on CD in 1994 by Australian company Vigotone Records as Voices of Intelligent Dissent.
September 7 – Led Zeppelin performs for the first time, billed as The New Yardbirds (the Yardbirds had disbanded two months earlier, and guitarist Jimmy Page subsequently formed this new group).
September 14 – The two sons of singer Roy Orbison, 10-year-old Roy DeWayne Orbison and 6-year-old Anthony King Orbison, die in a house fire in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Orbison’s youngest son is saved.
September 15 – Song of Summer, Ken Russell’s noted TV documentary about Frederick Delius, is shown for the first time as part of the BBC’s Omnibus series. PocketDiscs are released in several test markets in the United States.
October 8 – The soundtrack for the 1968 film Romeo and Juliet is released, containing popular “What Is a Youth” tune.
November 8 – John and Cynthia Lennon are divorced.
November 15 – 500,000 people march in Washington, D.C. for peace, which becomes the largest anti-war rally in U.S. history. In attendance: Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary, John Denver, Mitch Miller, touring cast of Hair
November 17 – Diana Ross & the Supremes replace The Beatles’ hugely successful “Hey Jude” at number-one in the U.S. with “Love Child”; this would be the last of five turnovers at number-one between the two most successful music acts in America during the 1960s.
November 22 – The Beatles (also known as “The White Album”) by The Beatles is released. Also released is The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks.
November 26 – Cream plays their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall. It will be the last time Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker play together until their 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
December 2 – Jimi Hendrix’s manager Chas Chandler quits over differences with Hendrix during the recording of Electric Ladyland. Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company perform their last concert together before Janis goes solo.
Elvis Presley’s 1968 Comeback Special airs on NBC.
December 9 – TCB airs on NBC starring Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations, becoming the first variety special in America to feature an exclusively African American cast. Shinjuku Music Festival is broadcast for the first time by Nippon Cultural Broadcasting.
December 11 – The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus was filmed. Acts included The Rolling Stones, The Who, Taj Mahal, Jethro Tull, The Dirty Mac, and Marianne Faithful. This was the last appearance of Brian Jones as a member of The Rolling Stones.
December 20 – Peter Tork announces he is leaving The Monkees.
December 22 – The Animals reunite for one benefit concert at the Newcastle City Hall while Eric Burdon & The Animals are disbanding.

 

Artist Countdown: Mary Wells Top 20 Hits 6pm ET

mwellsMary Esther Wells (May 13, 1943 – July 26, 1992) was an American singer who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s. Along with The Miracles, The Temptations, The Supremes, and the Four Tops, Wells was said to have been part of the charge in black music onto radio stations and record shelves of mainstream America, “bridging the color lines in music at the time.”

With a string of hit singles composed mainly by Smokey Robinson, including “Two Lovers” (1962), the Grammy-nominatedYou Beat Me to the Punch” (1962) and her signature hit, “My Guy” (1964), she became recognized as “The Queen of Motown” until her departure from the company in 1964, at the height of her popularity. She was one of Motown’s first singing superstars. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 My Guy
2 You Lost the Sweetest Boy
3 Once Upon a Time (with Marvin Gaye)
4 Gigolo
5 Laughing Boy
6 Two Lovers
7 The One Who Really Loves You
8 You Beat Me to the Punch
9 Dear Lover
10 I Don’t Want to Take a Chance
11 Use Your Head
12 Bye Bye Baby
13 Never, Never Leave Me
14 The Doctor
15 Your Old Standby
16 Ain’t It the Truth
17 Dig the Way I Feel
18 He’s a Lover
19 Me Without You
20 If You Can’t Give Her Love (Give Her Up)

Artist Countdown: Diana Ross Top 40 Hits – 6pm ET

drossDiana Ernestine Earle Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American vocalist, music artist and actress.

Ross first rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the Motown group The Supremes during the 1960s. After leaving the group in 1970, Ross began a solo career that has included successful ventures into film and Broadway. She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues (1972), for which she won a Golden Globe award for most promising female newcomer. She has won seven American Music Awards, and won a Special Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross, in 1977.

In 1976, Billboard magazine named her the “Female Entertainer of the Century.” In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared Diana Ross the most successful female music artist in history due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist in the charts with a career total of 70 hit singles. Diana Ross has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

In 1988, Ross was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of the Supremes alongside Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson.
Ross is one of the few recording artists to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame—one as a solo artist and the other as a member of The Supremes. In December 2007, she received the Kennedy Center Honors. In 2012, Diana was finally honored by NARAS with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in her 50th year in the music business. – Wikipedia

1 Upside Down
2 Love Hangover
3 Endless Love (with Lionel Richie)
4 All of You (with Julio Iglesias)
5 Why Do Fools Fall in Love
6 Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)
7 Muscles
8 Chain Reaction
9 Touch Me in the Morning
10 I’m Coming Out
11 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
12 Last Time I Saw Him
13 Mirror, Mirror
14 Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)
15 The Boss
16 It’s My Turn
17 Remember Me
18 Swept Away
19 Ease on Down the Road (with Michael Jackson)
20 Missing You
21 Eaten Alive
22 Gettin’ Ready for Love
23 My Old Piano
24 Pieces of Ice
25 When You Tell Me That You Love Me
26 You’re a Special Part of Me (with Marvin Gaye)
27 One Love in My Lifetime
28 Reach Out I’ll Be There
29 Good Morning Heartache
30 Surrender
31 It’s My House
32 I’m Still Waiting
33 Workin’ Overtime
34 Your Love Is So Good for Me
35 You Got It
36 My Mistake (Was to Love You) (with Marvin Gaye)
37 So Close
38 Dirty Looks
39 Take Me Higher
40 Pop’s We Love You ( A Tribute To Father) (with Gaye, Robinson, Wonder)