The Supremes - In Japan! (Live)
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||Introduction||The Supremes||1:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||TCB / Stop! In the Name of Love||The Supremes||2:37||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||For Once In My Life / I'll Take You There / Cabaret||The Supremes||5:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Stoned Love||The Supremes||3:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Can't Take My Eyes Off You / Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars||The Supremes||5:35||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||New Hit Medley: Automatically Sunshine / Floy Joy / Nathan Jones / Up the Ladder to the Roof||The Supremes||5:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hit Medley: Reflections / Where Did Our Love Go / Baby Love / My World Is Empty Without You||The Supremes||4:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bad Weather||The Supremes||5:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Cherry Cherry Pie||The Supremes||1:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tossin' and Turnin'||The Supremes||7:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Somewhere||The Supremes||6:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
After Florence Ballard, Diana Ross and then Cindy Birdsong left the Supremes, the sole original member of the group was Mary Wilson. In Japan (1973) features Ross' replacement Jean Terrell — sister of boxer Ernie Terrell — alongside Wilson and the most recent addition Lynda Laurence, who took over when Birdsong flew the coop the previous year. The 'new' Supremes lineup didn't last very long as Terrell and Laurence split — replaced by Scherrie Payne and the return of Birdsong several months later. Although unable to unleash the same torrent of hits as the earlier incarnations had done, the Supremes ably re-create some of the sweetest sounds to have emanated from within the Motown family. Their stage show remained polished, including not only soul classics, but familiar popular standards as well. While on tour supporting The Supremes Arranged and Produced by Jimmy Webb (1972), there are no representatives from that platter. The ladies do offer up a "New Hit Medley" with "Automatically Sunshine," "Floy Joy," "Nathan Jones" and "Up the Ladder to the Roof"." Of course there is an oldies congregate linking up "Reflections," "Where Did Our Love Go," "Baby Love" and "My World Is Empty Without You," not to mention the opening pairing of "T.C.B" and "Stop! In the Name of Love." Other worthwhile inclusions are the Stevie Wonder penned "Bad Weather," the light and breezy "Stoned Love" and Mary Wilson's intimate and affective interpretation of "I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" joining a suitably samba-like "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars." In 2004, Hip-O Select issued the Supremes In Japan on CD in a limited edition of 5,000 copies. Notably, the disc contains the sole concert recording by this trio.
Formed: 1961 in Detroit, MI
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s