Just took down the files on the "anniversary" post.. And as promised now, a repost of the very first Disco Delivery entry..
As I said on the original post, "Mary, Scherrie & Susaye" is quite honestly one of my favourite albums ever, of all time.. If anything, certainly one of the most underrated, overlooked albums ever released by Motown or The Supremes. Last month, after listening to the album again, I took a look at the old entry and it just felt so incomplete, it was practically crying out for something more... Given that it's one of my favourite albums I felt a little justice was in order and that it deserved to be just as verbose and long-winded as all the others.. So with that I edited some things, added some extra description, put back some details that I took out in subsequent edits at the time...
Needless to say, the entry is more to my satisfaction now. Though I figure since I did all that, I might as well repost the music in case some of you missed out the first time around.. So just for the repost, I've added another track - "Sweet Dream Machine" which I didn't put on the original entry.. Not the most discofied track on the album, but definitely not one to be missed.. If you liked the dark disco-funk of "Come Into My Life," or the joyous abandon of "Let Yourself Go" or any of the other great tracks on the album, don't sleep on this one..
Anyway, without further ado, here it is:
Those files will also be up for around two weeks..
And in case you end up craving more.. Here, courtesy of the Supremes 70's Blog (many more great videos there!) and YouTube are some Supremes video treats from a rare, early music video project that the ladies did:
The Supremes - You're My Driving Wheel
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The Supremes - Let Yourself Go
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I have to say, as much as I love seeing these ladies on video doing their thing to usher in the video age, some of the choreography on "You're My Driving Wheel" is pretty darn hilarious: the "driving wheel," those robot moves, what were they thinking!? Put that together with a pregnant Mary and her giant, awkward maternity sequins, the relatively primitive video concept and it's all just a little rough around the edges... That said, they do manage to get it together quite beautifully on "Let Yourself Go." Either way though, seeing this lineup in action is a rare, fabulous and charming visual treat.. Someone put the 70s Supremes on DVD already, dammit!
PREVIOUS RELATED ENTRIES:
ONE YEAR, ONE MONTH AND ELEVEN DAYS OF DISCO DELIVERY.. (FEBRUARY 21, 2007)
DISCO DELIVERY #1: THE SUPREMES - MARY, SCHERRIE & SUSAYE (1976, MOTOWN) (JANUARY 10, 2006)
CATEGORIES: RE-DELIVERIES, VISUAL DISCO