Archive for the ‘Florence Ballard’ Category

Kim Weston

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

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Listen: Helpless / Kim Weston KimWestonHelpless.mp3

She made two of the greatest records ever. This and ‘It Takes Two’. Like Mary Wells, Tammi Terrell and Florence Ballard, she was, from time to time, my Motown Goddess. I can replay her performance of this on SHINDIG like it was yesterday. Even though the program was black and white, I remember it in color, I guess because I wanted to.

The Supremes

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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Above: Front Cover, Below Back Cover
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Listen: Baby Love / The Supremes SupremesBaby.mp3

How many consecutive hits did they have once their amazing chart run began with ‘When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes’? Somewhere between twenty and thirty, many after Diana Ross split – as though nothing had changed. It’s pretty hard to tire of those many singles, even the few that are overplayed.

Despite being their first US and UK #1, ‘Baby Love’ is always positioned to be the not quite as successful followup to ‘Where Did Our Love Go’. Hmm, my dime’s on ‘Baby Love’ as the favorite.

Beware, this picture sleeve is getting mighty scarce these days.

And by the way, Flo was the hottest. I have a feeling she was a real good night out.