Friday, 14 November 2014

Scherrie, baby



We are nearing the weekend, my dears - and it is a busy one pour moi, with the annual Peter Tatchell lecture tonight and a visit from Mother tomorrow - but, oh! what wouldn't I give sometimes for a tangerine sequinned jump-suit!

Having shamefully overlooked the 70th birthday of Freda's little sister Miss Scherrie Payne - the first post-Diana "Supreme" - earlier this month, it is time to make amends.

Here are the Supremes (Mary, Scherrie and Susaye) themselves, resplendent in said garments, with a not-quite-live version of I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking...

Thank Disco It's Friday!



Please excuse the Dick in that clip.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Scherrie Payne interview

13 comments:

  1. i was never aware of susaye....how hideous.

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    1. "It was my mother's name."

      As if.

      Jx

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  2. 'Mary, Scherrie and Susaye', Disco never got better than that.
    Still my fave album of the era.
    Thanks for posting.

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  3. That is Mary Wilson? Hate to be picky, but can they really be called the Supremes if there's only one original Supreme there?

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    1. They were indeed - right up until 1977! Jx

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    2. and i bet mary still has the original costumes in her attic.

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    3. i'm pleased to see she's sharing with aretha.

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  4. I still wouldn't count those other two ladies as the Supremes... There's got to come a point in every band where as lot of people have left (or died, of course) where you can't call it the same band.

    I've got a jumpsuit in right now you can't virtue, it's not sequinned though.

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    1. Apparently Yes, Doctor Feelgood, The Drifters, No Doubt and The New Seekers - and of course, the Sugababes - are still going without a single member of the original line-up! At least Mary was there from the beginning, and when she called it a day that was it - and Pulp, Oasis, Hawkwind, Deep Purple, Evanescence and The Moody Blues are all still going with only one original founding member in each.

      Jx

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  5. I've seen Love live and they were Arthur Lee and a group of musicians who probably weren't even alive when he was recording. And they later sacked him, and continued using the name love.

    They are sort of the Supremes if Mary is there, pity Berry Gordy didn't have the faith in her that she could still records on her name. Guess he had his reasons.

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