5.0 out of 5 stars Shake What your Mama Gave you
Seriously, how could you not want to get up and boogie to this music. IT really is amazing how one musical group came up with so many good songs. The sound is crisp & clear, making this version (yes there are alot out there!!) a good choice. Be prepared to smile once you have listened to it. Really good fun.
Published on Jan 9 2009 by Paul D. Leney
3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe a little too different for me ...
Don't get me wrong, I agree with you all who say tyhis is the best these songs have sounded yet. Especially the solo Diana stuff is fabulous here. However, I'm maybe just too used to the original versions of my Supremes favorites and just about every one of these new mixes turned me off.
Many of you will disagree with me, nut I very much prefer the Ultimate Collection...
Published on April 8 2004 by Brian Campbell
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shake What your Mama Gave you,
This review is from: Number 1s (Rm) (Audio CD)Seriously, how could you not want to get up and boogie to this music. IT really is amazing how one musical group came up with so many good songs. The sound is crisp & clear, making this version (yes there are alot out there!!) a good choice. Be prepared to smile once you have listened to it. Really good fun.
1.0 out of 5 stars The New Motown Is To Blame,
By A Customer
This review is from: Number 1s (Rm) (Audio CD)First of all, let me say that if nothing else the cover is beautiful and the pictures were enjoyable. I'm a young woman, however the songs that were released on this album are the same songs that I have always indenifed with the Supremes and have therefore been on compilation after compilation. Where are the previously unreleased tracks? As a buyer, this is the last time I will be sucker to nice packaging & promotion by the likes of Motown. Give us the gems that haven't seen the light of day and it would be nice to keep the ones that are already known in tact! Some of this material was downright butchered.
4.0 out of 5 stars The new mixes are Supreme! BUT --,
This review is from: Number 1s (Rm) (Audio CD)Tracks 1 thru 14 on this CD are amazing. Track 15 is not as good as the original. Track 24 is fantastic (the new dance remix!)
BUTT - What about tracks 16 thru 23 - the Diana solo #1's???
These are unfortunately BADLY REMASTERED. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" is not the wonderful mono single mix that appears on "The Motown Anthology" or even the stereo single mix from "Motown Year-By-Year: 1970". It is a murky, muddled mess that sounds like it was culled from one of the old 80s CDs.
"Touch Me In The Morning" is - criminally - the early fade rather than the sublime long fade (3:52) that first appeared on "All The Great Hits" and was mixed and remastered by Paul Elmore.
"I'm Coming Out" is slightly SPED UP! It is actually noticeable upon listening. The best mix of the single mix is to be found on the "Disco Years: Vol. 4", remastered by the guru Bill Inglot. And for the best remastered single mix of "Upside Down", you must get "Billboard #1 Dance Hits: 1980", also remastered by Bill Inglot!
Ultimately, while most of the new 1960s Supremes mixes are exciting and pleasing on the ear, the Diana Ross solo mixes on this CD are shoddy. The Diva deserves better!
5.0 out of 5 stars Diana Ross and the Supremes the #1's,
This review is from: Number 1s (Rm) (Audio CD)I buy every every Diana Ross and the Supremes Package because Holland Dozier Holland produced the greatest songs of the 1960s.The Supremese remain tyhe best charting group in American history. 19 top ten hits including 12 number one hits in just eight years.The HDH team is the greatest American-born composers of the Rock Era., and maybe their race is the cause of them never getting grammys. All together HDH produced and wrote 12 number 1 and 27 top ten hits in four years. Only Lennon and McCartney surpass them. Each song is memorable and delicious. The remix of "You Keep Me Hangin'On" is worth buying the disc by itself. I liked some of the new re-mixes of the other songs. Diana's music was an addied bonus. Imagine what could be done with other songs by the Supremes if remixed with some verve and nerve? Each song is good,it is too bad that there were not more re-mixes. They are Supreme angels of 1960s and 1970s Rock and Soul. They just keep me and all their other loyal fans hanging on for the next re-issue. These sisters were aand are the paragons of glamour and good taste. Nobody will be unhappy with this package. The Diana Ross song are classy anbd remind us that before BET African Americans could be romantic and funky and en vogue without looking, dressing, and singing like self-hating stereotypes of demimondain in black-face. The showman ship and dedication to excellence with always made new fans for these girls from the Brewster Projects. They will never be replaced given the current crop of performers with no respect for themselve or their race.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great compilation...but...,
This review is from: Number 1s (Rm) (Audio CD)When one reads the inside notes, one learns of songs (not featured on this disc) that were number one's in foreign markets. It would have been exciting if these cuts had been included to enlighten the American audience.
I sure would've rather heard them as opposed to that truly campy "You Keep Me Hangin' On (Almighty Mix Edit)" that ends the disc.
5.0 out of 5 stars THE SUPREMES WILL BE THE SUPREMES,
This review is from: Number 1s (Rm) (Audio CD)It's hardly to admit that there is going to be any other girl group as big as the Supremes, this newest collection of #1 singles came with a buzz, but it went slowly down, the five stars it's for the hits, there is not a song that isn't a hit, but the only complain, is how come Diana, Mary and Cyndi don't get along, and try to make a new song together!, it will totally be a most worthy song to listen, do it before any of u are gone forever, life is short and forgive each other. The Supremes are definetly a inspiration to any music act and Diana Ross style will be always remember as the beginning of the use of the word DIVA.
5.0 out of 5 stars LoveChild Loves Diana Ross & The Supremes,
This review is from: Number 1s (Rm) (Audio CD)I love this CD. Diana Ross & The Supremes' legacy will go on.
FYI to the reviewer in Van Nuys, CA: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough is a Diana Ross SOLO recording, it is *not* a recording by Diana *and* the Supremes.
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't help but sing and dance to all the hits!,
This review is from: Number 1s (Rm) (Audio CD)Every Motown fan needs this CD. It covers the great Diana Ross/Supremes hits, and will have you rocking, and making a fool of yourself in your car while you sing along!
For those not familiar with Diana Ross or the Supremes (if that's possible!), this is a great way to find out about them.
All the hits, all the fun!
5.0 out of 5 stars Where Did Our Love Go?,
This review is from: Number 1s (Rm) (Audio CD)Diana Ross is a paradox. Although she has earned legendary status, she is still one of the most underrated, unappreciated and unexplored musical icon of our time. There are rumors and misconceptions and endless speculations but nothing has been made available to attest, confirm or deny the mystery that surrounds the legacy of Diana Ross AND/OR The Supremes. Although there are endless parades of books, cds, dvds and movies saturating the market on everyone from Elvis, The Beatles, Madonna, The Rolling Stone and even, gasp, Britney Spears, the offerings for the second best selling group of all time remains elusive. Of Diana Ross' five movies, only two have been released on DVD. Her Academy Award nominated film, 'Lady Sings The Blues' mysteriously remains unreleased. To add insult to injury, little footage of the Supremes heyday is available to the general public. Little is available publicly on Diana Ross AND the Supremes, save for the endless compilations of their music (together and seperately) that gets released without much fanfare. This cd is an exception. The fact that it is the first time that ALL of the Supremes and Diana Ross #1 songs appear together is amazing; what makes this more noteworthy, in my opinion, is that the music STILL sounds great!
Although all the music on this complilation has been released before, it is strikingly and beautifully remastered and presented in unreleased (save for a few) versions. With bits and pieces, like missing lyrics, extended instrumentals or ad-libs, added here and there to overly familiar songs, Henry Weinger, Andrew Skurow and Jeff Moskow have broken new ground on how compilations should be made.
If anybody doubts Diana Ross' (with and without The Supremes) important contribution to music history - look no further than this cd.
I won't go into an overview of the Supremes history, because much of it is already known but no one can ignore or deny the group's hand in making pop music what it is today. I would even dare say they were possibly as influencial as The Beatles. They may not have written their own music as the Boys from Liverpool did but their "sound" is all over the airwaves.
From Beyonce, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Destiny's Child, TLC, Britney Spears and more, you can hear the Supremes eminating from them. Yes, there have been other groups that came before the Supremes, but it wasn't until these girls from Detroit (Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard & Cindy Birdsong) hit the charts and changed the course of popular music. A style commonly used today - the dominent lead (male or female) and harmonious female background singers - calling and responding was used before and since, but the Supremes made it common. Surely, whenever three girls are seen together singing, one can't help but to think of The Supremes.
Listenning to this cd brings back a lot of memories when Motown was the icon of what black music is. Diana Ross and The Supremes may not have had the vocal range of Aretha Franklin or Patti Labelle or even the Three Degrees but their music transcended musical boundaries when the others couldn't. And that was their strength. From "Baby Love" to "The Boss," The Supremes sound WAS the sound of young America. And it was a sound that was hard to resist.
It's hard to believe that over 40 years have passed since their first recording and Diana Ross came into public conciousness. It's an attribute and a testament that Diana Ross AND the Supremes were not just "a" group with a lead singer; they were the epitome of a magical era and label that have given memories to more than just a few. Together and seperately, they (Diana Ross AND The Supremes) have proven, and this cd is an important reminder, that they deserve the respect and acknowledgement from their peers, colleagues and "competitors" - without the accusation and burden of them being just another clog in the Motown machinary. The Supremes had 12 #1 records while Diana Ross had 6 #1 on the pop charts alone. Not even Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, The Jackson Five, Gladys Knight and all the other so-called Motown "superstars" can claim that fame. Even so, The Supremes, in many critics eyes, are rated below their labelmates and are easily cast as Berry Gordy's "puppets"; a title the other Motown stars mysteriously escape. Where's the love?
3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe a little too different for me ...,
This review is from: Number 1s (Rm) (Audio CD)Don't get me wrong, I agree with you all who say tyhis is the best these songs have sounded yet. Especially the solo Diana stuff is fabulous here. However, I'm maybe just too used to the original versions of my Supremes favorites and just about every one of these new mixes turned me off.
Many of you will disagree with me, nut I very much prefer the Ultimate Collection by the Supremes & the All the Great Hits collection by Miss Ross. While this is a nice collection to own, I just still tend to prefer the originals over the modernized versions heard here. Everybody will have their own opinion & I may be in the minority here, but this is just the way I feel ...
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