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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Supreme Sunday

One of The Supremes biggest hits, My World Is Empty Without You has become one of the songs for which they are best remembered. This was a real tour de force for the group. Another Holland-Dozier-Holland composition, the harmonies are just to die for. This is a prime example of the sound that put the group over the top.

On the original recorded version, Diana Ross almost carries the whole song. Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard’s backing vocals were very soft on the single. It was only during the group’s live performances that they amped up the volume and gave this song their – and its – all.

This clip from an unnamed show really gives The Supremes’ fans a look and a listen at how they sounded live. A lot of the fans today are not old enough to have seen them in concert. Videos like this one are a delight because Diana, Mary, and Florence together made an unbeatable team. They were Supreme.


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