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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Supreme Sunday

Susaye Greene joined The Supremes in 1976 and when she did she added a shot of adrenaline to the group like it hadn’t known before. With her five octave range, infectious energy, and absolute professionalism, Susaye gives anything she does her all. She has that indefinable something that makes a person a star.

Back in July 2009, I had the pleasure of seeing Susaye live at Kulak’s Woodshed in North Hollywood. She was performing with Tim Dillinger and his group Soulkiss, as well as their guests Patsy Moore and Michael Mishaw. Whenever Susaye took the stage she knocked the crowd out with each number she performed.

One of her most effective numbers that night was her duet with her son, the rapper Schizm. They joined forces for Children of the Ghetto and the result was dynamite. It was one of those rare moments in time when everything stopped and there was only the two of them, entrancing their audience, and everyone got lost in the spell they cast. It was, simply, pure magic.


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