365 Days of Album Recommendations – Sep 30

The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go

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If you had to pick an album that defined what came to be known as “The Motown Sound” would it be this one?

For me … probably?

Hard to say, and probably not a particularly compelling argument anyhow. The main point being, what an album!

“Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby Love,” and “Come See About Me” are about as good as any three pop songs can get. That this album was held out of the #1 spot by The Beatles ’65 should tell you an awful lot about what’s wrong with this country.

Mainly, this album is just an incredible slice of right place, right time, right talent. The “classic” Supremes line-up of Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson. The songwriting and production talents of Holland-Dozier-Holland, Smokey Robinson, and Norman Whitfield. The musical mastery of The Funk Brothers.

It’s musical history on wax.


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