The Supremes – Happenings 45 Years Ago, By Tom Fredrickson

In retrospect, “The Happening” seemed like the moment when Motown first lost its way: the beginning of the end. A theme for a painfully unhip cinematic attempt at hipness, written by Holland-Dozier-Holland with a Hollywood hand best known for TV themes (Family Affair, Gidget, My Three Sons).* It was a formal foot in the . . . → Read More: The Supremes – Happenings 45 Years Ago, By Tom Fredrickson

The Supremes – Up the Ladder to the Roof

This is my personal fave Supremes number because it is a sweet, soothing, detumescent lullabye with lyrics hinting at big city summertimes and forbidden roof-born romances struck with both hoody squalor and electroluminescent skylines in view. Coming towards the end of the Supremes run, this tune was the first single to feature Jean Terrell . . . → Read More: The Supremes – Up the Ladder to the Roof

The Supremes – Up the Ladder to the Roof

This is my personal fave Supremes number because it is a sweet, soothing, detumescent lullabye with lyrics hinting at big city summertimes and forbidden roof-born romances struck with both hoody squalor and electroluminescent skylines in view. Coming towards the end of the Supremes run, this tune was the first single to feature Jean Terrell . . . → Read More: The Supremes – Up the Ladder to the Roof