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Diana Ross: Vintage Beauty!

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The Supremes: Motown Monday!

 

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(L) Mary Wells Florence (center) “Blondie” Ballard (R) and Diana Ross.

Diana Ross & Co.

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Diana Ross & daughter, Tracee Ellis Ross on the catwalk in Paris, modelling Thierry Mugler’s Spring 1991 collection!

Diana Ross & Andy Warhol

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Diana Ross & Andy Warhol posing in front of Warhol’s painting of Diana for the ‘Silk Electric’ album.

‘Silk Electric’: Diana’s second album for RCA/Capitol Records, released in 1982. Largely produced by Diana, the project became another certified Gold-seller for the diva. The cover shot was painted by Andy Warhol. Great news to hear all her six albums on the RCA label are being re-issued, with extra tracks etc.

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”: This Day In Music

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44 years ago today Diana Ross released her rendition of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” It became her first solo #1 hit and led to a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance!

Diana Ross: Diana Album

 

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Diana is a 1980 album by American R&B and soul singer Diana Ross, released by Motown. Her 11th studio album, was, and remains, the biggest-selling studio collection of Ross’ career. All songs are composed, played and produced by Chic members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

Track listing
Original album
All songs written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

Side A
“Upside Down” – 4:05
“Tenderness” – 3:52
“Friend to Friend” – 3:19
“I’m Coming Out” – 5:23

Side B
“Have Fun (Again)” – 5:57
“My Old Piano” – 3:55
“Now That You’re Gone” – 3:59
“Give Up” – 3:45

Personnel
Alfa Anderson – vocals
Fonzi Thornton – vocals
Luci Martin – vocals
Michelle Cobbs – vocals
Bernard Edwards – bass guitar
Nile Rodgers – guitar
Tony Thompson – drums
Andy Schwartz – keyboards
Raymond Jones – keyboards
Eddie Daniels – saxophone
Meco Monardo – trombone
Bob Milliken – trumpet
Valerie Haywood (The Chic Strings) – strings
Cheryl Hong (The Chic Strings) – strings
Karen Milne (The Chic Strings) – strings
Gene Orloff – conductor

Production
Bernard Edwards – producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
Nile Rodgers – producer for Chic Organization Ltd.
Bob Clearmountain – engineer proposed side A; tracks 1-4
Bill Scheniman – engineer proposed side B; tracks 1-4
James Farber – engineer
Neil Dorfsman – engineer
Ralph Osborn – engineer
Abdoulaye Soumare – assistant engineer
Jeff Hendrickson – assistant engineer
Lucy Laurie – assistant engineer
Peter Robbins – assistant engineer
Dennis King – mastering
All songs originally recorded at Power Station in New York. Lead vocal re-recordings: Electric Lady, New York; Motown/Hitsville U.S.A. Studios, Hollywood, California.
All songs originally mixed at: Power Station, New York. Remixed by Russ Terrana and Diana Ross at Artisan Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California.
Mastered at Atlantic Studios, N.Y.

The Supremes:Throwback Thursday!

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In 1967, at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas. Florence was sent home during this gig and Cindy Birdsong, who had been secretly rehearsing with Diana & Mary, stepped in. Florence would never return to the stage as a Supreme.

Three years later the group would record their final performance on January 14, 1970 at The Frontier Hotel. “Farewell,” a double-lp, is the rare Motown live album that is great from start to finish. Listening to it, it’s hard to believe they were barely speaking to each other at this point.

Diana Ross: Throw Back Thursday!

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Diana Ross on the set of Mahogany, February 12, 1975.

Diana Ross: New York Doll!

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Diana Ross: The Josephine Baker Story

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THE DAY AFTER DIANA SANG SOMEWHERE, OVER THE RAINBOW, SHE AND TED TURNER APPEARED ON ONE OF THE MORNING T.V. SHOWS.  TED TURNER ANNOUNCED HE WOULD BE THE PRODUCER OF “THE JOSEPHINE BAKER STORY. WHAT HAPPENED? WHY THE FILM WAS NEVER PRODUCED WITH DIANA ROSS?

This Day In Music: The Supremes

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May 30, 1965 The Number One Cut On The R&B Chart was, “Back In My Arms Again”, by The Supremes. It was their 5th number one (pop) song to date.

Motown Records:Hits Ville USA

 

2648 West Grand Blvd Detroit MI,  48208

2648 West Grand Blvd Detroit MI, 48208

Despite the passage of time since Motown Records’ establishment in 1959 by Berry Gordy, tens of thousands of visitors pass through Hitsville U.S.A., home to the Motown Museum, each year. Their presence is a testimony to Motown’s legacy and to the charisma, talent and staying power of the music and those who made it.The Motown Museum, which was founded by Esther Gordy Edwards in 1985, is one of Southeast Michigan’s most popular tourist destinations. Visitors come from across America and throughout the world to stand in Studio A, where their favorite artists and groups recorded much-loved music, and to view the restored upper flat where Berry Gordy lived with his young family during the company’s earliest days.

Home to an extensive array of Motown artifacts, photographs and other memorabilia, the Museum’s mission, which is presented below, is to preserve the legacy of Motown Record Company and to educate and motivate people, especially youth.

A nonprofit 501c(3), the Motown Museum tells the story of how a man’s vision turned into one of the largest, most successful record companies of all time and how the music—the Motown Sound —captured the hearts of young people, not only in America, but across the globe.

Motown Museum Mission: To preserve the history and legacy of Motown Records Corporation through the conservation of Motown’s original site on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. To educate and motivate people, especially youth, through exhibitions and programs that promote the values of vision, creativity and entrepreneurship. To build awareness of the global impact of Motown and its artistic contributions to entertainment.

The Boss & The King!

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Diana Ross vs. Traci Ellis!

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The Ladies Of Motown

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Cindy Birdsong, Rosalind Lee Holmes, Sandra Lois Reeves Jackson, Martha Reeves, Mary Wilsonn, and Diana Ross.

Diana Ross: 50th Anniversary (1964-2014)

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Documentary celebrating the career of Motown legend Ms. Diana Ross 50th Anniversary in the music business!

http://youtu.be/QMy7oUb0E4g

Diana & Stevie: Motown Royalty!

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Diana Ross: Pink Diva!

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Motown: 25 Super Hits!

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Diana Ross: THE BOSS!

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