The Supremes – Everybody’s Got The Right To Love (1970) #11 R&B, #21 Pop
Before the worldwide phenom called Diana Ross & The Supremes there was an awesome Motown trio called simply The Supremes. Florence Ballard, Diane Ross and Mary Wilson, three young girls from the Detroit Brewster projects, made beautiful music at Motown by blending their voices in sweet harmonies.
After Diana Ross left DRATS — once again there was an awesome Motown trio called The Supremes. Diane was not replaced but supplanted by Jean Terrell. Terrell’s voice had more maturity and soul than Diane’s. Under the guidance of producer Frank Wilson, The Supremes first album release in 1970, “Right On,” was not only the best Supremes LP since WDOLG , but the best of the decade IMHO!
I vividly recall singing the songs from this LP in high school while in the lunch room, in Home Econ class and in gym class. We all loved this LP. In the student lounge we listened to it while playing Spades. Every single song had all three girls paraticipating and their voices could be heard! The Supremes were back to being an awesome girl group again and they proved it by charting 4 hits in 1970 to Miss Ross’ 2 solo hits that year!
All in all, with an impressive 8 hit singles, these Supremes don’t get much recognition in the Motown history books where it always appears that the group ended when Ross left. But that is oh so not true! These ladies were dynamite.
“EGTRTL,” composed by Lou Stallman, was the second single released from the “Right On” LP after the hit “Up The Ladder To The Roof.”
Get with it Oldies radio -and play these 70s Supremes! There were other personnel changes in the future of the group — but Jean,Mary & Cindy were the best lineup after DRATS!
Please give them a listen and make “Right On” a part of you music collection if it isn’t already. The LP rocks! It went #4 R&B and #25 Pop.