423 Diana Ross and The Supremes

Talk about band drama. Go read the Wiki page on The Supremes. I’m not even going to get into it. I’ll just say that The Supremes were the most, commercially, successful of Motown’s acts and are America’s most successful vocal group.

Now, let’s talk about finding a copy of the record on Rolling Stone’s list. Rolling Stone claims that the Anthology album was released by Motown in 1973. Every other website I found that referred to the first version of this album said May of 1974. First version? Yes, first version. Anthology has been released a total of four times, (1974, 1986, 1995, and 2001). There are 35 songs on the first edition. The 1986 version has 49 songs. 1995 added 16 songs, and in 2001 twenty more songs were added but 10 were removed. Of course, the only one I could find digitally was the 2001 version. So, I started to listen to it. By the time I got to the Buttered Popcorn song I thought to myself, “Gee, The Supremes really suck.” 

When all else fails, click on over to YouTube. No one else had created a playlist of the original track listing, so I did it myself. In it’s original form, The Supremes Anthology album is great. All the big hits are there and some I’d never heard of but still enjoyed. I suppose I should have saved my playlist for you to check out but I didn’t. Sorry. Vinyl is better anyway.