Thursday, December 18, 2014

THE SUPREMES PRODUCED BY STEVIE WONDER: "SOFT DAYS" [UNRELEASED, 1973]

*****"BEST OF" REPOST [ORIGINALLY POSTED ON JULY 15, 2013]*****

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Before Jean Terrell and Lynda Laurence left The Supremes in 1973, they began working on a new album with Stevie Wonder, like they had done with Smokey Robinson in 1972 on their Floy Joy LP, earning three hit singles with him.  The girls began recording with Stevie and produced their first single from their efforts: "Bad Weather".  Jean and Stevie were disappointed it failed to chart because they thought it was such a decent (and overlooked) single.  

Jean and Lynda left The Supremes and I assume the project was abandoned.  Whatever else aside from "Bad Weather" has never been released.  However, a few unreleased cuts from the 70's is in circulation amongst the hardcore fans and have been doing so for generations of fans.  Thanks to my friend Joe from Jersey for sending me a CDR with this unreleased cut from those Stevie Wonder sessions, and it's a decent cut and as good as "Bad Weather":  

"Soft Days" (recording - 1973: Jean Terrell, Mary Wilson, Lynda Laurence.  Produced by Stevie Wonder - unreleased)

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