Vol 75: The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland / Cloud Nine

The Supremes – The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland

The tenth studio album by The Supremes under Motown, The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland, was released in 1967. All songs on this album were written and produced by the Motown songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland and includes the number-one hit singles “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” and “Love is Here and Now You’re Gone.” The Supremes Sing H-D-H sold over a million and a half copies worldwide and was subsequently the groups final album. The songwriting trio of Holland-Dozier-Holland would perform a work slowdown after the release of this last album by The Supremes and would ultimately leave Motown later that year. The Supremes Sing H-D-H hosts a list of hits such as: “You Keep Me Hangin’ On,” “You’re Gone, But Always in My Heart,” “Love is Here and Now You’re Gone,” “I Guess I’ll Always Love You,” “It’s the Same Old Song,” “Going Down for the Third Time,” and “(Love is Like a) Heat Wave.”


The Temptations – Cloud Nine

The ninth studio album by The Temptations, Cloud Nine, was released in 1969 under Motown. Largely considered a watershed album for various reasons, Cloud Nine blended the traditional sound of The Temptations with psychedelia to create a fusion genre known as psychedelic soul. The album quickly rose the charts to number 4 in the US and allowed the band to receive their first Grammy Award in 1969. Cloud Nine was also the first studio album to feature Dennis Edwards as the replacement for former member David Ruffin. Cloud Nine hosts hits such as: “Cloud Nine,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Run Away Child, Running Wild,” “Love is a Hurtin’ Thing,” and “Hey Girl.”


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