Our hearts, love and prayers go out to Susaye Greene, in the passing of her beloved father, Allen Greene in New York. May our God of peace give Susaye and her family the comfort as only He can give, and the solace of knowing that her dad is now in a heavenly place and in the arms of Jesus Christ... To God be the Glory!..." - Scherrie Payne
Happy Birthday wishes to the wonderful Ms. Sundray Tucker. Sundray sang alongside The Former Ladies of The Supremes' Scherrie Payne & Lynda Laurence from 1993 to 1996.
Sundray has had an illustrious recording and performing career. She has performed with Stevie Wonder, The Three Degrees, The Ordettes (later to become Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles,) James Brown and many more!
Sundray is the olderst daughter of gospel legend Ira Tucker (The Dixie Hummingbirds,) and her sister is Lynda Laurence (Formerly of The Supremes.)
"I'd like to wish my dear friend, Sundray Tucker, a very Happy and Blessed Birthday, today! I love you! God is so good!!" - Scherrie Payne, Formerly of The Supremes
Our longtime friend Sharon Davis wrote a beautiful blurb, in her Motown Spotlight in SoulMusic.com , about the "LA LA Peace Song" featuring our very own Joyce Vincent and Scherrie Payne, produced by Rick Gianatos.
"Former Supreme, Scherrie Payne is one of the artists involved in a new music project titled ”La La Peace Song,” the brainchild of producer Rick Gianatos. He explained his reasoning behind the song to Pump It Up Magazine. “I was watching riots take place in Ferguson (after police officer Darren Wilson shot dead Michael Brown in 2014). It reminded me of the riots in my home down, Wilmington, Delaware, after Martin Luther King was killed. I felt a strong sense of déjà vu.” Written by Johnny Bristol and recorded earlier by both Al Wilson and O.C. Smith, “La La Peace Song” came to mind as a vehicle to raise funds for all victims of violence. Rick and Johnny had met previously in Detroit during Ian Levine’s Motorcity Reunion sessions. “I co-produced several tracks with Johnny. He was a wonderful talent and a gentleman of a human being.” (Yes, I agree – he was an ace guy; ultra friendly, easy going, and a delight to be with)
Anyway, “La La Peace Song” is centered around a trio of lead voices, Pam Vincent, Jim Gilstrap and Joyce Vincent, with additional voices that included Jessica Williams and Scherrie Payne. Instead of copying the original version which was styled around Johnny’s “Hang On In There Baby”, Rick injected a seventies flavor akin to Faith, Hope And Charity. With this release he’s hoping to accomplish an awareness to violent crimes, while additionally protesting against the current political climate, which, he said, “seems to condone racism, prejudice, separatism and hatred…Music can teach and it also can heal. I hope ‘La La Peace Song’ can do both.” There’s two/three different versions of the song – which is so deliciously catchy that it’s almost impossible to get the hook line out of your mind, while the persuasive vocals push home the important message of love – so suggest you visit the various sites to hear more. Thanks guys!" - Sharon Davis
Scherrie & Susaye attend the 18th Annual Starlight Serenade Benefit Concert in Hollywood, CA. 3-10-2018
Check out Scherrie Payne's interview with Pump It Up Magazine. In this interview she discusses her time with The Supremes, what's happening with her current group "Scherrie & Susaye, Formerly of The Supremes," her play and screenwriting projects, plus her current solo projects. Click the button below for the full interview. Enjoy!