June 9th 2018: Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene, formerly of The Supremes, joined by Joyce Vincent performed at the A.V. Twisters 30th anniversary gala in Palmdale, CA. The Ladies have performed for A.V. Twisters several times since 2007 supporting the program and their young gymnasts. Scherrie, Susaye and Joyce performed several of The Supremes 'biggest hits, their moving rendition of "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" and closed with the international hit by Pharrell Williams, "Happy."
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Scherrie Payne, Susaye Greene and Joyce Vincent live on-stage in Dusseldorf Germany!
Scherrie Payne & Susaye Greene, Formerly of The Supremes, joined by Joyce Vincent, performed at the Jazz Rally Festival in Dusseldorf Germany on May 19th 2018. The Ladies included The Supremes' 1976 disco hit "I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking," which featured Scherrie and Susaye on the original recording. The appreciative audience were on their feet dancing the entire performance. Thank you Dusseldorf! We hope to see you again soon.
Former Supremes Scherrie Payne and Lynda Laurence with Eric Iversen and William Norman (FLOS Team) at The Oddyssey restaurant in Mission Hills, CA. May 6th 2018. We had a fantastic time! Lots of laughter, amazing food, and quality time with friends. Lynda is doing great and sends her love to all of the groups' fans and friends worldwide. #supremesisters #friendsforever #truefriendship
Scherrie Payne, Susaye Greene and Joyce Vincent looking glamorous in a new photo from their most recent photoshoot.
Joyce Vincent is recognized as one of the original members of the 1970's renowned singing and performing group “Tony Orlando & Dawn.” Joyce is originally from Detroit, Michigan, the home of the Motown Sound. She became an international celebrity in the early 70’s alongside Tony Orlando and Telma Hopkins. Together they collected three #1 records, 14 top 40 singles, two American Music Awards, Grammy Nominations and a hugely popular American TV weekly variety show that ran from the summer of 1974 through December of 1976.
In 2009 Scherrie Payne and Lynda Laurence asked Joyce Vincent to join their trio. Joyce happily accepted and has toured the world performing The Supremes' classics to enthusiastic audiences ever since!
Here's a fun video clip from 1976 of Tony Orlando & Dawn talking about famous trios, and of course they mentioned one of the most famous trios, The Supremes!
Thank you John Caratelli for this video!
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
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