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Glowing review of the Ladies performance on the QE2 in Dubai. Click on the thumbnail images to view the full sized article.
Former Supremes review: Queens of Motown bring the house down on QE2
Published: September 12, 2019 14:25 Leslie Wilson Jr, Racing & Special Features Writer
The evergreen group took music lovers on a historical journey
Black velvet, sparking sequins and voices that soared with melting ease inside the grand theatre on-board the world’s most famous cruise ship, the QE2, could only mean one thing. The Queens of Motown, the sensational Supremes, are back in town.
One of the most adored acts since the 1960s with 12 number one hit singles; The Supremes are arguably Motown’s most successful female singing group.
And they showed just why when delivering a soul and funk rooted tour de force on the majestic ship.
Now fronted by Scherrie Payne, who joined The Supremes in 1973 and featuring legendary backing singers Joyce Vincent and Susaye Greene, the lovable trio thrilled the audience with updated versions of the monster hits; ‘You Keep Me Handing On’, ‘Stop! In The Name of Love’, ‘Baby Love’ and ‘Where Did Our Love Go’.
With interesting anecdotes and humor, The former Supremes kept the audience engaged all through their 100-minute set, which was split into two sessions to allow for a costume change.
Backed by a tight band of session musicians based in the UAE, and with their very own musical director keeping things on track, Payne, Vincent and Green cavorted and posture unabashedly while flashing smiles at the adorning audience.
There were some surprises in store for Dubai fans as Vincent performed hits from her previous band, the hit-making Tony Orlando and Dawn.
The infectious gold singles ‘Knock Three Times’ and ‘Tie A Yellow Ribbon’ had the crowd thrilled to pieces and even promoted several members of the audience to get up and dance in the aisles.
It was cracking stuff and unmissable fun.
There was a time in the 1960s that The Supremes featuring the original diva, Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard, rivaled the Beatles in terms of commercial appeal as they strung out one hit after another.
Fast-forward five decades, and through several personal changes in the line-up, Payne, Vincent and Green, remain the figureheads of the Motown sound and undoubtedly relevant as they demonstrated when closing the show with a rollicking cover version of Pharrell William’s up-tempo and neo song Happy.
It worked like magic and happy was the vibe on the QE2’s Crystal Lounge after party.
SHOWTIME! 8:00PM on the Lively Family AMPHITHEATER in Oak Hill, West Virginia. Saturday, August 30th 2019
Scherrie and Susaye, formerly of The Supremes, entertained an amphitheater packed with people on Saturday, Aug. 31.
The trio is comprised of Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene, both former members of The Supremes, and Joyce Vincent, formerly of Tony Orlando & Dawn. Vincent had been chosen to replace Mary Wilson when she went solo, but the group was disbanded before she could perform with The Supremes.
The Former Ladies of The Supremes made a number of appearances in Oak Hill during the annual festival, including a radio introduction on the River 107.7. They took part in a meet and greet at King Coal Chevrolet, performed the national anthem prior to the Oak Hill-Nicholas County football game and acted as parade marshals for the 21st annual Oak Leaf Festival parade prior to their successful Saturday night concert.
More from the Oak Leaf Festival will be shared in coming days on our website and in next week's print edition of The Fayette Tribune.
-Steve Keenan/The Fayette Tribune
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