BEST MALE AND FEMALE R&B GROUPS…EVER!!!!
After doing Great Music Never Dies for many years, I have seen them all…Delfonics, Stylistics, Four Tops, Three Degrees, etc…
In my opinion, NONE can compare to the utter magnificence of Tavares and The Supremes!!!!
Tavares quietly dominated a 10 year period, 1973 – 1983. They were blessed with many different writers…my favorite being Freddie Perren, who had worked at Motown and was responsible for the production of 3 albums for them. He and his writing partner, Keni St. Louis, wrote some fantastic songs!!!
Writing is the key to ANY artist’s success….and Tavares was indeed fortunate to have some of the best!!!! Each writer they had did a great job!! I have always wondered how they would have sounded with HDH, Gamble & Huff or Thom Bell penning songs for them. That would have been very interesting!!!
Then you have The Supremes. In my opinion, they WERE Motown!!! Powered by the fabulous writing of the genius trio of Holland-Dozier-Holland, they would go on to be the top “Girl Group” of all time!!! HDH wrote 10 Number One hits for them!!! Then you had many album cuts that could have easily been Top 10 songs!!!
There were other great artists in our wonderful old school R&B World…but to me, none possessed the magic of these two. And…we just took it all for granted…now look what we have.
Here at Great Music, these legends SHALL LIVE FOREVER!!!!!!