Mary, Scherrie & Susaye

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Mary, Scherrie & Susaye
Studio album by The Supremes
Released October 1976
Recorded 1976
Genre Soul, disco
Label Motown
M 873
Producer Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Jr.
The Supremes chronology
High Energy
(1976)
Mary, Scherrie & Susaye
(1976)
Singles from Mary, Scherrie & Susaye
  1. "You're My Driving Wheel"
    Released: September 30, 1976
  2. "Let Yourself Go"
    Released: January 25, 1977
  3. "Love, I Never Knew You Could Feel So Good"
    Released: March 1977

Mary, Scherrie & Susaye is the final studio album by The Supremes, released in 1976 on the Motown label. It featured the final line-up for the Supremes, composed of original Supreme Mary Wilson and latter-day members Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene. All three Supremes take leads on the album. The album was a mixture of disco dance tracks and R&B ballads. Payne and Greene mostly took over the dance tracks while Wilson performed the ballads. The album was released on October 1976, nine months before the trio disbanded. This albums final sales figures stood at around 50,000 copies.[1]

The entire album was released for the first time on CD on May 17, 2011 on the three-disc set Let Yourself Go: The '70s Albums, Vol 2 – 1974–1977: The Final Sessions.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1/5 stars link
Disco Delivery (very positive) link
DiscoMusic.com (positive) link

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "You're My Driving Wheel" (Brian Holland, Harold Beatty, Floyd Stafford, Reginald Brown) - 4:20
  2. "Sweet Dream Machine" (Beatty, B. Holland, Edward Holland, Jr., Marcus Miller) - 5:22
  3. "Let Yourself Go" (B. Holland, E. Holland, Jr., Beatty) - 4:29
  4. "Come Into My Life" (B. Holland, E. Holland, Jr., Richard Davis - 6:14

Side two[edit]

  1. "We Should Be Closer Together" (Janie Bradford, Freddie Gorman, Barbara Gaines, B. Holland) - 4:59
  2. "I Don't Want to Be Tied Down" (B. Holland, Davis, E. Holland, Jr.) - 4:42
  3. "You Are the Heart of Me" (M.L. Smith, E. Holland, Jr.) - 4:12
  4. "Love, I Never Knew You Could Feel So Good" (B. Holland, Davis, Brown, Stafford) - 5:51

Personnel[edit]

Singles history[edit]

Three singles were released from the album, although the final single was only released in the UK. While none of the singles were Top 40 chart hits on the respective national charts, "You are My Driving Wheel" and "Let Yourself Go" became top five singles on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.

  • "You Are My Driving Wheel" b/w "You're What's Missing in My Life" (B-side taken from High Energy) (Motown 1407, September 30, 1976)
  • "Let Yourself Go" b/w "You Are the Heart of Me" (Motown 1415, January 25, 1977)
  • "Love I Never Knew You Could Feel So Good" b/w "This Is Why I Believe in You" (Tamla-Motown 1064, March 1977, UK only)

Chart history of singles[edit]

Name Chart (1976–1977) Peak position
"You're My Driving Wheel" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 85
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles Chart 50
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco 5
"Let Yourself Go" U.S. Billboard R&B Singles Chart 83
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco Singles 5
"Love I Never Knew You Could Feel So Good" 5

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