The Supremes Sing Country, Western and Pop

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The Supremes Sing Country, Western & Pop
Studio album by The Supremes
Released February 22, 1965
Recorded 1962 – 1965
Genre Country/Pop/Soul
Length N/A
Label Motown
M 625
Producer Clarence Paul
The Supremes chronology
A Bit of Liverpool
(1964)
The Supremes Sing Country, Western & Pop
(1965)
We Remember Sam Cooke
(1965)
Singles from The Supremes Sing Country, Western & Pop
  1. "My Heart Can't Take It No More"
    Released: February 2, 1963
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The Supremes Sing Country, Western & Pop is an album recorded by The Supremes, issued by Motown in February 1965 (see 1965 in music). The album was presented as a covers/tribute album of country songs, as Ray Charles had done with his album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. However, over half of the selections on The Supremes Sing Country, Western & Pop were written in-house by Motown staffer Clarence Paul. One of the songs on the album is "My Heart Can't Take It No More", which the Supremes had recorded in 1962 and released in 1963 as a single.

One of Paul's songwriting partners on the album was his fourteen-year-old charge Stevie Wonder, making the Supremes the first act besides Wonder himself to record Wonder's songs.

Session group, the Andantes, appear on all but two of the tracks. They accompany Ross completely above Wilson and Ballard on Baby Doll.

The album was a modest success peaking at #79 on the Billboard Top 200. It sold around 200,000 copies.[1] Though the album did not make the Billboard Country Album charts, Diana would later record a couple of solo country singles most famously, "Sorry Doesn't Always Make it Right".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Funny How Time Slips Away" (Willie Nelson, originally by Nelson)
  2. "My Heart Can't Take It No More" (Clarence Paul)
  3. "It Makes No Difference Now" (Floyd Tillman, originally by Eddy Arnold)
  4. "You Didn't Care" (Paul)
  5. "Tears in Vain" (Paul)
  6. "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" (Bob Nolan, originally by Sons of the Pioneers)
  7. "Lazy Bones" (Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael)
  8. "You Need Me"
  9. "Baby Doll" (Paul, Stevie Wonder)
  10. "Sunset" (Paul, Wonder)
  11. "(The Man With the) Rock and Roll Banjo Band" (Paul, Berry Gordy, Jr.)

Personnel[edit]

Singles history[edit]

  • "My Heart Can't Take It No More" b/w "You Bring Back Memories" (from Meet the Supremes) (Motown 1040, February 2, 1963)

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Name Chart (1965) Peak
position
The Supremes Sing Country, Western & Pop U.S. Billboard 200 79

Singles[edit]

Name Chart (1963) Peak
position
"My Heart Can't Take It No More" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 129
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 29

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