Whisper You Love Me Boy
"Whisper You Love Me Boy" is a song written and composed by Holland–Dozier–Holland and recorded by at least three Motown female acts: early Motown star Mary Wells, popular Motown singing group The Supremes and blue-eyed soul Motown label mate Chris Clark in 1964, 1965 and 1967 respectively.
The song was first scheduled to be released as a single in 1964 by Mary Wells as the proposed follow-up to Wells' popular "My Guy" (catalogue # M-1056), but the singer was embroiled in a controversial lawsuit with Motown arguing for release from the label. Because of her abrupt exit from Motown in 1965, her version of the single was shelved for release. The song is featured on Wells' final Motown studio album released in 1966, Mary Wells Sings My Guy (catalogue # MT 617/S 617). In 1965 The Supremes recorded it for their popular album, More Hits by The Supremes (catalogue # MT 627/S 627). The song was also placed on the b-side of their number-one hit, "Back In My Arms Again" (catalogue # M-1075). In 1967, Chris Clark recorded the song for her Motown album Soul Sounds (catalogue # M 664/S 664) and in 1968 it was also issued as a single (catalogue # M-1121) on the same label but failed to chart.
Also recorded by Cindy Gibson on Artic Records 104 (Philadelphia) circa 1965/66
Mary Wells version
The Supremes version
- Lead vocal by Diana Ross
- Background vocals by Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson
- Instrumentation by the Funk Brothers