The Supremes - Floy Joy


The Supremes - Floy Joy

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  "Floy Joy" is the twenty-fifth studio album, released by The Supremes on the Motown label. This was the only Supremes album solely produced and arranged by "Smokey" Robinson and included the U.S. top 20 hit, "Floy Joy" and the U.S. top 40 hit, "Automatically Sunshine", both of which were top 10 hits in the UK. The album sold around 150,000 copies in the United States.

Following the aborted album "Promises Kept", Motown handed-over production duties for The Supremes to in-house songwriter, producer, artist, and company vice-president William "Smokey" Robinson. The then-current line-up of The Supremes included original Supreme Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong, and Jean Terrell. Appearing on the album cover alongside Terrell and Wilson was new member Lynda Laurence, bought in to replace Cindy Birdsong, who was noticeably pregnant at the time of the photo shoot.

"Floy Joy" marks for the first time that Mary Wilson had several leads on an album. Wilson and Terrell trade-off lead vocals on "Floy Joy" and "Automatically Sunshine", whilst Terrell has sole lead on the album's third single, "Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love". Wilson takes solo lead on the ballad "A Heart Like Mine". The "Floy Joy" single was The Supremes final top 20 hit on the billboard hot 100, reaching as high as #9 in the UK. It's follow-ups, "Automatically Sunshine" and "Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love" were not as successful, with "Automatically Sunshine" peaking at #37 on the billboard hot 100, #21 on the top soul singles and being the group's final top 10 hit in the UK, (#10, the fifth in little over two years for the post-Ross line-up), and "Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love" peaking at #59 on the US billboard hot 100 and #21 on the top soul singles chart, missing the UK altogether.

 

 

The Supremes - Floy Joy

U.K. Tamla Motown STML 11210 stereo (1972)

Album produced by Smokey Robinson.

The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.

The albums laminated cover is in excellent condition. displaying only minor signs of wear.

For full track listing see Own tab.

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