Supremes, The – Meet the Supremes – New LP
The Supremes before Ross was pushed up to provide lead on all the songs, and so here you get much more of a variety of sounds, and songs such as the classic "Buttered Popcorn," sound like Detroit, greasy and salty.
"Meet the Supremes" is the debut album by The Supremes, released in late 1962 on Motown. The LP includes the group's earliest singles: "I Want a Guy", "Buttered Popcorn", "Let Me Go the Right Way", and "Your Heart Belongs to Me". The earliest recordings on this album, done between fall 1960 and fall 1961, feature the Supremes as a quartet composed of teenagers Diane Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and Barbara Martin. Martin is not pictured on the album because of her departure earlier in the year; although her vocals are present on the majority of the recordings on the album.
Originally issued only in monaural sound. A stereo remix of the album, with a new cover, was issued along with the original mono version in 1965.
Though the album made little to no impact on the US album charts, in 1962, when it was released in the UK in 1964 it managed to peak at #13 on the UK Albums Chart.