Diana Ross, Diana Ross, Motown M6-861S1, 1976
It’s not often you find Motown albums at discount prices, at least one that plays well. If you do, it’s usually a 70-80s one like this Diana Ross offering. True, it’s a long way from a Supremes record, but it isn’t a DeBarge one either.
There’s the two huge number 1s’ the Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) and Love Hangover, but not much else. At least it’s the extended disco mix of Hangover.
I suppose this album is just a tab morose for me. It had just been released when original Supreme Florence Ballard died tragically at only 32 years old. Ms. Ross showed up to the funeral at the last minute, walked down the aisle to sit in the front row of the church and held Flo’s young daughter on her lap while the press took pictures. Harsh perhaps, but it was great publicity for the record.
Cost: $2, $795 Remaining