Saturday, August 16, 2014

Record #0558: Nothing But Heartaches / He Holds His Own – THE SUPREMES

Motown 1080 (original) USA, Jul. 16, 1965
Words & Music by:  Side A – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland; Side B – Holland, Dozier, Holland
Musicians: Diana Ross (lead vocals), Mary Wilson (backing vocals), Florence Ballard (backing vocals), The Andantes (backing vocals on side B), The Funk Brothers (instrumentation), The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (additional instrumentation on side B)
Recording sessions: Produced by Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland at Hitsville USA, Detroit, MI, Side A - May 13 & 17, 1965; Side B - 1964
Highest chart positions:  US #11, US R&B #6

This single was release one week before the Supremes' album "More Hits by the Supremes" (US Albums #6, US R&B Albums #2).

Between July 1964 and November 1967 the group had 15 songs in US Top 20. During that time, this was the only single that failed to reach US Top 10. This release was preceded by five consecutive US #1 hits, "Where Did Out Love Go", "Baby Love", Come See About Me", "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "Back In My Arms Again". They may have been a bit disappointed when this was "only" #11. :)

List price:  Very Good+ is $7.50, Near Mint is $15

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