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Smokey Robinson wrote this song and also produced it for Cindy Birdsong, Jean Terrell and Mary Wilson (Diana Ross having quit the group in 1969). In addition to being one of their top recording artists, Robinson was one of Motown's premier songwriters. He produced and wrote, or co-wrote, all of the songs on the 1972 "Floy Joy" album.
The working title for this song was actually "Floyd Joy", but the "D" sound of the first word could not be heard at all in the finished vocal performances. Despite their solid success in both the US and the UK after the departure of Ross, this was the last Supremes' song to reach the US Top 20 (No. 16 in 1972) and the last to enter the UK Top Ten (No. 9 in the same year).
Although Lynda Laurence is featured on the album's cover, she is not featured on any of the songs. She replaced Cindy Birdsong in 'The Supremes' just after the recordings were finished. For this song, the lead vocals were shared by both Jean Terrell and Mary Wilson, which prefaced Birdsong's departure from the group due to pregnancy. She would return from 1973 until her retirement from music in 1976. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floy_Joy_%28song%29
Didnt know that about Cindy Birdsong, Jean Terrell and Mary Wilson, all interesting stuff, so thanks for the info........
Great jam too..