I’m featuring this song in honor of Black History Month and the recent passing of Mary Wilson, a member of The Suppremes. According to Wikipedia, also known as The Primettes, Diana Ross & the Suppremes, founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1959, were a premier act of Motown Records during the 1960’s.
They were America’s most successful vocal group with twelve number 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown’s main songwriting and production team. The Suppremes rivaled The Beatles in worldwide popularity and made it possible for other African-American R&B and soul musicians to achieve mainstream success. You can learn more about them here.
When I first heard “Love Child” in the 1960’s, I was only about seven or eight and didn’t understand the song, but I fell in love with its melody and harmony. Now, I know its true meaning. No child chooses to be born. If you’re in a relationship with no definite plans past having sex, pay attention to these lyrics, and think twice.
By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.
New! The Red Dress
Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books
When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.
Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.