Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wednesday 45 Flashback: ‘Remember Me’

Another lovely spinning artifact from thunderbird1958 (formerly spoonfedcornbread).

This Diana Ross hit was written and produced – grandiosely – by Ashford & Simpson.


jena6 said...

Guess I slept on this one; I don't remember it. I grabbed my "Diana Ross Musical Memoirs" box-set and there it is on disc two. Never noticed.

Undercover Black Man said...

I've always liked this one. And I'm not hung up on Diana Ross otherwise.

This was the follow-up to "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." And probably the momentum of that smash is what carried "Remember Me" to the pop Top 20. Because it's kind of a peculiar song.

What I like about it is, it reaches for big drama. I also like odd lyrics like "Remember me as a big balloon at a carnival that ended too soon..."

Anonymous said...

Wow, my parents must have had this on one of their records because I remember it very well; I really dig it. Thanks for the memories, UBM!

Richard Prince said...

Motown put out a CD of songs written by Ashford & Simpson in "The Composer Series."

"Remember Me" is among them, and I listen to it in the car.

The rest of the album, courtesy of
a posting elsewhere:

1. Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
2. Marvin & Tammi - You're All I Need To Get By
3. Temptations - Love Woke Me Up This Morning
4. Diana Ross - Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)
5. Marvin & Tammi - Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
6. Gladys Knight/Pips - Didn't You Know (You'd Have To Cry Sometime)
7. Diana Ross - Remember Me
8. Marvin & Tammi - Your Precious Love
9. Diana Ross/Supremes - Some Things You Never Get Used To
10. Marvelettes - Destination: Anywhere
11. Diana Ross - Surrender
12. Marvin & Tammi - What You Gave Me
13. Diana Ross - I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You
14. Blinky - I Wouldn't Change The Man He Is
15. Diana Ross/Marvin Gaye - Just Say, Just Say
16. Valerie Simpson - Silly Wasn't I
17. Diana Ross - The Boss
18. Marvin & Tammi - Good Lovin' Ain't Easy To Come By
19. Diana Ross - It's My House

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Thanks for commenting, Dick.

I was unaware of the "Composer Series," but it sounds like a great concept. I'm gonna look for the Norman Whitfield...