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EP
A side: Where Did Our Love Go / He Means The World To Me
B side: I'm Giving You Your Freedom / Run, Run, Run

Ref: ESRF 1573
Release date: 1964
Note: -


A side: Where Did Our Love Go
B side: I'm Giving You Your Freedom

Ref: SCRF 803
Release date: 1964
Note: Jukebox single of the above EP (not commercially released).

EP
A side: Baby Love / Standing At The Crossroads Of Love
B side: When The Lovelght Starts Shining Through His Eyes / You Bring Back Memories

Ref: ESRF 1594
Release date: 1964
Note: -

EP
A side: Come See About Me / Always In My Heart
B side: You Can't Do That / Ask Any Girl

Ref: ESRF 1605
Release date: 1964/65
Note: This photo was most probably taken on the set of the Eamonn Andrews Show in London on October 11, 1964 (see TVgraphy for more information).


A side: Come See About Me
B side: Baby Love

Ref: SCRF 842
Release date: 1964/65
Note: Jukebox single of the two above EPs (not commercially released).

EP
A side: Stop! In The Name Of Love / I'm In Love Again
B side: (The Man With The) Rock And Roll Banjo Band / Baby                              Doll

Ref:
 TMEF 504
Release date: 1965
Note: Photo taken on the set of the UK TV show "Top Of The Pops" on October 7 or 8, 1964 (see Timeline and TVgraphy for more information).


A side: Stop! In The Name Of Love 
B side: I'm In Love Again

Ref: TMF 1001
Release date: 1965
Note: Jukebox single (not commercially released).

EP
A side: Back In My Arms Again / Whisper You Love Me Boy
B side: (Ain't That) Good News / Cupid

Ref:
 TMEF 510
Release date: 1965
Note: Photo taken on the Champs Elysées in Paris on April 13, 1965.

□ Test Pressing - B side only
A side: - 
B side: (Ain't That) Good News / Cupid

Ref: TMEF 510
Release date: 1965
Note: Blank A side.

EP
A side: Nothing But Heartaches / He Holds His Own
B side: Mother Dear / The Only Time I'm Happy

Ref: TMEF 515
Release date: 1965
Note: -

EP
A side: I Hear A Symphony / Chain Gang
B side: Shake / Honey Boy

Ref:
 TMEF 520
Release date: 1965
Note: -


A side: I Hear A Symphony 
B side: Nothing But Heartaches

Ref: TMF 1003
Release date: 1965
Note: Jukebox single (not commercially released).

EP
A side: My World Is Empty Without You / Any Girl In Love
B side: Everything Is Good About You / He's All I Got

Ref: TMEF 526
Release date: 1965
Note: Photo taken on the set of The Red Skelton Hour taped around the end of August 1965 (see Timeline and TVgraphy for more information).

EP
A side: Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart / With A Song In My Heart
B side: A Lover's Concerto / Wonderful, Wonderful

Ref:
 TMEF 531
Release date: 1966
Note: Photo taken at the Place de la Concorde in Paris on April 13, 1965.

Promo EP
A side: Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart / With A Song In My Heart
B side: A Lover's Concerto / Wonderful, Wonderful

Ref: TMEF 531
Release date: 1966
Note: Promo copy.

EP
A side: You Keep Me Hangin' On / Remove This Doubt
B side: You Can't Hurry Love / Put Yourself In My Place

Ref: TMEF 536
Release date: 1966
Note: -


A side: You Can't Hurry Love 
B side: Put Yourself In My Place

Ref: TMF 1005
Release date: 1966
Note: Jukebox single (not commercially released).


A side: You Can't Hurry Love
B side: You Keep Me Hangin' On

Ref: TMF 1008
Release date: 1966
Note: Jukebox single of the above EP (not commercially released).

EP
A side: Love Is Here And Now Your Gone / You're Gone (But Always In My Heart)
B side: There's No Stopping Us Now / Love Is In Our Hearts

Ref:
 TMEF 544
Release date: 1966
Note: -

EP
A side: The Happening / I Guess I'll Always Love You
B side: All I Know About You / Mother You, Smother You

Ref: TMEF 550
Release date: 1967
Note: Last of the 12 existing French EPs.


A side: Reflections
B side: Going Down For The Third Time

Ref: FT 103
Release date: 1967
Note: France was a bit late to take account of the group's name change on the picture sleeve which is here still labeled as "The Supremes" instead of "Diana Ross and the Supremes"!  
The name of the group is correct on the label of the record, though.


A side: In And Out Of Love 
B side: I Guess I'll Always Love You

Ref: FT 113
Release date: 1967
Note: -


A side: Forever Came Today 
B side: Time Changes Things

Ref: FT 124
Release date: 1968
Note: Photo taken during their European tour in January/February 1968.


A side: Some Things You Never Get Used To 
B side: You've Been So Wonderful To Me

Ref: FT 139
Release date: 1968
Note: Photo taken during their live performance at the Midem in Cannes on January 21, 1968.


A side: Love Child 
B side: Will This Be The Day

Ref: FT 150
Release date: 1968
Note: Photo taken during their live performance at the Midem in Cannes on January 21, 1968.


A side: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me 
B side: A Place In The Sun

Ref: FT 154
Release date: 1968
Note: With the Temptations.


A side: I'm Livin' In Shame 
B side: I'm So Glad I Got Somebody (Like You Around)

Ref: FT 155
Release date: 1969
Note: Photo taken during the French TV show "Studio 102" hosted by Claude François (broadcast on February 3, 1968).


A side: The Way You Do The Things You Do 
B side: I'll Try Something New

Ref: 2C 006-90153
Release date: 1969
Note: With the Temptations.


A side: The Composer 
B side: The Beginning Of The End

Ref: 2C 006-90183
Release date: 1969
Note: -


A side: No Matter What Sign You Are 
B side: The Young Folks

Ref: 2C 006-90271
Release date: 1969
Note: -


A side: Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In 
B side: Let The Music Play

Ref: 2C 006-90424
Release date: 1969
Note: From the musical "Hair". French only release on single (on EPs in some other countries).


A side: The Weight 
B side: For Better Or Worse

Ref: 2C 006-90605
Release date: October 1969
Note: The Temptations are surprisingly not credited on the sleeve. They are on the label. Photo taken on January 23, 1968 at a press conference in London.


A side: Uptight (Everything's Alright) 
B side: The Impossible Dream (live)

Ref: 2C 006-90818
Release date: November 1969
Note: French only release - with the Temptations. 


A side: Someday, We'll Be Together 
B side: Honey Bee

Ref: 2C 006-90902
Release date: December 1969
Note: French only B side coupled with "Someday...".


A side: Someday, We'll Be Together 
B side: Honey Bee

Ref: 2C 006-90902
Release date: January 1970
Note: Second pressing (same front cover as above). The month and year are printed on the right side of the back cover (1-70 printed in red, instead of 12-69 printed in green)

RERELEASES

A side: Stop! In The Name Of Love 
B side: Baby Love

Ref: 2C 008-95010
Release date: 1973
Note: -

Back in the late 1990s, I published 3 small articles about the Supremes' French discography in the former Diana Ross Internationl Fan Club magazine "Ross" (based in Holland, and unfortunately for long shut down). Those French discographies were published in Ross  n° 51 (December 1998), Ross n° 52 (March 1999) and Ross n°54 (September 1999). 

Below is a rewised version of the first two articles (the third being about the LPs will be republished in the LP section) .
The Frenh Supremes EPs  (1964-1967)
In the early 1960's, singles were usally released in France with four songs on them, known as EP (extended play).

Their record sleeve are made of thicker cardboard than for 7" singles, and their front cover is made of glossy paper. Their colors are more vibrant and this usually helps to keep the front covers in better condition. This is one of the reasons they are so sought after by collectors.

Twelve EPs were released in France during the Supremes' era. After Florence Ballard 's departure from the group, the name of the group was changed to "Diana Ross and the Supremes"   and   from   then   on,   only
singles (with two songs) were released.

Especially in the 1960's, each country made its own specifics sleeves and sometimes with its own photos taken during events occuring nearby. 

In France, the sleeves of the EPs and the singles had an unusual feature: at the top right corner of the sleeve was a small tag attached with the artist's name and the reference of the record printed on it.

The purpose of that tag was to ease inventory of the sales and for order management. When a record was sold, the tag was ripped from the sleeve. 
Intact and complete EPs and singles sleeves are therefore really hard to find.


In France, Motown recordings were distributed by Pathé-Marconi. The first three EPs were released by the label Columbia. The label Tamla-Motown was established in France in March 1965 (as well as in many European countries), label under which all subsequent records were then released.

During the same periode, singles were released but only for jukeboxes. To check them, unfold the folders inserted above in this page. 
The Frenh Diana Ross & the Supremes singles discography (1967-1970)
The changing of the group's name to "Diana Ross and the Supremes" after the departure of Florence Ballard also coincides with the discontinuation of EP releases in France.

From "Reflections" to "Someday We'll Be Together", 14 singles were released (all are mono versions as were the EPs). Like the EPs, the sleeves of 7" singles have this typical tag at their top right corner, with the artist or group's name and the reference of the record printed for tracking and inventory purposes.

From one country to  another, the  sequence
 
of their release didn't necessarily follow the singles order released in the USA. Titles on B sides were subject to changes, some new singles were sometimes released, and some less successful in the USA were simply ignored.

In France, non-US singles "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" and "Uptight" were released, most probably to capitalize on the success of the musical "Hair" and the French version of "Uptight", "Les Coups" by the famous French singer Johnny Hallyday. Another example is the inverted A and B sides for  the single "The Way  You
Do  The  Things You Do / I'll Try Something New" with the Temptations.

The most interesting aspect of these records is, of course, their picture sleeves. Some are well known photos but many pictures taken during local events were also used to illustrate those singles, being French TV shows ("Studion 102" hosted by famous French singer Claude François on the single "I'm Living In Shame"), business events (photos taken during the MIDEM gala in 1968 used on "Some Things You Never Get Used To" and "Love Child"), or press conferences, airport arrivals...