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Mary Wilson’s new album has “a lot to say about life”

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith

HollywoodNews.com: Mary Wilson reports that the album of all-new material she’s been working on– with songs by Brian and Eddie Holland and Lamont Dozier — will be out “within a couple of months.

“We haven’t decided on a name yet. It has something to do with my journey in life. It has a lot to say about life,” says the songstress who rose to fame as one of Motown’s legendary Supremes – who, of course, were hit-making giants thanks to songs turned out by Holland-Dozier-Holland.

Mary’s new album is “more adult contemporary,” she says. “It was originally supposed to come out this month, but it isn’t quite there yet. Of course, there’s no radio to play new music these days. There’s the internet and, well, we’ll figure out something.”

Right now, Mary’s busy with her “Up Close” shows, singing sultry ballads at jazz clubs including Hollywood’s Catalina Bar & Grill Sept. 2-5.

“I do ‘Body and Soul’ – there’s a little bit of that sexy thing going on. I do Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now,’ that really sums up my life. I do ‘Here’s to Life’ – a very, very beautiful song.”

There’s not a Supremes song on the list. Those interested in hearing those golden oldies should go to one of her rock ‘n’ roll concerts, not her cabaret performances, Mary says. “I do my concerts all the time – although, this past year or two have been very, very slow with the economy down,” she observes, referring to the abysmal industry-wide concert scene . “There’ve been cutbacks on corporate shows, too. But they’ll pick up when the economy pick up.”

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Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith are among America’s leading columnists. They’ve covered the Hollywood beat for decades — Elvis and “Easy Rider” through the Jonas Bros. and “Avatar” and all the stars and their triumphs and scandals in-between. Their Creators Syndicate column, Beck/Smith Hollywood Exclusive, is a source of top celebrity interviews and entertainment news in newspapers across the country as well as online. To read more about Marylin and Stacy go to BeckSmithHollywood.com

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  • September 9, 2010 | Permalink |

    I had the misfortune of seeing this woman attempt to perform, most of the applause came when it mercifully ended.

    At least she made one good decision, listening to her try to mimic Diana Ross on all those Supremes songs was just damn painful!

    Save your money, check this chick out on UTube first, it speaks volumes about her lack of talent!

  • September 14, 2010 | Permalink |

    Mary Wilson is a superb singer and is spectacular in concert! I have seen her in concert several times and it has always been most enjoyable. She is one of our true American Music Legends.

  • September 21, 2010 | Permalink |

    American Music legend!?

    When did that happen, to most people she was just one of the original background singers for Diana Ross.

    Saw her @ The State Fair, that is one tarnished Legend, Most people either ignorerd her performance or just moved along to something more enjoyable (Like Watching Grass Grow)

  • February 19, 2011 | Permalink |

    Just what is the name of this “NEW” Album

    Imaginary?, I thought so, This girl never quits, Next it will be a reunion of The Supremes & then a movie role, etc, etc,
    Anything for publicity

  • May 31, 2011 | Permalink |

    The Haters here are devoted Ross fanatics who never got over the 60’s…..I have seen Miss Wilson in concert with the Symphony and she gave a beautiful performance. A very warm , outgoing personality who is still a beautiful looking woman.

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