Friday, September 7, 2012

The Supremes at the Copa and Diana Ross: Last Time I Saw Him

The Supremes at the Copa and Diana Ross: Last Time I Saw Him.  The Supremes at the Copa is a live album by Motown singing group The Supremes, recorded during their debut engagement at the prestigious Copacabana nightclub in New York City. Released in the late fall of 1965, At the Copa was the first live album issued by The Supremes, and the only live album issued by the group's best-known lineup of Diana RossFlorence Ballard, and Mary Wilson.  The Copacabana (often referred to as The Copa) is (was?) a famous New York City nightclub.  Many entertainers, among them Danny ThomasPat Cooper and the comedy team of Martin and Lewis, made their New York debuts at the Copacabana.  The 1978 Barry Manilow song "Copacabana" is named after, and is about this nightclub. Part of the 2003 Yerba Buena song "Guajira" is set there.  The Copa was used as a setting in the films GoodfellasRaging BullTootsieCarlito's WayThe French ConnectionMartin and Lewis, and Beyond the Sea, as well as several plays, including Barry Manilow's Copacabana.

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