First Listen: Motown legend Scherrie Payne Wants No More “Crumbs off the Table”

(July 10, 2017) -- In 1969, Detroit-based vocal quartet The Glass House scored a top-40 R&B hit with the assertive, Scherrie Payne-led “Crumbs off the Table.” Payne, the younger sister of Freda, would go on to assume the role of lead vocalist for The Supremes in 1975 before recording a string of successful disco and hi-NRG singles in Europe throughout the ‘80s.

(July 10, 2017) -- In 1969, Detroit-based vocal quartet The Glass House scored a top-40 R&B hit with the assertive, Scherrie Payne-led “Crumbs off the Table.” Payne, the younger sister of Freda, would go on to assume the role of lead vocalist for The Supremes in 1975 before recording a string of successful disco and hi-NRG singles in Europe throughout the ‘80s.

Following last year’s Remember Who You Are, the dynamite diva has teamed up with revered dance producer Rick Gianatos for an updated reading of “Crumbs off the Table" (of which an alternate version appears on the Vintage Scherrie Vol. I CD). With lyrics as relevant as ever over four decades later. Scherrie delivers in top form atop a funky arrangement replete with cool keyboard layers and lightly jazzy horn nuances. Adding to the effectiveness, a colorful companion video for the cut finds her embodying sass and style over cleverly animated backdrops. Take a listen (and look) below and let us know your thoughts!

by Justin Kantor

Scherrie Payne - "Crumbs Off The Table"

 
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