Showing posts with label Marvin Gaye. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marvin Gaye. Show all posts

Nov 28, 2016

Marvin Gaye - Pride And Joy on The Best Of Marvin Gaye (1963)

Marvin Gaye - Pride And Joy on The Best Of Marvin Gaye (1963)
"Pride and Joy" is a 1963 single by Marvin Gaye, released on the Tamla label. The single, co-written by William "Mickey" Stevenson, Gaye and Norman Whitfield, and produced by Stevenson, was considered to be a tribute to Gaye's then-girlfriend, Anna Gordy.

The song was also the third straight (and last) single to include Martha and the Vandellas in background vocals just weeks before "Heat Wave" made the girl group one of the high-tier Motown acts.

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The song was also Gaye's first top ten pop single peaking at number ten on the chart and just missed the top spot of the R&B singles chart peaking at number two. The song also helped continue Gaye's successful hit streak as the singer would score another Top 40 pop hit at the end of that year with "Can I Get a Witness".

The album version of the single featured on Gaye's second album, That Stubborn Kinda Fellow is different in parts to the single version presenting a more jazz effect than the gospel-emulated version that became a single.

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(Night Time Is) The Right Time by Ray Charles
Think by Aretha Franklin
634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) by Wilson Pickett
I Want A Love I Can See by The Temptations
Everyday People by Sly & The Family Stone
Got To Get You Off My Mind by Solomon Burke

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Al Green
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
The Temptations
Bill Withers

Oct 11, 2015

Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up (1977)

Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up (1977)
'70s #1 Hitson WLCY Radio

"Got to Give It Up" is a song by American music artist Marvin Gaye. Written by the singer and produced by Art Stewart as a response to a request from Gaye's record label that he perform disco music, it was released in March of 1977.

Upon its release, it topped three different Billboard charts and also became a worldwide success. Gaye sometimes used the song to open up his live concert shows. The song has been covered by several acts.

Oct 10, 2015

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
'70s #1 Hits on WLCY Radio

"Let's Get It On" is a song and hit single by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released June 15, 1973, on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. The song was recorded on March 22, 1973, at Hitsville West in Los Angeles, California. The song features romantic and sexual lyricism and funk instrumentation by The Funk Brothers. The title track of Gaye's landmark 1973 album of the same name, it was written by Marvin Gaye and producer Ed Townsend. "Let's Get It On" became Gaye's most successful single for Motown and one of his most well-known songs. With the help of the song's sexually explicit content, "Let's Get It On" helped give Gaye a reputation as a sex icon during its initial popularity.