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Marvin Gaye - ( Artist Of The Week)

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In the week that a commemorative stamp was issued in America on what would have been his 80th birthday we would like to celebrate the music of Marvin Gaye.

Marvin Gaye Biography (Wikipedia)
Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, including "Ain't That Peculiar", "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", and duet recordings with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Diana Ross, and Tammi Terrell. He earned the titles "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul".

During the 1970s, he recorded the albums What's Going On and Let's Get It On and became one of the first artists in Motown (joint with Stevie Wonder) to break away from the reins of a production company. His later recordings influenced several contemporary R&B subgenres, such as quiet storm and neo soul. Following a period in Europe as a tax exile in the early 1980s, he released the 1982 Grammy Award-winning hit "Sexual Healing" and its parent album Midnight Love.

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Landmark recording.

I know I'm in the minority here, but I think this ought to be a Landfill recording.

Can't hack it - and I'm not enamoured on the rest of the LP either.

Prefer all of the tracks on MPG.

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I know I'm in the minority here, but I think this ought to be a Landfill recording.

Can't hack it - and I'm not enamoured on the rest of the LP either.

Prefer all of the tracks on MPG.

That's pretty much what Berry Gordy said - Marvin ignored him!

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I know I'm in the minority here, but I think this ought to be a Landfill recording.

Can't hack it - and I'm not enamoured on the rest of the LP either.

Prefer all of the tracks on MPG.

Intresting comment ! i read a lot of your posts etc and rate you as a very knowledgable person with decent taste, im not having a go or questioning your preference but would like to understand why you feel this track should be landfill ? is it the tempo. instrumentation, vocal or the fact its basically so commercial now as its played everywhere... i really am intrested in your opinion and explanation m8, regards charlie

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Intresting comment ! i read a lot of your posts etc and rate you as a very knowledgable person with decent taste, im not having a go or questioning your preference but would like to understand why you feel this track should be landfill ? is it the tempo. instrumentation, vocal or the fact its basically so commercial now as its played everywhere... i really am intrested in your opinion and explanation m8, regards charlie

I think the lyrics are bit trite (sounds like he had one hand on his rhyming dictionary at the end of every line) and the musical backing is generally lacking in oomph.

His vocal can't really be faulted, I just find it's a bit wishy washy at best.

It's a 'go to' album for compilers of 'greatest album' lists, who are either very lazy or clueless (so they reel out the same cliched top ten).

Commercial or not holds no sway in my argument - one of my top ten 45s of all time was a massives 70s Philly hit.

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I think the lyrics are bit trite (sounds like he had one hand on his rhyming dictionary at the end of every line) and the musical backing is generally lacking in oomph.

His vocal can't really be faulted, I just find it's a bit wishy washy at best.

It's a 'go to' album for compilers of 'greatest album' lists, who are either very lazy or clueless (so they reel out the same cliched top ten).

Commercial or not holds no sway in my argument - one of my top ten 45s of all time was a massives 70s Philly hit.

respect to you m8. well answered ..... thankyou

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On 28/07/2011 at 21:19, pikeys dog said:

I think the lyrics are bit trite (sounds like he had one hand on his rhyming dictionary at the end of every line) and the musical backing is generally lacking in oomph.

His vocal can't really be faulted, I just find it's a bit wishy washy at best.

It's a 'go to' album for compilers of 'greatest album' lists, who are either very lazy or clueless (so they reel out the same cliched top ten).

Commercial or not holds no sway in my argument - one of my top ten 45s of all time was a massives 70s Philly hit.

 

It's definately popular - infact somone on here PM'd me yesterday asking if I wanted to sell my copy. 

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Great tune

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GOTTA AGREE WITH YOU MATE - TOP TUNE - VOCALS AND ARRANGEMENT.

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In the week that a commemorative stamp was issued in America on what would have been his 80th birthday we would like to celebrate the music of Marvin Gaye.

 

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On 28/07/2011 at 19:44, oldsoulman said:

Great tune

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a couple from my MG collection......  always think the red & whites look best....

 

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from our video gallery feature

Documentary into making of "Transit Ostend", Marvin Gaye's 1981 documentary prior to the beginning of his two-day Belgium tour that year and documenting the final three years of his life. Directed by Richard Olivier.

 

 

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Interesting interview for Detroit Free Press.........

 

 

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Marvin's First Ever Lead Vocal (Chess)  & Marvin' s First for Tamla & the Demo (Witchcraft) for his first Album That Bombed! 

 Joint Song Writer with Harvey Fuqua on Mamma Loucie

Harvey Fuqua was later to become Berry's Brother in Law (as did Marvin) as Harvey married Gwen Berry's sister. Berry was later to secure all of the Anna, Harvey, Tri-Phi , Message & other music catalogues on the insolvency of the labels.
 

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