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Tonight a guy in my local tried to tell me that Marvin Gaye's hit record had been done before!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:

He reckons that it was done earlier by a female group and thinks it was by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I said bollocks but one thing I have learned since being a member of this site is 'don't count your soul chickens' as it were.

Please tell me it's not so, as the guy concened is affectionately known as 'thrush' with good reason!!! :P

KTF

Drew.

P.S.

Can someone advise on how I print the answer without printing every post etc, as I had a pint on this. :lol:

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Tonight a guy in my local tried to tell me that Marvin Gaye's hit record had been done before!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:

He reckons that it was done earlier by a female group and thinks it was by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I said bollocks but one thing I have learned since being a member of this site is 'don't count your soul chickens' as it were.

Please tell me it's not so, as the guy concened is affectionately known as 'thrush' with good reason!!! :P

KTF

Drew.

P.S.

Can someone advise on how I print the answer without printing every post etc, as I had a pint on this. :lol:

Sure Gladys Knights version was before Marvins

Edited by Adam G

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Yes. and there's a version by Smokey on a MFP L.P. too, don't know when exactly it was recorded, but it's crap.

I think Smokey's version is quite Northern. The intro is brilliant. Marvin did record it first, but Martha's version, which isn't a patch on Marvin's, was released first.

As with many other Motown records, how big would this have been on the scene if it had just been discovered?

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Marvin was the 6th person to record IHITTG, according to the interview with him on the Motown 10th anniversarry box set.

The story goes that one version was almost ready for release but Berry Gordy still wasnt convinced. As Marvin had been helping out playing the drums on a few of the other artists recordings he was asked to give the song a go.

I dont care if it is the version everyone knows. I think it is just about perfection, and prefer Marvin's version by a mile to every other version I've heard.

Here is the Wikedwatsit link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Heard_It_Th...h_the_Grapevine

its a different story to the version I quoted at the top.

Edited by in town Mikey

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Tonight a guy in my local tried to tell me that Marvin Gaye's hit record had been done before!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:

He reckons that it was done earlier by a female group and thinks it was by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I said bollocks but one thing I have learned since being a member of this site is 'don't count your soul chickens' as it were.

Please tell me it's not so, as the guy concened is affectionately known as 'thrush' with good reason!!! :P

KTF

Drew.

P.S.

Can someone advise on how I print the answer without printing every post etc, as I had a pint on this. :lol:

Gladys Knight and the pips had the original release in '67

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Thanks a lot folks!!

I now owe the irritating git a pint!!!!!!!!!! :angry: :thumbsup:

KTF.

Drew.

...Actually, Drew, it's documented in several places - none of which I can point you to without further research, I'm afraid - that Smokey and the Miracles recorded "Grapevine" first, sometime in 1966. Marvin allegedly recorded it next, then Gladys (whose version was released first), then the Tempts, then Smokey re-voiced the Miracles' original backing track for the version on the - from memory - "Doggone Right" album...

If I can turn up something that you can refer to, I'll let you know.

Best,

TONE :thumbsup:

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...Actually, Drew, it's documented in several places - none of which I can point you to without further research, I'm afraid - that Smokey and the Miracles recorded "Grapevine" first, sometime in 1966. Marvin allegedly recorded it next, then Gladys (whose version was released first), then the Tempts, then Smokey re-voiced the Miracles' original backing track for the version on the - from memory - "Doggone Right" album...

If I can turn up something that you can refer to, I'll let you know.

Best,

TONE :thumbsup:

Did Stan Collymore,do Doggone Right on Cannock Chase :thumbsup:

Kev.

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Lets face it Kirsty, if Paul Weller sang the latest reasons for unleashing a Jihad against the British people, you'd enjoy it. :thumbsup:

Actually Mikey, I think you're confusing me with lots of other women of a certain age.

I never said anywhere in my post that I thought this version was any good - and I have NEVER made any post as to Paul Weller being any good. Unlike many it would seem, I don't hail Paul Weller as any kind of god, sex or otherwise :thumbsup::shades: But Marvin gaye, well thats another story :ohmy:

I happened to have the radio on whilst driving my children home from a shopping trip on Sunday when I caught the tail end of said song. I was listening thinking, jeez I recognise them voices I wonder who it is. Presenter said "and that was P.W and A.W from the electric proms"

Have nothing else to say on this matter, except for - consider yourself bollocked Michael

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Actually Mikey, I think you're confusing me with lots of other women of a certain age.

...........Snip..........

Have nothing else to say on this matter, except for - consider yourself bollocked Michael

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Mikey got told off, Mikey got told off :thumbsup::thumbsup: Notice Mikey, it went from Mikey in the first line to Michael in the last.............

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Mikey got told off, Mikey got told off :shades::ohmy: Notice Mikey, it went from Mikey in the first line to Michael in the last.............

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Thats when I knew I was in real trouble Win.

Sorry Kirsty, I probably got you mixed up with a few others, as you say.

I'll buy you a drink next time we are at a do together.

Chastened Mikey or Michael.

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Thats when I knew I was in real trouble Win.

Sorry Kirsty, I probably got you mixed up with a few others, as you say.

I'll buy you a drink next time we are at a do together.

Chastened Mikey or Michael.

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Fair play Mikey, ever the gent :lol:

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someone has failed to mention Bobby Taylor cut it aswell. found on his anthology but Smokey Robinson and Miracles do the best version which is more Northern.

This song was voted as the greatest Motown song ever by a poll on Radio 2 not so long ago had to be Marvin Gaye's version.

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someone has failed to mention Bobby Taylor cut it aswell. found on his anthology but Smokey Robinson and Miracles do the best version which is more Northern.

This song was voted as the greatest Motown song ever by a poll on Radio 2 not so long ago had to be Marvin Gaye's version.

Hello folks! I am the Maverick and here in the US, I specialize in Motown, Northern/Modern Soul, and Classic Reggae/Soca! I have been roaming thru here for months now and decided to join! :tumbleweed3:

I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE has been covered by many on Motown:

1967

Gladys Knight and the Pips

Everybody Needs Love (most recently remixed for the 2005 Motown Remixed CD by The Randy Watson Experience)

1968

Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers

Self-Titled

1968

Marvin Gaye

I Heard It Thru the Grapevine/In The Groove

1968

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Special Occasion

1968

The Temptations

Cloud Nine

1977

The Supremes

Cruisin 1968

1978

Rare Earth

Grand Slam

1994

Barrett Strong

In Their Own Words Vol. 1

1995

The Undisputed Truth

Milestones: The Best of Undisputed Truth

1996

Frankie Gaye

Very Best of Frankie Gaye

1996

Gladys Knight and Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye's The Master Box Set

2002

Ben Harper

Standing in the Shadows: Deluxe Edition

2003

Michael McDonald

Motown

2004

Edwin Starr

Live-25 Miles from Home

2004 (Reissue)

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Heatwave

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No, I believe that was his version of Jackie Wilson's "Doggin' Around" :tumbleweed3::thumbsup::lamsey:

TONE

And after the Police caught him he decided against using Cannock Chase and now attends a certain R & B Club in Leicestershire.........No More Doggin' :ohmy:

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And after the Police caught him he decided against using Cannock Chase and now attends a certain R & B Club in Leicestershire.........No More Doggin' :tumbleweed3:

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Rehab clinics popping up all over the place......God bless Betty Ford :thumbsup:

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine - gladys knight and marvin gaye - motown

10994 refosoul

This clip is on Marvin's THE MASTER 1961-1984...it was recorded live.

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