Marvin Gaye Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by cshadows2887, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. cshadows2887

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    Marvin Gaye (/ɡeɪ/; born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Gaye 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 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) and I Heard It Through the Grapevine, and duet recordings with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and Tammi Terrell, later earning the titles Prince of Motown and Prince of Soul.

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  2. cshadows2887

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    I feel like his albums with Tammi Terrell are seriously underrated. Pretty magical.
     
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  3. George

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    His stuff with Tammi Terrell is fantastic. It was only a relatively recent discovery for me, I didn't hear them until late last year. Those three albums they did together are absolutely marvelous.

    He has a duet album with Diana Ross too, that's as good as you'd imagine.
     
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  4. beachdude

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    Yesssss one of the greats!! I need to dig into his earlier albums more, but obviously his '70s material is some of the greatest of all time.
     
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  8. ugman_2000

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    Where's best to start with Marvin Gaye? I've heard all the big singles over the years but where would you say is best to start to delve into his back catalogue a bit more?

    Also have any of you guys heard this? It's a mix album where Amerigo Gazaway has spliced together Marvin Gaye and Mos Def's (Yasiin Bey) material by using deconstructed samples of Gayes music and mixing them with a combination of Gaye and Def's vocals. Anyways this was a favourite of mine when it dropped the other year.

     
  9. George

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    What's Going On is his masterpiece, definitely start with that.
     
  10. ugman_2000

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    Cheers George, just added it to my phone :)
     
  11. Letterbomb31

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    I was looking at some of my dad's old Marvin Gaye records earlier. Such great albums.
     
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  14. cshadows2887

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    In Our Lifetime remains really underrated. His flirtations with disco were always awesome.
     
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