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Marvin Gaye

Geboren am 2. 4. 1939 in Washington D.C. als Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. Spielte mit Don Covay bei den Rainbows, später mit den Marquees. Ab 1960 arbeitete er für Motown Records abwechselnd als Sänger und Schlagzeuger bei diversen Sessions, Z. B. für Little Stevie Wonder. Wurde Duett-Partner u. a. für Mary Wells, Kim Weston und Tammí Terrell. Weit über 50mal platzierte Marvin Gaye sich in den US-Charts.

Zu seinen größten Hits gehören 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine', “Inner City Blues' und (erst 1982) 'Sexual Healing'. Mit seinem Vater, einem Geistlichen der Apostolischen Kirche, lag Marvin Gaye häufig in Glaubensfragen über Kreuz. Am 1. 4. 1984 wurde Marvin Gaye von ihm erschossen. In den Jahrzehnten zuvor war der Top-Star in amerikanischen Kinofilmen wie 'The Big Beat' (dto., 1965) und 'Chrome And Hot Leather' ('Chrom und heißes Leder', 1971) dabei.

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Marvin Gaye

I'll Be Doggone

Marvin Gaye

I'll Be Doggone

Once he hit his full stride at Motown, Marvin Gaye was proving unstoppable. His personal hit streak commenced in 1962 with the aptly titled Stubborn Kind Of Fellow (Gaye had resisted singing commercial R&B initially at Motown, preferring to croon old standards), then went into overdrive the following year with Hitch Hike, Pride And Joy, and Can I Get A Witness, and in '64 with You're A Wonderful One, Try It Baby, and Baby Don't You Do It. He was also proving a fine duet foil, scoring hits alongside both Mary Wells and Kim Weston.

Holland-Dozier-Holland started 1965 off memorably for Marvin with their glorious How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), a #4 R&B/#6 pop blockbuster. "The key, he thought, was too high," says the song's co-writer and co-producer Lamont Dozier. "If you put Marvin in a situation where his back was against the wall, meaning that the key was a little high, he would come up with stuff that you couldn't write on paper, as far as his performance was concerned."

 

Marvin's endlessly prolific pal Smokey Robinson produced his next smash, the sleek I'll Be Doggone. Written by Smokey, Miracles bass singer Pete Moore, and their guitarist Marv Tarplin, it vaulted all the way to the top of the R&B charts and made it to #8 pop. Constructed around a tough rhythm guitar figure and spiced with crackling bongos, a mixed vocal chorus, and swirling strings, I'll Be Doggone was chock-full of sly Robinson lyrical twists and turns that rendered the tune a pure delight.

"The music was primarily done by Marv Tarplin," reports Moore. "He was the one that came up with the original riff. Once we heard it, then Smokey and I put the lyrics to it." Before the year was through, the same creative triumvirate, abetted by fellow Miracle Bobby Rogers, would come through again for Marvin, handing him another number one R&B smash, Ain't That Peculiar.

- Bill Dahl -

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Marvin Gaye - 3 Original CDs (3-CD) Marvin Gaye: Marvin Gaye - 3 Original CDs (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD089682

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(Spectrum) 56 tracks CD set from the late Soul great containing a trio of full-length releases housed together in one package: I Heard I Through The Grapevine, Marvin Gaye & Friends (a compilation of duets) and Tamla/Motown Early Classics.
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Let's Get It On ... plus (2-LP, 180g Vinyl) Marvin Gaye: Let's Get It On ... plus (2-LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LP900310

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(Vinyl Lovers) 23 tracks - Deluxe edition of the original 1973 LP album - Originally sealed copy - Gatefold sleeve
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Let's Get It On (CD) Marvin Gaye: Let's Get It On (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMOT64021

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​(Motown Records) 10 tracks
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Collected (2-LP, 180g Vinyl) Marvin Gaye: Collected (2-LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPMOV1818

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(2017/Music On Vinyl) 28 tracks. The pop world lost one of the most important soul singers ever to grace the world on 1st April 1984. Marvin Gaye has left behind a series of fantastic hits plus a big handful of tracks which deserve the...
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Anthology (3-LP) Marvin Gaye: Anthology (3-LP) Art-Nr.: LPMOT3791

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(Motown) 40 tracks - The best Marvin Gaye collection you can get on vinyl
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What's Going On  (LP plus slipmat, 180g Vinyl, Ltd. ) Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (LP plus slipmat, 180g Vinyl,... Art-Nr.: LP534236

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(Tamla) 9 tracks - Reissue of the original 1971 album. Limited edition - comes with the 'Back To Soul' slipmat.
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Motown Legends (LP) Marvin Gaye: Motown Legends (LP) Art-Nr.: LPM359

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(Motown) 14 tracks - Originally sealed 1985 Marvin Gaye compilation about his output in the 1960s and 1970s - Canadian pressing
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How Sweet It Is - Once Upon A Time (7inch, 45rpm, SC, Ltd.) Marvin Gaye: How Sweet It Is - Once Upon A Time (7inch,... Art-Nr.: 45MOT78834

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Gaye, Marvin, How Sweet It Is - Once Upon A Time (7inch, 45rpm, SC, Ltd.)
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A Musical Testament, 1964-1984 (2-LP) Marvin Gaye: A Musical Testament, 1964-1984 (2-LP) Art-Nr.: LPML6255

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(Motown) 21 tracks - Original 'Motown' recordings
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The Master 1961-1984 (4-CD Digibook) Marvin Gaye: The Master 1961-1984 (4-CD Digibook) Art-Nr.: CD530492

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(1995/MOTOWN) 89 tracks enhanced sound quality, 72 page booklet, Longbox Digipack
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On Stage Marvin Gaye: On Stage Art-Nr.: LPRUM2011098

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(2015/Rumble Records) 8 tracks, great 1960s Soul live performance!
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Marvin Gaye, Volume 1, 1961-1965 Marvin Gaye: Marvin Gaye, Volume 1, 1961-1965 Art-Nr.: LP5353645

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(2015/Motown) 76 tracks, incl. the following albums: 'The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye', 'That Stubborn Kind Of Fellow', 'When I'm Alone I Cry', 'Hello Broadway', 'Together' (with Mary Wells), 'How Sweet Is It To Be Loved By You' and 'A...
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What's Going On - 1971 (180g Vinyl) Marvin Gaye: What's Going On - 1971 (180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPTS310

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(Tamla Motown) 9 tracks, gatefold cover includes lyrics
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The Soul Legend - Best Of (2-CD) Marvin Gaye: The Soul Legend - Best Of (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD3297212

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(2014/Wagram) 39 tracks, 22 original early masters plus great live tracks, digipac. 
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The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye (180g-Limited Edition) Marvin Gaye: The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye (180g-Limited... Art-Nr.: WT771896

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(2014/WaxTime) 15 tracks, Includes Free MP3 Album Download
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The Soulful Moods Of... Marvin Gaye: The Soulful Moods Of... Art-Nr.: CD711482

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(2012/Hallmark) 11 tracks
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A Stubborn Kind Of Fellow - From The Beginning 1957-62 Marvin Gaye: A Stubborn Kind Of Fellow - From The Beginning... Art-Nr.: CDJAS245

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(JASMINE) 28 tracks incl. early vocal group back-up work (Moonglows, Chuck Berry a.o.).
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I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye: I Heard It Through The Grapevine Art-Nr.: CDCR100046

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Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole Marvin Gaye: Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole Art-Nr.: CD555203

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CD on UNIVERSAL JAPAN RECORDS by Marvin Gaye - Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole
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M.P.G. Marvin Gaye: M.P.G. Art-Nr.: CD555207

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CD on UNIVERSAL JAPAN RECORDS by Marvin Gaye - M.P.G.
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I Heard It Through The Grapevine! (1968) 180g Marvin Gaye: I Heard It Through The Grapevine! (1968) 180g Art-Nr.: MOVLP448

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What's Going On (2-CD - 1-LP) Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (2-CD - 1-LP) Art-Nr.: CD1555202

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(2011/MOTOWM) 46 tracks, original album plus 28 bonus tracks (12 unreleased), booklet. Gatefold/Klappcover.
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Let's Get It On...plus (Rarities Edition) Marvin Gaye: Let's Get It On...plus (Rarities Edition) Art-Nr.: CD1460902

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(2010/MOTOWN) 20 tracks (prev.available on the Deluxe Ed.)
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Trouble Man (1972) Marvin Gaye: Trouble Man (1972) Art-Nr.: T322

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What's Going On (1991) 180g Vinyl Marvin Gaye: What's Going On (1991) 180g Vinyl Art-Nr.: TAMLA300221

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I Want You (1976) 180g Vinyl Marvin Gaye: I Want You (1976) 180g Vinyl Art-Nr.: TAMLA095292

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Sexual Healing (2003) Marvin Gaye: Sexual Healing (2003) Art-Nr.: LEG1002

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Classic Marvin Gaye 1966-76 Marvin Gaye: Classic Marvin Gaye 1966-76 Art-Nr.: CD5314946

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CD on POLYDOR RECORDS by Marvin Gaye - Classic Marvin Gaye 1966-76
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Marvin Gaye 50 (3-CD) Marvin Gaye: Marvin Gaye 50 (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD5313014

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(2007/MOTOWN) 50 tracks - gatefold/papersleeve
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Midnight Love & Sexual Healing Sessions 2-CD Marvin Gaye: Midnight Love & Sexual Healing Sessions 2-CD Art-Nr.: CDSNY707575

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(2007/SONY) 22 tracks, recorded 1982
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Scenes From A Life (0) Marvin Gaye: Scenes From A Life (0) Art-Nr.: DVDU0182

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(2003/Umbrella) PAL, English, 4:3, Colour, Dolby Digital 5.1, 60 Min.; 'Scenes From A Life' features interviews with family and friends and some of Marvin Gaye's greatest hits. Hosted by Smokey Robinson. Special Guest Stars: Nick Ashford...
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The Love Collection Marvin Gaye: The Love Collection Art-Nr.: CD9838401

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(2006/UNIVERSAL) 21 tracks
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Gold - Definitive Collection (2-CD) Marvin Gaye: Gold - Definitive Collection (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD9863225

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(2005/MOTOWN) 34 tracks 1962-82 with 15 page booklet.
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Soul Legends Series - Digipac Marvin Gaye: Soul Legends Series - Digipac Art-Nr.: CDMOT30354

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(2006/UNIVERSAL) 21 tracks, digitally remastered;
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Vol.2, 20th Century Masters - Best 70s Marvin Gaye: Vol.2, 20th Century Masters - Best 70s Art-Nr.: CDMOT153732

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(2000/MOTOWN) 11 tracks
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20th Century Masters - Best Vol.1 60s GAYE, Marvin: 20th Century Masters - Best Vol.1 60s Art-Nr.: CDMOT153363

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(1999/MOTOWN) 11 tracks
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