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Gladys Knight The Music Of Gladys Knight & The Pips (3-CD)

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Gladys Knight: The Music Of Gladys Knight & The Pips (3-CD)

(2010/SONY) 45 tracks

Article properties: Gladys Knight: The Music Of Gladys Knight & The Pips (3-CD)

  • Interpret: Gladys Knight

  • Album titlle: The Music Of Gladys Knight & The Pips (3-CD)

  • Label BUDDAH

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 2010
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0886977609824

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Knight, Gladys - The Music Of Gladys Knight & The Pips (3-CD) CD 1
01 I Heard It Through The Grapevine Gladys Knight
02 I've Got To Use My Imagination Gladys Knight
03 Where Peaceful Waters Flow Gladys Knight
04 Midnight Train To Georgia Gladys Knight
05 Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First..) Gladys Knight
06 Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me Gladys Knight
07 If I Were Your Woman Gladys Knight
08 The Makings Of You Gladys Knight
09 Feel Like Makin' Love Gladys Knight
10 On And On Gladys Knight
11 The Way We Were/Try To Remember (live) Gladys Knight
12 Every Beat Of My Heart Gladys Knight
13 Letter Full Of Tears Gladys Knight
14 Giving Up Gladys Knight
15 Either Way I Lose Gladys Knight
Knight, Gladys - The Music Of Gladys Knight & The Pips (3-CD) CD 2
01 Medley (live) Gladys Knight
02 I Feel A Song (In My Heart) Gladys Knight
03 Better You Go Your Way Gladys Knight
04 The Going Ups And Coming Downs Gladys Knight
05 Seconds Gladys Knight
06 Part Time Love Gladys Knight
07 At Every And There's A Beginning Gladys Knight
08 Walk Softly Gladys Knight
09 Baby Don't Change Your Mind Gladys Knight
10 Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right Gladys Knight
11 To Be Invisible Gladys Knight
12 Love Finds Its Own Way Gladys Knight
13 So Sad The Song Gladys Knight
14 Do You Love Me Just A Little, Honey Gladys Knight
15 I Don't Want To Do Wrong (live) Gladys Knight
Knight, Gladys - The Music Of Gladys Knight & The Pips (3-CD) CD 3
01 Taste Of Bitter Love Gladys Knight
02 Bourgie Bourgie Gladys Knight
03 Landlord Gladys Knight
04 A Friend Of Mine Gladys Knight
05 Still Such A Thing Gladys Knight
06 You're Number On (In My Book) Gladys Knight
07 When You're Far Away Gladys Knight
08 Save The Overtime (For Me) Gladys Knight
09 My Time Gladys Knight
10 Keep Givin' Me Love Gladys Knight
11 Hero (a/k/a Wind Beneath My Wings) Gladys Knight
12 Hold On Gladys Knight
13 Make Yours A Happy Home Gladys Knight
14 What If I Should Ever Need You Gladys Knight
15 Tenderness Is The Way Gladys Knight
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Gladys Knight & The Pips

I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Gladys Knight & The Pips

I Heard It Through The Grapevine

 

After giving Motown its first national hit with his pounding Money (That's What I Want) in 1960, Barrett Strong took a hiatus from Hitsville, working as a songwriter in Chicago. That's where he found the inspiration for one of Motown's greatest hits.

"I was walking down Michigan Avenue, and the idea just popped into my mind. I heard people say it all the time: 'I heard it through the grapevine.' Nobody wrote a song about it, so I sat at a piano and came up with the bass line. And the melody came back," says Barrett, who rejoined Motown in 1966 and got together with producer Norman Whitfield. "Norman said, 'What do you have, man?' I showed it to him. He said, 'I'll cut that!'"  It was the auspicious beginning of a most fruitful partnership.

Whitfield produced a version of Grapevine by The Miracles that sat on the shelf. His ominous minor-key production of the song by Marvin Gaye initially met the same unjust fate. Undaunted, Norman next turned to Gladys Knight & The Pips. The veteran Atlanta vocal group—Gladys (born there on May 28, 1944), her older brother Merald 'Bubba' Knight, and their cousins William Guest and Edward Patten had scored a #1 R&B smash with Every Beat Of My Heart for Vee-Jay in direct competition with their own remake on Fury, then posted another hit for Fury at year's end with Letter Full Of Tears. They landed at Motown in 1966 against Gladys' better judgment.

"I said, 'I don't want to go over there. We've been fine up to now, creating our own avenues, our own following,'" says Gladys, who was outvoted three-to-one. The hits began to come on Motown's Soul logo in '67 with the Whitfield-helmed Everybody Needs Love. Then Norman handed the group Grapevine, now arranged as a raveup gospel workout mirroring Aretha Franklin's Respect.

"We took the track home, man. We would rehearse that thing night and day, in the morning and at night," says Bubba. "(Norman) said, 'How y'all comin' with that song I gave you, "Grapevine?"' And we went over to the studio one day at Motown and we sung it for him. We put the tape recorder on and we sung what we had on there. And he said, 'Good God! Get me a studio right now!'" Gladys' incendiary lead and The Pips' impeccably harmonized replies were surrounded by a complex intro played by two drummers and Hank Cosby's wailing sax solo. Grapevine was a #1 R&B/#2 pop smash for Gladys and the Pips, yet Gaye's version would do even better only a year later.

- Bill Dahl -

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