Tag Archives: Berry Gordy

I Can’t Help Myself: The Four Tops; The Supremes; Madonna.

Hello there! This week we will discuss a great Motown pop song, I Can’t Help Myself, which is alternatively known as Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch, after the first line of the song. We will first review the original song by … Continue reading

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Money (That’s What I Want): Barrett Strong; The Beatles; Stevie Wonder.

Hello there! This week we will discuss the song Money (That’s What I Want). We will first discuss the original song which is credited to Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford, and was recorded by Barrett Strong. Next we will discuss … Continue reading

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How Sweet It Is: Marvin Gaye; Jr Walker & the All Stars; James Taylor.

Hello there! This week we will discuss the song How Sweet It Is, a wonderful Motown soul song written by Holland-Dozier-Holland and originally performed by Marvin Gaye. We will then review covers of this song by Jr Walker & the … Continue reading

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Can’t Buy Me Love: The Beatles (clip from “A Hard Day’s Night); The Supremes; Michael Buble.

Hello there! This is another entry in our blog series “Tim’s Cover Story Goes to the Movies.” In these posts, we review a rock and roll tune that features prominently in a film. This week’s entry is Can’t Buy Me … Continue reading

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Let’s Get It On: Marvin Gaye; Jack Black; Shannon Lawson

Hello there! Our song this week is Let’s Get It On. It is a sensual soul song from Marvin Gaye. We will review the original 1973 version by Marvin Gaye. We will also discuss covers by Jack Black, and by … Continue reading

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What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye; Cyndi Lauper; Daryl Hall & John Oates

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song What’s Going On. This is one of the most powerful and moving soul songs ever recorded. We will start with the original song by Marvin Gaye, and then we will … Continue reading

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