Tag Archives: Marvin Gaye

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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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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The Star Spangled Banner: Whitney Houston; Jose Feliciano; Jimi Hendrix; Marvin Gaye; Roseanne Barr; Carl Lewis

Hello there! This week is the 4th of July, in the first year of our blog.  So in honor of this occasion, we will examine various versions of our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner. We will start with a … Continue reading

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Marvin Gaye, Creedence Clearwater Revival

Today’s post deals with one of the most famous Motown songs, I Heard it Through the Grapevine.  It is a terrific song, and was ranked in the top 100 on the 50th anniversary list of Billboard Hot 100 songs; but … Continue reading

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