Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Listen to GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I'VE GOT by Marvin Gaye.

This Care Of Cell 44 analog is maybe not a lost classic, but it's an indicator of Marvin Gaye's quality that it's not considered a lost classic. If that makes any sense, which I doubt it does.

Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got is the opening track from "That's The Way Love Is," released at the beginning of 1970. It's mostly covers, very conservative arrangements, and tasteful performances from Marvin. Yet it's a fascinating album, because it was recorded and released in the middle of tremendous personal turmoil (Tammi Terrell would finally die in March of that year from brain cancer, and professional turmoil (this was the last album released before "What's Going On," a project he had already begun at this point). So "That's The Way Love Is" marks the end of an era. Yet songs like Gonna Give Her evince no apparent tension or strife. Like I said, fascinating.

Photo: Fishermen below Overholser (1).


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