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Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Feb 09, 2018 13:53
 

To me this is 7 - Quite Likeable
Wardleader
(Philadelphia USA)
Posted: Jan 08, 2018 10:06
 

Can not be overplayed, sweet Soul Groove, Eternal Verity of Smooth Humanity.    Listen to this and then this.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDTXljIqxRE


ImaOldman
(Charleston, SC)
Posted: Dec 27, 2017 8:29
 

Hard to believe Barry Gordy didn't want to release this album...  One of the all time greats, RIP Marvin!
gmichaelt
(45° 28' N / 73° 36' W)
Posted: Jul 28, 2017 20:16
 

 handyrae wrote, way back when:
The ratings graph about says it all!
 
So true!
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 12:25
 

 willmcnaught wrote:
Timeless! {#Notworthy}

 
Timeless, yes!  What a great message, and really too bad that this isn't the 'default' thought process for EVERYONE on earth.  Why should we kill each and destroy when we can love and create instead?  (unfortunately I think $$ has a lot to do with it)

This is a 10 rated track for me


hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jun 24, 2017 16:23
 

look at that photo of Marvin while diggin' this so seriously gorgeous piece of classic music, does that not grab you
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: May 10, 2017 19:17
 

 zedstation wrote:
1971 and 1972; did the music released in those two years create the template for generations/decades to come?

 
frantically bobbing positive emoji
zedstation
Posted: May 10, 2017 16:45
 

1971 and 1972; did the music released in those two years create the template for generations/decades to come?


treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Mar 28, 2017 9:16
 

 GProkopo wrote:

Lem Barney, too.

 
HOF #20.

56 career INTs.  Many of them off Minn. QBs.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Dec 08, 2016 11:06
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

Jamerson's bass on this track is iconic. The story is that he came in from a night of carousing, hung over, read through the charts once, and played the most amazing bass track ever. Years later after Motown moved to LA, a local wise guy—having heard the story about how it was invented—bet Jamerson a good deal of money that he couldn't recreate it on the spot. Jamerson collected.

 
Yes, that is really an outstanding bass track, very melodic and tasty without "over-doing it": perfect.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Dec 08, 2016 11:02
 

The Creator ought to put this and Mercy Me on a loud, permanent loop in the Oval Office and the 5th Ave. Throne Room of what's his nuts Der Trumper. 

Sorry, that's political. It's oozing out of my pores.
If you're offended, have a beer and email me in the morning.
 
GProkopo
(Greenville, NC)
Posted: Nov 25, 2016 20:30
 

 Skydog wrote:
Detroit Lions Mel Farr was in the back with the other voices
 

 
Lem Barney, too.
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: Oct 14, 2016 14:18
 

 Skydog wrote:

CKLW in the 1960's was the best AM radio in the land. 
Motown and Beatles and everything in between.

 
I grew up in burbs of Detroit, fond fond memories of CKLW,  and growing up in the Motown sound. A very good documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" amazing video! Worth seeing. {#Notworthy}
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: Oct 14, 2016 14:15
 

Timeless! {#Notworthy}
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Aug 20, 2016 16:32
 

 
Posted: Sep 24, 2015 - 07:52
 

 oldsaxon wrote:

Where are today's voices? We have fallen into the trap and I wish...hope, really...that someone will stand up and say these things again.

  Proclivities wrote:

There are probably still a lot of people saying "these things"; whether or not anyone is listening is another story.

 

so true
Ahnyer_Keester
(Lancaster, CA)
Posted: Aug 05, 2016 16:42
 

 Skydog wrote:
so sad so sad
45 years later and the lyrics sound like they were written today 
 
Too true. This one and Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) also.
Ahnyer_Keester
(Lancaster, CA)
Posted: Aug 05, 2016 16:40
 

 Skydog wrote:
CKLW in the 1960's was the best AM radio in the land. 
Motown and Beatles and everything in between.
 
Have to agree. Didn't hear much beyond top 40 on WJR back then.

This is one of those songs I remember hearing blare from a car speaker hanging from the visor on the school bus with an AM radio sitting precariously on the dashboard.

This is sweet music to my soul. 
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: May 17, 2016 5:52
 

This album is soul music's Sgt Pepper
dkwalika
(Upper Midwest)
Posted: May 17, 2016 5:51
 

 Agreed. In my top three albums of all time.

kimschoice wrote:

Right on....Another 10 is Mercy Mercy Me on my short list

 


kimschoice
(Bosstown)
Posted: May 17, 2016 5:49
 

 dduncan wrote:
One of the very few that rates 10, without reservation.

 
Right on....Another 10 is Mercy Mercy Me on my short list
kanga311
Posted: May 09, 2016 4:59
 

{#Notworthy} TEN
MrsTom
Posted: Apr 15, 2016 3:19
 

 Skydog wrote:
Detroit Lions Mel Farr was in the back with the other voices
 

 
"Right on, brutha!"
justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Mar 31, 2016 1:21
 

 Skydog wrote:
so sad so sad
45 years later and the lyrics sound like they were written today 

 
Not entirely

Everybody thinks we're wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply 'cause our hair is long

but replace hair with beard and it will hold for at least another decade
Chinto
(kelowna)
Posted: Mar 17, 2016 21:22
 

 Skydog wrote:
so sad so sad
45 years later and the lyrics sound like they were written today 

 
So true. Composed by Obie Benson
Chinto
(kelowna)
Posted: Mar 17, 2016 21:18
 

 Skydog wrote:
Detroit Lions Mel Farr was in the back with the other voices
 

 
Cool!
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Mar 14, 2016 9:14
 

Detroit Lions Mel Farr was in the back with the other voices
 
dduncan
Posted: Mar 06, 2016 9:47
 

One of the very few that rates 10, without reservation.
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Feb 15, 2016 4:00
 

so sad so sad
45 years later and the lyrics sound like they were written today 
cinco5
(chicago)
Posted: Feb 11, 2016 16:52
 

Ten.
coloradojohn
(Re-booting at the foot of The Flatirons, BOULDER)
Posted: Feb 03, 2016 19:33
 

Fashions, moral and cultural norms, and even tides of senseless persecution, violence, and war come and go, but this song resonates!
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Jan 27, 2016 18:03
 

 fitmartin wrote:
Memories of CKLW Windsor/Detroit radio at the cottage!
 
CKLW in the 1960's was the best AM radio in the land. 
Motown and Beatles and everything in between.
michaelc
(Walnut Creek, CA)
Posted: Jan 27, 2016 16:39
 

Just don't get better. . . .
 We all miss you dude.
eugene2
Posted: Jan 15, 2016 8:34
 

{#Laughing}
cinco5
(chicago)
Posted: Jan 14, 2016 16:05
 

we know about guns and violence here. What's goin on?
h8rhater
Posted: Dec 14, 2015 7:20
 

 LizK wrote:

Marvin & his drugs had made his father's life a living hell. And no one regretted that shooting more than he.

 
This is not really true.  Marvin Jr. was no saint and had problems with paranoia and drug abuse, but his father shot him in cold blood.

Marvin's father was an abusive man and it was his abuse of Marvin's mother that lead Jr to confront him physically.  Shortly after the physical altercation, Marvin Sr. returned to Jr's room and shot him in the heart.  Then he fired another round into his son from point blank range.  Marvin Sr. swore if any child of his ever put a hand on him he would kill him/her.  And so he did.




Ahnyer_Keester
(Lancaster, CA)
Posted: Nov 09, 2015 13:16
 

Right on. Right on, bother.

Right on baby. 
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Nov 01, 2015 15:55
 

 jchrise wrote:
Such prophetic words he wrote in this song...

Father, father
We don't need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate

Sadly, his father didn't heed the words. Makes me shiver.

 
Marvin & his drugs had made his father's life a living hell. And no one regretted that shooting more than he.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Oct 25, 2015 16:03
 

44 years gone!
Is this song ONE MINUTE past its expiration date?
Just how stupid, or how brilliant, can human beings be? 

 
handyrae
(Zero Point Field)
Posted: Oct 01, 2015 8:23
 

The ratings graph about says it all!
AhhtheMusic
Posted: Sep 24, 2015 8:01
 

 STLBubbles wrote:
{#Roflol}Never never never ever get tired of this...thank you.

 

Yes. I believe this classic will live through the test of time.  So wonderful.  What a fantastic artist Marvin was, and so missed.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Sep 24, 2015 7:52
 

 oldsaxon wrote:

Where are today's voices? We have fallen into the trap and I wish...hope, really...that someone will stand up and say these things again.

 
There are probably still a lot of people saying "these things"; whether or not anyone is listening is another story.
OHMish
(Copenhagen)
Posted: Aug 14, 2015 12:53
 

About the sax intro (wiki):

Fontaine's open alto saxophone riff on the song was not originally intended. When Gaye heard the playback to what Fontaine thought was simply a demo, Gaye let him go. When Fontaine said he was "just goofing around", Gaye replied, "well, you goof off exquisitely. Thank you."

So the sax intro we hear was "just" a loose warmup. I like that.
And I generally love when artists go with what works and breathes, instead of holding on to a thoughtout plan.
Heart over mind.

{#Cool} 
fitmartin
(mountains,rivers, and forests southeastern British Columbia)
Posted: Jun 29, 2015 11:59
 

Memories of CKLW Windsor/Detroit radio at the cottage!
bill-1956
(The Greater Moncure Metro Area, NC)
Posted: Jun 29, 2015 11:58
 

Right On Brother - Right On
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jun 22, 2015 12:47
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Very timely to hear this song; Thinking of what happened in the church in S. Carolina last week,
 
Hard to believe that sh*t is still going on.
idiot_wind
Posted: Jun 22, 2015 11:11
 

Very timely to hear this song; Thinking of what happened in the church in S. Carolina last week,
LindaSimmons
(USA)
Posted: Jun 16, 2015 4:29
 

Rock & Roll
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: May 05, 2015 4:57
 

 Pedro1874 wrote:
Just checked my original album (vinyl) bought on release, 1971 Bill.  It was recorded in 1970 but according to Wiki "Berry Gordy refused its release due to his feelings of the song being "too political" for radio.Gaye responded by going on strike from recording until the label released the song.Released in 1971, it reached number one on the R&B charts within a month, staying there for five weeks." 42/43 years old - still sounds so fresh and original and sadly, an indictment on the world, the lyrics are still very pertinent in 2013.{#Notworthy}

 
can you dig it
dragon1952
Posted: Apr 17, 2015 19:59
 

 Steely_D wrote:

Solid.

 
Right on brother, right on
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Apr 06, 2015 21:43
 

 Steely_D wrote:
Solid.
 
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/32/Mod_Squad_1971.JPG/200px-Mod_Squad_1971.JPG