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Motown

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Marvin Gaye

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Marvin Gaye

Many people know Marvin Gaye's cover of Gladys Knight's "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" as the soulful rendition of a Motown hit. After being recorded twice and already charting once, Gaye released his version a year after Knight and shot straight to number one for seven weeks.
C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Marvin Gaye

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records in the 1960s with a string of hits including "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and more including duet recordings with Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell, Kim Weston, and Diana Ross.
C&L's Late Nite Music Club With 'Death'

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With 'Death'

In 1974 the group -- comprised of Bobby, David, and Dannis Hackney -- was approached by Columbia Records mogul Clive Davis for a record deal, but Davis requested the band choose a more commercially relatable group name. Death refused.

C&L's Late Night Music Club With Ashford And Simpson

Another sad night as R&B legend Nick Ashford has passed of throat cancer. Ashford and his wife Valerie Simpson were both songwriters and artists whose songs were recorded by the likes of Ronnie Milsap and Ray Charles. As artists they had many hits including tonight's selection, which was a favorite of mine as a boy. R.I.P.