Coming in toward the middle of Motown's popularity, The Main Ingredient released "Everybody Plays the Fool."
Had this playing in the house today and thought that it would make for a good music club.
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.
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.
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.
Nights At The Roundtable with The Temptations and their 1970 classic, just as relevant today as it was in 1970, "Ball of Confusion".
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.
Nights at the Roundtable with Brenda Holloway and her 1964 hit - "When I'm Gone".
Nights at The Roundtable with the legendary Marvin Gaye and a track off his groundbreaking album What's Going On, "Sad Tomorrows".
Nights at the Roundtable with Martha & the Vandellas and their 1965 single, "You've Been In Love Too Long".
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