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I can't imagine the energy in this room. Connecting with someone beyond the bare bones recitation of songs, like a tent revival with better music.

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There is a deep bond between Gaye and the audience, and it comes through loud and clear on the recording.

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IMO, Tammi Terrell’s voice is bar none the best of the Motown era. Beautiful vocals belied a not-so-beautiful personal life, and of course, she (and Gaye) left us way too soon.

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Indeed, Terrell's story is tragic on many levels.

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Apr 30, 2022Liked by Robert C. Gilbert

Great essay πŸ‘ I love Marvin Gaye's music! It always makes me dance and sing around πŸ’ƒπŸŽΆ My faves by him are: "β€˜Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)", "You're All I Need" with Tammy Terrell and "Trouble Man" πŸ”₯

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Thanks Stygi! 'Trouble Man' is such a groove!

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Apr 29, 2022Liked by Robert C. Gilbert

Marvin was great. I love Sam Cooke, who I believe is underrated.

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I think so too. Cooke was a pioneer in so many ways, including owning a record company, a singer who also wrote his own songs and tilting the balance between artist and management to the artist.

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Great music. Thanks for the story!

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Thanks so much for reading and enjoying!

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