Tag Archives: Marvin Gaye

YOU DON’T REALLY WANNA LET THE CHANCE GO BY

If copyright law was more conceptual, Pharrell and Robin Thicke would owe way more to JT & Timbaland than dead Marvin Gaye.

Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (feat. Pharrell & T.I.)

Justin Timberlake – My Love (feat. Timbaland & T.I.)

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I WANT YOU. AND YOU WANT ME.

Oh man, the best thing happened today.  Lemme back up though.  A couple months back I was re-shelving some records I’d pulled out to play a show, and I noticed one of em seemed a little on the light and skinny side, so I looked in and sure enough, the sleeve was straight up empty.  No idea where the record went.  And to make matters worse, it’s a really cool record – Marvin Gaye’s I Want You, which is an album I’ve really fallen in love with lately.  Bummer.  I figured I must have haphazardly stuck it in some other sleeve in the heat of the moment, but I had no way of knowing which one, so I just left it up to the fates to bring it back to me.

And today, it happened.  I was practicing for this experimental music show I’m helpin out with this Friday, and I pulled out what should have been a record of synthesized bell sounds (sorry I still got your record, Robbie.  I’ll get it back to you soon buddy) and instead I pulled out… Marvin Gaye.  Beautiful.

So in celebration, here’s a really awesome song from that album, plus a real cool song that samples that song as a bonus.  I don’t think this quite qualifies as a Rap Journey, only 2 stops, more of a… Soul Errand?  Nah that’s dumb.  No name for this one.  Just listen and CELEBRATE cuz now I can play this record for you all again when you come see me!  Thanks, universe!

Marvin Gaye – After the Dance

Nas – Play On, Playa (feat. Snoop Dogg)

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