Tuesday, September 8

remembering: marvin gaye + tammi terrell

The best male and female singing duo in the 20th century was undoubtedly Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Their legacy began in 1965 at Motown Records the year Terrell signed to the label. Included in this post are three of their famous hits. However the average music fan is usually not aware that they recorded much more. Within a short span, the duo released the following singles: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough","Your Precious Love","If I Could Build My Whole World Around You" (in 1967), "If This World Were Mine","Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing","You're All I Need to Get By","Keep On Lovin' Me Honey" (in 1968)"You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin'","Good Lovin' Ain't Easy to Come By","What You Gave Me","The Onion Song" (in 1969),and "California Soul" (in 1970). Tragically, Terrell's life was cut short at the age of 24, which affected Gaye tremendously, whose own life was cut short at the age of 44. Despite their short careers, the legacy that they left together was nothing short of amazing. So amazing, that we have not and probably will not be able to reproduce anything like it. For history's and for the future's sake, here are three of the aforementioned classic duets.

"Precious Love"

"If I Could Build My Whole World Around You"

"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"