FALSTAFF BREWING CO. * “There’s Light-Hearted Livin,’ Falstaff Beer” * 1966
I WANT YOU is the fourteenth studio album by Motown artist and musician Marvin Gaye, released March 16, 1976, on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. Recording sessions for the album took place throughout 1975 and 1976 at Motown Recording Studios, also known as Hitsville West, and Gaye’s personal studio Marvin’s Room in Los Angeles, California.
Gaye and album co-producer Leon Ware recorded and mixed the album at Gaye’s newly christened “Marvin’s Room Studio“, located on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, and at Motown Recording Studios. Much like Gaye’s previous studio effort Let’s Get It On, I Want You featured Gaye’s contribution of background vocals and heavy multi-tracking. Gaye’s vocalizing style was in classic doo-wop tradition accompanied by the low tempo of string arrangements and other instrumentation was provided by The Funk Brothers.
“I Want You,” the song (also noted title of the album), was written by songwriters Leon Ware and Arthur “T-Boy” Ross and performed Marvin Gaye. It was released as a single on October 2, 1995 on the Tamla label. The song introduced a change in musical styles for Gaye, who before then had recorded songs with a funk edge. Songs such as this gave him a disco audience thanks to Ware, who produced the song alongside Gaye.
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A ’60s Detroit Music Moment Revisited: 1965
DETROIT (March 21, 1965) — Eight doors off the first floor hallway at 2652 West Grand Boulevard and when they are closed, the tiny passageway grows eerie. You are alone there, but with a distant sound of music — a music that is part blues, part gospel and a lot of rhythm.
It takes a keen perception to open the right door to the music. (CONTINUES — please read the complete article below) . . . .
— DETROIT FREE PRESS
Motor City Radio Flashbacks is re-posting this article today, in commemoration of Berry Gordy’s Motown Records’ founding, 59 years ago, January 1959.
This article was previously published on the website, April 17, 2017.
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(Above Motown related article is courtesy freep.com newspaper archive. Copyright 2018. Newspapers.com).
Missed our previously cataloged ‘Motor City ’60s Music’ newspaper features? GO HERE.
The Top 40 country hits in Detroit. Featuring the ‘Top 5’ off the survey. As tabulated by WDEE 1500 for the week of January 10, 1977
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In Memory of George Griggs
Above WDEE music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patty Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.