How Music Changed Part 135c:

Marvin Gaye: Finds the Perfect Partner - and Loses Her

Episode 3

Episode date - February 15, 2008

How Music Changed

    To some, it may seem like overkill to spend so much time focusing on the career of Marvin Gaye, but if you let yourself open up to the various facets of his career, it becomes obvious just how important his music was to the world. There are two specific phases that of his career that separate Marvin Gaye from virtually all other singers. The first of those two phases is documented in this program.

    To date (and that includes the forty-plus years that have passed since then), the emotional passion of the Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell duet recordings remain the yardstick by which all subsequent duets are measured. So far, nobody else has even come close to conveying such warmth and tenderness. If you listen at all, it is nearly impossible to imagine that these two were not lovers. Gaye denied any such involvement until his own death, but the love conveyed in these songs belies the truth of the matter. Simply put, today’s show contains some of the most beautiful love songs ever recorded by a male/female duo.

    Here’s a list of songs from today’s show. All are by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell unless indicated otherwise;

    1) I Couldn’t Help Falling for You – Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston

    2) Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

    3) Your Precious Love

    4) If I Could Build My Whole World Around You

    5) If This World Were Mine

    6) Without You My World Is Lonely – Marvin Gaye

    7) Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing

    8) You’re All I Need to Get By

    9) Keep On Lovin’ Me Honey

    10) I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

    11) Too Busy Thinking About My Baby = Marvin Gaye

    12) That’s the Way Love Is – Marvin Gaye

    13) What You Gave Me

    Channel 135 - Marvin Gaye