Here’s why this album should be in your collection!
The title track from Let’s Get It On (1973) by Marvin Gaye is clearly one of the greatest seduction songs ever made.
Outstanding groups defined Motown’s brand, but Gaye was one of the label’s most successful solo artists. He also recorded historic duet albums with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Diana Ross, and of course, Tammi Terrell.
“Let’s Get It On” contains three verses that are usually omitted in most compilation and radio versions. “Keep Getting It On” provides a marvelous reprise. The album’s other great tracks include “Come Get To This,” “Please Stay (Once You Go Away),” and “You Sure Love to Ball.” In 1984, the legendary Casey Kasem ended a special American Top 40 posthumous tribute show to Gaye with “If I Should Die Tonight.”
This album is available in vinyl, CD, and MP3 format from major vendors. Please consider purchasing it from a local independent record store.
Here’s an interesting fact!
Despite the family connections, creative tensions between Marvin Gaye and Berry Gordy were huge and had historic implications. Gordy only released Gaye’s version of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” in 1968 after a different version by Gladys Knight and The Pips became a hit. Gaye threatened to leave Motown before Gordy allowed the release of What’s Going On.