180 Gram Vinyl Record
Marvin Gaye had a penchant for wanting to record soft, sentimental ballads and Hello Broadway is one of several
compilations of sessions recorded in the early- to mid-'60s that finds Gaye's smooth, seductive voice covering a
wide range of standards from Broadway musicals
Marvin Gaye's fourth studio album, released in 1964, displays his passion for crooning like that of Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra styled music. Tracks include "Hello Dolly," "The Party's Over" and "Days of Wine and Roses."
Marvin Gaye was originally a member of The Marquees, later known as The New Moonglows under co-founder Harvey Fuqua’s direction. The group recorded several sides for Chess in 1959, including the song "Mama Loocie," which was Marvin's first lead vocal recording. The group found work as session singers for established acts such as Chuck Berry, singing on the hits "Back in the U.S.A." and "Almost Grown." In 1960 the group disbanded and Marvin relocated to Detroit with Fuqua where he signed with Tri-Phi Records as a session musician. Impressed by the singer, Motown president Berry Gordy fought Fuqua on his contract with Marvin and shortly afterwards, Marvin signed with Motown subsidiary Tamla.
|1. Hello Broadway|
|3. The Party’s Over|
|4. On The Street Where You Live|
|5. What Kind Of Fool Am I|
|6. My Kind Of Town|
|7. The Days Of Wine And Roses|
|8. This Is The Life|
|9. My Way|
|10. Hello Dolly|
|11. Walk On The Wild Side|