180 Gram Vinyl Record
This album is vintage Marvin Gaye and Motown, following all the formulas that made the label the 1960s' finest record company. The title track was an instant classic reaching No. 8 on the R&B chart and No. 46 on the Billboard
Hot 100. The song "Pride and Joy" became his first Top Ten single after its release in 1963. Gaye reached the Top 50 with the dance song, "Hitch Hike" at No. 30 on the Hot 100.
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.
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.
In 1962, he found success as co-writer of the Marvelettes hit, "Beechwood 4-5789." The hit single "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" was later released that September.
|1. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow|
|2. Pride & Joy|
|3. Hitch Hike|
|4. Get My Hands On Some Lovin’|
|5. Wherever I Lay My Hat|
|6. Soldier’s Plea|
|7. It Hurt Me Too|
|8. Taking My Time|
|9. Hello There Angel|
|10. I’m Yours, You’re Mine|