[JPL] Marvin Gaye

Eric Jackson eric-jackson at comcast.net
Tue Aug 26 14:58:09 EDT 2008


I think I remember that Marvin thought that he'd like to be a black 
Frank Sinatra, which I assumed to mean that he wanted to sing the style 
and the range of music that Sinatra sang.

I also remember hearing Berry Gordy say that Marvin brought some music 
to him early in his career but that it was too "jazz" like. Gordy said 
he changed the music to make it more pop like and the song became Gaye's 
first hit.

Eric Jackson
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