#1
So, I've been really getting into Marvin Gaye's Whats Going On and I was just wondering what UG thought about'm. I really love the album, its so beautiful and has such an amazing flow. Lyrically its amazing how well this album can be applied to even today's times. So, uh, what do you guys think about it. Also, what are some other good soul/motown stuff to check out?
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#2
There's not too many bad motown artist that you'll find. Gaye is one of the top in that group, but I personally go for more of a funk style. If you've never gotten into Curtis Mayfield, you should definitely check him out. He's one of the original funk artist, and his style is very unique.
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#3
What would be a good Curtis Mayfield album to start with?
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#4
^Superfly is his most popular, and is good for a beginner. Also, you need some Stevie Wonder. You can't go wrong with Talking Book or Innervisions.

EDIT: And I totally agree, What's Going On is an amazing album.
#5
thanks for the recs man. I'll get on them.
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#6
I love Marvin, Through The Grapevine is one of my favourite songs. There's so many great Motown artists out there; Junior Walker And The Allstars, Smokey Robinson, and my personal favourite, Otis Redding. All within the vein of Marvin

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#8
i love Gaye's Soul Legend album, it's just great.

I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Trouble Man
You're A Wonderful One

all those songs are instant classics.
#9
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Otis Redding recorded for Stax, not Motown. He's brilliant, though!

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Touche, I always group Stax into Motown though, just something I do

Will do, too

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#10
Whats a good Otis Redding song to check out?
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#11
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Try a Little Tenderness
I've Been Loving You Too Long
Shake
#12
Try A Little Tenderness is his best (IMO), especially live where he just goes nuts. Mr. Pitiful is awesome, and his duet with Carla Thomas to record Tramp is just too cool.

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#13
Surprising I've heard no mention of Jamerson yet. He was Gaye's bass player, James Jamerson probably have more groove then any other bass player ever.
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Surprising I've heard no mention of Jamerson yet. He was Gaye's bass player, James Jamerson probably have more groove then any other bass player ever.

damn you i was just about to mention him . but yes he is very good. his groove is unbelieveable. i love it. anything he ever touched from his career with motown is awsome.

but marvin is good. i only have Whats Going On but its a solid album i enjoy it from time to time.
#16
Jamerson actually holds the record for most No. 1's I think, at least the documentary on Motown I watched ages ago told me.

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Jamerson actually holds the record for most No. 1's I think, at least the documentary on Motown I watched ages ago told me.

yea he does.
#19
Abraham, Martin and John provides an excellent bassline. In fact, anything Jamerson has been close to has provided a groove so sweet.

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#20
Check out Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life album.

Also:
The Temptations
The Four Tops (RIP Levi Stubbs)
The Supremes
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Arethra Frankiln
#21
Man, I remember the first time I heard of the temptations was on a VH1 movie back when I was 15 or so. My girl got stuck in my head for like a month.
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