Dec 122013
 

Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye - You're a Special Part of Me (1973)Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye – You’re a Special Part of Me (1973)

“You’re a Special Part of Me” was a successful duet single for soul singers and Motown label mates Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye, released in 1973. The original duet was one of the few originals featured on their famed album, Diana & Marvin, and was among the most successful of the songs the Motown label mates made reaching #4 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart and #12 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.

There are several mixes of this song which have been released: the single mix, the album mix, the Japanese Quadraphonic album mix, and an alternate mix released in 1995 on the “Motown Year By Year: 1973” CD, which clocks in at 4:29.

Aug 192010
 

The Ruffin Brothers – I Am My Brothes Keeper (OG Ad for the single “Stand By Me”)

The Ruffin Brothers – I Am My Brothes Keeper (Color cover)

Damn, is David’s head really that much smaller than Jimmy’s head?

Anyway, I just listened to this entire record and it was soulful for sure…just wasn’t the most amazing LP I’ve ever heard.  I could def chop some of it up into some hot tracks, which I may do, but as far as listening to it again…it’s gonna get buried in my itunes so it’ll resurface here and there.  I think my favorite joint on here is definitely “Your Love Was Worth Waiting For” as I like the song and these brothers were doing their thing.

If you want to grab the album, download it here.

Btw, I’m a huge fan of David Ruffin….his life, his music, The Temptations, and his legacy as one of the best voices of all time.  RIP Mr. Ruffin.

The Ruffin Brothers – Didn’t I Blow Your Mind (This Time):

Aug 022010
 

Stevie Wonder is one of my favorite artists of all time.  I’ve seen Stevie at least 6 or 7 times and he just keeps getting better and better.  He will definitely be a reoccurring theme in my posts. I’ve got some Stevie stories…but I’ll save them for future posts.  For now, I’ll just appreciate this beautiful ad.

Btw, Tammi was looking good in that little bubble.  It’s interesting to note the Motown slogan at the bottom, “The Sound of Young America”. They sure were.