Download Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell ~ Ain't No Mountain High Enough 1967 Soul Purrfection Version Mp3
Size: 5.01 MB
Published: 04 November 2019
For this Motown Monday here is one of the greatest duos ever performing one of the greatest songs of all time and told us that we will get through this and we will be together. Sentiments like that were often heard on the radio back in the 60's and I instantly formed an attachment to this one as a child of Motown. Growing up in the 60's Detroit was a wonderful musical experience, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Supremes....I wanted to show y'all that music back then has soul, heart and a warmth that is lacking soooo much these days. Just listening to it makes me raise my head up and remember what the feelings I had the first time I heard it as a child of 7. Hopeful, uplifting music that promoted a positive view that still resonate with me today. It's a glorious love song from Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell who sing with such hopeful conviction of their love for each other, it takes my breath away. I mean when is the last time a song really grabbed you by the soul? Produced by Harvey Fuqua and Johnny Bristol where it peaked at #19 on the pop chart. The writers were none other than Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, who had worked hard for years as writers then producers for Motown before getting their own label deal. At the time, Marvin Gaye was up and coming and the duo decided to give him a song they had teased Dusty Springfield with that they had written before they joined Motown. Dusty reaally wanted that song, but never got the chance, her version would have been spectacular! The times they were a changin'! In 1967 Martin Luther King was gaining a lot of attention and support, a peaceful antiwar demonstration was in process when the the fully armed US Troops attacked them outside the Pentagon. At the Boston Marathon, a race official entered the field of runners to try and pull a woman, Kathy Switzer, out of the race as women were not allowed to compete in the marathon. She prevailed as her boyfriend and a few other male runners surrounded her and prevented a physical exchange with him. The fire has always been burning, and as Billy Joel sang "we didn't start the fire." The radio was the one place you could turn to and hear all this sweet sweet music and it united people instead of dividing them. I mean you could hear this one everywhere, from the open window of a nearby Cadillac to the transistor AM radio of the kid on the corner, or the neighbor who washes his car while playing the radio.