Wilson Pickett - "Hey Jude" play along. In honour of Paul McCartney playing my hometown tonight (for the first time in 25 years), I thought I'd take a crack at a soulful rendition of a Beatles classic. Featuring the funky muscle shoals band at Fame studios and released on Atlantic Records in '69. Wicked Pickett crooning like a boss over Jerry Jemmott's grooving bass-work. 🎸🎶😊
Detroit is starting to look like a winter wonderland. ❄️📷: @chrispfotos
See me performing live tomorrow night at @chinolatinoeurope , with John Landau on Guitar & @hardihoodmusic on Cajon. Park Plaza Riverbank,18 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TJ. 8pm.
Come & enjoy a night of Motown & Soul & enjoy some of Chino's amazing wine & cuisine! See you there.
Marvin Gaye Live was a big success and proved that, despite his fears, Gaye was still as convincing as a live performer as he was as a recording artist during the early-1970s. On August 31, 1974, the album peaked at #1 on the R&B album chart for two weeks while resting at #8 on the pop album chart. The live version of "Distant Lover" created such a frenetic response that Motown issued the live song as a single where it reached #28 on the pop chart and #15 on the R&B charts in the late summer of 1974. The album would go on to sell over a million copies.
RecordedJanuary 4, 1974
ReleasedJune 19, 1974
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is a song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for Motown Records in 1966. The first recording of the song to be released was produced by Whitfield for Gladys Knight & the Pips and released as a single in September 1967; it went to number two in the Billboardchart.