TRACK OF THE DAY
Forgive me again if I'm the last to know, but this is a little like the WTF moment I had with Donny Hathaway - suddenly discovering a 70s song of his that I'd never heard before. Honestly, I was quite sure I had everything that Marvin Gaye had touched in the 1970s ...
I was just listening to an old Gilles Peterson interview with Larry Mizell, who was talking about three tracks that he and his partners recorded with Marvin Gaye in 1972 for an album which was shelved after some 'political trouble' at Motown, after which Gaye went off to record "Trouble Man".
Marvin Gaye and the Mizell Brothers, shelved??
Apparently so ....
Anyway, a track called "Where Are We Going?" surfaced 30 years later on one of the Gaye compilations, and you can grab it here.
1972 is the same year that the Mizell sound broke through with Donald Byrd's jazz-funk album "Black Byrd", and you can hear a pop-soul version of that sound here, from the backing vocals by Freddie Perren, Fonce Mizell and Larry; through the classic Mizell middle-eight at 1:35; then onto the brief trumpet solo. Would love to hear the other two tracks ...
Album links in this post to 'Into the Rhythm' and 'Un Mondo in Mi Settima'
Marvin Gaye discography @ Blaxploitation Jive
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