On February 14, 1981, under the advice of music promoter Freddy Cousaert, Marvin Gaye relocated to Cousaert’s apartment in Ostend, Belgium. While there, Gaye shied away from heavy drug use and began exercising and attending a local Ostend church, regaining personal confidence.Following several months of recovery, Gaye sought a comeback onstage, starting the short-lived Heavy Love Affair tour in England and Ostend between June and July 1981
Major HARRIS Marvin GAYE Eddie KENDRICKS
Guess we can stop wondering why we never saw Marvin & Eddie in the same room lol
soon i’ll be loving you again, marvin gaye
i hope leon ware gets a nice place in heaven for this album.
Marvin Gaye “I’ll Take Care Of You” (Tamla 54153-B, 1967)
Even if you were A-list talent at Motown, the label did not know what to do with the continuous flow of material it generated in its golden years. Possible wonderful singles got passed up and left languishing on tape reels in vaults. The majority of these gems never saw the light of day.
But occasionally a song was dusted off and used as a single or album track long after the sonic sell by date had come and gone. The practice really got underway during the summer of ‘67 when Holland Dozier Holland started their work slowdown pending the lawsuit riddled exit from the label at the end of the year.
From the frosty winter of months of early 1965 comes a set of songs H-D-H gave to the Prince of Motown that for whatever reason didn’t find life on the airwaves that year. The A-side “Your Unchanging Love” was so obviously “How Sweet It Is” Part II. But this gothic, soaring pleader of a dirge, possibly too slow for Top 40 airplay, is a remarkably relatively unknown piece of perfection that too rarely gets heard today.
Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.
Arrived - April 2, 1939
Departed - April 1, 1984
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