Marvin Gaye - Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide-Never Let You Go - 1961 Soul 7" 45 RPM

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Marvin Gaye - Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide /Never Let You Go


Label: Tamla – T-54041, Third Man Records – TMR 357, Tamla – B0024329-21
Format: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 2015
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style: Soul



Tracklist
A Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
Producer – Berry Gordy, Jr.
Written-By – B. Gordy, Jr.
2:49

B Never Let You Go
Producer – Berry Gordy, Jr.
Written-By – B. Gordy, Jr.
2:42


Companies, etc.
Published By – Jobete
Published By – Fuqua
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Records
Record Company – UMG Recordings, Inc.


Marvin Gaye - Never Let You Go ...the B-Side of his ill-fated first 45 "Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide.". Though credited on to Berry Gordy, Jr on the label, this one was written by his girlfriend, Barry Gordy's older sister, Anna, who would soon become Mrs. Marvin Gaye, and his Moonglows boss/mentor Harvey Fuqua.

While this record often gets dissed by Motown fans and Gaye biographers, and it would be hard to defend its lackluster A-side, there's a lot to like on the flip for the open-minded, the party conscious, and rock'n'rollers. Most importantly, this is an underplayed track that gives us a chance to dig 22-year-old Marvin Gaye in his rawest state. You hear vocal elements he continued to refine throughout his career and others he'd quickly cast aside. While this is not yet the fully-formed Marvin Gaye the world quickly come to know and love, his croony she-lu-bopping performance here is unique, fluid, and has a couple of stunning high points. Also ”Never Let You Go" is a fun dance party record with a crafty alternation between the pounding latin accents on the verse and the archetypical driving all-out pianobanging rock'n'roll on the chorus. An under-rated debut with plenty of its own character and a dancefloor winner.


Marvin Gaye - Never Let You Go


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Marvin Gaye - Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide

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More Information
Condition New
Format 12LP
Label Tamla Motown
Artist Marvin Gaye