I Heard it Through the Grapevine

June 23, 2010 6:48 PM

Another live recording of a Motown tune. This time I'm not doing the lead vocals, but the backing vocals are me (and one of the guitarists), and so is the vocal impro bit in the middle. I also had a hand in the arrangement.

The girl who did the lead vocals on this has a whole lot of soul for a white girl. I love this arrangement we made, and I think it suits her very well.

The song itself was, of course, made famous by Marvin Gaye, but was first released by The Miracles, and then Gladys Knight and The Pips before Gaye's version topped the charts.

And yes, I know we speed up like mad, but I think it sort of suits the dynamics. Just wish we could have made it less obvious...

posted by MaiaMadness (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Very nice.
posted by srt19170 at 7:29 PM on June 23, 2010

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