Motown publish ‘Together’ by Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells, their only album (1964)

‘Together’ by Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells is their only studio album released on April 15, 1964 by Motown.

Track Listing : 1.Once Upon A Time (Barney Ales, Dave Hamilton, Clarence Paul, William Mickey Stevenson) – 02:32 . 2.’Deed I Do (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) – 03.00 . 3.Until I Met You (Freddie Green, Don Wolf) – 03:26 . 4.Together (Buddy G. Desylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson) – 02:49 . 5.(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons (William Best, Deek Watson) – 02:35 . 6.The Late, Late Show (Roy Alfred, Murray Berlin) – 02:42 . 7.After The Lights Go Down Low (Phil Belmonte, Leroy Lovett, Allen White) – 02:53 . 8.Just Squeeze Me (Don’T Tease Me) (Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines) – 02:32 . 9.What’S The Matter With You Baby (Barney Ales, Clarence Paul, William Mickey Stevenson) – 02:24 . 10.You Came A Long Way From St. Louis (John Brooks, Bob Russel) – 02:52

Musicians : Marvin Gaye – Vocals . Mary Wells – Vocals . The Love Tones – Background Vocals . The Andantes – Background Vocals . The Funk Brothers – Instrumentation

Production : Produced By William “Mickey” Stevenson, Clarence Paul

Recorded February – April 1963 At Hitsville U.S.A. (Detroit, Michigan).

Released On April 15, 1964 By Motown.

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Motown Junkies
Much has been written about who was the bigger name when the LP was (a) recorded and (b) released, but the truth of it seems to be that they were both pretty much on an equal footing; the sessions for Together took place throughout 1963, before the game-changing success of My Guy. […]

Initially ‘You Came A Long Way From St. Louis’ didn’t make much of an impact on me, but given a couple of spins and the song reveals itself as one of the performances where Gaye and Wells seem to actually enjoy themselves. rating: *** stars […]

Alltime Records
Many of these songs are jazzy, in that they swing hard, but they’re kept suitably bluesy and never cross the line into the comatose. Plus, hell … I like the way these two kids sing together. If Mary Wells hadn’t gotten the idea that Motown was shafting her on wages and made moves to leave the label, we might now be giving her the same kind of respect we give Diana Ross. […]

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