Marvin Gaye records ‘Marvin Gaye at the Copa’ at the Copacabana in New York (1966)

‘Marvin Gaye at the Copa’ is a live album recorded on August 5-6, 1966 at the Copacabana, a club in New York and not released before 2005.

Track Listing : 1.Introduction/I Concentrate On You (Cole Porter) – 03:19 . 2.Just In Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) – 01:58 . 3.How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (Holland-Dozier-Holland) – 04:48 . 4.Motown Medley 1 (Marvin Gaye, Lamont Dozier, Berry Gordy, Jr., George Gordy, Brian Holland, William Mickey Stevenson, Edward Holland, Jr.) – 05:57 . 5.Laia Ladaia (Reza) (Edu Lobo, Ruy Guerra, Norman Gimbel) – 05:08 . 6.Georgia Rose (Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy Flynn, Stuart Gorrell, Harry Rosenthal, Alexander Sullivan) – 03:35 . 7.The Song Is You (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 02:22 . 8.Ain’T That Peculiar (William Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Ronald White, Marvin Tarplin) – 03:42 . 9.Every Once In A While (Harold Rome) – 02:32 . 10.The Shadow Of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) – 03:13 . 11.Night Song (Charles Strouse) – 05:06 . 12.Pride And Joy (Marvin Gaye, William Mickey Stevenson, Norman Whitfield) – 05:39 . 13.This Could Be The Start Of Something Big (Steve Allen) – 02:04 . 14.Strangers In The Night (Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder) – 03:27 . 15.Introduction Of Orchestra – 01:23 . 16.Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) – 03:18 . 17.Motown Medley 2 (Smokey Robinson, Henry Cosby, Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Warren Pete Moore, Marvin Tarplin, Edward Holland, Jr.) – 08:32

Musicians : Marvin Gaye – Vocals . Maurice King – Conductor

Production : Produced By Harry Weinger . Tom Moulton – Mixing

Package : Vartan – Art Direction . Greg Ross – Design . Ben Edmonds – Liner Notes . Frank Dandridge – Photography

Recorded On August 5-6, 1966 At The Copacabana..

Released In 2005 By Hip-O Select.

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Wondering Sound
Had it been released in 1967, as intended, Live could have been Gaye’s breakthrough. But given what was to come, perhaps it’s best that Gaye’s ascension was delayed a few years. […]

allmusic
It’s somewhat liberating to have this collection readily available, but also somewhat sad that his career and his dreams never fully came to fruition. Of all Gaye’s previously issued live works, this ranks with the best of them. For fans of Gaye’s early years, this is musical manna from heaven. […]

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