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Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell


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Detroit, United States (1967 – 1970)

Despite having a short career together due to personal tragedy, the partnership of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell created iconic music hits such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “You’re All I Need To Get By” that remain deeply popular and have inspired many artists. Tammi Terrell began recording for Scepter/Wand Records at the age of 15, before touring with the James Brown Revue for a year. Terrell’s talents won her a contract with Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan later that year, at which time she changed her stage name to Tammi Terrell after having started out as “Tammy Montgomery”. Contrary to popular belief, Terrell did not marry boxer Ernie Terrell (the brother of future The Supremes lead singer Jean Terrell).

In the mid-, Terrell released a series of minor R&B chart hits, among them “I Can’t Believe You Love Me”, “Come On And See Me”, and “This Old Heart Of Mine” (putting on her own spin on The Isley Brothers’ classic). In 1967, she was selected to replace Kim Weston as Marvin Gaye’s recording partner, with Gaye being one of Motown’s biggest singer-songwriters and being hungry to try more. This teaming produced Gaye’s most successful duets, and the pair issued a stream of hit singles between 1967 and 1969. Tracks such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “You’re All I Need To Get By” epitomized their style, as Gaye and Terrell wove around each other’s voices, creating an aura of romance and eroticism that led to persistent (yet false) rumors that they were in a secret relationship.


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  • drunk_bender

    you got it

    23 May 5:24pm Reply
  • Hatekicks

    Why this song is so short ? I want 1hour mashup

    15 Apr 7:45pm Reply
  • fabriziomoreira

    amores da minha vida ♥♥

    7 Feb 7:27pm Reply
  • Schwemmi

    eternal love.

    8 Sep 2014 Reply
  • kluk_jako_buk

    Best duet ever?

    27 Apr 2014 Reply

    Ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough, ain't no river wide enough, Just call my name, I'll be there in a hurry, you don't have to worry ..... If you're ever in trouble, I'll be there on the double, just as fast as I can ..... Marvin and Tammi were truly Soul Mates and totally in Love with each other ..... Life happens and can deal anyone a terrible hand ...... Maybe they're together now - you're all I need to get by .... Oh Honey you're all that I need, all that I want .... Because ain't nothing like the real thing Baby ...... Marvin and Tammi together forever ......

    22 Apr 2014 Reply
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  • DavidSmith98

    my two sweet heroes. their beautiful souls come out in the music they made in their short time together. I love them both so very much. seeing the Motown building in Detroit was really something incredible for me. Both met such tragic ends yet made such happy music. And of course Ashford & Simpson thank you for writing their finest material!

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    there is a TV special on Tammi Terrell I believe the show is called "Unsung" famous black soul artists who have been kind of neglected.

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Ksimi

    Heaven must have sent you both from above

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • tpm_viick

    they were so so so beautiful I wanna cry <3 i think i'm a gayesexual haha

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    i love them so much.

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
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    13 May 2012 Reply
  • JustAKayee

    Tammi was so beautiful back then.

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Undergrunge

    Zapraszam polskich fanów soulu do przeczytania artykułu o Marvinie Gaye'u:

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • EricValeev

    Ain't No Mountain High Enough

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Blue_Key

    Best Female/Male Duo In Music History.

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Jama_Cox

    Just love this song ^__^

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Jama_Cox

    Ain't No Mountain High Enough <3

    1 Oct 2011 Reply
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