- Title:I Heard It Through The Grapevine
- Style:Rhythm & Blues, Soul
- Date of release:
- Size FLAC version1918 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1395 megabytes
- Size WMA version1784 megabytes
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I Heard It Through the Grapevine! is the eighth studio album by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released on August 26, 1968 on the Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. Originally released as In the Groove, it was the first solo studio album Gaye released in two years, in which during that interim, the singer had emerged as a successful duet partner with female R&B singers such as Kim Weston and Tammi Terrell. The album and its title track are considered both as Gaye's commercial breakthrough.
I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is a song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for Motown Records in 1966. The first recording of the song to be released was produced by Whitfield for Gladys Knight & the Pips and released as a single in September 1967; it went to number two in the Billboard chart. The Miracles recorded the song first and included their version on their 1968 album, Special Occasion
Marvin Gaye's version was included on his 1968 album In The Groove (later re-titled I Heard It Through The Grapevine). After E. Rodney Jones, the Chicago disc jockey at WVON, started playing it on the air, Berry Gordy reconsidered and released Gaye's version as a single, which became even more popular and known as the definitive version of the song. Gaye's "Grapevine" pounded the charts about a year after Knight's, going to in America on December 14, 1968. In addition to boosting raisin sales, the California Raisins became an '80s fad and were the most popular Halloween costume that year. Buddy Miles – known as the founding member of The Electric Flag and as a member of Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys – was the group's lead singer. This is the only song that was a R&B hit for three different artists.
Meet the Raisins! Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours. Meet the Raisins! White Christmas. Christmas With The California Raisins. Dancing in the Street. Sweet, Delicious, & Marvelous.
I Heard It Through The Grapevine. Written-By – B. Strong, N. Whitfield. The California Raisins. Sing The Hit Songs (LP, Album). Priority Records, Priority Records.
The Man, The Music, The Legend I Heard It Through the Grapevine Selection of Marvin Gaye: The Man, The Music, The Legend In Concert Greatest Hits Super Hits In Concert 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 1 Live in Concert Forever Yours The Final Concert Every Great. Motown Hit of Marvin Gaye The Very Best of Marvin Gaye Live: The Real Thing The Sexual Healer Live in Concert Anthology Live in Concert Live: The. be mine Oh, I heard it through the grapevine Oh, I'm just about to lose my mind.
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- Arranged By – Ed Grenga
- Lead Vocals – Buddy Miles
- Producer, Arranged By – Ross Vannelli
- Written-By – B. Strong*, N. Whitfield*
Notes℗ © 1987 Priority Records, Inc.
Demonstration/Not For Sale on labels.
|LS 9719||The California Raisins||I Heard It Through The Grapevine (7", Single)||Priority Records||LS 9719||US||1987|
|AM-749||The California Raisins||I Heard It Through The Grapevine (7")||A&M Records||AM-749||Canada||1987|
|GRAPE 1||The California Raisins||I Heard It Through The Grapevine (7", Single)||Dino Entertainment||GRAPE 1||UK||1989|