Marvin Gaye - Ain't That Peculiar Label Image

A Tamla Motown Collection – Part 39

Marvin Gaye – Ain’t That Peculiar – TMG 539

Perhaps this was the record that sealed Marvin Gaye’s place in the top echelons of Motown’s stars. The transition from drummer to artist was complete with this song written by Smokey Robinson and the rest of the Miracles who had stuck pretty closely to the formula set by this team’s previous release, I’ll be Doggone.

He was nowhere near the creative peaks of his 1970’s albums yet, but the foundations had been laid and the concrete set solid with this great single.


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