Label: Tamla Motown - 1C 062-94881 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul
The album was remastered and re-released on compact disc with four bonus tracks on February 6, In mid, Gaye returned to the charts with the What's Going On album, released on 21st Maywhich redefined his career and direction.
Due to this, Gordy again approached him on doing a duet album with Ross. Though Gaye had insisted Just Say wouldn't record any more duet albums, he later wrote that he felt the move to do a duet album with Ross would increase his popularity and confirmed that he was indeed what the media had labeled him around this time: "the prince of Motown ".
Engineer Russ Terrana will later recall that the start of sessions met difficulty as Gaye, who had the habit of coming to recording studios late, came unusually early but was inside the studio smoking reefer. Terrana said when Ross, still pregnant with her first child, daughter Rhondawalked in, she immediately walked out, upset that Gaye was smoking reefer and told Gordy to stop him from smoking because of her pregnancy fearing her baby might die from the smoke.
According to the album's later liner notes, Ross hated "Don't Knock My Love" and reportedly asked Gaye "why are we recording this song? She had also finished work on the movie, Lady Sings the Blues. Gaye, in the meantime, was busy on other projects putting future recording sessions in limbo.
Due to this, Motown decided to do what they Just Say - Diana* & Marvin* - Diana & Marvin done Les Beautés Vulgaires - Zoo De Nuit Gaye and Terrell - record them separately. Ross and Gaye ended up recording in different sessions with Terrana mixing the duo's vocals together.
Gaye later said of the experience: "I'm not sure I handled the situation very well. Musically I may have overplayed my hand. I was too cavalier. I should have done everything in the world to make Diana comfortable. After all, she was making movies, recording two or three albums a year, starring in her own TV specials, and about to have a baby.
I could have been a little more understanding. But I went the other way. It's hard for me to deal Concerto En Ut Mineur, BWV 1062 Pour Deux Pianos Et Orchestre À Cordes (Transcription Du Concerto Po prima donnas.
We were like two spoiled kids going after the same cookie Album sessions dragged on throughout and into early Since the album was not under Gaye's Tamla contract where Gaye had become the first Motown-established artist to have full autonomous creative control, the album was instead issued under the Just Say imprint, which Ross recorded with.
Motown held the album from being released, as Ross and Gaye had solo albums ready for release. Ross released the solo album, Touch Me in the Morningwhich coincidentally included a cover of another Marvin single, " Save the Children ", which was included in Just Say socially conscious medley along with the Just Say - Diana* & Marvin* - Diana & Marvin , " Brown Baby ".
Both albums brought huge success as both peaked in the top ten with Gaye's album eventually selling more than three million copies, becoming his best-selling Motown album ever surpassing What's Going On. Assured that the album would be a success, Motown billed it with Diana Ross' name in front of Gaye's. Gaye recalled he smirked and chuckled at the decision. Despite a huge promotional push, the album was only a modest success in the U.
In the United Kingdomwhere Gaye and Ross had substantial fan bases, reaching number 6 on the UK albums chart and was certified Gold for sales in excess ofcopies.
In the U. In the UK, two singles were released and they were both covers of Stylistics songs. Ross and Just Say would later record two more songs together in the Berry Gordy Sr. The duo's cover of "Stop, Look, Listen To Your Heart " has been sampled and interpolated by several hip-hop artists over the years including 50 CentSmilez and Southstar who had their one and only hit with "Tell Me", which sampled the songwhile Ja Rule and Ashanti 's "Mesmerize" interpolated the song's melody.
The album's classic cover featuring Ross and Gaye's Afros facing different sides would also be imitated by several artists following its release. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Just Say, Just Say. Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye. Retrieved February 24, — via robertchristgau.
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