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Encyclopedia > I Heard It Through The Grapevine
“I Heard It Through the Grapevine”
Single by Gladys Knight & the Pips
from the album Everybody Needs Love
Released September 28, 1967
Format 7" single
Recorded Hitsville USA (Studio A); June 15-17, 1967
Genre Soul
Length 2:56
Label Soul
S 35039
Writer(s) Norman Whitfield
Barrett Strong
Producer Norman Whitfield
Gladys Knight & the Pips singles chronology
"Everybody Needs Love"
1967
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
1967
"The End of Our Road"
1968

"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is a R&B/soul song written by Motown songwriters Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong. The Funk Brothers, created the tune. Whitfield recorded several different versions of the song with several different Motown acts, and two of those versions became hits: one version by Gladys Knight & the Pips became a number-two hit in the United States in 1967, while the version by Marvin Gaye became a number-one hit in the UK and the U.S. in 1968. Marvin Gaye's version is #80 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[1] Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Pips redirects here. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Hitsville U.S.A. was the nickname given to Motown Records first headquarters. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Norman Whitfield Norman Jesse Whitfield (born in Harlem, New York in 1943) was a songwriter and producer for Berry Gordys Motown label during the 1960s. ... Barrett Strong (born February 5, 1941 in West Point, Mississippi) is an African-American singer and songwriter. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The Pips redirects here. ... R&B redirects here. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Motown Records, Inc. ... Norman Whitfield Norman Jesse Whitfield (born in Harlem, New York in 1943) was a songwriter and producer for Berry Gordys Motown label during the 1960s. ... Barrett Strong (born February 5, 1941 in West Point, Mississippi) is an African-American singer and songwriter. ... The Funk Brothers was the nickname given to a group of Detroit, Michigan, session musicians who performed on the backing tracks to most Motown Records recordings from 1959 until 1972, when the company moved to Los Angeles. ... The Pips redirects here. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... This article is about the magazine. ... The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time was the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2004. ...


Gaye's version, the most notable recording of the song, was his first number-one hit, and was the most successful single released by Motown in the 1960s. Since the releases of the original hit versions of the song, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" has been heavily covered, most notably an extended 1970 version by Creedence Clearwater Revival.[citation needed] // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Creedence Clearwater Revival (commonly referred to by its initials CCR or simply as Creedence) was an American rock band, which consisted of John Fogerty (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano), Tom Fogerty (guitar, vocals, piano), Stu Cook (bass guitar, vocals), and Doug Clifford (drums, percussion, vocals). ...

Contents

Original Motown versions

Shelved versions by The Miracles and The Isley Brothers

Norman Whitfield first recorded "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" in early 1967 with Smokey Robinson & the Miracles as the vocalists. During the 1960s, Motown held Quality Control meetings each Friday morning to determine which new recordings would be released as singles. The Quality Control staff voted as a democracy, with Motown chief Berry Gordy also holding veto power. During one of those meetings, Whitfield presented the Miracles' "Grapevine", which was not chosen for release. Undaunted, Whitfield had The Isley Brothers re-record the song; their version also failed to gain a release. The Miracles (known from 1965 to 1972 as Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) are an American musical group from Detroit, Michigan, notable as the first successful group act for Berry Gordys Motown Records. ... Berry Gordy, Jr. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Isley Brothers (IPA: ) are an African-American music group from Cincinnati, Ohio, who hold the record for being the longest-running charted group in music history. ...


Recording the Marvin Gaye version

Still determined that he and Barrett Strong had written a hit, Whitfield had "Grapevine" recorded a third time. Re-imagining the soul song as a slower, psychedelic-inspired record, Whitfield had Marvin Gaye record the lead vocal, with The Andantes on background vocals and Motown's studioband The Funk Brothers playing a voodoo-like instrumental track.[citation needed] For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Psychedelia in music (or also psychedelic music, less formally) is a term that refers to a broad set of popular music styles, genres and scenes, that may include psychedelic rock, psychedelic folk, psychedelic pop, psychedelic soul, psychedelic ambient, psychedelic trance, psychedelic techno, and others. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... The Andantes were a prolific female session singing group for the Motown record label during the 1960s. ... The Funk Brothers was the nickname given to a group of Detroit, Michigan, session musicians who performed on the backing tracks to most Motown Records recordings from 1959 until 1972, when the company moved to Los Angeles. ... Voodoo is a religious tradition originating in West Africa, which became prominent in the New World due to the importation of African slaves. ...


It took Marvin Gaye two months to complete his recording of the song, which he worked on during April and May of 1967. Whitfield had Gaye's lead vocal arranged just above his actual register, a trick he had used with David Ruffin on Temptations songs such as "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" in order to elicit a rawer vocal from the singer as he strained to hit the high notes. The trick worked, and Gaye's pained lead on "Grapevine", contrasted with the softer vocals of the Andantes, made Whitfield sure he had finally recorded a hit. Motown label chief Berry Gordy was not impressed, however, and vetoed "Grapevine" at a Friday morning Quality Control Meeting. In its stead, the label issued another Gaye recording, "Your Unchanging Love", as a single; "Your Unchanging Love" charted at number thirty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and number seven on the Billboard Black Singles (R&B) chart. David Ruffin (Davis Eli Ruffin) (January 18, 1941 – June 1, 1991) was an American soul singer most famous for his work as lead singer of The Temptations from 1964 to 1968. ... The Classic 5 lineup of the Temptations, circa 1965. ... Aint 2 Proud 2 Beg is also the name of a 1991 TLC single. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known by various names including Hot Soul Singles, Hot Black Singles, and Hot R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ...

“I Heard It Through the Grapevine”
“I Heard It Through the Grapevine” cover
Single by Marvin Gaye
from the album In the Groove
Released October 30, 1968
Format 7" single
Recorded Hitsville USA (Studio A); February 1967 - April 1967
Genre Soul
Length 3:16
Label Tamla
T 54176
Producer Norman Whitfield
Marvin Gaye singles chronology
"His Eye is on the Sparrow"
1968
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
1968
"Good Lovin' Ain't Easy to Come By" (with Tammi Terrell)
1969

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Recording and releasing the Gladys Knight & the Pips version

Ignoring his temporary lack of success, Whitfield recorded a fourth version of the song. This version was recorded by Gladys Knight & the Pips, in an uptempo gospel-based arrangement heavily influenced by Aretha Franklin's recent hit "Respect". The Atlanta, Georgia-based act had just joined the label the year before, and had to this point been relegated to the status of second-stringers. After Whitfield presented them with the demo tapes for "Grapevine", Gladys Knight, Bubba Knight, William Guest, and Edward Patten sneaked a reel-to-reel tape recorder out of Motown's offices and worked for several weeks on their vocal arrangement. To make the song, originally written from the point-of-view of a male, suitable for Gladys Knight, the first line of the second verse ("I know a man ain't supposed to cry/But these tears I can't hold inside") was altered to make it gender-neutral ("Take a good look at these tears in my eyes/Baby, these tears I can't hold inside"). The Pips redirects here. ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Respect is a 1967 hit and the signature song of the R&B singer Aretha Franklin, written and originally released by Volt recording artist Otis Redding in 1965. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer, actress and author. ... Merald Bubba Knight (born September 4, 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an African-American R&B/soul singer, best known as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips. ... William Guest (born June 2, 1941 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an African-American R&B/soul singer, best known as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips. ... Edward Eddie Patten (1939 - February 25, 2005) was an Atlanta, Georgia-born African-American R&B/soul singer, best known as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips. ...


When Whitfield completed the Pips' version of "Grapevine", he sequestered Berry Gordy and had him listen to it. After some additional convincing from the Pips, Gordy allowed the Pips' version of "Grapevine" to be issued as a single. Motown put little promotional support behind the single, and the Pips had to rely on their connections with various dee jays across the United States to get their record played.


Gladys Knight & the Pips' "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" reached the number-one position on the Billboard R&B chart on November 25, 1967, and stayed there for six weeks, making it the group's second R&B number one after 1961's "Every Beat of My Heart". It reached number-two on the Billboard Pop Singles singles chart the same month, with The Monkees' "Daydream Believer" holding on to the top spot. It was Motown's best-selling single up to that point. is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ...


Revisiting the Marvin Gaye version

Whitfield, however, was not entirely satisfied, because he had taken a liking to the Marvin Gaye version. He asked Berry Gordy for the permission to release Gaye's "Grapevine" as a single, but Gordy didn't think Gaye's version would be a hit, especially after Knight & the Pips' version was a hit. In 1968, Whitfield managed to have Gaye's "Grapevine" included as a last-minute addition to Gaye's 1968 album In the Groove. The official single for In the Groove, "You", made it to number thirty-four on the pop charts, while "Grapevine" became the most-played and requested track from the album. The nation's dee jays, who had been playing Gaye's "Grapevine" directly from the album for several weeks, began requesting the song's release as a single, which was finally done in the autumn of 1968. I Heard It Through the Grapevine is a 1968 album released by Marvin Gaye on the Tamla (Motown) label. ...


Gaye's version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" outsold Gladys Knight and the Pips' version, and until the release of The Jackson 5's "I'll Be There" twenty months later, it was the biggest hit single ever released on Motown. It stayed at the top of the Billboard Pop Singles chart for seven weeks, from December 14, 1968 to January 25, 1969, when it was removed from the top spot by Tommy James & The Shondells' "Crimson And Clover." Gaye's "Grapevine" also held the number-one position on the R&B chart during the same seven weeks, and stayed at number-one in the United Kingdom for three weeks starting on March 26, 1969. The entire label was pleased with the song's success, although Gaye himself, depressed because of other concurrent issues such as the illness of singing partner Tammi Terrell, was quoted as saying that his success "didn't seem real" and that he "didn't deserve it". [2] The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet (and briefly a sextet and quartet) from Gary, Indiana. ... Ill Be There is a soul song written by Berry Gordy, Jr. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... It has been suggested that Tommy James be merged into this article or section. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Tammi Terrell (born Thomasina Montgomery) (April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) was an American Motown singer in the 1960s, best known for her duets with Marvin Gaye. ...


The In the Groove album was re-issued as I Heard It Through the Grapevine after the success of the hit single. Gaye's "Grapevine" was entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. In the List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, published in 2004, Gaye's version of the song was placed at number eighty.[citation needed] The Grammy Hall of Fame Award is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have qualitative or historical significance. Alphabetical listing by title: List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients A-D List of Grammy Hall... In 2004, Rolling Stone listed the 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time as polled by musicians, critics, and industry figures. ...


Because of the success of both versions of the song, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" was both the first and last number-one song on the Billboard R&B chart in 1968: the Pips version was number-one the first week of January, while the Marvin Gaye version was number one the last week of December. Knight was not pleased that Gaye's version of the song usurped the success of her own. She later stated that Gaye's version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" was recorded over an instrumental track Whitfield had prepared for a scrapped Pips song, an allegation Gaye denied.[3]


Meanwhile, a second version of the song by The Miracles, with a similar arrangement to their first version, later appeared as an album track on their 1968 Special Occasion LP. Their original recording was issued in 2004 on a Hip-O Select compilation album entitled Motown Sings Motown Treasures . Special Occasion is an album by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles released in 1968. ... Hip-O Records is a record label, currently part of Universal Music Group, which specializes in reissues and compilations. ...


Overview of themes

"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" has been rendered in several different ways, although the song's theme, a relationship in the beginning stages of breakup, remains prominent in each version. The narrator in the song has no clue that his/her relationship is in a bad state, and only learns after hearing gossip "through the grapevine" that his/her lover is cheating. The narrator confronts the lover, and explains, through the lyrics, that, although the betrayal hurts the narrator deeply, it is the fact that the lover refused to inform the narrator of the infidelity that hurts the most.[citation needed] To hear something through the grapevine is to learn of something informally and unofficially by means of gossip and rumour. ...


Of the first four versions of the song produced by Norman Whitfield himself, only the Marvin Gaye version makes pain and confusion a clear part of the recording's musical texture: Whitfield surrounds Gaye with horror-film strings, voodoo-styled drums and percussion, and an ominous Wurlitzer electric piano line doubled by the guitar. The Miracles' version is a standard mid-tempo number, while Gladys Knight & the Pips' version is built around bravado and a quick-tempo gospel feel. “Horror Movie” redirects here. ... Voodoo is a religious tradition originating in West Africa, which became prominent in the New World due to the importation of African slaves. ... The Wurlitzer electric piano was one of a series of electromechanical stringless pianos manufactured and marketed by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, Corinth, Mississippi, U.S. and North Tonawanda, NY. Interestingly, the Wurlitzer company itself never called the instrument an electric piano, inventing instead the phrase Electronic Piano and using this... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ...

“I Heard It Through the Grapevine”
“I Heard It Through the Grapevine” cover
Song by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Album Cosmo's Factory
Released July 25, 1970
Recorded June 1970, Wally Heider's Studio, San Francisco, California
Genre Rock & Roll
Length 11:07
Label Fantasy
Producer John Fogerty
Cosmo's Factory track listing
"Who'll Stop the Rain"
(9)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
(10)
"Long as I Can See the Light"
(11)

Cover for the album Cosmos Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival This is an album cover. ... This article is about the musical composition. ... Creedence Clearwater Revival (commonly referred to by its initials CCR or simply as Creedence) was an American rock band, which consisted of John Fogerty (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano), Tom Fogerty (guitar, vocals, piano), Stu Cook (bass guitar, vocals), and Doug Clifford (drums, percussion, vocals). ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Cosmos Factory is the fifth album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Fantasy Records is a United States based record label, which was founded by Max and Sol Weiss in 1949 in San Francisco, California. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This article is about the musician. ... Cosmos Factory is the fifth album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ...

Covers

Already existing in four recorded versions by the time Gaye's version became a number-one hit, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" has been covered frequently since 1968. Among the earliest covers of the song were two more versions produced by Whitfield, one by The Temptations in 1969, and another by The Undisputed Truth in 1971. Rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival recorded an eleven-minute cover version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" for their 1970 album Cosmo's Factory. There is also a ten-minute live version on the Average White Band's 1976 album Person To Person.[citation needed] // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... “Temptations” redirects here. ... The Undisputed Truth, on the cover of their first LP, 1971s The Undisputed Truth, which contains their only hit single, Smiling Faces Sometimes. The Undisputed Truth was a 1970s Motown recording act, assembled by record producer Norman Whitfield as a means for being able to experiment with his psychedelic... Creedence Clearwater Revival (commonly referred to by its initials CCR or simply as Creedence) was an American rock band, which consisted of John Fogerty (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano), Tom Fogerty (guitar, vocals, piano), Stu Cook (bass guitar, vocals), and Doug Clifford (drums, percussion, vocals). ... Cosmos Factory is the fifth album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... The Average White Band (also AWB) is a Scottish funk and R&B band. ...


The song has been quite popular in alternative music circles. In 1979, UK punk group The Slits did a heavily dub influenced version which was issued as the B-side of their first single. In this version, the female singer sings the song from the male point of view. Another underground group from the era, Tuxedomoon, recorded a version which features a typically dirge-like rhythm and a tuneless vocal that was recorded through the telephone. The Crust Brothers, a group consisting of Stephen Malkmus and members of Silkworm, covered it on their Marquee Mark album, in a style reflective of CCR's version. The Slits are an all female punk rock band. ... Tuxedomoon is an experimental avant-garde post-punk New Wave group formed in San Francisco, California in 1977 by Blaine L. Reininger and Steven Brown, two students of electronic music at San Francisco City College. ... The Crust Brothers, a band formed by Stephen Malkmus and members of Silkworm (Michael Dahlquist, Tim Midgett, and Andy Cohen), released one album, Marquee Mark, a live recording of their December 5, 1997, show at the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle, Washington. ... Stephen Malkmus (born May 30, 1966 , Santa Monica, California) is an indie rock musician and a former member of the band Pavement. ... Silkworm was an indie rock band active from 1987 to 2005. ... Marquee Mark, the Crust Brothers only album, was released by the small Telemomo label on October 15, 1998. ...


Funk musician Roger Troutman did a version for his debut solo album, The Many Facets of Roger, in 1981. Yet another later-period cover of the song is a version recorded in 1988 by studio singers for the fictitious clay-animated singing group The California Raisins. Their version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" became the California Raisins' signature song, an obvious pun on the fact that they, as raisins, originated from "the grapevine" themselves. British Indie band the Kaiser Chiefs also covered the song as part of the Help: A Day in the Life project. [4] For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Zapp was a soul and funk band formed in 1978 by the Troutman brothers (Roger, Larry, Lester, and Terry) and also included Bobby Glover, Eddie Barber, Bootsy Collins, Jannetta Boyce, Jerome Derrickson, Sherman Fleetwood, Gregory Jackson, and Michael Warren. ... Clay animation is one of many forms of stop motion animation; specifically, it is the form where each animated piece, either character or background, is deformable, i. ... The California Raisins are a fictional rhythm and blues musical group comprised of anthropomorphized raisins. ... Alternate uses: Raisin (disambiguation) A Raisin is a sun-dried or artificially dried grape, used in cooking and baking. ... This article is about the fruits of the genus Vitis. ... This article is about the band. ... Help: a Day in the Life is a 2005 album, bringing together many contemporary artists primarily from Britain and Ireland. ...


Former Doobie Brother Michael McDonald recorded the song as part of his Motown album in 2003. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael McDonald (born February 12, 1952, in St. ...


Italian singer Giorgia recorded the song on her MTV Unplugged album in 2005. This version was included also in the soundtrack of the Italian movie "Romanzo Criminale". Giorgia is probably the greatest female singer in Italy. ... MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ...


Marvin Gaye's version of the song has been featured prominently in several films, including The Big Chill (1983) and Remember the Titans (2001). The Big Chill is a 1983 film that tells the story of several University of Michigan college friends who reunite after many years for the funeral of one of their friends who commits suicide. ... Remember the Titans is an American drama film released in 2000. ...


Additionally, the Marvin Gaye version regained attention in Europe in 1986, when Jeans manufacturer Levi's used a sound-a-like cover version for a retro-themed commercial called "Launderette", directed by Roger Lyons and featuring then-unknown model/singer Nick Kamen. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Levis is a brand of riveted denim jeans manufactured by Levi Strauss & Co. ... Retro is a term used to describe the culture of the past. ... Nick Kamen (born April 15, 1962) is a model and singer from Essex, England, most famous for his 1980s Levis commercials where he strips to wash in a public laundromat (showing him in boxer shorts, dramatically increasing their popularity. ...


The song has also been covered by the Soultans and the Flying Pickets, who recorded an a capella version for their album Lost Boys in 1984. Cover to the bands hit single, Cant take my hands off you. Soultans is an all-male, r&b band that originally consisted of three members. ...


Classical/Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Michael Chapdelaine recorded a very soulful solo guitar version for the album "Grapevine" in 2003. He then rerecorded the whole album as "Grapevine 2005." Michael Chapdelaine (born 1956 in San Diego, California) is an American acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and composer. ...


One other solo-singer to cover the song was the Brazilian female singer, Marisa Monte. She recorded it in her self-titled album. Marisa Monte is a Brazilian popular singer, and one the biggest stars of contemporary MPB. She was born on July 1, 1967 in Rio de Janeiro. ...


A cover of the Marvin Gaye version was featured in the original version of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show episode "Mario and the Beanstalk", with the word "grapevine" changed to "beanvine". A number of television shows based on the Super Mario Bros. ... Mario and the Beanstalk is the seventh animated episode of As the title suggests, it is an adaptation of the fable Jack and the Beanstalk. ...


This song was also covered, somewhat famously, by Mr. Nixon's Grade 9 Music Class. To the disapproval of the musicians however, it was not played in their concert.


Credits

Gladys Knight & the Pips version

Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer, actress and author. ... Merald Bubba Knight (born September 4, 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an African-American R&B/soul singer, best known as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips. ... Edward Eddie Patten (1939 - February 25, 2005) was an Atlanta, Georgia-born African-American R&B/soul singer, best known as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips. ... William Guest (born June 2, 1941 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an African-American R&B/soul singer, best known as a member of Gladys Knight & the Pips. ... The Funk Brothers was the nickname given to a group of Detroit, Michigan, session musicians who performed on the backing tracks to most Motown Records recordings from 1959 until 1972, when the company moved to Los Angeles. ...

Marvin Gaye version

  • Lead Vocals by Marvin Gaye
  • Background Vocals by The Andantes: Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow and Louvain Demps
  • Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers

Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... The Andantes were a prolific female session singing group for the Motown record label during the 1960s. ...

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Preceded by
"Soul Man" by Sam & Dave
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single (Gladys Knight & the Pips version)
December 2, 1967 - January 6, 1968
Succeeded by
"I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Preceded by
"Love Child" by Diana Ross & the Supremes
Billboard Hot 100 number one single (Marvin Gaye version)
December 14, 1968 - January 25, 1969
Succeeded by
"Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James & the Shondells
Preceded by
"Who's Making Love" by Johnnie Taylor
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single (Marvin Gaye version)
December 14, 1968 - January 25, 1969
Succeeded by
"Can I Change My Mind" by Tyrone Davis
Preceded by
"Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?" by Peter Sarstedt
UK number one single (Marvin Gaye version)
March 26, 1969
Succeeded by
"Israelites" by Desmond Dekker & The Aces

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Notes

  1. ^ The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. RollingStone.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-02.
  2. ^ Posner, Motown : Music, Money, Sex, and Power. Pg. 225.
  3. ^ Gaye, Marvin. Radio interview, BBC.co.uk. Retrieved from http://www0.bbc.co.uk/radio2/soldonsong/songlibrary/ihearditthroughthegrapevine.shtml on March 29, 2006.
  4. ^ http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=311278626

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References

  • McLean, Ralph. "Stories Behind the Song: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/music/story_behind/grapevine.shtml on March 29, 2006.
  • Bronson, Fred (2003, 5th ed.). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits. New York: Billboard Books. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6
  • Knight, Gladys (1994). Between Each Line of Pain and Glory: My Life Story. Pgs. 180 - 184. New York: Hyperion. ISBN 0-7868-6326-9.
  • Posner, Gerald (2002). Motown : Music, Money, Sex, and Power. Pgs. 224 - 225. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-375-50062-6.
  • (2005). "Sold on Song: Top 100 - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved from http://www0.bbc.co.uk/radio2/soldonsong/songlibrary/ihearditthroughthegrapevine.shtml on March 29, 2006.
Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye was Marvin Gayes debut album and the first album ever released by Motown in 1961. ... That Stubborn Kinda Fellow did what Marvin Gayes debut, The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye, failed at, it established Gaye as a new rising force in R&B. Released in 1963, the album didnt chart but it yielded three hit singles for Gaye including the funky Stubborn Kind... When Im Alone I Cry is a 1964 album from Marvin Gaye, one of several attempts of the singer to make a name for himself as a jazz vocalist. ... Hello Broadway was an 1964 album of standards and Broadway material recorded by soul singer Marvin Gaye. ... How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You is an album released by soul music legend Marvin Gaye in 1965. ... A Tribute to the Great Nat King Cole was a 1965 tribute album released by Marvin Gaye on the Tamla (Motown) label, dedicated to his idol, late jazz/R&B performer Nat King Cole. ... The Moods of Marvin Gaye showcased that Marvin Gaye was a viable artist who could make convincing albums as well as convincing singles. ... I Heard It Through the Grapevine is a 1968 album released by Marvin Gaye on the Tamla (Motown) label. ... M.P.G. was the best-selling effort for singer Marvin Gaye in the 1960s. ... Thats The Way Love Is was an album released by soul legend Marvin Gaye, on January 8, 1970 on the Tamla (Motown) label. ... Whats Going On is an album by American soul singer Marvin Gaye. ... Lets Get It On is a landmark soul album by Marvin Gaye, released on the Tamla (Motown) label in 1973. ... I Want You was a 1976 Billboard Pop No. ... Here, My Dear was an 1978 album by Marvin Gaye for the Tamla (Motown) label. ... In Our Lifetime was a 1981 album by Marvin Gaye for the Tamla (Motown) label, his final release on the label. ... Midnight Love was the last major album recorded by soul singer Marvin Gaye. ... Together, released on Motowns Tamla label in 1964 (see 1964 in music), was the first and only album released by the duo team of Motown artists Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells. ... Take Two was a duet album by Motown label mates Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston on August 25, 1966 on the Tamla (Motown) label. ... United was the first of three albums by Motown soul music duo Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell. ... Youre All I Need was a hit album for legendary soul music duo Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. ... Easy is an album released by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell on September 16, 1969 under the Tamla Records label. ... Diana & Marvin was the successful duets project released by legendary soul singers Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye in 1973. ... Marvin Gaye Recorded Live on Stage was the first glimpse of a live Marvin Gaye show. ... Marvin Gaye Live! was the second live album released by Marvin Gaye in 1974. ... Live at the London Palladium was a successful live album released by soul music legend Marvin Gaye. ... Marvin Gaye at the Copa was the lost live album recorded by Motown legend Marvin Gaye during the heyday of Motown performers headlining at New Yorks legendary Copacabana club. ... The Trouble Man soundtrack album was an experimental 1972 music project for Marvin Gaye. ... Dream Of A Lifetime was the first posthumous release from American soul music legend Marvin Gaye, released in 1985. ... Romantically Yours was the next posthumous release for American soul music legend Marvin Gaye, also released by Columbia Records in 1985. ... Vulnerable is a 1997 album of jazz-styled soul recorded by American soul singer Marvin Gaye, released on the Motown label. ... Pride & Joy was a 1963 hit song by American soul music legend Marvin Gaye. ... How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) is a 1964 hit single, written and produced by the Motown songwriting team ofHolland-Dozier-Holland and was originally recorded by American soul singer Marvin Gaye. ... Ill Be Doggone was a 1965 hit song for American soul music legend Marvin Gaye. ... Aint That Peculiar was a 1965 hit single for American soul music legend Marvin Gaye. ... Your Precious Love was a 1967 hit by soul music legends Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. ... If I Could Build My Whole World Around You was a popular recording for American soul music legends Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell in 1968. ... Aint Nothing Like the Real Thing was a 1968 hit for soul music legends Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. ... Youre All I Need to Get By was a 1968 hit for soul music legends Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. ... Too Busy Thinking About My Baby was a 1966 album track for The Temptations, that later became a 1969 hit song by American soul music legend Marvin Gaye for the Motown label. ... Abraham, Martin & John was a 1968 ode written by Richard Holler to the memories of icons of social change from Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr. ... The Onion Song was a hit for soul singers Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell in 1970, although it didnt feature Terrell on vocals. ... Thats The Way Love Is is a 1967 Tamla (Motown) single single recorded by The Isley Brothers and produced by Norman Whitfield, later covered in a 1969 hit version by Marvin Gaye. ... Whats Going On is a song written by Renaldo Obie Benson, Al Cleveland, and Marvin Gaye. ... Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) was the second single off Marvin Gayes legendary 1971 album, Whats Going On. ... Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) was the third and final single from American soul music legend Marvin Gayes 1971 landmark album, Whats Going On. ... Trouble Man is a 1972 hit single for American soul music legend Marvin Gaye on the Tamla (Motown) label. ... Lets Get It On is the seminal 1973 #1 smash sung by American soul music legend Marvin Gaye. ... You Are Everything is a soul song written by Thom Bell and Linda Creed. ... Got to Give It Up is a 1977 hit single recorded by American soul music legend Marvin Gaye. ... Sexual Healing is a 1982 song recorded by American soul singer Marvin Gaye on the Columbia Records label. ... After the Norman Whitfield-produced #1 smash, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, became huge, the title of Marvin Gayes album changed from In the Groove to I Heard It Through the Grapevine, and was re-released in 1969. ... Anna Gordy Gaye (born in 1922 in Detroit, Michigan) is the eldest sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy and was the first wife of soul music legend Marvin Gaye. ... Frankie Gaye (November 15, 1941 - December 28, 2001) was a singer and younger brother of music legend Marvin Gaye. ... Janis Gaye (born Janis Elizabeth Hunter on January 5, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a singer and actress. ... Nona Marvisa Gaye (born September 4, 1974 in Washington, D.C.) is an American singer, former fashion model, and screen actress. ... The Moonglows were an influental American R&B and doo wop group, featuring such legendary singers as Bobby Lester, Harvey Fuqua, Alexander Graves and Prentiss Barnes, along with guitarist Billy Johnson. ... Tammi Terrell (born Thomasina Montgomery) (April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) was an American Motown singer in the 1960s, best known for her duets with Marvin Gaye. ... Marvins Room (originally named Marvin Gaye Studios) is a recording studio founded by American soul musician Marvin Gaye. ... Creedence Clearwater Revival (commonly referred to by its initials CCR or simply as Creedence) was an American rock band, which consisted of John Fogerty (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano), Tom Fogerty (guitar, vocals, piano), Stu Cook (bass guitar, vocals), and Doug Clifford (drums, percussion, vocals). ... This article is about the musician. ... Tom Fogerty (November 9, 1941, in Berkeley, California – September 6, 1990, in Scottsdale, Arizona) was a musician most known as the guitarist in Creedence Clearwater Revival, and was the elder brother of John Fogerty, the lead singer and guitar player in that band. ... Stu Cook played bass guitar in the American rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival. ... Doug Clifford Doug Clifford (born April 24, 1945 in Palo Alto, California, USA) played drums in the American rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival. ... Creedence Clearwater Revival is the first album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1968 (see 1968 in music). ... Bayou Country is the second album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Green River is the third album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Willy and the Poor Boys is the fourth album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Cosmos Factory is the fifth album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... Pendulum is the sixth album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... Mardi Gras is the seventh and final studio album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). ... Live in Europe is a live album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... The Concert is a 1980 album by Creedence Clearwater Revival. ... Pre-Creedence is a compilation album by Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1975 after the band had broken up. ... Chronicle, Vol. ... Chronicle, Vol. ... Susie Q is a song from the Creedence Clearwater Revival album Creedence Clearwater Revival, their first album, released in 1968. ... I Put a Spell on You is a song written by Screamin Jay Hawkins, whose recording was selected as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. ... Proud Mary is a song written by American singer and guitarist John Fogerty. ... Born on the Bayou is the first track on Creedence Clearwater Revivals second album, Bayou Country. ... Bad Moon Rising is a 1969 song by Creedence Clearwater Revival, written by John Fogerty. ... Down on the Corner is a song by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival. ... Fortunate Son is a song by Creedence Clearwater Revival on their album Willy and the Poor Boys in 1969. ... Cosmos Factory is the fifth album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... Up Around the Bend is a song recorded by the American band Creedence Clearwater Revival and written by the bands lead singer, guitarist and songwriter, John Fogerty. ... Run Through the Jungle is a song recorded by the American band Creedence Clearwater Revival and written by the bands lead singer, guitarist and songwriter, John Fogerty. ... Lookin Out My Back Door is a song recorded by the American band Creedence Clearwater Revival and written by the bands lead singer, guitarist and songwriter, John Fogerty. ... Have You Ever Seen The Rain? is a song written by John Fogerty and released in 1970 in the album Pendulum of the American rock musical group Creedence Clearwater Revival. ... The Golliwogs was an American rock band which eventually became Creedence Clearwater Revival. ... Stu Cook, bassist and co-founder of Creedence Clearwater Revisited. ... Holding In copyright suits, prevailing defendants receive attorneys fees solely at the courts discretion, just as prevailing plaintiffs do. ... It has been suggested that The Saul Zaentz Film Center be merged into this article or section. ... Fantasy Records is a United States based record label, which was founded by Max and Sol Weiss in 1949 in San Francisco, California. ...

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