Friday, September 19, 2008


Norman Whitfield is far from a household name, but his name is familiar to Motown fans who read the credits. He produced and/or wrote some classic Motown songs like Marvin Gaye's "Pride & Joy," The Temptations' "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" and "(I Know) I'm Losing You," and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," recorded by Gladys Knight & The Pips, as well as Marvin.

Because of my recent interview with Smokey Robinson, I've been spending a lot of time listening to Motown: the music that that label created in the '60s (and '70s) is really mindblowing.

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