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Marvin Gaye's classic Motown soundtrack album to the Blaxploitation film of the same name, features the legendary title track, which became one of Marvin's signature songs, along with 'T' Plays It Cool, Don't Mess with Trouble man single 'T' and many more. The album reached the top 20 of the Billboardpeaking at This LP is now remastered on gram vinyl. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Skip to main content. Listen Now. Go Unlimited Start your day free trial.
The song was the title track and theme of the blaxploitation film of the same name. Relating the song to the travails of the movie's leading character, named "Mister T", and also relating to issues in his private life, Marvin called it one of the most honest recordings he ever made. Gaye played drums and piano on the record as well as performing trouble man single the vocals himself, in which he sings most of the song in falsetto while reaching a gospel -styled growl during the bridges of the song. The performances of the song during Marvin's later concerts became one of his highlights during his s and early s tours. The song was also used as two instrumental "theme songs" on the accompanying album, in which Marvin played synthesizers to accompany saxophone solos from his musicians. Marvin also recorded a slightly different version of the song primarily for the movie's opening, in which he sang in both tenor and falsetto. The album version of the song was the only one released as a single in November where it became a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot reaching number seven on that chart in January It was featured on the soundtrack for the video game Driver: Parallel Lines.
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Trouble Man is a soundtrack and the twelfth studio album by American soul singer Marvin Gaye, released on December 8,on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. As the soundtrack to the Blaxploitation film of the same name trouble man single, the Trouble Man soundtrack was a more contemporary move for Gaye, following his politically charged album What's Going On. This was the first album to be written and produced solely by Gaye. The only other album recorded under his full creative control was In Our Lifetimereleased in Signing the contract in earlyGaye sought to take advantage of his opportunities. Bolstered by the successes of film soundtracks such as Shaft and SuperflyMotown offered the musician a chance to compose his own film soundtrack after winning rights to produce the crime thriller, Trouble Man. Unlike Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield, who mixed social commentary with sexual songs in their respective soundtracks, Gaye chose to focus primarily on the film's character, "Mister T", producing and composing both the film's score while entirely producing the film's soundtrack, which was recorded at Motown Studios or "Hitsville West" in Hollywood.
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