On this day in music history: April 20, 1967 - “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell is released. Written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, it is the first single release for the Motown vocal duo. Newly signed as a solo artist to Motown in 1965, Tammi Terrell is paired with staff producers Johnny Bristol and Harvey Fuqua, who begin working with the young singer. Releasing a handful of non charting singles, nearly a year goes by without scoring a hit. In late 1966, fresh off of their success penning Ray Charles’ number R&B smash “Let’s Go Get Stoned”, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson are hired as staff songwriters at Motown. Among the songs the pair have already written is one titled “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. Having moved from his native North Carolina to New York City in the mid 60’s, the initial inspiration for the song comes from Ashford. Determined to make it in the big city, the lyrics are composed by him as personal affirmation to not give up no matter what. He and Valerie write the song, but hold on it, knowing that it is a potential hit and their ticket into Motown. Bristol and Fuqua love the song immediately and move to cut it on Tammi. The basic track is recorded at Motown Studio A on December 26, 1966 with The Funk Brothers providing musical support. Terrell records her vocals alone on January 6, 1967, with additional overdubs recorded on January 11 and 29, 1967. At one point, the producers decide the song needs something extra, a duet partner. Marvin Gaye is chosen to add his magic vocal touch and does so in short order on February 1, 1967. Finally released in April of 1967, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” takes off quickly, peaking at #3 for three weeks beginning on the Billboard R&B singles chart on July 1, 1967 and #19 on the Hot 100 on July 15, 1967. An instant classic, the record establishes Gaye and Terrell as Motown’s premier vocal duo and Ashford & Simpson as one of the top writing teams on the labels’ already prodigious roster. In time, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” becomes one of Motown’s most popular and frequently covered songs. Diana Ross will score her first solo chart topper in 1970 with a dramatically revamped version of the song produced by Ashford & Simpson. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell’s original recording of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” is used in numerous films, television commercials, and is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999.
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What are your favourite songs for spring//summer 2017 !? ✨
hmmmmmmmm loud places - jamie xx you + me - disclosure (flume remix) you know you like it - aluna george the less i know the better - tame impala heart of gold - neil young video games - lana del rey sweet thing - van morrison brooklyn baby - lana del rey femme fatale - the velvet underground forever young - alphaville aint no mountain high enough - marvin gaye + tammi terrell come around - m.i.a
let me be your cargo (i won’t wear you down) | a 60s finnpoe mix | (LISTEN)
i’ve just seen a face by jim sturgess //be my baby by the ronettes
// can’t take my eyes off you by the four seasons //the more i see you by michael bublé //i get a kick out of you by frank sinatra //fly me to the moon by julie london //miss you by the rolling stones //smooth sailin’ by leon bridges //hold me, thrill me, kiss me by she & him //p.s. i love you by the beatles //stuck on you by elvis presley //i love your lovin’ ways by nina simone //you really got me by the kinks //for once in my life by stevie wonder //(your love keeps lifting me) higher and higher by jackie wilson //ain’t no mountain high enough by marvin gaye and tammi terrell
i. junk of the heart (happy) - the kooks | ii. ain’t no mountain high enough - marvin gaye & tammi terrell | iii. who are you, really? - mikky ekko | iv. crystals - of monsters and men | v. bad kids - black lips | vi. shut up and dance - walk the moon | vii. the run and go - twenty one pilots | viii. cool kids (rac mix) - echosmith | ix. pilot - amber run | x. waiting for love - avicii
Love, especially the romantic kind, is the most wonderful and exciting part of being human — as well as the most difficult. It certainly does “take two” — the trick is to get and keep those two on the same page. That’s why so many different types of love songs have been written, about everything from new love to forever love to unrequited love. The list is as endless as the feelings love inspires. Here’s a peek at what each sign likes to hear, no matter what they’re feeling.
Aries This fiery sign doesn’t go for your basic Air Supply type stuff — and don’t ever, ever play Barry for them (Manilow, that is … Barry White will do fine, especially with champagne and chocolates). In particular, they’ll like love songs that have a rock and roll beat to them. Something that reflects their Fire element — like “Fire” by the Pointer Sisters, a classic that will rev them up in all the right departments, or “Fire on High” by ELO. Oh, and if they’re angry? Expect to hear “Love Stinks” (J Geils Band) or “I Will Survive” (Gloria Gaynor).
Taurus Taurus natives play for keeps in all departments, and when it comes to romantic love, the person you love belongs to you (in your mind, at least!). You, Taurus, are the personal property of Venus,