Happy Birthday Marvin Gaye: Who Sampled His Work?

Today  is the late Marvin Gaye‘s birthday. Coincidentally he died a day before his birthday, in 1984.

 He’s had so many hits that of course his songs were sample by the following artists:

  • Kanye West- “Spaceships”, College Dropout album sampled from “Distant Lover”

  • Robin Thicke, T.I. & Pharrell- “Blurred Lines”, sampled from “Got To Give It Up”

  • The Jackson- “Shake Your Body”, Sampled from “Got To Give It Up”

  • Ja Rule & Ashanti- “Mesmerized”, Sampled from  “Stop Look, Listen”

  • Smilez & Superstar- “Tell Me”, Sampled from “Stop, Look, Listen”

  • Method Man & Mary J Blige- “All I Need”, sampled from “All I Need To Get By”

  •  Chris Brown- “Back To Sleep”, sampled from “Sexual Healing”

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Thats just to name a few artists who sampled the GOAT music. He was Inducted in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and Received a star on the Hollywood Hall of Fame in 1990.

I know I wasn’t even thought of when his music was released but I have an old soul and appreciate older music!

Happy Birthday to Marvin Gaye!

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Danii Gold out ✌🏾

RIP & Happy Birthday to Dennis Edwards

I’m an old head at heart and The Temptations is one  of my favorite oldies groups: so when I heard that Dennis Edwards passed away on Friday, it was kinda sad. He would’ve been 75 years old today.

If you aren’t familiar with Dennis, he was a lead singer in The Temptations, who replaced David Ruffin in the late 1960s.  He was the lead singer on “Papa was a Rolling Stone“ and  also sang on other songs such as “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” “Just My Imagination” “I wish it Would Rain” “I Can’t Get Next To You” and  plenty more. You may remember his song “Don’t Look Any Further” :

Not to mention, he stayed in St. Louis after his fame. He even was staying in North County (Stl lango). Dennis did an interview back 2011, talking about moving back to St.Louis:

He will definitely be remembered for his powerful voice and hit songs.

RIP Dennis!