I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

Latest update on 17/11/2010

Artist: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Author: Norman Whitfield/Barrett Strong
Label: Tamla
Year: 1966

Oldest version recorded. The first one released was by Gladys Knight & The Pips. Miracles versions on their late '68 Special Occasion album and on cd Motown Sings Motown Treasures ('98).

Covers:

1967:

Isley Brothers [unreleased]

1967:

Gladys Knight & The Pips [n°1 R&B]

1967:

Willie Bobo

1968:

Marvin Gaye [n°1 R&B, US & UK]

1968:

King Curtis

1969:

Temptations

1969:

Chi-Lites

1970:

Creedence Clearwater Revival

1971:

Undisputed Truth

1971:

Maggie MacNeal

1977:

Average White Band

1978:

Joe Cocker

1979:

Slits

1980:

Bettye LaVette

1981:

Roger [n°1 R&B]

1984:

Flying Pickets

1987:

Tuxedomoon

1989:

Marisa Monte

1991:

F.M. [hardrock version]

1994:

B.J. Scott & Doug Duffy

1996:

Soultans

1998:

The King

2003:

Michael McDonald

2008:

Amy Winehouse & Paul Weller

Marvin Gaye's first (and biggest) n°1 US, seven weeks in a row. For his record company Tamla-Motown the success was even more supreme: for four weeks during that same span the numbers two and three on these charts were also label acts. I Heard It Through The Grapevine represents a music publisher's goldmine: hit Billboard with six different acts, three times n°1 R&B.

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