DiscoverThe Secret Life of Songs#3 - You're All I Need to Get By / Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
#3 - You're All I Need to Get By / Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

#3 - You're All I Need to Get By / Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Update: 2020-05-21
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The classic Motown duet, 'You're All I Need to Get By', seems to be about commitment - about a love which has recently been embarked on and which stretches ahead into the future - has come, perhaps surprisingly, to resonate with those mourning the loss of loved ones, including Marvin Gaye himself, who chose this song to play as he gave his eulogy at singing partner Tammi Terrell’s funeral. I look at this iconic soul recording, and in particular the song's use of pedal notes, extensions and inversions, to explore how it manages to chime with people in this way.

All the songs discussed in this episode, including 'You're All I Need to Get By', can be heard here

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#3 - You're All I Need to Get By / Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

#3 - You're All I Need to Get By / Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell