UPDATE: This was originally posted a month back, however being that today is the day Marvin physically left us and returned to the essence, I wanted to bring this back to the top. #RIP To a true pioneer and legend. I will add more songs in this post throughout the day. Sit back and enjoy!
I’m in straight chill mode today. After digging through my crates, I decided to throw on some Marvin and revisit an album of his discography that gets sorely overlooked in my opinion: Here My Dear. Released during a time when disco commanded the Top 40 R&B charts, Marvin kept to his original essence, slow funk, rhythm-and-blues and some jazz thrown in the mix. The first joint featured in this post may take some of you back to 2000, pre-MTV Three 6 Mafia. Besides the sample nod, this is just some straight smooth shit. The next number, A Funky Space Reincarnation is one of my favorite Marvin jawns: eight minutes of interstellar funk. And lastly, After the Dance (from the 1976 album, I Want You) will make you get retarded. Cool out to these smooth joints. Put one in the air. It’s a lazy afternoon.
Marvin Gaye – A Funky Space Reincarnation
UPDATE 2: Added Marv & Tammi’s If This World Were Mine, which in turn birthed The Bar-Kays version, which ultimately gave us Rick Ross & ‘Ye’s Live Fast, Die Young. Nas also sampled it for Destiny.
Marvin & Tammi – If This World Were Mine
Marvin Gaye – Don’t Mess With Mr. Tee