Sunday, March 04, 2007





Marvin Gaye - Live At The Copa Cabana Club 1967



Since the kind folks at SFRP have been augmenting my Marvin collection as of late, I feel I can make an honest run of a mess of his albums and rarities here. I have had a few for years but now have enough to satisfy the collector of this amazing mans music. Apparently Motown stars had been performing regular, sold-out gigs at the Copa and a few released well-received live albums recorded there. Marvin did as well but for some reason (can anyone say Barry Gordy?) his performance was shelved for almost 40 years! Damn. This was just before Marvin had his public problems with Mr. Gordy and decided he needed to have more of a hand in his music and produced 'What's Going On' and 'Let's Get It On' soon after. Oh what a sweet voice and sensitive soul - much too bad about that cocaine habit. We miss you and love you Marvin.


"Introduction/I Concentrate on You"
"Just in Time"
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)"
"Motown Medley 1"
"Laia Ladaia (Reza)"
"Georgia Rose"
"The Song Is You"
"Ain't That Peculiar"
"Every Once in a While"
"The Shadow of Your Smile"
"Night Song"
"Pride & Joy"
"This Could Be the Start of Something Big"
"Strangers in the Night"
"Introduction of Orchestra"
"Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)"
"Motown Medley 2"

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8 comments:

DaddyRich said...

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Anonymous said...

firstly: thanks so much for so many rarities from so many artists!
secondly: do you know if there is an issue with the marvin/copa zip file?? winzip/7zip cannot open it sadly. thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I really appreciate this rare gem.

dj day said...

dopedopedope - thanks for sharing this. I'm a huge Marvin fan and never even heard about this record.

Anonymous said...

perfection.
the quality just goes on and on.
Thank you for the music.

Ford MF said...

File won't unzip for me either... I've downloaded it three times now making sure it's not a problem on Rapidshare's end, or an incomplete dl.

Anonymous said...

same issue here. a 19.4MB that seems to be corrupted :(

Anonymous said...

same thing too, tried several times. a pity.