AWESOME: Marvin Gaye’s isolated vocal track from “Heard It Through The Grape Vine”

by Micah Haley on July 21, 2013

This is currently one of the greatest things on the internet. The pure joy from Gaye’s voice is rivaled in my memory only by Mandy Patinkin’s soaring performance of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” in 1989 on David Letterman’s late night talk show.

Like Otis Redding, Gaye’s tragically short life would make one amazing biopic. Several different projects have attempted to get off the ground. Focus features brought one such project to Cannes earlier this year with Law & Order alum Jesse L. Martin set to fill the singer’s shoes. That project also stars New Orleans native Dwight Henry (Beasts of the Southern Wild) as the singer’s father. Though Focus is reportedly no longer involved, I certainly hope the project finally makes it to the big screen.