“End of Our Road” Performed by Gladys Knight & the Pips (1968)

Now this is a cut that if you don’t know – well you better ask somebody quick! 1967s ‘Grapevine” isn’t all that Motown’s Gladys Knight & The Pips were known for.

The Funk Brothers turn it out solidly for GK&TP’s rendition of this R&B classic penned by the brilliant Motown writing team of Roger Penzabene, Barrett Stong and Norman Whitfield.

Marvin Gaye also charted with the song in 1970, but it couldn’t have been too much of a splash since I just found out about it when preparing to write this post. Mavis Staples also led the Staple Singers version of the tune on their second Stax outing in 1970 and of course it was outstanding. But the best by far is the Gladys led version you can hear here
and watch as performed on the Mike Douglas show right here below. Enjoy.

Gladys always was, and still is, a class act!

Thanks for reading.

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  1. […] “End of our Road” is by far my favorite uptempo Motown release by GK&TP. It is funkiness at it’s best — even surpassing the group’s cover of “Grapevine IMHO. […]


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