“Keep On Loving Me Honey” Performed by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (1968)

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Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Keep On Loving Me Honey (1968)

This wonderful gem is from Marvin & Tammi’s second studio LP that is just as great as their first,  even though it did not chart as well.

“You’re All I Need,” released in 1968, contained songs recorded by the duo in 1966 and 1967.  It charted #4 R&B Albums but only #60 Pop?!.  But it did spawn at least two classic hits that will live on forever — “You’re All I need to Get By” and “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing.”

Of course  I love them both, but they get plenty of airplay on oldies stations,  so I wanted to share one of the many  overlooked standouts on the LP (in fact I had a hard time picking just one) .  “Keep On Loving Me Honey” is  one of the four Ashford & Simpson penned tunes on the LP.  These tunes, along with Fuqua’s,  took  the romantic crooning  duo to a whole new level on this set!

Now if you aren’t familiar with “KOLMH” and are hearing it here for the first time — you like it don’t you? I knew you would.  (LOL) These two voices blended like no others! No wonder Tammi’s boyfriend at this time, David Ruffin, remained constantly jealous of Marvin Gaye. The two sounded like the ultimate love birds on vinyl, even though in reality they remained true platonic friends until Tammi’s untimely death in 1970 from a brain tumor.

Musically Yours,

sondanyr2

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