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Marvin Gaye

Can I Get A Witness

  • Soul
  • Gospel
  • Pop
  • Funk
  • Space
song from
  • 1963
  • 1964
  • 1970
  • 1962
  • 1979

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“Can I Get a Witness” is a 1963 hit song by Marvin Gaye on the Tamla (Motown) label. Written and produced by Motown songwriting and producing team Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song was built among gospel-styled music and heralded Gaye’s beginnings in the church with a rhythm and blues/rock and roll setting. The song featured Gaye on piano, playing a boogie pattern, The Funk Brothers, and members of The Supremes in the background accompanying Gaye. The song became a hit in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom, and British musicians Lulu, Dusty Springfield, The Rolling Stones, Sam Brown and Steampacket (which featured a very young Rod Stewart) recorded cover versions of the song. Gaye’s version peaked at number twenty-two on the Pop Singles chart and its title soon became a catch... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Can I get a witness ... I want a witness ... Witness, witness

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