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Marvin Gaye

Can I Get A Witness

Soul
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  • Gospel
  • Pop
  • Funk
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1963
  • 1963
  • 1964
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  • 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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More songs by Marvin Gaye (See Charts): Your Precious Love, This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It's Killing Me), Take This Heart Of Mine, Little Darling (I Need You), How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), I'll Be Doggone, Let's Get It On, I Want You, Got To Give It Up, and Trouble Man.

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