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Marvin Gaye

Trouble Man

  • Soundtrack
  • Soul
  • Space
  • Pop
  • Instrumental
song from
  • 1972
  • 1973
  • 2012
  • 1971
  • 1939

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“Trouble Man” is a 1972 hit single for American soul singer Marvin Gaye on the Tamla (Motown) label. The song was the title track and theme of a blaxploitation film of the same name. Relating the song to the travails of the movie’s leading character, titled “Mister T”, and also relating to issues in his private life, Marvin called it one of the honest recordings he ever made. Gaye played drums and piano on the record as well as performing all the vocals himself, in which he sings most of the song in falsetto while reaching a gospel-styled growl during the bridges of the song. The performances of the song during Marvin’s later concerts became one of his highlights during his 1970s and early 1980s tours. The song was also used as two instrumental “theme songs” on the... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I come up hard, baby ... I come up hard ... I come up, gettin' down

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