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In this episode we explore Marvin Gaye's recording of the "The Shadow of Your Smile" (the version) captured on Disc 4 of the Marvin Gaye Collection - The Balladeer. I discuss how from the beginning to the end of Marvin's career, "ballading (I think I"m making this word up), being a balladeer was his artistic vision for himself that never went away. Marvin provided us various sounds throughout his career, but his very first album was in the total vein of the balladeer with "The Soulful…
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St. Louis Walk of Fame founder Joe Edwards confirmed WhoLou source information Sunday announcing the 2013 Walk of Fame class includes musician Donny Hathaway, pictured right with Aretha Franklin at the 1973 Grammy Awards. When pressed for the names of the other inductees Edwards remained tight-lipped. Hathaway was born in Chicago but raised from a very early age in the Carr Square neighborhood of St. Louis with his mother’s family. His grandmother, Martha Pitts, was a gospel singer of some…
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