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Martin refuses, and George Jr. Martin's younger brother Jack is in love with college student Carrie Turner, daughter of a judge who is on the local draft board. Despite a trick knee he is drafted; Jack suspects that her father, who opposes their relationship, is the reason. The song introduced a change in musical styles for Gaye, who before then had been recording songs with a funk edge. Songs such as this gave him a disco audience thanks to Ware, who produced the song alongside Gaye.
The song also stood to be one of Marvin's most popular singles during his later Motown period followed by his sabbatical following the release of 's Let's Get It On. The song eventually reached number fifteen on the Billboard Hot and number one on the Hot Selling Soul Singles chart.
Originally conceived by Motown songwriter Leon Ware and his songwriting partner "T-Boy" Ross , it was originally intended to be included in Ware's Musical Massage album. When Ware, who was also signed to the label as a solo artist, presented the rough draught of his album to Motown-CEO Berry Gordy , the mogul was appreciative of the songs, including a rough version of "I Want You".
But after hearing it, he convinced Ware to give some of the songs to Marvin Gaye, who was coming off the release of his acclaimed record, Let's Get It On , his final duet recording with Diana Ross and a commercially successful live album and was coming off a US tour at the time.
Marvin, who called himself a perfectionist, had struggled with creating a follow-up album to Let's Get It On. When Ware played Gaye the rough draft of "I Want You", Marvin, then inspired by his relationship with his girlfriend Janis Hunter ,  was motivated to record a convincing performance of the song, which was about a man trying to convince a wayward lover that he wanted the woman to love him as much as he loved her. Purportedly recorded at Marvin's Room , the singer's new recording studio in Los Angeles, Marvin also reportedly recorded the song while lying on the back of his sofa according to Ware, who said that he couldn't see Gaye at first but then discovered a laid-back Marvin delivering the song in his trademark tenor vocals.
The song was a fusion of different genres, an unusual mix for Gaye. Oscar Nominated Movies Korea War in films. Movies I Have Seen: 's. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Nominated for 1 Oscar. Edit Cast Complete credited cast: Dana Andrews Martin Greer Dorothy McGuire Nancy Greer Farley Granger Jack Greer Peggy Dow Carrie Turner Robert Keith Thomas Greer Mildred Dunnock Sarah Greer Ray Collins Judge Turner Martin Milner George Kress Jr.
Jim Backus Harvey Landrum Marjorie Crossland Turner Walter Baldwin George Kress Sr. Walter Sande While it marked a change in musical direction for Gaye, departing from his trademark Motown and doo-wop -influenced sound for funky, light- disco soul, the album maintained and expanded on his previous work's sexual themes.
However, similar to the conception and recording of Let's Get It On , Gaye had struggled to come up with an album as an appropriate follow-up. And much like Let's Get It On Gaye reached for outside help, this time seeking the assistance of Leon Ware , a singer and songwriter who had found previous success writing hits for fellow Motown alum, including pop singer Michael Jackson and the rhythm and blues group The Miracles.
After hearing a preliminary mix of the songs however, Gordy figured that Ware should let Gaye handle his material. While the majority of the album's songs were conceived by Ware, I Want You was transformed into a biographical centerpiece for Gaye, who was then in a volatile marriage with Anna Gordy , sister to Berry Gordy, and also in a long-standing affair with Janis Hunter , who would later become the mother of his two youngest children.
Hunter was 17 years old while Gaye was seventeen years her senior at the time Townsend introduced them. Gaye's obsession with the woman in her late teens is nearly palpable in the sensual textures that are the album's aural and lyrical signature.
Their relationship was relentlessly passionate and emotionally rough-hewn; they played up each other's strengths, and played off each other's weaknesses. Though it was often hinted that Let's Get It On was the album Gaye had dedicated to her, Marvin has stated that this album was dedicated to Hunter, who is believed to have been in the studio when he recorded it. According to music critics, her presence may have increased the emotion in Ware's and Gaye's conception of I Want You.
Having gone mostly silent since the years of Gaye's death, Janis broke her silence in by releasing a book titled, After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye where she recalls her turbulent and often violent relationship with Marvin. Gaye's vocalizing style was in classic doo-wop tradition accompanied by the low tempo of string arrangements and other instrumentation was provided by The Funk Brothers.
With the opening, with the congas and the strings; it's like the sun is rising. It's a very cinematic approach to the whole thing. It shows a thing Quincy Jones called "ear candy. He's talking about "dreamed of you this morning. The other thing about Marvin and the song is he always, no matter what he was doing, how many risks he would take, he was a radical traditionalist and always held onto his doo-wop upbringing."I Want You" is a song written by songwriters Leon Ware and Arthur "T-Boy" Ross and performed by singer Marvin Gaye. It was released as a single in on his fourteenth studio album of the same name on the Tamla label. The song introduced a change in musical styles for Gaye, who before then had been recording songs with a funk edge. Songs such as this gave him a disco audience thanks to Ware Genre: Soul, funk, disco.