Tammi Terrell Part Two
Here we are on Tammi Terrell Part Two, and if she hadn’t died early, she might have change music as we know it today.
Success with Marvin Gaye
In early 1967, Motown hired Terrell to sing duets with Marvin Gaye, who had achieved duet success with Mary Wells and Kim Weston as well as having recorded duets with Oma Heard. During recording sessions, Gaye would recall later that he did not know how gifted Terrell was until they began singing together. At first the duets were recorded separately. For sessions of their first recording, the Ashford & Simpson composition, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough“, both Gaye andTerrell recorded separate versions. Motown remixed the vocals and edited out the background vocals, gi...