SUMMER of FUNK _ Got To Give It Up ~ Marvin Gaye - from “LIVE at the London Palladium" (1977)
I used to go out to parties and stand around 'Cause I was too nervous to really get down But my body yearned to be free I got up on the floor and thought somebody could choose me
No more standing there beside the walls Finally got myself together, baby, and I’m havin’ a ball As long as you’re groovin’, there’s always a chance Somebody watchin’ might wanna make romance
Move your body, ooh baby, you dance all night To the groove and feel alright Everybody’s groovin’ on like a fool But if you see me, spread out and let me in
Baby, just party high and low Let me step into your erotic zone Move it up, turn it ‘round Ooh, shake it down, ow
You can love me when you want to, babe This is such a groovy party, baby We’re here face to face Everybody’s swingin’ This is such a groovy place All the young ladies are so fine
You’re movin’ your body Easy with no doubts I know what you thinkin’, baby You wanna turn me out I think I’m gonna let you do it, babe
Keep on dancin’ You got to get it Got to give it up
If you want it, you’ve got to give it up If you want it, you’ve got to give it up If you want it, you’ve got to give it up If you want it, you’ve got to give it up
One of the shows, filmed at London’s Palladium, was recorded for a live album, later released as Live at the London Palladium, in the spring of 1977. Around the same time, Gaye’s label Motown tried to get the artist to record in the current sound of the times, disco music. Gaye criticized the music, claiming it lacked substance and vowed against recording in the genre.
After months of holding off from recording anything resembling disco, the singer set upon writing a song parodying a disco setting.
Influenced by the vocal chatter on his previous hit, “What’s Going On”, Gaye decided to create a party scene outside the recording studio where different voices are heard either greeting each other or partying.
Despite its later reputation as a “disco classic”, the style of “Got to Give It Up” is mainly funk with jazz-funk elements. After the start of the song, which includes vocal chatter, the song kicks off with a standard drum beat: kick, snare and hi-hat while synthesizers are heard soon afterwards. After nearly a minute, Gaye’s vocals appear in a falsetto, which he sings in for most of the song. In the second half, after harmonizing in falsetto, Gaye’s tenor vocals take over.
The song’s story line focuses on a man who is a wallflower when he comes into a nightclub nervous to perform on the dance floor. But after a minute of this, the music takes over and his body starts to lose any inhibitions. Midway through he finally cuts loose before shouting the chant “let’s dance, let’s shout, get funky what it’s all about!” proving the power of the dance can overtake any shyness. The dance is mainly focused on Gaye and a suitable female partner he seeks. In the second half, a funkier jazz arrangement is helped in guitar, bass and a tambourine. - Wikipedia
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