Lost Gem: Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye discovered their "Mistake"

In 1974, two Motown superstars, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross, teamed for an album of duets that was as sumptuous as fans imagined it would be.

The album was a terrific combination of new songs and covers, and the two stars proved themselves to be a powerful partnership.

Perhaps the highlight of the album was a Gloria Jones and Pam Sawyer composition that was driven by a forlorn harmonica and a steady Motown beat. “My Mistake (Was To Love You)” failed to make the R&B Top 10, but it is a song that sounds just as great now as it did more than four decades ago.

“My Mistake” is our latest SoulTracks Lost Gem. Check it out again and recall with us this incredible combination.

Diana & Marvin – “My Mistake”

In 1974, two Motown superstars, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross, teamed for an album of duets that was as sumptuous as fans imagined it would be.

The album was a terrific combination of new songs and covers, and the two stars proved themselves to be a powerful partnership.

Perhaps the highlight of the album was a Gloria Jones and Pam Sawyer composition that was driven by a forlorn harmonica and a steady Motown beat. “My Mistake (Was To Love You)” failed to make the R&B Top 10, but it is a song that sounds just as great now as it did more than four decades ago.

“My Mistake” is our latest SoulTracks Lost Gem. Check it out again and recall with us this incredible combination.

Diana & Marvin – “My Mistake”

 

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