Monday, February 8, 2010

Head 2 Head: Raw vs Cool







Steenbeck may have inadvertently launched Soul Season on the 'Spill. Here we have a choice between these two giants of the genre, Otis' raw energy, as oppposed to Marvin's more "crooner-oriented" beginnings, naff choreographies notwithstanding.

10 comments:

steenbeck said...

hmmm...both wonderful, but I think I'm going to have to go for Marvin - for sweetness of song and for that insanely brilliant choreography and set design.

sourpus said...

Marvin for me too. He shares a birthday with me, but its about the track, I know.. I love both tracks as well, but Aint that peculiar has the more striking melody, lyrics, etc.

bishbosh said...

Otis for me - based on these clips alone. Both absolutely aces obvo.

sourpus said...

its about time we had an album head to head..although if you'd set 'Otis Blue' against 'What's going on?', I would've struggled more - and then chosen Marvin again!

Japanther said...

Marvin looks so young and innocent in this! He gets my vote too!

TracyK said...

Otis gets mine, that raw and smooth voice, just oooh. I've always found Marvin a bit too bland. I know that sounds awful, I just mean in comparison to Otis.

Mnemonic said...

Otis for me too. Apart from "Heard It Through the Grapevine" I've never been a Marvin Gaye fan. Always more of a Stax/Atlantic woman rather than Motown.

I keep wanting to sing "Can I Get a Witness" along to this MG track, anyway.

ejay said...

I was sure most of the Spill would go for Otis, I'm quite surprised with all the Marvin love. Always thought the 'Spill, like Mnemonic, was more Stax than Motown. Agree about Witness/Peculiar confusion too but I wanted to go for something a little less famous.

CaroleBristol said...

Otis for me.

Marvin was better later on.

Fintan28 said...

Marvin for me & extra credit for Lada Edmund, Jr (Hullabalo dancer on the left at the beginning)