The propulsive, tension-filled number came flying off the pens of Holland, Dozier and Holland and into the Motown studio.
The exciting instrumental 'Shotgun' is rich in Tamla legend, with an unusual contribution by one of the Funk Brothers.
On 21 November 1964, Gaye entered the Hot 100 with what would would become a new crossover success, but a UK entry for just one week on 12 December.
'Motown Chartbusters Volume 4' was not only another collection of big hits from the label, it became the latest No. 1 in the series itself.
The British singer-songwriter, keyboard player and guitarist ruled America in August 1988 with both the 'Roll With It' single and album.
Alongside his fellow Funk Brothers, he helped weave the very fabric of Tamla Motown’s imposing and infectious sound.
Remembering the English singer-writer-guitarist's follow-up to Frampton Comes Alive!
Jr. Walker & the All Stars' follow-up to 'Shotgun' was the instrumental ‘Cleo’s Mood,’ which hit the Billboard Hot 100 on January 15, 1966.
It's the groups of Motown who have largely defined the sound and soul sent around the world from “Hitsville U.S.A.” at 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit.