Hello Broadway

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Hello Broadway
Studio album by Marvin Gaye
Released November 12, 1964
Recorded 1964 Graystone Ballroom, Detroit
Genre Soul/Broadway
Length 33:20
Label Tamla
TS 259
Producer Hal Davis, Marc Gordon
Marvin Gaye chronology
Together (with Mary Wells)
(1964)
Hello Broadway
(1964)
How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You
(1965)

Hello Broadway is the fifth studio album by soul singer Marvin Gaye, released in 1964. It's an album of standards and Broadway material recorded.

Released during the middle of Gaye's coming-of-age as Motown's premier male solo star, the album showcases more of Gaye's personal desire to be a Nat King Cole/Frank Sinatra styled crooner rather than the R&B hitmaker Motown was grooming him into. Hello Broadway and Gaye's When I'm Alone I Cry albums were released at a time when Motown executives wanted Gaye to record for strictly the young R&B crowds rather than capture a more mature audience. It would take Gaye years to craft an album of standards that were more of his making, rather than the Cole-styled vocals he laid during this earlier period.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hello Broadway"
  2. "People" (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne)
  3. "The Party's Over" (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne)
  4. "On the Street Where You Live" (Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner)
  5. "What Kind of Fool Am I?" (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
  6. "My Kind of Town" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen)
  7. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer)
  8. "This Is the Life" (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams)
  9. "My Way"
  10. "Hello Dolly!" (Jerry Herman)
  11. "Walk on the Wild Side" (Mack David, Elmer Bernstein)

Jerry Long - arranger