What Good Am I Without You

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"What Good Am I Without You"
Single by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
from the album Take Two
Released September 30, 1964
Recorded May 10, July 10 & September 11, 1964, Hitsville USA, Detroit, Michigan
Genre Rhythm and blues
Label Tamla
Producer(s) William "Mickey" Stevenson

"What Good Am I Without You" is a Motown duet between singers Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston.[1] The song was released as a single in late 1964 and became the first duet Marvin and Kim recorded, a couple of years before the duo recorded the breakthrough hit, "It Takes Two". The song came after the departure of Mary Wells, who had left Motown that year shortly after releasing a successful duet album with Gaye. The single was featured on Gaye and Weston's only LP together, Take Two and peaked at number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100 (and number 28 on the Cashbox R&B chart) when it was released. The single was co-written and produced by William "Mickey" Stevenson.[2][3][4]



  1. ^ What Good Am I Without You at Discogs
  2. ^ The Complete Motown Singles Vol 4: 1964 [CD liner notes]. New York: Hip-O Select/Motown/Universal Records.
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 225. 

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