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Marvin Gaye — Trouble Man
Album: Trouble Man
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Total ratings: 1694









Released: 1972
Length: 3:46
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I come up hard, baby, and that ain't cool!
I didn't make it sugah, playin' by the rules!
I come up hard, babe, but now I'm fine.
I'm shakin' trouble sugah, & movin' down the line.
I come up hard, but that's OK.
'Cause

Trouble Man don't get in my way!!

I come up hard, baby!

I mean fo' real, baby, cuz I'm a Troubled Man!
Gonna keep movin', gonna go to town.
I come up hard, and now I'm gettin' down!
There's only 3 things that's fa sho*:
Taxes, death and trouble

This I know, baby. this I know.
Yeah, you never let it sweat you baby,

whooooo

Got me singin', yeah, yeah, hooo

I come up hard, baby, I had to fight!
To keep my dignity with all my might!
I come up hard, I had to win!
Then start all over. And WIN AGAIN!!
I come up hard, but that's OK!
'Cause Trouble Man don't get in my way

Hey,Hey!

Now I been some places and I seen some faces
I got my connections they take my directions
Don't care what they say. that's OK, they don't bother me
I'm ready to make it, don't care 'bout the weather
Don't care 'bout no trouble, got myself together
No laughin', no cryin', my protection's all around me

I come up hard, baby
I mean for real, baby
With the Trouble Man
Movin', goin' tight
I come up hard, come on, get down
There's only 3 things for sure:
Taxes, death and trouble

This I know, baby, baby
This I know, baby, baby
Hey now, let it sweat, baby

I've come up hard, but now I'm cool
I didn't make it, baby, playin' by the rules
I've come up hard, baby, but now I'm fine
I'm shakin' trouble, sure movin' down the line
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Long Live RP
To me 8 - Most Excellent  
There are certain artists and songs that will always be relevant...this is Da'Man"
oh yeeaaaahhhhhhh
 jambo wrote:
when taken as a whole, trouble man is not just classic rock or a classic. it is a masterpiece of our day.

 

 

Well put!! 11!!

when taken as a whole, trouble man is not just classic rock or a classic. it is a masterpiece of our day.
Great music! More from 70s please :)
The Man! Classic, applies just as well today as it did then!
 BBoyes wrote:
Trouble Man movie
This song from this movie soundtrack.
This is not the later actor named "Mr T".

 
And it surely isn't the president I call Mr. T. Although he is certainly cold. And he also wears a shitty tie. And he's setting a lot of shit on fire. 
 dragon1952 wrote:
Doesn't Joni Mitchell do a killer version of this song?{#Drunk}
 
I believe that very sentiment may have been suggested.
Doesn't Joni Mitchell do a killer version of this song?{#Drunk}
Marvin

God imo

(hey BBoyes that crazy ad looks like it was produced by the man's tie manufacturers : P )
 BBoyes wrote:
What a voice... Could have used him in our high school choir - in which we were short of tenors.

 
and ya coulda used Willie Mays on your baseball team, Jim Brown on Varsity Football and Julius Erving on B Ball
Trouble Man movie
This song from this movie soundtrack.
This is not the later actor named "Mr T".
What a voice... Could have used him in our high school choir - in which we were short of tenors.
Pure genius. An all-time great.
Most excellent!
Solid 11
Where's the 20 when you need it! 
So freakin' soulful.  Chair groovin' 
I'll be 200 and second every positive comment regarding this (genius) artist and his music.
timeless in its Superior Super Cool style
 hayduke2 wrote:
GOD the Creator Supreme

 
Amen!
More please of this genre not enough played or given air time sadly on RP 
i saw the movie just because of this song
movie was awful
live and learn
.
still love the song 
Just Wow!
Incredible power behind controlled restraint. Pure genius.
10++
marvin
tg3k wrote:
Classic Marvin indeed.

Figured I'd share this photo I took a year or so ago of the marble stoop at at the entrance to Marvin's old recording studio in Hollywood:


I was there installing some artwork for John McClain. Also got to see Marvin's apartment upstairs above the studio. Very cool place with a hidden staircase entrance. 

 
This location was home to Eldorado Studios for many more years than it was originally Marvin's Room. Eldorado moved here in '87 when it was a major LA studio during the "grunge era" until '96 when they moved again to Burbank. 

During that time they recorded artists and albums such as; Jane's Addiction - Nothing Shocking and Alice in Chains - Dirt... Let's just stop here. These 2 albums alone merit a huge amount of respect for Eldorado. These were not just monumental albums of their time that helped usher in new sounds into the mainstream, they forever left their impression on rocks landscape. Teenagers in a hundred years will be busting out these albums and their realities will be rocked. These 2 complete and full albums were works of art and are surely way more significant than the couple of disco tracks Marvin recorded at this location in the 4 years he used this spot as his personal LA playground/crash pad. OK, let's continue... 

Other bands who recorded albums at this location while it was Eldorado:

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Public Image Ltd., Social Distortion,  Offspring, White Zombie,  Anthrax, Meat Puppets, Throwing Muses, Donovan (interesting), etc... so on... 

So... No disrespect to Mr. Gaye in the slightest, but credit needs to given where due and whatever magic and vibes that Marvin left behind here are completely covered by several thick layers of lung chocking grunge, metal and pure knock you on your ass rock sediment. Some very significant music was created in this location, but as much as I love "Got To Give It Up", it doesn't hold a fucking candle to "Rooster" or "Jane Says" or really any other track on either of those albums. 

Now, if we were talking about everything he recorded pre-1975 then I wouldn't have made an argument at all. It would be more like an addendum (AIC and Jane's made cool records here too!). But we're talking about 1975 and after so... there ya go. 
 dragon1952 wrote:

Someone is actually comparing Marvin Gaye to Rap?.....ha fucking ha :^ /

 
The topic was soul music. Marvin is soul. Rap is not.  
 hayduke2 wrote:
GOD the Creator Supreme

 
Really? Think much?
I guess not. 
GOD the Creator Supreme
PERFECT SHIFT FROM ROBBIE

10 for MARVIN - 9 for ROBBIE 
 Steely_D wrote:
A nice appropriate complement to Superfly and Freddie's Dead.

Rap isn't soul music; this is. 



 dragon1952 wrote:

Someone is actually comparing Marvin Gaye to Rap?.....ha fucking ha :^ /

 
No, it doesn't look as if a comparison was being made.  Read it again; the statement seems more like an assertion than a comparison.  
joni does a very respectable cover of this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S8SgNy11eI 
 Steely_D wrote:
A nice appropriate complement to Superfly and Freddie's Dead.

Rap isn't soul music; this is. 

 
Someone is actually comparing Marvin Gaye to Rap?.....ha fucking ha :^ /
MAN.... this shit is GOOD!
A nice appropriate complement to Superfly and Freddie's Dead.

Rap isn't soul music; this is. 

Dayum!  I've been out of touch for a while — new employer frowns on music streaming at the office.  Tune in today and hear 3 killer, I mean absolute killer tunes in a row.

Marvin epitomized smooth soul.  Still does.


 nice, well said
kcar wrote:

The cat could bring it. 

 


There are certain songs that stand-out way above any other!

This is one of them (and I am not a specific Mowtown-lover).

MARVIN is very GAYE!

MARVELLOUS! 
{#Sunny}{#Devil_pimp}One of the BEST, sweet reminder of my Detroit days TY
I love Marvin.  I love this song.  I love Marvin's version of the song.

But I love Buddy Guy's version much better. 
Classic. 
 oldfart48 wrote:
this is the real deal, don't bother me with any of that gangesta / rap crap. this is what it's supposed to be. ah marvin so much lost.............

 
I like u...I mean that from the bottom of my fart!
Palate cleanser

Thanks
 Charlie_rijsel wrote:

Doh! Thats Belgian - another country entirely but bravo for getting the right language. My respect for American knowledge of Europe has at least doubled.

 

Well, the Walloons speak French at any rate, French being just one of three official languages in Belgium.  The others don't count, I suppose, to a Frenchman.
Too cool....{#Notworthy}
As much as I like Marvin Gaye, this one just grates on my nerves.
I wish I was half as cool as this song.  Flutes (and maybe piccolos) in the bridge are a different touch.
this is the real deal, don't bother me with any of that gangesta / rap crap. this is what it's supposed to be. ah marvin so much lost.............
Sweetness on a Sunday morning with hot tea and a nice view through the light drizzle.  Marvin's still cool 40 years after the fact.
 Cynaera wrote:
No time is a bad time for Marvin Gaye. Got sunshine, heat, wine, and a day off.  Yep - it doesn't get much better than this...{#Bounce}
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...
 
this much i know 10
 icemang wrote:

Dude, you're French. Every song can't be "Ca Plane Pour Moi", wait in France that's the only song there is...
 
Doh! Thats Belgian - another country entirely but bravo for getting the right language. My respect for American knowledge of Europe has at least doubled.
the foundation of hip-hop/rap.altho way better, {#Fire} the man was a genius.
Another reason for gun control in the United Snakes.

What a sad loss the day he died.
 


Miss you, babe.
..the fount for the falsetto-rap movement?..i love me some Gaye (hmmm...no, i won't retract that wording), but only going 7 here..maybe on further listens..
 Poacher wrote:

THIS IS THE NEW LANGUAGE OF STINGRAY!!!!!!! YES

I COME ON BOARD.

BUT NOT IF IT IS GAY..............

NO NO! 

 
WHEELCHAIR GRANDMA AND GRANDDAD!
ENDLESS NIGHTMARE!!!!
UNLISENBLE!
Classic Marvin indeed.

Figured I'd share this photo I took a year or so ago of the marble stoop at at the entrance to Marvin's old recording studio in Hollywood:


I was there installing some artwork for John McClain. Also got to see Marvin's apartment upstairs above the studio. Very cool place with a hidden staircase entrance. 
Marvin Gaye in his prime, and I believe his favorite album of his own, but still a little formulaic...
 Poacher wrote:

THIS IS THE NEW LANGUAGE OF STINGRAY!!!!!!! YES

I COME ON BOARD.

BUT NOT IF IT IS GAY..............

NO NO! 

 
{#Lol} You missed out the garish colours and oversized fonts, but otherwise that's spot on channelling our resident troll :)
Awesome Marvin.
Buddy Guy does an absolutely smokin' version of this song on his Feels Like Rain album.
Now I need to watch "Four Brothers" again... :-)
Sublime.
Nice segue from Fever Ray!
Yep. True genius.
 ncollingridge wrote:
Peerless and exquisite.
 
The cat could bring it. 


 Poacher wrote:

THIS IS THE NEW LANGUAGE OF STINGRAY!!!!!!! YES

I COME ON BOARD.

BUT NOT IF IT IS GAY..............

NO NO! 

 
ARE YOU BONDE WOMEN?  SEND PHOTO. 

 Axelito wrote:
1 =>0 .. can't do this? hum... too bad....
 
Dude, you're French. Every song can't be "Ca Plane Pour Moi", wait in France that's the only song there is...
This may very well be his best song overall - IMHO.
One of the first things I ever heard when I came upon the magic musical spell that is RP, and one I enjoy immensely every time I hear it, in spite of its prophetic nature and insight into the brightly-burning soul of this troubled but talented man...Groove on, Marvin, and RIP.

Peerless and exquisite.
It certainly does sound good at 5:45 AM
Like a butter for my brain, soo smooth  {#Meditate}
 

Blusie, and "funkin" 70's.
 
Timeless!
 BKardon wrote:

Wow, can't imagine giving this a 0.

 
Well, it's certainly not for everyone.  Doesn't do a thing for me.  I keep waiting for the music to start...

 nagsheadlocal wrote:

You know, it's hard to look around the music scene today and wonder: "Where are the cool guys?" The guys you would like to have a drink with? Guys you really admire without the least hint of jealousy.

 
 
They used to all hang with the other big dogs.
"Hi, I'm Hef. Welcome to my party..." 



 Axelito wrote:
1 =>0 .. can't do this? hum... too bad....
 
Wow, can't imagine giving this a 0.

 Axelito wrote:
1 =>0 .. can't do this? hum... too bad....
 
You obviously don't appreciate the finer things! Nice to hear this.
1 =>0 .. can't do this? hum... too bad....
 dkwalika wrote:
We will never be this cool.
Sadly I think you're right ...  


GORGEOUS!
One true great!!!
I totally agree :)

 
Rotterdam wrote:
8 -> 9

This is timeless. Gives me goose-bumps. Love it. 
 


 MojoJojo wrote:
LAMPSHADE RIGHT TURN FOREVER. STINGRAY. EUROPE KITTIE!
 
THIS IS THE NEW LANGUAGE OF STINGRAY!!!!!!! YES

I COME ON BOARD.

BUT NOT IF IT IS GAY..............

NO NO! 

8 -> 9

This is timeless. Gives me goose-bumps. Love it. 
LAMPSHADE RIGHT TURN FOREVER. STINGRAY. EUROPE KITTIE!
 dkwalika wrote:
We will never be this cool.
 
amen, brother.
great comment....made me chuckle!!!
CHANGE TO 10...
ANYTHING BUT GAY!
Miss this guy!!
Is that REALLY a gun, I see on the cover...?
GREAT MUSIC!
Good stuff! {#Music}
Head boppin' to this one!
What a sad loss the day he died.
We will never be this cool.
A very Coltrane feeling to the accompanying music.
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Unadulterated, effortless cool.
 
You know, it's hard to look around the music scene today and wonder: "Where are the cool guys?" The guys you would like to have a drink with? Guys you really admire without the least hint of jealousy.

 
Sorry....?
No time is a bad time for Marvin Gaye. Got sunshine, heat, wine, and a day off.  Yep - it doesn't get much better than this...{#Bounce}
Oh my! {#Cool} 
flapser wrote:
Marvin Gaye is the man!{#Clap}
Unadulterated, effortless cool.

Smooooove...
jools wrote:
How much better is this than Coldplay? A whole lot - that's how much.

Kind of like comparing the Wiggles to the Beatles! {#Lol}
 bokey wrote:

 Rickie Lee Jones does a great cover.

 

So does Joni.
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Love the mellow mood,  Cat Power should make a cover.
 
 Rickie Lee Jones does a great cover.

How much better is this than Coldplay? A whole lot - that's how much.
Love it, enjoy!
Hey!  Normally i am not a big fan of this music, but this tune is not bad!!
Marvin Gaye is the man!{#Clap}
love this song!!!..... just one of my favorites..!! .... remembers me... the movie four brothers....

How could it be that I hadn't rated this song before now? It's pure magic.


too cool if there is such a thing!!!!! heart and soul, away we go lost in the words,the groove!!! too cool, some sounds are timeless, and this is one!!!! love in the soul love on the mind!!!!!


awesome...


11, no 12!!!
Love the voice. Love the groove.
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Love the mellow mood,  Cat Power should make a cover.
 
I swear, when this first came on I thought "is this a Cat Power tune I don't know?" Marvin can carry of the high notes, that's for sure.

Love the mellow mood,  Cat Power should make a cover.
nice
great under appreciated album..
This says it all for me today.