Saturday, January 10, 2009

Soul Tracks

Marvin's late 70's release, Here, My Dear, was written and recorded in the aftermath of Marvin's divorce with Anna Gordy. As part of the divorce settlement, Anna Gordy was to receive half the royalties earned from Here, My Dear. Upset, Marvin went into the studio and put his frustrations and anger on wax. Here, My Dear is a deep, dark and highly personal album chronicling Marvin's love affair and bitter divorce. The opening track, 'Here, My Dear,' with it's memorable line "you don't have the right to use a son of mine/ to keep me in line," introduces listeners to Marvin's painful saga.