Duration
2:30
Year
1971
Type
Studio

Recording Dates

March 19, 1971 Hitsville U.S.A. Studio A, Detroit, MI Track recorded
March 26, 1971 Golden World Studios, Detroit, MI Horns and strings recorded
March 27, 1971 Golden World Studios, Detroit, MI Additional overdubs recorded
March 29, 1971 Golden World Studios, Detroit, MI Lead vocals recut
March 31, 1971 Hitsville U.S.A. Studio A, Detroit, MI Lead vocals recut
May 5, 1971 Unknown Studio, Los Angeles, CA Final overdubs recorded

Most Well-Known Version Of This Recording

Recording Time Artist Type Year
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 2:31 Marvin Gaye Studio 1971

Recording Credits

Producer Marvin Gaye
Lead Vocals Marvin Gaye
Tenor Saxophone Solo Bill Moore
Vocal Accompaniment The Andantes
Background Vocals Louvain Demps, Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrows
Instrumentation The Funk Brothers
Guitar Unknown, Unknown
Bass Bob Babbitt
Piano Marvin Gaye
Mellotron Marvin Gaye
Drums Unknown
Bongos Unknown
Percussion Jack Ashford
Vibraphone Unknown
Tenor Saxophone Bill Moore
Violin Unknown
Arrangements David Van De Pitte

Appears On

Release Artist Released
The Complete Motown Singles | Vol. 11A: 1971 Various Artists November 18, 2008