The late, great and former Motown Record start - Tammy Terrell


There is a saying in life that goes like this.

When you’re waiting for a bus; and you want them to come as soon as possible. Generally one never appears. However, when you least expect them to arrive. Then low and behold they arrive promptly usually in “two's”.

Using this same logic it appears that the former Motown star that is Tammy Terrell (Born as - Thomasina Winifred Montgomery; April 29, 1945), We are now going to be exposed to 2 x new movies about her life. Two are coming out to us for the year of 2016, after waiting years for just one movie to be shown about her life.

Tammy Terrell, died on the 16th March,1970. She was known for her duets and charts hits mainly with Marvin Gaye during the latter part of her career.

Tammy Terrell was only 24 years old at the time of her death, but she already had more than 10 years of show-business experience behind her. By the age of 13 years old in fact, she was already working within the business under her given name, Tammy Montgomery. She was appearing as an opening act in the city of Philadelphia, Usa for the likes of Gary “U.S.” Bonds and Patti Labelle & the Bluebelles.

The young Motown star that was Tammy Terrell

She had a record deal but no hit records – yet at 16 years old!  She then joined James Brown’s live revue as a backup singer at the age of 18 years old.

In 1965, at the age of 20, she was signed to Motown Records, but had only moderate success with her initial solo recordings.

Then, in early 1967, Motown decided to pair her with Marvin Gaye, who had several top-10 hits to his credit at that point, but was by no means a major star at the time. Together (Tammy and Marvin) working with Motown’s newest songwriters, the husband-and-wife team of Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Marvin and Terrell became a sensation.

After “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” came five more Ashford & Simpson singles, three of them major R&B hits: "Your Precious Love,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”, “You’re All I Need to Get By"

My favourite of all their classic hits that they had together was this one - You’re All I Need to Get By" released in the year of 1968. Please have a listen to the original single release below

Tammy Terrell working and at the piano

Written by the real-life couple that is Ashford & Simpson, this single became one of the few Motown recordings of the 1960s that was not recorded with the familiar "Motown sound". Instead, "You're All I Need to Get By" had a more soulful and gospel-oriented theme surrounding it, that was influenced by the writers, who also sing background vocals on the recording, sharing vocals in a church choir in New York.

The lead vocals were recorded separately by the two singers and combined during the mixing process, reportedly to cut studio time, and give time for Terrell, who was using a wheelchair, to recover from surgery to repair the malignant brain tumour that would ultimately cause her death in 1970. - Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell - You All I Need to Get By - 1968

The hit title track - “You’re All I Need to Get By.” was later revived 25 years later as a duet between rapper Method Man and hip-hop soul singer Mary J Blige. Their rendition, titled "I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need," won Method Man and Mary J Blige a Grammy Award for Best Rap Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1995 for instance.

Tammy Terrell will be played by actress and singer Kat Graham in one of the films to be released in 2016. Kat is known for her work via the hit show that is known as The Vampire Diaries and via the film called Addicted and Honey 2. - Kat Graham explains via the DEADLINE WEBSITE

Graham is beyond excited about the chance to play the legendary singer and added

“I immediately connected to Tammy and her story in many ways and have felt the incredible need to tell it. Tammy Terrell defined passion and soul itself…Getting lost in the music enabled her to override life’s punishments — for when she sang, she could use the hurt to create greatness and give the world hope that maybe they could overcome their pain as well.

 The feature film is being written by Maryam Myika Day, and will be produced by Robert Teitel, Rose Ganguzza, and Hilary Shor. Graham’s own Panthera Productions will also be behind production for the biopic.

The 2nd bio pic movie that is to be made about Tammy Terrell is by Tamala Jones, a regular on the Usa Television ABC’s networks known as - "Castle" since 2009. - Tamala Jones explains the Tammy Terrell BIO Pic movie via the website Deadline

The  Movie will be based on the book called My Sister Tommie written by Terrell’s sister Ludie Montgomery, who is backing the production along with Terrell’s estate.

 Jones is to produce her own version with the estate on her side. The biopic will be the first full-length feature through her own Foxy Roxy Productions.

Sean Dwyer and Elizabeth Cullen are also producers, and the screenplay is from Sylvia Jahshan. The untitled project will begin filming next year. Jones, repped by D2 Management and APA, also will take an undisclosed role in the film.

Tammy Terrell the Motown star who died far too younf at the age of 24 years old.

Here within England there is a television advert that features a Cat and Canary bird has taken the nation by storm.  Within the advert is incorporates the Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terry Terrell song that is - “You’re All I Need to Get By". Please have a view of the advertisiment that has taken England by Storm below.

Please click on this advertisment that is loved the peoples of the Uk wiithin 2015 - which now can be found on YOU TUBE!!!

If you have any view personal stories about Tammy Terrell and her career. Please do get back to us and share we would love to her from this Fantastic singer who died far too young.

 Well that all folks for me now anyway.

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