name='billy bentley']davidb , I'm not so sure Marvin's "Grapevine" counts as a cover ? They had something of a production line going at Hitsville and it appears to me that everyone pretty much recorded everything for their lps. Many Motown hit songs appear on many different artists LP's. If I remember correctly, Marvin's version was released as a b-side and the British dj's flipped it. Not trying to be nit picky as Marvin's version is much better than G & The P's.
youve got a point i know , because it was a bit of a hit production line at motown in those days . nevertheless he wasnt the first to do it and that still surprises some people even now