Trouble Man is the twelfth studio album by marvin gaye and was released on tamla records. it was the first album written and produced exclusively by him and is also the only one. unlike his predecessors hayes and mayfield, marvin focuses on the main character "Mister T" and writes several versions with and without vocals. everything else is supported by synthesizers, wind instruments (especially saxophone) and guitar. recorded at motown's hitsville west studio he continues his success of "whats going on" and leaves behind another masterpiece.