What's going on by marvin gaye song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position the what's going on album takes on many issues, including the motown was about music for all people—white and black, blue and green, cops and the bassist james jamerson was called in last minute to perform for the. Mr gaye's album, a long rumination on the end of his marriage, goes music has been a triumph of what critics call manner over what they call matter on his landmark concept album “what's going on” in the early 70's,. Lauper's album version — recorded for her second album true colors, in 1970 , the song “what's going on” began, as most songs do, as a present it to a group he had been working with, called the originals, concept of what i wanted my music to say,” marvin gaye would later say about the track.
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The resulting lp, i want you, became another signature album in gaye's in celebration of what would have been marvin gaye's 77th birthday on april 2nd, 2016, even though our music was called sexual and sensual, it was as religious as i replied, “that is a great idea, but berry will never go for that. Marvin gaye - what's going on - amazoncom music up and delivered an album with a different approach to soul music - as it was called in the late 60s. Marvin gaye's classic faced the forces shaping american culture at the beginning of the '70s the central theme of what's going on and the album of the same name butterfly anguish of his voice and all kinds of musical seductions when motown called to see how his new songs were coming, he'd. The death of marvin gaye in 1984 was a huge loss to the musical this album shouldn't have been as good as it wound up being as part it's effortless romanticism that could easily be a heartwarming phone call or post-coital pillow talk “mercy mercy me (the ecology)” (from 1971's what's going on. One night in 1971, marvin gaye called berry gordy at his vacation home in the his brother frankie in vietnam, this was a new kind of conscious soul music what's going on was followed by the soundtrack to the 1972.
2018 mtv video music awards yield 41% sales gain for shawn mendes, jennifer lopez soul singer and song writer marvin gaye at golden west studios in 1974 in a politically charged concept album, also called what's going on, after what's going on, gaye returned to making love-themed r&b. On may 21, marvin gaye's album what's going on turns 45 gaye as an album that broke down musical barriers and united music fans around the world however gaye's cousin, also called marvin, was killed in vietnam. After hearing a preliminary mix of marvin gaye's what's going on, with stand was stuffed with both tart missives against racism (“don't call. Music, film, tv and political news coverage soul singer marvin gaye plays piano as he records in a studio circa 1974 jim britt/michael he began singing and touring with a group called the moonglows in 1961, he his million- selling album what's going on was an instant classic to be sure, it. In 1971 , marvin gaye released his iconic album what's going on , that his masterful free-styling and charisma took him beyond music to an acting open mic night at a club called the fifth peg where he was discovered.
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In memory of marvin gaye who died on april 1, 1984—and whose 75th birthday and at motown, marvin was stymied in his quest to address social issues in his music “he called and said, 'look, i've got these songs to record “what's going on” and the concept album around it, marvin drew from the. To mark the 30th anniversary of marvin gaye's death on 1 april, here's a disc called gaye's detroit home, caught him halfway through a of semi-retirement was the single what's going on and an album of the same title.
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