Marvin Gaye – 1971 – What’s Going On
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Marvin Gaye my fav black singer ever.
I won’t write any review of this album.
it is very simple.
This is the greatest soul record of all time.
A1. What’s Going On 4.00
A2. What’s Happening Brother 2.57
A3. Flyin’ High (In The Friendly Sky) 3.40
A4. Save the Children 4.06
A5. God Is Love 1.44
A6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 3.03
B1. Right On 7.15
B2. Wholy Holy 3.06
B3. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 5.30
But i will write a few notes
Sly & The Family Stone might have psychedelicized soul music, but Marvin Gaye personalized it. Although the powers-that-were Motown didn’t even want to release the record, the unexpected success of What’s Going On, issued in 1971, inspired Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, and just about every other black artist on the planet to take greater responsibility for their music and its meaning. Gaye co-wrote the songs and produced the album, flavoring it with layer upon layer of his own multi-tracked vocals, oceans of hand percussion, strings, flutes, and jazzy horn solos. Spacey and loose as a spliff-fueled Sunday afternoon jam in the park, the nine songs all played like a hit single.