Thirty five minutes and thirty eight seconds of creative brilliance is the best way to describe Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On album.
May 21, 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of this epic opus being released by Tamla Records, a subsidiary of Motown Records. This album remains one of the most prophetic pieces of music to ever be recorded. The nine song offering is a song cycle into the thought process from one of soul music’s best statesmen. And just to think it may have never seen the light of day without the continuous pressure Marvin Gaye placed at the feet of Motown Records president Berry Gordy. Read more >>
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