Gil Scott Heron

When Music Met Politics: A Black Power Playlist

Black History Month still isn’t over, and while February brings several events–New York Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, The Grammys, The Oscars—I still like to take as much time as I can to remind myself of the liberties I […]

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Aloe Blacc Soars With Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”

2014 has been an amazing year for R&B crooner Aloe Blacc! The “Wake Me Up” hitmaker provided the audio backdrop for Beats by Dre, signed a

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Classic Soul Album: ‘Marvin Gaye Live!’

Remember the days when one would attend a concert and expect the artist to sing every song and every note live, knowing the artist would

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‘Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever’—Recapturing the Moment

[caption id="attachment_28012" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Jackson 5 - Motown 25[/caption] Let’s rewind back to the year 1983. It was the night of May 16 during primetime.

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Soul Train History Book: Marvin Gaye

Thirty years ago on April 1, 1984, the music world lost one of the most talented, revered and beloved musical artists of any era: “the


Marvin Gaye: ‘I Want You’

In the '60s Marvin Gaye was a hit-making machine with such tracks as "Ain't That Peculiar" and "I Heard it Through the Grapevine." At the


Leon Ware: Hidden Hits

Not many in the music business can say they created an album so good, a legend like Marvin Gaye asked to record it as his.


Soul Retrospective: Marvin Gaye’s ‘Midnight Love’

After spending the late 70s living a nomadic existence, avoiding the IRS, demons and his drug abuse among other things, Marvin Gaye settled in Europe

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Classic Soul Cinema Presents: ‘Save the Children’

Save The Children was a concert documentary that was filmed at the Operation PUSH Black Expo that took place from September 27 to October 1,

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Classic Soul Album Presents: Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’

Anyone who was born in early 1974 onward might have been conceived off of Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On. Released on August 28, 1973, Let's

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