DJ Z-Trip and Marvin Gaye - The Motown Breakdown Part 1 / What's Going On download mp3 album
What's Going On is not only Marvin Gaye's masterpiece, it's the most important and passionate record to come out of soul music, delivered by one of its finest voices, a man finally free to speak his mind and so move from R&B sex symbol to true recording artist. The songs and performances, however, furnished only half of a revolution; little could've been accomplished with the Motown sound of previous Marvin Gaye hits like "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" and "Hitch Hike" or even "I Heard It Through the Grapevine.
Here, My Dear is the fifteenth studio album by music artist Marvin Gaye, released December 15, 1978, on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. Recording sessions for the album took place between 1977 and 1978 at Gaye's personal studios, Marvin Gaye Studios, in Los Angeles, California. The album was notable for its subject matter focusing largely on Gaye's acrimonious divorce from first wife (and daughter of the president of Gaye's record label), Anna Gordy Gaye.
What’s Going On is a very powerful political song performed by the late American singer Marvin Gaye. The lyrics of the song are inspired by violence and police brutality in America. One of the song’s writers, singer and songwriter Renaldo Obie Benson of the Four Tops was inspired to come up with this song when he witnessed violence and police brutality while in Berkeley, California. The song’s background vocals were sung by Gaye along with American football players Mel Farr and Lem Barney.
To record What’s Going On and the concept album around it, Marvin drew from the full arsenal of local talent, from house arranger David Van De Pitte to the Funk Brothers. The record was full of innovative arrangements (Van De Pitte said, My first thought was that it was never gonna fly, because this is not like anything else that’s been done at Motown before ) and happy accidents
What’s Going On Lyrics. Mother, mother There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There's far too many of you dying You know we've got to find a way To bring some loving here today - Ya. Father, father We don't need to escalate You see, war is not the answer For only love can conquer hate You know we've got to find a way To bring some loving here today. What’s Going On is an exquisite plea for peace on Earth, sung by a man at the height of crisis. In 1970, Marvin Gaye was Motown’s top male vocal star, yet he was frustrated by the assembly-line role he played on his own hits. Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Songs. What have the artists said about the song?
Marvin Gaye’s Lost ‘What’s Going On’ Follow Up, ‘You’re the Man,’ Set for Release. Hear producer Salaam Remi’s new mix of ‘My Last Chance’. Marvin Gaye's fabled follow-up to 'What's Going On,' 'You're the Man,' will finally be released this spring.
|A1||–DJ Z-Trip||The Motown Breakdown Part 1||8:51|
|B1||–Marvin Gaye||What's Going On (Original Single Version)||3:54|
|B2||–Marvin Gaye||What's Going On (Instrumental)||3:50|
- Producer – DJ Z-Trip (tracks: A1)