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What's Going On
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This Ain't Livin'

1 month, 4 weeks ago at Feb 24 5:59
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What we have here is Marvin Gaye's masterpiece. it's been hailed at that title, and rightfully so since it was first released in 1971. After his duo partner Tammi Terrell's sad death, Marvin set the pace to release a culturally significant album that tackles the issues of back then and current day events; Ranging from poverty and ghetto live to environmental awareness, all the way to the brutally ... read more

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2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 5 16:40
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Sublime and heavenly music wafting through the inner cities. He asked what was going on but knew what the answer was and composed this album. Soul with a capital 'S'.
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Description: What's Going On is the eleventh studio album by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released May 21, 1971 on the Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. Recording sessions for the album took place in June 1970 and March–May 1971 at Hitsville U.S.A., Golden World and United Sound Studios in Detroit, Michigan and at The Sound Factory in West Ho ... (more)
Manufacturer: Tamla
Release date: 21 May 1971
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0044006402222 UPC: 044006402222
Soul (6), 1971 (3), R&B (2), 1970s (2), American (1), Motown (1), M (1), Pitchfork 70s (1), (1), Mardered (1), Usa (1)
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“What we have here is Marvin Gaye's masterpiece. it's been hailed at that title, and rightfully so since it was first released in 1971. After his duo p”

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This Ain't Livin'

“What we have here is Marvin Gaye's masterpiece. it's been hailed at that title, and rightfully so since it was first released in 1971. After his duo partner Tammi Terrell's sad death, Marvin set the pace to release a culturally significant album that tackles the issues of back then and current day events; Ranging from poverty and ghetto live to environmental awareness, all the way to the brutally honest lyrics that are paved all over this masterpiece. Make no mistake - it deserves every bit of the praise it gets. A lot of people don't seem to understand the album and they call it "overrated" cause they fail to understand any of the problem that Marvin is talking about in the songs, and that don't really surprise me since most Americans don't even like to read when such shit like 50 Shades ” read more

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"'"In 1969 or 1970, I began to re-evaluate my whole concept of what I wanted my music to say," Gaye once said about the creation of What's Going On. "I was very much affected by letters my brother was sending me from Vietnam, as well as the social situation here at home. I realized that I had to put my own fantasies behind me if I wanted to write songs that would reach the souls of people. I wanted them to take a look at what was happening in the world." The last thing Motown wanted its fans to t"


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"“Motown Records — which introduced the concept of the assembly line to pop music — had no interest in giving its artists creative control, much less in venturing into territory that was explicitly political. But Marvin Gaye, the label's greatest pure vocalist, was prepared to wait out Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr — and when Gordy finally, grudgingly caved to Gaye's artistic ambitions, the result was one of the defining albums of its time. What's Going On not only kicked off an era of u"


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"Label: Tamla Nation: USA Running Time: 35:46 Year: 1971"