Ann Powers. Marvin Gaye at left , pictured here circa , at the age of At right, the year-old rapper Drake. Gaye died in , two years before Drake was born. This week may have seen the 40th anniversary of Tupac Shakur 's birth, but another soulful revenant has materialized on pop's horizon. Marvin Gaye , whose What's Going On just had it's own 40th anniversary, celebrated with a beautiful new deluxe edition, has revisited us often since his untimely death in
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Trouble Man is a soundtrack and the twelfth studio album by American soul singer Marvin Gaye , released on December 8, , on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. As the soundtrack to the Blaxploitation film of the same name , the Trouble Man soundtrack was a more contemporary move for Gaye, following his politically charged album What's Going On. This was the first album to be written and produced solely by Gaye. The only other album recorded under his full creative control was In Our Lifetime , released in Signing the contract in early , Gaye sought to take advantage of his opportunities.
50 years later and Marvin Gaye’s “Whats Going On” speaks more truths
Black History Month , celebrated every February in the States, is a time to remember and honor the many groups and individuals who contributed to the success and achievements of this country as well as to advancement for African Americans as a people. Carter G. Woodson, who started Negro History Week in Up next? Marvin Gaye Park.
Marvin has become to soul singers what John Coltrane became to saxophonists: the undisputed master. Marvin wrote it in at the height of the disco craze. Rather than follow the craze, he fought the craze, crafting an idiosyncratic groove completely foreign from the four-on-the-floor beat that typified disco.