Hey baby That's alright, people I know that's alright Everybody that's alright Oh, when we love each other I know that's alright Oh feel it. Benson sent the song to the Four Tops but his band mates turned the song down. Discover all Marvin Gaye's music connections, watch videos, listen to music, discuss and download. Wholy Holy (Detroit Mix) ... (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Detroit MIx) Marvin Gaye. [41] In 1998 Q magazine readers placed it at number 97, while in 2001 the TV network VH1 placed it at number 4. In a revised 2020 list, this time voted on by musicians instead of music critics, the album moved up to the top spot, replacing The Beatles' Sgt. [5] Around the spring of 1970, Gaye also began seriously pursuing a career in football with the professional football team the Detroit Lions of the NFL, even working out with the Eastern Michigan Eagles football team. [2], Gaye started to experience more international success around this time as both a solo artist with hits such as "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" and as a dual artist with Tammi Terrell, but Gaye said during this time that he felt he "didn't deserve" his success and he felt like "a puppet - Berry's puppet, Anna's puppet. There are very few performers who could carry a project like this off. [15] It spent several weeks at number-two on the Billboard Hot 100 behind Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World", and spent five weeks at number one on the Soul Singles chart between March 27 and April 24, 1971. [21]. What's Going On was generally well received by contemporary critics. Reviewer Eric Henderson of Slant stated the song had an "understandably mournful tone" in response to the fallout of the late 1960s counterculture movements. The entire album's stylistic use of a song cycle gave it a cohesive feel and was one of R&B's first concept albums, described as "a groundbreaking experiment in collating a pseudo-classical suite of free-flowing songs. The album was an immediate commercial and critical success, eventually being regarded as a classic of 1970s soul. This is immediately followed in segue flow by the second track, "What's Happening Brother", a song Gaye dedicated to his brother Frankie, in which Gaye wrote to explain the disillusionment of war veterans who returned to civilian life and their disconnect from pop culture. [10] Longtime Funk Brothers members Jack Ashford, James Jamerson and Eddie Brown participated in the recording. During this secluded period, Gaye ditched his previous clean-cut image to grow a beard, and prefer to wear sweatsuits instead of dress suits and sweaters.[5]. Diamonds Club. '"[8][9], Benson offered the song to Marvin Gaye when he participated in a golf game with the singer. Returning to Gaye's home outside Outer Drive, Benson played the song to Gaye on his guitar. "[8][9] Returning to Detroit, Motown songwriter Al Cleveland wrote and composed a song based on his conversations with Benson of what he had seen in Berkeley. One night, while holed up at a Detroit apartment, Gaye attempted suicide with a handgun, only to be saved from committing the act by Berry Gordy's father. [16] To ease Gordy's worries, Gaye and the album's engineers entered The Sound Factory in West Hollywood in early May, integrating the orchestra somewhat closer with the rhythm tracks, while Gaye used different vocal tracks and added extra instrumentation. In 2001, a deluxe edition of the album was released, featuring a recording of Gaye's May 1972 concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Broad-ranging surveys of critics, musicians, and the general public have shown that What's Going On is regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time and a landmark recording in popular music. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [and] the rewired blues of Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited. Scrobbling is when Last.fm tracks the music you listen to and automatically adds it to your music profile. [34] Village Voice critic Robert Christgau was less impressed. Start the wiki, Hey babyThat's alright peopleI know that's alrightOh, when we love each otherI know that's alrightOh feel it, feel itOh everybody feel itGod…. Everyday, that's alright. The final track, "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)", focuses on urban poverty, backed by a minimalist, dark blues-oriented funk vibe, with its bass riffs composed and performed by Bob Babbitt, who also performed on "Mercy Mercy Me" (Jamerson played on the rest of the album). Read about Right On by Marvin Gaye and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. in June and July of 1970, though it took six months of wrangling with the conservative leadership of Motown Records to … The narrative established by the songs is told from the point of view of a Vietnam veteran returning to his home country to witness hatred, suffering, and injustice. And I say, right on. Marvin Gaye was a soul singer-songwriter with Motown in the 1960s and 1970s. "[17], David Hepworth described the album as "like a jazz record not merely because it had jazz manners and was slathered in strings and employed congas and triangle as its most prominent form of percussion...But it's also jazz in the sense that...[i]t plays like one long single. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. A year later I reflected on those words while reading the comments of Rev. Marvin Gaye. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (2 April 1939 - 1 April 1984) was an American soul and rnb singer, … When Gordy listened to the mix, he worried that no other hit single would emerge from it. Hey baby, that's alright people. He produced his own records and often addressed controversial themes. Gaye cited the 1965 Watts riots as a pivotal moment in his life in which he asked himself, "with the world exploding around me, how am I supposed to keep singing love songs? I'm not a painter. In January 1970, Motown released Gaye's next studio album, That's the Way Love Is, but Gaye refused to promote the recording, choosing to stay at home. Motown Unreleased 1965: Marvin Gaye. A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. And heed the people's cries. The follow-up single, "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", peaked at number-four on the Hot 100, and also went number-one on the R&B chart. Hey baby That's alright people I know that's alright Oh, when we love each other I know that's alright Marvin Gaye - Right On Lyrics | MetroLyrics At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 100, based on ten reviews.[37]. For those of us who live a life, yeah. What's Going On was ranked number 6 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, one of three Gaye albums to be included, succeeded by 1973's Let's Get It On (number 165) and 1978's Here, My Dear (number 462). … Jamerson, who couldn't sit properly on his seat after arriving to the session drunk, performed his bass riffs, written for him by the album's arranger David Van De Pitte, on the floor. Writing for Rolling Stone in 1971, Vince Aletti praised Gaye's thematic approach towards social and political concerns, while discussing the surprise of Motown releasing such an album. Let me say to you. In the Groove/I Heard It Through the Grapevine! In 1985, writers on British music weekly the NME voted it best album of all time. Gaye felt the song's moody flow would be perfect for The Originals. [17], "What's Going On" features soulful, passionate vocals and multi-tracked background singing, both by Gaye. The opening 30 seconds of the album's first track, which feature layered vocals, horns, and polyrhythm. In a joint review of What's Going On and Stevie Wonder's Where I'm Coming From, Aletti wrote, "Ambitious, personal albums may be a glut on the market elsewhere, but at Motown they're something new ... the album as a whole takes precedence, absorbing its own flaws. The title track, which had been released in January 1971 as the lead single to promote the album, sold over 200,000 copies within its first week and eventually two-and-a-half-million units by the end of the year. In 1994, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in the United States for sales of half a million copies after it was issued on CD. What's Going On is a concept album with most of its songs segueing into the next and has been categorized as a song cycle; the album ends with a reprise of the album's opening theme. Sexual Healing. In 1997, What's Going On was named the 17th greatest album of all time in a poll conducted in the United Kingdom by HMV Group, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM. Javascript is required to view shouts on this page. While traveling on his tour bus with the Four Tops on May 15, 1969, Four Tops member Renaldo "Obie" Benson witnessed an act of police brutality and violence committed on anti-war protesters who had been protesting at Berkeley's People's Park in what was later termed as "Bloody Thursday". I'm not a poet. ", later crying out, "save the babies". List of the best Marvin Gaye albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. I've always admired Marvin Gaye, but I didn't expect that he would be one of them. Benson eventually convinced Gaye that it was his song. A truncated version of "God Is Love" follows "Save the Children" and makes references to God. 6. You're The Man. This Marvin Gaye discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Marvin Gaye albums can be found at the top of the list. For other albums by this title, see. His 1961 debut single, "Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide," satisfied Gordy's needs, while the full-length The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye skewed toward the singer's preferences. Also included was a recording of Gaye's first live concert performance after two years away from the stage following Tammi Terrell's illness and death, performed at The Kennedy Center Concert Hall in his native Washington, D.C., on May 1, 1972. What's Going On is the eleventh studio album by American soul singer, songwriter, and producer Marvin Gaye. The Lyrics for Right On by Marvin Gaye have been translated into 1 languages. - Marvin Gaye producer credit at right of spindle hole - Track A6 has "(The Ecology" part of the song title printed inside of the writing credit on the label - "A Product of Motown Record Corp." at bottom of labels - Album title "WHAT'S GOING ON" in all caps and quotes atop artist MARVIN GAYE … Oh, when we love each other. On July 22, 2013. 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