FEATURED GUEST WRITER: DAVID MENDOZA Marvin Gaye has a special place in music to me. Known as being undeniably passionate with his vocals, and even more fiery with the content that he sang about, Gaye simply had a gift for speaking directly to the hearts of all that would listen. On his What’s Going On album, a landmark masterpiece released in 1971 at the height of the Vietnam War compounded by widespread social and economic tension in America, Gaye’s “Inner City Blues”, “Mercy Mercy Me”, and his legendary “What’s Going On” served as a outlet for all Americans suffering from the hardships of the time to vent their frustration and anguish… Marvin Gaye included. “What’s Going On” in particular is so emotionally wrought that upon hearing it for the first time, I could not help but become overwhelmed by the gravity of his lyrical passion to the point of tears. Gaye’s passion was not limited to political calls to action, however, as he is widely considered to be one of the greatest, if
STARTING MY MUSIC BLOG
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