Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Gaye Pride

Espy this ebony Adonis.

Devour his nutella intonations.  

Comprehend fully his original Detroit mix of What's Going On, which through some metaphysical impossibility metamorphoses the greatest 70s soul album into still greater art. 

I mean, damn son.

If Marvin Gaye were still alive, I'm not convinced that you, or I, could resist the sensual advances of such a righteous septuagenarian.  

Here are a few cats who couldn't help but get under the covers with Mister Let's Get It On.

And beautiful music they made.


Les McCann – "What’s Going On," Talk to the People, Atlantic, 1972

Discogs: Talk to the People

Also check out Les McCann's live version from the '72 Montreux Jazz Festival.

Rahsaan Roland Kirk – "What's Going On/Mercy, Mercy Me," Blacknuss, Atlantic, 1972

Discogs: Blacknuss

Stanley Turrentine – "Don’t Mess With Mister T," Don’t Mess with Mister T, CTI, 1973

Grover Washington Jr – "Trouble Man," Soul Box Vol 1, Kudu, 1973

Discogs: Soul Box Volume 1

Roger (Troutman) – "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," The Many Facets of Roger, Warner, 1981

Discogs: The Many Facets of Roger

Gil Scott Heron – "Inner City Blues," Reflections, Arista, 1981

Discogs: Reflections

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