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Cheeeek that out dude. Lead RIFFs:. Bad selection. Save Cancel. Really delete this comment? Yes No. God Is Love. Mercy Mercy Me The Ecology. Mercy Mercy Me The Ecology stereo promo version. What's Going On. More Albums. Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On (Vinyl Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June I want to know what's going on.
Benson offered the song to Marvin Gaye when he participated in a golf game with the singer. Gaye felt the song's moody flow would be perfect for The Originals. Benson eventually convinced Gaye that it was his song. The singer responded by asking for partial writing credit, which Benson allowed. Gaye added new musical composition, a new melody and lyrics that reflected Gaye's own disgust. Benson said later that Gaye tweaked and enriched the song, "added some things that were more ghetto, more natural, which made it seem like a story and not a song Gaye cited the 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?
That's taking things too far. I just have to do it my way. I'm not a painter. I'm not a poet. But I can do it with music. In an interview with Rolling StoneMarvin Gaye discussed what had shaped his view on more socially conscious themes in music and the conception of his eleventh studio album:. In orI began to re-evaluate my whole concept of what I wanted my music to say 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. Immediately after learning about the song, many of Motown's musicians, known as The Funk Brothers noted that there was a different approach Album) Gaye's record from that used on other Motown recordings, and Gaye complicated matters by only bringing in a few of the members while bringing his own recruits, including drummer Chet Forest.
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 Pitteon the floor. When Gaye heard the playback to what Fontaine thought was simply a demo, Gaye instantly decided that the riff was the ideal way to start the song.
When Fontaine said he was "just goofing around", Gaye being pleased with the results replied, "Well, you goof off exquisitely.
Thank you. The laid-back sessions of the single were credited to lots of " marijuana smoke and rounds of Scotch ". Smith and Sands accidentally mixed the two lead vocal takes together. According to one account, Gordy didn't like the song, allegedly calling it "the worst thing I ever heard in my life". Motown executive Harry Balk recalled trying to get Gordy to release the song at the end of the year, to which Gordy replied to him, "that Dizzy Gillespie stuff in the middle, that scattingit's old.
Most of Motown's Quality Control Department team also turned the song down, with Balk later stating that "they were used to the 'baby baby' stuff, and this was a little hard for them to grasp. With the help of Motown sales executive Barney AlesHarry Balk got the song released to record stores on January 20,sendingcopies of the song without Gordy's knowledge, with anothercopies sent after that success. Gaye returned to Hitsville to record the rest of What's Going Onwhich took a mere ten business days between March 1 and March The album's rhythm tracks and sound overdubs were recorded at Hitsville, or Studio A, while the strings, horns, Album), lead and background vocals were recorded at Golden Worldor Studio B.
When Gordy listened to the mix, he worried that no other hit single would emerge from it. Presented to Motown's Quality Control department team, they were worried about future hit singles due to its concurrent style with each song leading to the next. Gordy however vetoed their decision, agreeing to put this mix of the album out that month. The song had strong jazzgospelclassical music orchestrationand arrangements.
The song also featured major seventh and minor seventh chords, which was unusual for pop music at the time. 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.
Album) lyric, "I know, I'm hooked my friend, to the boy, who makes slaves out of men", references heroin as "boy", which was slang for the drug. According to Motown legend, musician and Funk Brothers leader Earl Van Dyke once mentioned that Berry Gordy didn't know of the word "ecology" and had to be told what it was though Gordy himself claimed otherwise. The song featured a memorable tenor saxophone riff from Detroit music legend Wild Bill Moore. The final track, " Inner City Blues Make Me Wanna Holler ", focuses on urban povertybacked by a minimalist, dark blues -oriented funk vibe, with its bass riffs composed and performed by Bob Babbittwho also performed on "Mercy Mercy Me" Jamerson played on the rest Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On (Vinyl the album.
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 Released on May 21,What's Going On became Gaye's first album to reach the Billboard Top LPs top ten, peaking at number six, and staying on the chart for over a year, selling over two million copies, within twelve months after its release, becoming Motown's and Gaye's best-selling album to that date until he released Let's Get It On in It also became Gaye's second number-one album on Billboard ' s Soul LPs chart, where it stayed for nine weeks as well as staying inside the Billboard Soul LPs chart for a record breaking 58 weeks throughout and The title track, which had been released in January as the lead single to promote the album, sold overcopies within its first week and eventually two-and-a-half-million units by the end of the year.
LP album had a modest commercial reception in countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom; "Save the Children" reached number 41 on the latter country's singles chart, while the album reached number 56 twenty-five years after its original release.
Inthe album re-entered the Billboard following Gaye's untimely death. Inthe 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. On July 22, According to Soundscan, it has since sold in excess of 1.
Furthermore, the album was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for shipments ofalbums. What's Going On was generally well received by contemporary critics. Writing for Rolling Stone inVince Aletti praised Gaye's thematic approach towards social and political concerns, while discussing the surprise of Motown releasing such an album.
There are very few performers who could carry a project like this off. I've always admired Marvin Gaye, but I didn't expect that he would be one of them. Guess I seriously underestimated him.
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) Lyrics: Mercy, mercy me / Things ain't what they used to be, no no / Where did all the blue skies go? / Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east. referencing Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology), 7", Single, Sup, T F The A-side version on this 7" is the shorter edit of this song; fading out during the saxophone solo. There is another edit (on the full length album perhaps, I don't know, I don't have it) where the entire saxophone solo is heard and the song ends on a chorus chord. May 14, · From Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On?' () - Buy @ lasbattnarposerbe.reureiranpatchcontdamrecavegekaci.co=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=&.
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What's Going On is the eleventh studio album by American soul singer, songwriter, and producer Marvin lasbattnarposerbe.reureiranpatchcontdamrecavegekaci.co was released on May 21, , by the Motown Records-subsidiary label Tamla.. Gaye recorded the album between 19in sessions at Hitsville U.S.A., Golden World, and United Sound Studios in Detroit, and at The Sound Factory in West Hollywood, California. Marvin Gaye - God Is Love- Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology).
"Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" was the second single from Marvin Gaye's album, What's Going On. Following the breakthrough of the title track's success, the song, written solely by Gaye, became one of his most poignant anthems of sorrow regarding the environment.
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May 07, · Facts about “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) “Mercy Mercy Me” was written and produced solely by Marvin Gaye. “Mercy Mercy Me” was released on June 10th, as the second of the four singles from Gaye’s critically acclaimed eleventh studio album What’s Going On.
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