I've heard of him a long time ago--actually my dad's a crazy fan. But I always thought of Marvin Gaye as a singer of soulish sex songs (Like those kind of songs usually, but he was too much of a screamer at the time). I bought the digitally remastered edition of his 1971 album "what's going on" on a whim (which, suprisingly, wasn't a sex/love song, but a response to the vietnam war), and I've been addicted ever since. I've listened to every single track consistently for over a year, and I've not been bored just yet ( I get bored with songs easily)...they must be that good.
Anyways, who has listened to any of his songs in the album? I'll list them here:
What's going on?
What's happening brother?
Mercy Mercy Me (Ecology)
Save the Children
Inner City Blues (makes me want to Holla)
God is Love
There're songs he recorded with Tammi Terrell in the fifties: Aint nothing like the Real Thing, Your Love (Is All I Need), and so forth. Anyone in the same shoes as I? Which song of his do you like best?