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What's Going On

Artist
TypeStudio Full-length
Released
GenresSoul, R&B
LabelsTamla Records
Length35:38
Ranked#11 for 1971 , #414 all-time
Reviews :  0
Comments :  1
Total votes :  1
Rating :  95 / 100
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What's Going On Information

Track listing (Songs)

Title Length Rating Votes
1. What's Going On 3:53 100 1
2. What's Happening Brother 2:43 95 1
3. Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky) 3:49 90 1
4. Save the Children 4:03 90 1
5. God Is Love 1:41 95 1
6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 3:16 95 1
7. Right On 7:32 90 1
8. Wholy Holy 3:07 90 1
9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 5:33 95 1

Line-up (Members)

Guest / session musicians

  • Angelo Carlisi : Alto Saxophone
  • Tate Houston : Baritone Saxophone
  • Larry Nozero : Soprano Saxophone
  • George Benson : Tenor Saxophone
  • William Moore : Tenor Saxophone
  • Joe Messina : Guitar
  • Robert White : Guitar
  • Johnny Griffith : Celesta
  • Jack Brokensha : Vibraphone, Percussion
  • Bob Babbit : Bass
  • James Jamerson : Bass
  • Chet Forest : Drums
  • Jack Ashford : Percussion, Tambourine
  • Earl DeRouen : Bongos, Congas
  • Eddie Brown : Bongos, Congas
  • Zinovi Bistritzky : Violin
  • Beatriz Budinszky : Violin
  • Lillian Downs : Violin
  • Virginia Halfmann : Violin
  • Richard Margitza : Violin
  • Felix Resnick : Violin
  • Alvin Score : Violin
  • Gordon Staples : Violin
  • James Waring : Violin
  • Nathan Gordon : Viola
  • David Ireland : Viola
  • Edouard Kesner : Viola
  • Meyer Shapiro : Viola
  • Thaddeus Markiewicz : Cello
  • Italo Babini : Cello
  • Edward Korkigian : Cello
  • Max Janowsky : String Bass
  • Carole Crosby : Harp
  • Dayna Hartwick : Flute
  • William Perich : Flute
  • Maurice Davis : Trumpet
  • Johnny Trudell : Trumpet
  • Carl Raetz : Trombone
  • David Van DePitte : Conductor
  • The Andantes : Backing Vocals
  • Lem Barney : Backing Vocals
  • Elgie Stover : Backing Vocals
  • Mel Farr : Backing Vocals
  • Bobby Rodgers : Backing Vocals

Production staff / artist

  • Marvin Gaye : Producer
  • John Matousek : Mastering Engineer
  • Katherine Marking : Graphic Design
  • Alana Coghlan : Graphic Design
  • James Hendin : Photography
  • Curtis McNair : Art Direction
Additional notes
Recorded : June–September 1970; March–May 1971
Studio : Hitsville U.S.A., Golden World, and United Sound Studios in Detroit and The Sound Factory in West Hollywood, California

What's Going On Comments

 (95/100)
마빈 게이의 커리어 뿐만 아니라 소울 음악의 최고 걸작으로 추앙받는 명반. 부드러운 팝음악을 원했던 모타운 레이블과의 치열한 갈등 끝에 탄생한 음반으로, 전쟁의 종식을 외치며 미국사회의 불의와 민중의 고통을 이야기하고 있다. 발표한 세 곡의 싱글 모두 빌보드 싱글차트 10위권에 올랐다.

Marvin Gaye Discography

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(1961) Studio - 0 0
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(1964) EP - 0 0
(1964) Studio - 0 0
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(1966) Studio - 0 0
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(1967) Studio - 0 0
(1968) Studio - 0 0
(1968) Studio - 0 0
(1969) Studio - 0 0
(1969) Studio - 0 0
(1970) Studio - 0 0
(1971) Studio 95 1 0
(1972) Studio - 0 0
(1973) Studio - 0 0
(1973) Studio - 0 0
(1974) Live - 0 0
(1976) Studio - 0 0
(1977) Live - 0 0
(1978) Studio - 0 0
(1981) Studio - 0 0
(1982) Studio - 0 0