Good Evening to everyone tonight. I hope that each of you are doing well and are safe. With everything that is going on in the world today, you can’t help but to stop and pause because of all the turmoil that is in the news each and every day. To say that it’s heartbreaking would be an understatement because the life we know can drastically change at any given moment.
I was asked to post a song on here that I personally feel is still relevant today. Seeing how blues and soul music are my top favorites, I had to go with the late Marvin Gaye. The song? What’s Going On. When you hear it, I want you to pay very close attention to the lyrics. Even if you’ve never heard of Marvin Gaye, after listening to this song, you too will agree that this song he penned from the heart 47 years ago is still relevant today no matter who you are.
Soul music is called Soul music for a reason. It’s because the music comes from deep within a person’s soul. For those of you who may not know, Black people used music to speak out against the things that bothered them or hurt them. Why through music? Because their spoken words were often ignored. It was only when they would sing that people who were not Black would actually listen. Thus, that is how the genres of Soul music and The Blues were born.
Without further ado, I present to you Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On here.
Until next time…