18325

    What's Going On? Marvin Gaye And The Last Days Of The Motown Sound

    Canongate

    OUT OF PRINT PAPERBACK BOOK - £8 here, new copies currently start at £25 on Amazon

    One the most important soul albums ever made, What's Going On established Motown star Marvin Gaye as a unique and maverick musical talent and simultaneously helped to re-define the Motown sound. Gaye's determination and vision resulted not only in inspirational, pioneering grooves but, in the era of Vietnam and Civil Rights protests, an album that challenged America to take a long hard look at itself. By focusing on the story behind the recording of this seminal work, Ben Edmonds has produced a riveting and truly original take on Marvin Gaye. He examines in detail the making of this masterpiece - initially rejected by Motown's quality control department - interviewing many of the artists and record company employees closest to the singer, to arrive at a deeper understanding of what the album means and of Gaye himself. It is a brilliant yet tragic story.

    Other Releases on Canongate

    The VultureBy Gil Scott-HeronCanongate
    Gil-Scott Heron's book was first published in 1970. THE VULTURE is a hip and fast-moving thriller. It relates the strange story of the murder of a teenage...
      • Book (200g) 9781847678836£9.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      The Last Holiday - A MemoirGil Scott-HeronCanongate
      Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream. And Stevie Wonder had a dream. This is a book about dreams.' In the autumn of 1980, Stevie Wonder invited Gil Scott-Heron...
        • Book (450g) 9781786890252£10.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        What Happened Miss Simone?A BiographyCanongate
        Nina Simone rules! Great biography
          • Original Book (500g) 9781101904879£8.00
            Pre-Owned book in good condition
            In stockAdd to Bag
          Island PeopleThe Caribbean and the WorldCanongate
          In this fascinating travelogue, the product of almost a decade of travel and intense study, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro strips away the fantasy and myth to expose...
            • Original Book (800g) 9781782115588£10.00
              Pre-Owned Original UK hardback w/dust jacket
              In stockAdd to Bag
            Born Fi DeadBy Laurie GunstCanongate
            Wicked book! Read the unbelievable but tree story of how the gang wars that began in Jamaica in the 1970s from the PNP and JLP political fighting led to...
              • Book (200g) 9781841953861£10.99
                In stockAdd to Bag
              Sweet Soul MusicRhythm And Blues And The Southern Dream Of Freedom By Peter GuralnickCanongate
              In a narrative that captures all the tumult and liberating energy of a country in division and transition, Sweet Soul Music is the story of the birth of...
                • Original Book (700g) 9780060155148£20.00
                  Secondhand out of print edition paperback in good condition
                  In stockAdd to Bag
                The Nigger FactoryBy Gil Scott-HeronCanongate
                Gil Scott-Heron's second novel, The Nigger Factory is a scornful statement on the way in which human beings are conditioned to think. On the campus...
                  • Book (200g) 9781847678843£9.99
                    In stockAdd to Bag

                  People also bought

                  Marvin GayeLet's Get It On (1973)Tamla Motown
                  Seminal sensual seventies soul!
                  • – let's get it on
                  • – come get to this
                  Marvin GayeI Want You (1976)Motown
                  Sexy mellow soul masterpiece, produced by Leon Ware
                  • – I Want You (Vocal)
                  • – Come Live With Me Angel
                  Barry WhiteIt's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me (1977)20th Century Records
                  It's a funky/disco classic! Original USA 7"Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ Unplayed few minor pops etc
                  • – It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
                  Mankunku QuartetYakhal' Inkomo (Deluxe Half-speed Remastered Edition)Mr Bongo
                  Saxophonist Winston 'Mankunku' Ngozi's 1968 masterpiece Yakhal'Inkomo stands in the front rank of global jazz recordings. A certified jazz classic in South...
                  • – Yakhal' Inkomo
                  • – Dedication (To Daddy Trane And Brother Shorter)
                  • – Doodlin'
                  • – Bessie's Blues
                  Black Fire! New Spirits! BOOKImages of A Revolution : Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75Soul Jazz Books
                  Sorry. Out of Print. Featuring: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice...
                      One LoveLife With Bob Marley and the WailersNorton
                      £12 here, currently £30 on Amazon!Deluxe Marley photography book. "In 1973 young artist and filmmaker Lee Jaffe met Bob Marley in New York City and...