April 24, 2006

"What's Goin' On?"

I've been asking myself that question a lot lately. Gas prices. War. Senseless killings. Hate. Injustice. Taxes. Bureacracy. George Bush Jr.

I think Marvin said it best. He said it so well, fellow artists picked up his message and added their own twist. Hands down, this is one of the pillars of popular modern music. What's Goin' On?

Here's Marvin live at the Oakland Coliseum in 1974, at the pinnacle of his game. Donny Hathaway adds his spin, showing off his vocal range, keyboard ability, and the talents of his band. I love Les McCann's version. He added grit to this number. Plus, I'm a sucker for the electric piano. Plus, the opening of this track provided Large Pro with the beat for Kool G's Erase Racism. I wonder if Large Pro purposely picked "What's Goin' On" for the backdrop of Erase Racism. Just a thought. Peep Big Daddy Kane's verse.

Marvin Live: http://rapidshare.de/files/18829426/live_marvin_wgo_1974.mp3.html

Donny Live: http://rapidshare.de/files/18829792/donny_hathaway_live_wgoinon_1972.mp3.html

Les McCann: http://rapidshare.de/files/18830554/les_mccann_wgoinon_1973.mp3.html

Kool G Rap (w/ Big Daddy Kane and Biz): http://rapidshare.de/files/18830099/kool_g_rap__Erase_Racism_big_daddy_kane_biz.mp3.html


Anonymous Anonymous said...

les mccann was the shit.

nice post

12:46 PM  

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