Marvin Gaye, one of the greatest singer/song writers of all time who tragically died a day short of his 45th birthday will always be remembered for his inspiring and heart felt songs. Marvin wrote great songs that are still very relevant today. One of my favorites “What’s Going On” was written in ’71 in protest against the Vietnam War and the injustices encountered in America at the time. It can still be applied to those which still exist today including our ongoing 8 year war in Afghanistan. “Let’s Get It On” written in ’73 and “Sexual Healing” in ’82 are two of the greatest baby making songs of all time and still have that power to entice the lover in us all.
In honor of Marvin’s birthday month of April, DJ Spinna has put together this mixtape composed of great Marvin tracks including some rarities and b-sides that may be unfamiliar to most. There’s also been a rumor of a Marvin Gaye movie in the works entitled “Sexual Healing” with actor Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) playing Marvin in his post Motown years. Ceria fam will keep ya posted. Happy b-day Marvin!