Reclaimed Soul takes on Marvin Gaye’s artistic struggle | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Morning Shift

Reclaimed Soul takes on Marvin Gaye's artistic struggle

Marvin Gaye’s classic song “What’s Going On” was chosen by Rolling Stone magazine as the fourth “Greatest Song of All Time”; but it was almost never released. Motown Records owner Berry Gordy, Jr. insisted that a protest record would ruin Marvin Gaye’s well-crafted crooner image. Reclaimed Soul’s Ayana Contreras brings us songs that Marvin Gaye wrote for other artists, just as he was working towards his own artistic independence. (Photo:Flickr/kitkat lastimosa)

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X