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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)

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