There is arguably no soul singer more beloved than Marvin Gaye, "The Prince of Soul". It's heartbreaking to think about Marvin's troubled life, but his music transcended his life, and it will be something that inspires humankind for eons to come. And if we had to pick a single album to represent the best of Marvin Gaye, his 1971 release "What's Going On" would be at the top of the list. Voted the "Best Album of All Time" by NME, and ranking #6 on Rolling Stone's "Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time", "What's Going On" has been one of the most influential and beloved albums to ever be created in America. For this playlist we've selected a single cover song for each track that appears on "What's Going On", and have listed them in the same order as the original. You can revisit the album, and get a different perspective all at the same time.
Classic Albums Remade: What's Going On
1. What's Going On - Los Lobos
2. What's Happening Brother - Keb' Mo'
3. Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky) - Everette Harp
4. Save The Children - Marlena Shaw
5. God Is Love - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Featuring Aaron Neville)
6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - The Strokes
7. Right On - Javon Jackson
8. Wholy Holy - Aretha Franklin
9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) - Etta James
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