Post a Comment Print Share on Facebook


Mattias Dahlström: It was this way, Marvin Gaye was actually on the way

When some artists diskografier is so well known, researched and in great detail analyzed the appear records that was never released sometimes that the most interesting. Because they open up for other analyses or, perhaps rather, the speculation than they already söndertuggade.

Marvin Gayes ”You're the one” (Motown/Universal) released in aggregate form, even if large parts of the music in one way or another have been available in the past, talks between the notes and the lines of an alternative history of soulsångarens development. The album was recorded in 1972 in the aftermath of the enormous success of ”What's going on”, and with basically the same focus.

the Vietnam war, increasing ecological awareness and the preceding fifteen years of the civil rights movement had enhanced Gayes political beliefs, in parallel, also had his musical palette had more colors.

was tied both threads together with the well-known results. Today it is one of the most obvious works in the popular musical canon that all the generations of music and music journalism are forced to relate to.

the Label Motowns mogul Berry Gordy liked, however, not at all what he heard. In any case, if you ask most people involved except for Gordy himself.

Gordy, however, would soon discover that everything could be set right again. Gaye was a doubters in the foundation, and also had difficult to deal with the success of ”What's going on”, so when it's extremely Richard Nixon critical of the title track from ”You're the man” småfloppade as a single, he decided, eagerly cheered on by Gordy who more or less pulled out all the promotion for the forthcoming album, to simply lay down the work.

a pure understand, the soundtrack to ”Trouble man”, before Gaye returned to the subjects of that first, took him to the stars: relationships, love, sex. There is really nothing to be sad over, it is as difficult to argue against the’Let's get it on”, ”Here my dear” or ”I want you”. Many – I hear them sometimes – and perhaps even prefer the sensual soul singer Gaye in front of the luddige omvärldsanalytikern.

Still, one can't help but end up in the counterfactual ”Sliding doors”-to musings, listening to the uneven but sporadically brilliant, ”You're the man”-recordings. Regardless of what you think of Gaye as a political artist so it was in the direction he wanted to go. Before tunnelbanedörrarna struck again in front of him.

Read more musiktexter by Mattias Dahlström, for example, about how Solange river wall between the soul and r'n'b.

Your Name
Post a Comment
Characters Left:
Your comment has been forwarded to the administrator for approval.×
Warning! Will constitute a criminal offense, illegal, threatening, offensive, insulting and swearing, derogatory, defamatory, vulgar, pornographic, indecent, personality rights, damaging or similar nature in the nature of all kinds of financial content, legal, criminal and administrative responsibility for the content of the sender member / members are belong.