"TAKE A LOOK BACK" TUESDAY!!!

Posted: February 1, 2011 by Jay Rasean in Marvin gaye, music, R.I.P

TAKE A LOOK BACK” TUESDAY IS A WEEKLY FEATURE FROM THE KASUAL WORLD.

Today’s topic: MARVIN GAYE
Marvin Gaye: April 2, 1939–April 1, 1984



I’m going to switch it up a bit this Tuesday. I’d like to pay homage to the late great Marvin Pentz Gay Jrfamously know as Marvin Gaye.What can I say about Mr. sexual healing that hasn’t been said already; the man’s music was incredible.

Countless hits ranging over three decades, from the sixties to through to the eighties . If Marvin came out in today’s Rhythm and Blues market, I believe this man would have a field day! Try to Imagine if Lets Get It On was being played on the radio today as a modern song. That song just oozes soul and swag. All you got to do is grab your ladies hand and sing along with the song and your in there like swimwear–POW! Mr. Gaye had a very distinct voice that you wouldn’t mind hearing no matter what time of day it was.

What I loved about Marvin was that; he wasn’t afraid to voice his opinion about the Vietnam War with a song like What’s Going Onit was indeed a bold move. Unlike Marvin, today’s top music stars would rather take a more safe route.


As most of us know, Marvin Gaye was tragically taken away from us by the same person who help deliver him to us, his father. His father fatally shot him to death on April 1, 1984 one day before his 45th birthday. This soulful crooner showed true class and humility amongst his peers, and cared about and took pride in his music. He has been gone almost 27 years, but will never be forgotten.

While writing this… I couldn’t help but think about my friend who passed away this past weekend; tragically, and soon before his time much like Mr. Gaye. Both men were loved by many respected by all and stood as the skies allowed them stand.

King Riv
King Riv
Kasual Contributor

THIS FEATURE WAS WRITTEN IN DEDICATION TO MY FALLEN FRIEND:

Rest In Piece
Mayan “ZEUS” Nugent

11/25/86 – 01/29/11

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