Marvin Gaye

A Search For An Anthem For 2020: 45 Songs To Describe This Year

By Alyson Camus | January 1, 2021

it’s a year difficult to define by one single mood

Who Would Be Canceled Today?

By Alyson Camus | August 14, 2020

Can I safely say all of them?

1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1960s – 940 to 931

By Steve Crawford | November 24, 2017

“When I showed him the song, he began to sing it like I had never imagined it being sung.”

Ed Sheeran Sued For Ripping Off A Marvin Gaye Song

By Alyson Camus | August 11, 2016

‘the harmonic progressions, melodic and rhythmic elements central to Gaye’s track formed the structure of Sheehan’s hit’

Marvin Gaye’s Second Wife: He Was A Pervert

By Iman Lababedi | May 4, 2015

Naturally, the reason for “After The Dance” is money. But also, and I say this without benefit of reading the book, maybe something else: “That I lost myself in someone else — someone as remarkable as Marvin Gaye — is no longer cause for self-condemnation.” Can’t we all claim the same?

Trial By Jury: The Moral Of The “Blurred Lines” Verdict

By Iman Lababedi | March 17, 2015

Robin Thicke goes to court and admits to being so drunk and coked up that he had nothing to do with the song he wrote? What did you think the jury, who are given to dislike the charm bereft pop star for his entire “Paula” debacle, thought of that? One of the writers of the song admits to not writing it.

Pharrell, Not So Happy These Days!

By Alyson Camus | March 15, 2015

No matter if you agree or not with the result of the lawsuit, there is a fine line between inspiration and plagiarism and it happens all the time when I listen to new songs, they very often remind me about another song, but do I know music enough to decide if it is total plagiarism?

1973 – The A+ List

By Steve Crawford | June 3, 2014

“Love Train,” The O’Jays. Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the kings of the Philly soul sound, wrote and produced this #1 hit. The O’Jays formed in the late 1950s, but had no success until 1972, when Gamble and Huff produced “Back Stabbers” for the group. The O’Jays smartly stayed with G&H for the rest of the decade. For the love of money, if nothing else.

10 Songs, Sunday, May 18th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2014

16 Shades Of Blue – Tori Amos – Her best song in years isn’t much different that her worst song in years, but any song with a line like “50 is the new black, hurray” is getting her Emily Bronte on musically while watching the clock carefully – B+

10 Songs, Saturday, May 17th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | May 17, 2014

1. When Did I Stop Loving You, When Did You Stop Loving Me – Marvin Gaye – From one of the greatest little know albums of all time, Gaye’s contact obligated last record to his ex-wife’s brother, stands as the most adult of divorce albums and this jazz freaked torturous broken up song is a…

"Captain America The Winter Soldier" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 15, 2014

It is an OK ride, lotsa action, some real emotion, but Chris just isn’t the Captain, he is the bratty Human Torch and it is a major piece of miscasting at the heart of the movie.

10 Songs, Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | April 15, 2014

Main Theme From Trouble Man – Marvin Gaye – Blaxploitation, smaxploitation, the horn that haunts this theme to the movie of the same man, is a meeting of r&b and jazz of the first order and a game changer – A

What Is On MLK's IPod!

By Iman Lababedi | January 20, 2014

Here at rock nyc we do what we always do when we want to get close to somebody. We check out their IPOD (or do I mean Spotify lists) in the hopes we might gleam some insights into the leader of the Civil Rights movement.

Hear Ye on Spotify: What rock nyc Is Listening To 10-7-13

By Iman Lababedi | October 7, 2013

Walking On Air – Katy Perry – By the numbers disco cropper up to nothing much but what it does do, play off its drum patterns, should get the kiddies dancing – B-