Maceo, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis perform Marvin Gaye’s classic and perhaps the best booty call song, “Let’s Get It On.”
On September 3, 1814, Francis Scott Key and John Stuart Skinner, an American prisoner-exchange agent, set sail from Baltimore aboard the ship HMS Minden flying a flag of truce on a mission approved by President James Madison. Their objective was to secure the release of Dr. William Beanes, the elderly and popular town physician of Upper Marlboro, and a friend of Key’s who had been captured in his home. Beanes was accused of aiding the arrest of British soldiers. Key and Skinner boarded the British flagship HMS Tonnant on September 7 and spoke with Major General Robert Ross and Admiral Alexander Cochrane over dinner, while they discussed war plans. At first, Ross and Cochrane refused to release Beanes, but relented after Key and Skinner showed them letters written by wounded British prisoners praising Beanes and other Americans for their kind treatment. (more…)
Phish before the New Jersey Nets game on 6/12/03.
Jerry, Bob & Vince at Candlestick in ’93.
Umphrey’s McGee at the White Sox/Yankees game on 4/24/08
Marvin Gaye at the 1983 NBA All Star game.
Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father on this date in 1984, the day before his 45th birthday. “What’s Going On” from 1972:
Medley (You/Grapvine/Your Precious Love)
Inner City Blues
Whats Going on?
What’s happening my brother?
Save the Children
God is Love
Crowd Banter (asks crowd what they want to hear AGAIN hahaha)
E: Inner City Blues
Whats Going On?
Here’s a really cool time capsule film called “Save The Children” featuring Marvin Gaye playing “What’s Going On?” and ‘What’s Happening Brother?” from 1973.
Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” is #1 and stayed there for two weeks.
Here’s Marvin performing his hit on The Midnight Special in 1974:
The folks at hidden track have compiled a list of 10 musicians that met their demise much, much too early–and at the hands of another. Continue reading…
This song is timeless and speaks to us just as easily today as it did when it was first released in May of 1971. When Motown head, Berry Gordy heard the album he didn’t want to release it. Gordy felt the material was too dark and didn’t like the political commentary. He relented, feeling it would flop, but WGO went on to sell over 2 million copies through the end of 1972.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band covered the entire album for release in the wake of Hurrican Katrina. Sometimes I wonder, what IS going on?