Poet brian g. gilmore discusses his newest collection, COME SEE ABOUT ME, MARVIN.
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Music columnist Rick Moody writes on ten albums that influenced him through his life.
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Hanif Abdurraqib discusses his new collection, A FORTUNE FOR YOUR DISASTER.
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t’ai freedom ford discusses her newest collection, & MORE BLACK.
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You will now find some version of the list below. It is imperfect. ...more
Tags: 10cc, Allman Brothers, american music club, Amon Düül II, Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Arvo Part, Astor Piazzolla, Beastie Boys, Beck, belle and sebastian, Bent, Best of Lists, beyonce, Big Star, Bill Crofut, Bill Frisell, billie holiday, Blondie, bob dylan, bob marley, Bonnie Raitt, Booker T. and the M.G.’s, Brian Eno, bruce springsteen, Buddy Guy, Built to Spill, Buzzcocks, Captain Beefheart, Carl Stone, Carmen McRae, Carol King, cat power, Charles Mingus, Charlie Hayden, Chrissie Hynde, Cocteau Twins, Crazy Horse, d'angelo, Dave Brubeck, david bowie, david byrne, dB's, death cab for cutie, depeche mode, Derek and the Dominos, Digable Planets, Dionne Warwick, Duke Ellington, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Edith Frost, Eliane Radigue, Ella Fitzgerald, Elliot Smith, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, Eric Dolphy, Erik Darling, Fairport Convention, fleetwood mac, Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Ocean, frank sinatra, Frank Zappa, Frederic George Handel, Fripp & Eno, Galaxie 500, Galt MacDermot, Genesis, Gentle Giant, George Harrison, Gillian Welch, Glenn Branca, Glenn Gould, graham parker, grateful dead, Gregg Allman, Guided by Voices, GusGus, Harry Smith, Hatfield and the North, High Fidelity, Howard Shore, Husker Du, Jack Bruce, James, James Brown, Jefferson Airplane, Jethro Tull, Joanna Newsom, John Cale, John Coltrane, Joni Mitchell, Joshua Redman, Judee Sill, Judy Collins, kanye west, King Crimson, KT Tunstall, la monte young, Lauryn Hill, Leonard Cohen, lists, liz phair, Lothar and the Hand People, louis armstrong, Madonna, marshall crenshaw, Marvin Gaye, Massive Attack, Max Indian, Meredith Monk, Meshell Ndegeocello, mission of burma, Morcheeba, Music, music criticism, Nas, neil young, Neutral Milk Hotel, new order, nick cave, nick drake, Nick Hornby, Nina Simone, Nirvana, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, NWA, Oren Ambarchi, Otis Redding, Patti Smith, Paul Simon, Pavement, Pearl Jam, Pere Ubu, Phil Spector, Philip Glass, Pink Floyd, PJ Harvey, prince, Procol Harum, Professor Longhair, Public Enemy, Public Image Limited, Queen, R.E.M., radiohead, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Ravi Shankar, Ray Charles, Return to Forever, richard and linda thompson, rick moody, rickie lee jones, Roxy Music, Rufus, Rush, Sam & Dave, Sarah Vaughan, Shawn Colvin, Silver Apples, Simon & Garfunkel, Simple Minds, Skylab, Sly & the Family Stone, Soft Machine, Sonic Youth, Sonny Rollins, Spacemen 3, Sparks, Steely Dan, Steve Forbert, Steve Reich, Steve Tibbets, Stevie Wonder, Sun City Girls, Sun Ra, swinging modern sounds, T. Rex, Taj Mahal, Talking Heads, television, terry riley, the beach boys, The Byrds, The Chieftains, The Church, the clash, the cure, The Doors, The Fall, the feelies, The Flaming Lips, The Jackson Five, the jam, The Jayhawks, The Kinks, The Lounge Lizards, The Magnetic Fields, The Mekons, The Minutemen, The Modern Lovers, The Necks, The Pharcyde, the Pixies, The Pogues, The Police, The Pretenders, The Pretty Things, the rolling stones, the roots, The Sea and the Cake, The Sex Pistols, The Stone Roses, The Stooges, The Tragically Hip, The Velvet Underground, The Verve, The Who, The Zombies, Thelonious Monk, They Might Be Giants, This Mortal Coil, Thunderclap Newman, Todd Rundgren, Tom Petty, Tom Wait, Toots and the Maytals, tracy chapman, traffic, Tunng, U. Srinivas, U2, Van Morrison, Violent Femmes, Warren G, Wilco, Willie Nelson, World Party, Wu-Tang Clan, XTC, Yes, Young Marble Giants, Zero 7
Allyson McCabe talks with Ray Padgett about his new book,
Cover Me, and the blog that inspired it, giving us a fascinating window into the craft and business of making music. ...more
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Hanif Abdurraqib discusses
They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, honoring survival by showing up, and refusing to be governed by genre. ...more
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I need to feel that I can be a woman and be black in this present cultural climate. ...more
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Joe Ide discusses his debut novel,
IQ his writing process, and why he enjoys fly fishing. ...more
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Allegedly covered and sampled by musicians as diverse as Madonna and Diana Ross to Mary J. Blige and Robert Palmer, the innovative single “I Want You,” off Marvin Gaye’s 1976 album of the same name, branches out from the Motown sound that typified his earlier work and delves into uncharted territory. Recognizable instrumentation—the soaring strings, the hard-edged guitar, […]
Marvin Gaye’s influence on music is undeniably significant and pervasive. Given that, how does one measure the difference between emulation and rip-off? In the case of Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s “Blurred Lines,” the use of Gaye’s music was so undeniable and complete that even a casual listener could identify the misuse. But if the alleged infringement takes […]
An official documentary about Marvin Gaye is finally in the works, and has been approved by the late singer’s family. The film will be titled What’s Going On, Marvin? and will center around the making of the seminal album. The artist’s children released a joint statement about their excitement for the film, saying: Our father was complex, but we […]
In addition to his song “Spiritual,” which deals with the issue of police brutality, Jay Z has released a playlist of songs to get us through the crushing violence lately exposed by social media. “Songs for Survival” includes music by Beyoncé, Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Common, Outkast, Gil Scott-Heron, Fela Kuti, Kendrick Lamar, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Kanye West, and others. You can listen to […]
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Marvin Gaye’s incredible record has turned forty and to celebrate the greatness of the work, Pitchfork has published a tribute to I Want You and to Gaye’s tactile sound and the history of african american music and resistance in this country. Read the full piece here and listen to the album after the jump.
The question of copyright infringement in Pharell Williams’s and Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines” has been raised again, following an appeal that the pair filed this Monday against the March decision that ruled against the use of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” in the song’s instrumentals. Vulture presented a breakdown of the reasons why some […]
Love it or hate it, if you listen to Live at the London Palladium , you’re going to get intimate with Marvin Gaye. ...more
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Marvin Gaye was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame posthumously in 1987. Its biography of him names a little-known doo-wop song called “God Only Knows” as “critical to his musical awakening.” The Capris, though they had a string of singles in the early 1960s, never took off on the charts. In “God Only Knows,” […]