Marvin Gaye: Happy Birthday!

 

 Happy Birthday, Marvin Gaye!

Today we celebrate the music of the soul icon who revolutionized R&B over a span of three decades.  He was first introduced to us in the 60's as a rising Motown star. In the 70's, Gaye's work took more of a socially conscious tone with his album, What's Going On?

In 1981, his final album, Midnight Love, incorporated fresh electronic sounds and mellow grooves that would continue define the decade.  In fact, Midnight Love was one of the first albums credited with using the TR-808 drum machine.

Check out the playlist below for some of our favorite Marvin Gaye songs.