Thursday, January 29 2009
When Obie Benson of the Four Tops brought him a song he had co-written with Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye found something that had reflected the way he had been feeling ever since Tammi Terrell's death -- anger, sadness, and disillusionment about his friend's death and the chaotic world around him.
Thursday, January 25 2007
This set by New Orleans transfusionists reworks the stuff of a 30-year-old Marvin Gaye album of the same name, "recorded in a nation torn by war, ecological disaster and poverty." Guess why!
Saturday, December 23 2006
At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.