Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On


  • Songer: Marvin Gaye
  • Album's title: What's Going On
  • Genre: Hip hop
  • Label: Motown ‎– 440 013 404-2
    Series: Deluxe Edition –
    Type: 2 x CD, Album, Deluxe Edition, Reissue, Remastered
    Country: US
    Date of released: 2001
    Category: Funk / Soul
    Style: Soul
Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On

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Tracklist Hide Credits

Original LP Release (May 21 1971)
1-1 What's Going On
Written-By – Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson
3:53
1-2 What's Happening Brother
Written-By – James Nyx, Marvin Gaye
2:43
1-3 Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
Written-By – Anna Gordy Gaye, Elgie Stover, Marvin Gaye
3:49
1-4 Save The Children
Written-By – Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson
4:03
1-5 God Is Love
Written-By – Anna Gordy Gaye, Elgie Stover, James Nyx, Marvin Gaye
1:41
1-6 Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Written-By – Marvin Gaye
3:16
1-7 Right On
Written-By – Earl DeRouen, Marvin Gaye
7:32
1-8 Wholy Holy
Written-By – Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson
3:07
1-9 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Written-By – James Nyx, Marvin Gaye
5:38
Original Detroit Mix (April 5 1971)
1-10 What's Going On
Written-By – Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson
4:07
1-11 What's Happening Brother
Written-By – James Nyx, Marvin Gaye
2:43
1-12 Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
Written-By – Anna Gordy Gaye, Elgie Stover, Marvin Gaye
3:48
1-13 Save The Children
Written-By – Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson
4:01
1-14 God Is Love
Written-By – Anna Gordy Gaye, Elgie Stover, James Nyx, Marvin Gaye
1:46
1-15 Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Written-By – Marvin Gaye
3:07
1-16 Right On
Written-By – Earl DeRouen, Marvin Gaye
7:31
1-17 Wholy Holy
Written-By – Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson
3:07
1-18 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Written-By – James Nyx, Marvin Gaye
5:45
The Foundation
1-19 What's Going On (Rhythm And Strings Mix)
Written-By – Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson
3:50
Live At The Kennedy Center (May 1 1972)
2-1 Sixties Medley: That's The Way Love Is / You / I Heard It Through The Grapevine / Little Darling (I Need You) / You’re All I Need To Get By / Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing / Your Precious Love / Pride And Joy / Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
Written-By [Little Darling (I Need You)] – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier And Edward Holland Jr.*Written-By [Pride And Joy] – Marvin Gaye, Norman Whitfield, William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written-By [Stubborn Kind Of Fellow] – George Gordy, Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson*Written-By [That's The Way Love Is, I Heard It Through The Grapevine] – Norman Whitfield And Barrett Strong*Written-By [You're All I Need To Get By / Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing / Your Precious Love] – Nickolas Ashford And Valerie Simpson*Written-By [You] – Ivy Jo Hunter, Jack Goga*, Jeffrey Bowen
13:23
2-2 Right On
Written-By – Earl DeRouen, Marvin Gaye
7:33
2-3 Wholy Holy
Written-By – Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson
3:32
2-4 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Written-By – James Nyx, Marvin Gaye
9:06
2-5 What's Going On
Written-By – Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson
5:42
2-6 What's Happening Brother
Written-By – James Nyx, Marvin Gaye
2:54
2-7 Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
Written-By – Anna Gordy Gaye, Elgie Stover, Marvin Gaye
3:51
2-8 Save The Children
Written-By – Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson
4:22
2-9 God Is Love
Written-By – Anna Gordy Gaye, Elgie Stover, James Nyx, Marvin Gaye
1:43
2-10 Stage Dialogue 2:34
2-11 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Reprise)
Written-By – James Nyx, Marvin Gaye
5:12
2-12 What's Going On (Reprise)
Written-By – Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson
4:07
Original Single Versions
2-13 What's Going On
Written-By – Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson
3:56
2-14 God Is Love
Written-By – Anna Gordy Gaye, Elgie Stover, James Nyx, Marvin Gaye
2:56
2-15 Sad Tomorrows
Written-By – Delores Wilkinson, Fuller B. Gordy, Marvin Gaye
2:27
In The Meantime…
2-16 "Head Title" Aka Distant Lover
Written-By – Marvin Gaye, Sandra Greene
4:07

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Company, L.P.
  • Copyright (c) – Motown Record Company, L.P.
  • Distributed By – Universal Music & Video Distribution, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Hitsville USA Studios, Detroit
  • Recorded At – United Sound Studios
  • Recorded At – John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts
  • Mixed At – Motown Recording Studios
  • Mixed At – Hitsville USA Studios, Detroit
  • Mixed At – Universal Mastering Studios
  • Remastered At – Universal Mastering Studios
  • Glass Mastered At – UML
  • Glass Mastered At – PMDC, USA

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Angelo Carlisi (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Alto Saxophone [Solo Work] – Eli Fountain* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Arranged By – David Van DePitte (tracks: 2-1 to 2-14, 2-16), Paul Riser (tracks: 2-15)
  • Arranged By, Conductor, Copyist – David Van DePitte (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Art Direction [Deluxe Edition] – Vartan
  • Art Direction [Original LP] – Curtis McNair
  • Backing Vocals – Elgie Stover (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Kenneth Stover* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Lem Barney (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Marvin Gaye (tracks: 2-16), Mel Farr (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Bobby Rogers* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), The Andantes (tracks: 1-1 to 2-12), The Originals (tracks: 2-15)
  • Baritone Saxophone – Tate Houston (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Bass – Bob Babbit* (tracks: 1-6, 1-9, 1-15, 1-18), James Jamerson (tracks: 1-1 to 1-5, 1-7, 1-8, 1-10 to 1-14, 1-16, 1-17, 1-19 to 2-12, 2-16)
  • Bass [String Bass] – Max Janowsky (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Bongos – Eddie "Bongo" Brown (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12, 2-16)
  • Bongos, Congas – Earl DeRouen (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Eddie Brown* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Celesta [Celeste], Keyboards [Additional] – Johnny Griffith (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Cello – Edward Korkigan* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Italo Babini (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Thaddeus Markiewicz (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Compilation Producer, Liner Notes [Annotated By] – Harry Weinger
  • Conductor – Maurice King (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12)
  • Coordinator [Photo On Deluxe Edition] – Jason Pastori
  • Coordinator [Production On Deluxe Edition] – Margaret Goldfarb
  • Design [Deluxe Edition] – Mathieu Bitton
  • Design [Slip Sleeve - Deluxe Edition] – Andy Engel
  • Drum [Box 'Drum'] – Marvin Gaye (tracks: 1-1, 1-10)
  • Drums – Chet Forest (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Uriel Jones (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12, 2-16)
  • Drums [Possible] – Richard "Pistol" Allen* (tracks: 2-13)
  • Engineer [Live Remote Recording] – Robert Gratts (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12)
  • Engineer [Recording] – Bob Olhsson, Cal Harris, James Green, Joe Atkinson, Ken Sands, Sam Ross , Steve Smith
  • Flute – Dayna Hartwick (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19, 2-16), William Perich (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Graphics [Supervision On Original LP] – Tom Schlesinger
  • Guitar – Eddie Willis (tracks: 2-16), Joe Messina (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Robert White (tracks: 1-1 to 2-12, 2-16)
  • Guitar [Possible Second Player] – George Baker (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12)
  • Harp – Carole Crosby (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Keyboards [Additional] – Earl Van Dyke (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Liner Notes – Ben Edmonds, Smokey Robinson
  • Mixed By – Ken Sands (tracks: 2-15), Kevin Reeves (tracks: 1-19), Lawrence Miles* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-9), Steve Smith (tracks: 1-10 to 1-18, 2-13, 2-14, 2-16), Suha Gur (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12)
  • Percussion, Glockenspiel, Kazoo – Jack Ashford (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12)
  • Photography By [Original LP], Artwork By [Montage Assembly On Original LP] – Hendin*
  • Photography By [Additional On Deluxe Edition] – Jim Hendin, Motown Archives
  • Photography By [Montage On Original LP] – Jim Hendin, The Gaye And Gordy Family Archives
  • Piano – Marvin Gaye (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12, 2-16)
  • Piano, Backing Vocals – Marvin Gaye (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Producer – Harry Weinger (tracks: 2-1 to 2-12), Marvin Gaye (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19, 2-13 to 2-16)
  • Recorded By [Los Angeles Overdubs Assistant] – Art Stewart (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19, 2-13 to 2-16)
  • Recorded By [Los Angeles Overdubs] – Lawrence Miles* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19, 2-13 to 2-16)
  • Remastered By [Digitally] – Kevin Reeves, Suha Gur
  • Saxophone – William "Wild Bill" Moore (tracks: 2-16)
  • Soprano Saxophone – Larry Nozero (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Strings – Detroit Symphony Orchestra (tracks: 2-16)
  • Tambourine [Tambourines], Percussion – Jack Ashford (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Tenor Saxophone – George Benson (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Tenor Saxophone [solo Work] – William "Wild Bill" Moore (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Trombone – Carl Raetz (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Trumpet – John Trundell* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Maurice Davis (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Vibraphone [Vibes], Percussion – Jack Brokensha (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Viola – David Ireland (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Edouard Kesner (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Meyer Shapiro (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Nathan Gordon (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Violin – Alvin Score (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Beatriz Budinszky* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Felix Resnick (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Gordon Staples (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), James Waring (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Lillian Downs (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Richard Margitza (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Virginia Halfmann (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19), Zinovi Bistritzky (tracks: 1-1 to 1-19)
  • Voice [Spoken] – Denise Gordy, Elgie Stover

Notes

All sudio performances recorded in Detroit, MI, at Motown's Studio A (Hitsville U.S.A.), Studio B (Golden World) and possibly at United Sound Studios.
Remastered, originally released in 1971.
Comes housed in an elaborate fold-out digipak with new liner notes. Plastic slipcase.

Incl. previously unreleased material:
1-10–1-19, 2-01 to 2-12, 2-16

℗© 2001 Motown Record Company, L.P.
[CD1] Made in USA by UML
[CD2] Made in USA by PMDC

Cat. no. MOTD 3404 appears only on booklet (at the end...)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (text): 0 44001 34042 0
  • Other (CD1 cat. no.): 440 013 405-2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 440 013 4052 02$
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 pressing code): K
  • Other (CD1 Mastering SID Code): IFPI L009
  • Other (CD1 Mould SID Code): IFPI 0362
  • Other (CD2 cat. no.): 440 013 406-2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 440 013 4062 02$
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 pressing code): M
  • Other (CD2 Mastering SID Code): IFPI L009
  • Other (CD2 Mould SID Code): IFPI 0317

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TS-310, TS310 Marvin Gaye What's Going On ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Tamla, Tamla TS-310, TS310 US 1971
12/24024 Marvin Gaye Mercy, Mercy Me ‎(LP, Album) Platinum 12/24024 Germany 1985
LI-60136 Marvin Gaye What's Going On ‎(LP, Album, RE) Motown LI-60136 Spain 1984
R28M-1106 Marvin Gaye What's Going On ‎(CD, Album, RE) Motown R28M-1106 Japan 1987
5300221, 530 022-1 Marvin Gaye What's Going On ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Tamla, Tamla 5300221, 530 022-1 US 2012

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