Marvin Gaye

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  • Marvin Gaye Analysis

    The emotion in Marvin's voice in this song is unparalleled to many other singers. In the song, as well as throughout the album, Gaye used multiple tracks to sing many of his backing vocals. “War is not the answer /For only love can conquer hate” I see it as a call for communication instead of violence to resolve conflicts. The song speaks openly and honestly about racism, war, and sexism. In consideration of the anti-war movement and African Americans’ struggle for civil rights, Marvin asks everyone to reexamine their priorities and relationships. This song begins with the sounds of a party which has been speculated by many that the song’s beginning might portray a welcome home bash for a Vietnam veteran. Gaye had his friends provide some of the voices. 8) Queen: “Somebody To Love” This song is sung in a gospel style, with the voices of Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor multitracked to sound like a choir. The lyrics, especially combined with the gospel influence, create a song about desperation and soul-searching. Every line in this song is written from the heart, a true tale of being lonely and asking for companionship. The meaning is clear, and…

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  • Motown Music Research Paper

    businesses. Growing up he saw the way they made cars and thought “why can 't you do that with music?” With help from family he was able to come up with motown records with a 800$ loan. He was encouraged to keep going because of his friend smokey robinson. By starting his recording studio he brought in only african americans to play. It started with a riff and everyone in the band built up upon it. This was the start of not only african americans gaining the mainstream audience but started a…

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  • The Impact Of Motown

    matter what color. Berry Gordy, who is the father of Motown tried many occupations like a boxer, a record store owner, and even an auto worker. He didn’t have any luck, so he decided to try having a record label. He started out with a loan of $800 from his family, and with that money he created Hitsville U.S.A. founded in 1959, in Detroit, Michigan. He discovered Smokey Robinson and the Miracles in 1957, and then he started building his group of artists. Just within a couple years this record…

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  • Character Analysis Of Frank Ocean's Thinkin Bout You

    MTV lists Ocean 's influences as being Beyonce, Marvin Gaye, Mos Def, Prince, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Stevie Wonder. One of Jesse 's favorite artists is Beyonce, as he frequently plays many of her songs while listening to music on his phone. Oftentimes, Jesse will also sing along to Beyonce at the top of his lungs. Other artists, such as Prince and Pharrell Williams, are artists Jesse will appreciate less frequently. "Happy" by Pharrell Williams used to be one of Jesse 's favorite…

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  • History Of Motown Records

    Motown Records was created by Berry Gordy on January 12, 1959. Motown made its impact on the music industry forever. Artists that we know as legends today such as Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, and The Jackson 5 started in Motown. Together their music brought a community together. Motown started with just a man and 800 dollars loaned from his family. Berry Gordy was a dreamer, and also a teacher, producer, and entrepreneur.Gordy as an African American owner wanted to make a…

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  • An Analysis Of Missing You, By Marvin Gaye

    play the song, “Missing You” by Diana Ross, in the Rhythm & Blues music genre which I have been amazed by its extravagant correlation entirely with my life. While my own tardiness of executing the research paper pales comparatively to an emotional interference from the song, I start to wonder the charisma of the song which bode me into countless loop throughout the night enriched by the voice of Diana Ross. Nobody is doubting that Diana Ross is an excellent singer, she earns as much as 70 hit…

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  • Slipping Through Glass: Short Story

    Chapter Thirty-Two Slipping Through Glass I sat in my room on the floor, silent, still, straining to make out the sound of footsteps downstairs, while I waited for what seemed like forever. Finally, I saw an arm holding a stack of books, a leg, another arm, and Emma slipped all the way through the glass. “That was awesome,” she said, setting her books down on a table. “We made it back, and hey, look, your room is perfect, except for the pile of dirty clothes in the corner.” “Right, which is…

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  • Instrumental Music Essay

    Music has various ways that it can evoke emotions of sadness or love, but no genres can do that quite the way soul music can. Listeners can understand and experience a hard time or memory that comes filled with passion and power. Artists often use song to let something out and get a struggle or story off their chests without having to talk to people about it. Instead of having to hold these thoughts in, singing allows for a first hand trip through the experience. Something that music can do…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: My Life In My School

    My life is perfect, I have the perfect family, the perfect friends, and the perfect house. I was thinking to myself. School just started for the day and I was sitting in homeroom. It was a beautiful Thursday morning and I couldn 't wait for the weekend because my family and I always go to the pumpkin patch. The bell rang and the teacher walked in. A couple minutes later the announcements came on the loudspeaker. Blah, blah, blah, I thought to myself. Announcements were so boring, all they…

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  • The Influence Of Sex By Marvin Gaye

    In my opinion, unlike popular rap songs, I don’t believe Marvin Gaye’s song degrades sex in any way. I believe that this song conveys passion and emotion toward sex and involves two people being in love. I believe that he is smooth talking his lady into having sex with him because he has been holding his desire to for a while, which is evident when he says “I’ve been tryin’ to hold back these feelings for so long”. He not being aggressive or pressuring her to have sex with him, which is also…

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