Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (“The musical legacy of Marvin Gaye”)

One of my favorite artists of all time is Marvin Gaye. I considered him to be a “true” artist because he wrote whatever he “felt.” Whether it was the war, love, or even about his divorce, Marvin kept it real, and it exemplified in his music. He had no rhythm at all and couldn’t dance, but he didn’t have to. His voice was like magic and he could hit the weirdest harmony notes in his songs that always seemed to just barely fit. He got high a lot and his life was often troubled, but that is what a lot of great artists seem to go through. They transfer their anguish into their music, and masterpieces are born as a result. Marvin was actually killed by his father after an altercation with his mother. I can just imagine what kind of song he would write now if he was able to come back to us and sing about it. He had “many” classic hits, but if I had to choose one for my absolute favorite, I think it would have to be “this one.” This is one of the shortest songs ever recorded, but the message carries a major impact. if you are not a Marvin fan, i invite you to Google his music and get re-aquainted with his artistry. This is my favorite Marvin Gaye tune, and it is simply entitled “God is my friend.” Hope you enjoy and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.


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