from Jay Negron (DL below). beautifully done:
When Marvin Gaye originally recorded this groundbreaking LP, he used many different recording techniques.He used 2 sets of vocals and separated them: falsetto on one side and tenor on the other.He also brought the rhythm section to the front with accent on the bongos. Motown bosses (Berry Gordy & Company) did not like the result and remixed it more conventionally for the 1971 release. Thirty years later (2001) they finally released the original mix now called "The Detroit Funk Mix"; (after The Funk Brothers, the Motown rhythm section who played wonderfully in this session)
In 1971 as a 15 year old I made a medley of the songs from this LP on a cassette. Recently I was listening to all the remixes from this LP and decided to re-create the Medley I did but NOW using The Funk Brothers versions and a great Jimmy Michaels mix on "Mercy Mercy Me".
It came out just as I wanted!!
"What's Going On", "What's Happening Brother", "God Is My Friend", "Mercy Mercy Me", & "Inner City Blues"Marvin Gaye - What's Goin On Medley (Jski Mix-2010) by Jay Negron