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Saturday’s Song – Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye

May 4, 2014

I heard Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On early in the week and it stuck with me for days. It’s one of those songs that takes me back to the era in which it was released, 1973. It has a great R&B groove and the lyrics sound far more provocative now than they did to me when I was still in my teens. Maybe I hear it through a parent’s ears now.

I don’t know a lot about Marvin Gaye except that I love his songs and he died too young.

I did a bit of digging around for this post and encourage you to watch this 5 minute video – a tribute to Marvin Gaye by Diana Ross.

The Wikipedia page about Let’s Get It On gives a perspective beyond the blatant sexual overtones in the song. Let’s Get It On had layers of meaning for Gaye. Not much in life is simple for any of us.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let’s_Get_It_On

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