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Celebrating 50 Years Of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On'

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Photographer: Jim Hendin

Sunday, June 13

This week it's the groovin' sounds of George Benson, India.Arie and G.Q., plus gospel from The Jackson Southernaires. Also, Marvin Gaye's iconic album What's Going On turns 50 years old. Motown Museum's David Ellis shares his thoughts about musicians who recorded on the album, and we'll hear a stellar a capella version of what Gaye called a "divinely guided" song.

And this week's DoubleTake features the 1973 groove "Misdemeanor" by Foster Sylvers, covered by Raymond Luke Jr.

Here's a preview of the interview with David Ellis:

Carla Eckels is Director of Cultural Diversity for News and Engagement at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In the Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.