Marvin Gaye ‎– What’s Going On (1971)

What’s Going On is a studio album by American soul vocalist/songwriter Marvin Gaye, released in 1971 on Tamla Motown.

A1. “What’s Going On” (3:51)
A2. “What’s Happening Brother” (2:57)
A3. “Flyin’ High (In the Friendly Sky)” (3:40)
A4. “Save the Children” (3:04)
A5. “God Is Love” (1:44)
A6. “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” (3:05)
B1. “Right On” (7:20)
B2. “Wholy Holy” (3:20)
B3. “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” (5:16)

Marvin Gaye – vocals, producer
James Waring – violins
Edouard Kesner, Meyer Shapiro, David Ireland, Nathan Gordon – violas
Italo Babini, Thaddeus Markiewicz, Edward Korkigan – cellos
Max Janowsky – double bass
Carole Crosby – harp
Dayna Hardwick, William Perich – flutes
Larry Nozero, Angelo Carlisi, George Benson, Tate Houston – saxophones
John Trudell, Maurice Davis – trumpets
Nilesh Pawar – oboe
Carl Raetz – trombone
Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers and Solo Horns
Eli Fontaine – alto saxophone
Wild Bill Moore – tenor saxophone
Marvin Gaye – piano, mellotron (“Mercy Mercy Me”), box drum (“What’s Going On”)
Johnny Griffith – celeste, keyboards
Earl Van Dyke – keyboards
Jack Brokensha – vibraphone, percussion
Joe Messina, Robert White – electric guitars
James Jamerson – bass guitar “What’s Going On”, “What’s Happening Brother”, “Flyin’ High”, “Save the Children”, “God Is Love”, and the b-side “Sad Tomorrows”
Bob Babbitt – bass guitar “Mercy, Mercy Me”, “Right On”, “Wholly Holy” and “Inner City Blues”
Chet Forest – drums
Jack Ashford – tambourine, percussion
Eddie “Bongo” Brown – bongos, congas
Earl DeRouen – bongos, congas
Bobbye Hall – bongos

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