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What's Going On
Composer: Renaldo Benson / Al Cleveland / Marvin Gaye

What's Going On was performed only once by the Grateful Dead, with Daryl Hall and John Oates, at the Benefit for Rainforests on 24th September 1988.


Recordings

no info Single (What's Going On / God Is Love), Marvin Gaye, Jan 1971 (Tamla 54201)
info What's Going On?, Marvin Gaye, 1971
info Blacknuss, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1971
no info Push Push, Herbie Mann, 1971
no info My Way, Gene Ammons, 1971
no info What's Goin' On, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, 1971
no info Smackwater Jack, Quincy Jones, 1971
no info Sterling Ball 1971, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1971
no info Live, Donny Hathaway, 1972
no info Hits of Marvin Gaye, Marvin Gaye, 1972
no info Face to Face With the Truth, The Undisputed Truth, 1972
no info Soul Is...Pretty Purdie, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, 1972
no info Let's Stay Together, Jimmy McGriff, 1972
no info Live, Donny Hathaway, 1972
no info The Shirelles, The Shirelles, 1972
no info Talk To The People, Les McCann, 1972
no info The Shirelles, The Shirelles, 1972
no info Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall, Ella Fitzgerald, 1973
no info Live at Montreux, Les McCann, 1973
no info Portfolio, Richie Havens, 1973
info Live!, Marvin Gaye, 1974
no info Anthology, Marvin Gaye, 1974
info Save the Children Soundtrack, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1974
no info Record 2, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1975
no info Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits, Marvin Gaye, 1976
no info The Best of Marvin Gaye, Marvin Gaye, 1976
info On The Road, Jesse Colin Young, 1976
info Live At The London Palladium, Marvin Gaye, 1977
no info What the World Needs Now Is Love, Tom Clay, 1977
no info Browne Sugar, Tom Browne, 1979
no info 20/20: Special 20th Anniversary Limited Edition: Twenty Number One Hits, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1980
info Strung Out on Motown, Regal Funkharmonic Orchestra, 1982
no info Chance Encounter, Ramsey Lewis, 1982
no info The Best, Quincy Jones, 1982
no info A Motown Anniversary Collection, Various Artists, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1983
no info Sportin' Life, Weather Report, 1984
no info Spectrum, Azymuth, 1985
no info What's Going On/Let's Get It On, Marvin Gaye, 1986
no info True Colors, Cyndi Lauper, 1986
no info Collection, Richie Havens, 1987
no info Classics, Vol. 3, Quincy Jones, 1987
info Crunch Time, Hank Crawford / Jimmy McGriff, 1988
no info Keepin' Me Satisfied, Michele Hendricks, 1988
info Sounds of the Seventies: 1971, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1989
no info Georgia on My Mind, Jimmy McGriff, 1989
info More Songs from the Big Chill Soundtrack, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1990
no info A Donny Hathaway Collection, Donny Hathaway, 1990
no info The Last Concert Tour, Marvin Gaye, 1991
no info Piano Greats, Chick Corea & Mike Longo, 1991
no info Rhythm & Blues: 1971, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1991
no info Jazz at Santa Monica Civic '72, Various Artists (Ella Fitzgerald), 1991
info Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1992
info Just Another Band From East LA, Los Lobos, 1993
no info Best of Quincy Jones, Quincy Jones, 1993
no info En Vivo, Luis Enrique, 1993
no info Promenade, Peter White, 1993
no info The Very Best of Marvin Gaye, Marvin Gaye, 1994
no info Local Color, Jay Anderson, 1994
no info Collage, Tony Martucci Quintet, 1994
no info What's Goin' On, Dieter Ilg/Marc Copland/Jeff Hershfield, 1994
info The Rolling Stone Collection: 25 Years of Essential Rock, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1994
info Rolling Stone Collection 1971-1973, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1994
info Touch His Soul, Various Artists (CTI All-Stars), 1994
info The Master: 1961-1984, Marvin Gaye, 1995
no info Twelve Deadly Cyns... And Then Some, Cyndi Lauper, 1995
no info Motown Songbook, Various Artists (Tom Browne), 1995
no info Deep Inside, Chris Jasper, 1995
no info Midnight Train to Georgia, Various Artists (Pat Satchmo), 1995
no info The Very Best of Frankie Gaye, Frankie Gaye, 1996
no info Greatest Hits Live, Marvin Gaye, 1996
no info What's Going On, Delroy Wilson, 1996
no info Greatest Hits, Quincy Jones, 1996
no info Cherish the Day and Other R&B Ballads, Mahogany, 1996
no info Breath of Life, Harold Rayford, 1996
no info What's Going On?, Everette Harp, 1997
no info White House Tapes, Elliot Humberto Kavee, 1997
no info The Opening Round: Groove Masters Series, Vol. 1, Houston Person, 1997
no info She's So Unusual/True Colors/Hat Full of Stars, Cyndi Lauper, 1997
no info Sweet Love, Various Artists (Ambelique), 1997
info Blue Note Salutes Motown, Various Artists (Ray Barretto), 1998
info Let's Stay Together, King Perkoff Band, 1998
no info Jah Love, Yami Bolo, 1998
no info Softly, Marc Copland, 1998
no info In Concert, Marvin Gaye, 1998
no info Orgasm: The Very Best of the Westbound Years, The Ohio Players, 1998
no info Pacifique, Les McCann & Joja Wendt, 1998
no info Smiles for Miles, Tino Gonzales, 1998
info GreaZe Is What's Good, Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom, 1998
no info Naturally, West Coast All Stars, 1998
no info Summer Place, Gene Nery, 1998
no info The Jazz Singers 1919-1994, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1998
no info Sounds of the Seventies: '70s Gold, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1998
no info Dance with Angels, Various Artists (Cyndi Lauper), 1998
info The Ultimate Grammy Box, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1999
info Sounds Of the Seventies: 3 CD Box, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1999
no info Crunch Time, Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff, 1999
no info Left Hook, Right Cross, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1999
no info Flame/Spectrum, Azymuth, 1999
no info Sho Nuff Groove: The Best of Harvey Mason, Harvey Mason, 1999
no info Best of Times, Hall & Oates, 1999
no info Tribute to Marvin Gaye & Billy Stewart, G.Q., 1999
no info Millennium 60's Dance Party, The Millennium Dance Party All-Stars, 1999
no info Gospel in the Groove, Various Artists (Troy Johnson), 1999
no info What's Going On, C-Nario, 1999
no info That Soul Sound of the 70's, The BB Band, 1999
no info Detroit Sound, The BB Band, 1999
no info Best Remixes, Cyndi Lauper, 1999
no info Hal Jackson's Sunday Classics, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1999
no info Our Friend Martin Soundtrack, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 1999
no info Marvin Is 60: The Tribute Album, Various Artists (ProFyle), 1999
no info Ballads of War & Peace, Various Artists (John Wilks), 1999
no info Universal Soldiers, Various Artists (John Wilks), 1999
no info Reggae Jamaica Stylee, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Delroy Wilson), 1999
no info I Love Jamaica: Reggae Gold, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Delroy Wilson), 1999
info 20th Century Noise: A Millennial Soundtrack, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2000
info Entertainment Weekly: Greatest Hits 1971, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2000
no info Cover Me, Various Artists (Cyndi Lauper), 2000
info Mas Y Mas, Los Lobos, 2000
no info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 2, Marvin Gaye, 2000
no info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of the 70's, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2000
no info The Final Concert, Marvin Gaye, 2000
no info I Heard It Through the Grapevine/What's Goin On, Marvin Gaye, 2000
no info Dig on It: Groove Merchant Years, Jimmy McGriff, 2000
no info Free Soul, Donny Hathaway, 2000
no info Live at Jimmy Mak's, Mel Brown, 2000
no info Perfect Love, Richie Stephens, 2000
no info By Candlelight: Collection, Vol. 2, Peter White, 2000
no info The Music Got Mo' Soul: More Soul of Young Jamaica, Various Artists (Pat Satchmo), 2000
no info Cover Me, Various Artists (Cyndi Lauper), 2000
info The Very Best of Marvin Gaye, Marvin Gaye, 2001
info Singers & Songwriters: 1970-1971, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2001
info Back to Black: 1900-1999, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2001
info Mega Soul, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2001
info Pure Soul Power, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2001
info Say It Loud! A Celebration of Black Music in America, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2001
info Songs From A Divided House, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2001
no info What's Going On: All-Star Tribute, Various Artists (9 versions of the song), 2001
no info Virtuous Woman, Warrior King, 2001
no info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Motown 1970s, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2001
no info Entertainment Weekly: The Greatest Hits 1970-1974, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2001
no info A Year in Your Life: 1971, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2001
no info Peace Protest: 20 Sixties Classics, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2001
no info The Serious Reggae Album, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Delroy Wilson), 2001
no info Free Soul: The Classics of Marvin Gaye, Marvin Gaye, 2002
no info Essential Collection, The Undisputed Truth, 2002
no info Lift Every Voice, Charles Lloyd, 2002
no info Time After Time: The Best of Cyndi Lauper, Cyndi Lauper, 2002
no info Rock America, Various Artists (Cyndi Lauper), 2002
no info Morning Side of Love, Various Artists (Herbie Mann), 2002
no info Groovopolis, Groovopolis, 2002
no info Standing in the Shadows of Motown Soundtrack, Various Artists (Chaka Khan), 2002
no info You're My World, Joe Longthorpe, 2002
no info Love & Reflection, Joe Longthorpe, 2002
info Where We Live, Various Artists (Los Lobos), 2003
info Still Going On, The Daugherty McPartland Group, 2003
info Flying Funk, Various Artists (Bernard Purdie), 2003
info Singers and Songwriters: Protest Songs, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2003
no info North American Tour, Marvin Gaye, 2003
no info 97th and Columbus, Doc Powell, 2003
no info Still Alive, Stylus, 2003
no info Great Cyndi Lauper, Cyndi Lauper, 2003
no info She's So Unusual/True Colours/A Night to Remember, Cyndi Lauper, 2003
no info Grapevine/Marvin & Friends/Early Classics, Marvin Gaye, 2003
info Ultimate Seventies: 1971, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2003
info Ultimate Seventies (10 CD set), Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2003
info Ultimate Seventies (15 CD set), Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2003
no info Artist's Choice: Sheryl Crow, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2003
no info Where We Live, Various Artists (Los Lobos), 2003
info Jazzin' With The Soul Brothers, Various Artists (Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff), 2003
info Time 100: Music of Our Lives 1960-1980, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2004
info Steal This Record: A Collection Of Songs Of Protest, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2004
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Funk Brothers, The Funk Brothers, 2004
info Motown Two, Michael McDonald, 2004
info Live at the Fillmore, Los Lobos, 2004 (DVD), 2005 (CD)
info Live! From San Francisco, R&B All-Stars, 2004
no info Heart & Soul, Joe Cocker, 2004
no info The Best of the Funk Brothers, The Funk Brothers, 2004
info Gold, Marvin Gaye, 2004
no info Ultimate Collection, Marvin Gaye, 2004
no info The Marvin Gaye Collection, Marvin Gaye, 2004
no info Live in Montreux 1980, Marvin Gaye, 2004
no info Rockin' After Midnight: Greatest Hits Live, Marvin Gaye, 2004
no info Back To Back, Marvin Gaye/James Brown, 2004
no info Touch the Sky, Barbara Martin/Mac Walter, 2004
no info Collection, Cyndi Lauper, 2004
no info Indispensables, Cyndi Lauper, 2004
no info Funkia, Michael Longo, 2004
no info Joe Longthorpe, Joe Longthorpe, 2004
no info Jazz in an R&B Groove, Various Artists (Houston Person), 2004
no info Trojan Suedehead Box Set, Various Artists (Pluggy Satchmo), 2004
no info Emotive, A Perfect Circle, 2004
no info West Coast Coolin', Norman Brown, 2004
no info Life Begins, Milestones Project, 2004
no info These Songs for You, Live!, Donny Hathaway, 2004
no info Portrait of a Gemini, Penny Goodwin, 2004
no info Live, Penny Goodwin, 2004
no info Retro-Spec(t), Larry Klimas, 2004
no info Steal This Record: A Collection of Songs of Protest, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2004
no info The Collection, Marvin Gaye, 2005
no info Hearing Is Believing, The Jack & Jim Show, 2005
no info Heroes & Friends, Joe Cocker, 2005
no info Live, Marvin Gaye, 2005
no info Soul Classics, Mica Paris, 2005
no info Favourites, Joe Longthorpe, 2005
no info Hey Now! (Remixes & Rarities), Cyndi Lauper, 2005
no info Front & Center, Frederic Yonnet, 2005
info Ultimate Seventies (3 CDs), Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2005
no info Motown Classics: Gold, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2005
info Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2005
no info Dancing in the Streets: Motowns Greatest Hits, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2005
no info Music Live from the Panel, Vol. 4, Various Artists (Michael Franti), 2005
no info Soul Mate: Blue Note by Bobby Flores, Various Artists (Ray Barrett), 2005
info Motorcity Roots, Jazz Jamaica, 2005
info On The Road: July 12, 2005, Toronto, Canada, String Cheese Incident, 2005
info On The Road: Travelogue Big Summer Classic 2005, String Cheese Incident, 2005
info What's Going On?: Deluxe Edition, Marvin Gaye, 2006
info Express Yourself: Soul in the 20th Century, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2006
no info What's Goin' On, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, 2006
no info Thinking of You, Victor Fields, 2006
no info All the Way, Etta James, 2006
no info What's Going On?, Jason Miles, 2006
no info Dancing in the Street: The Songs of Motown II, Human Nature, 2006
no info A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, Frankie Gaye , 2006
no info The Ultimate Gospel Collection, Candi Staton, 2006
no info The Real Thing: In Performance 1964-1981, Marvin Gaye, 2006
no info Golden Legends: Marvin Gaye Live, Marvin Gaye, 2006
no info Legend, Live and Forever, Marvin Gaye, 2006
no info I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Marvin Gaye, 2006
no info '70s Soul Gold, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2006
no info '70s Gold, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2006
info 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Soul, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2006
no info The Soul Story, Vol. 4, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2006
no info Chronicles: Music Inspired By The Big Chill, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2006
no info 50 of the Very Best of Reggae, Various Artists (Delroy Wilson), 2006
no info Reggae Chartbusters, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Delroy Wilson), 2006
info The Jazz Plays Motown Collection, Various Artists (Everette Harp), 2006
no info Very Best Of Joe Longthorne, Joe Longthorne, 2006
no info The Orient Meets Funk Brothers and Soul Sisters, Malik Adouane, 2007
no info What's Going On?, Tom Dempsey & Tim Ferguson, 2007
no info Travelin' Music, Louise Spencer/Lavon Stevens, 2007
no info Colour Collection, Marvin Gaye, 2007
no info Every Great Motown Hit of Marvin Gaye, Marvin Gaye, 2007
no info Pain, The Ohio Players, 2007 (CD bonus track)
no info Jameelah's World, Jameelah, 2007
no info Live at B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted, Carlos Johnson, 2007
no info Song of America, Various Artists (Anthony David), 2007
no info Dick Clark's American Bandstand, Vol. 2: I Can't Help Myself, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2007
info Dick Clark's American Bandstand: 50th Anniversary, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2007
no info UB40: Under the Influence, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2007
info Flower Power (Box set), Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2007
info Flower Power: Born To Be Wild, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2007
no info Motown Number 1's, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2007
no info Prime 17: Ultimate Soul #1 Hits, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2007
no info Shout! Shuffle, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Dirty Dozen Brass Band), 2008
info Tour of Duty: Top 100, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2008
info Bill Frisell Live Download Series: Noe Valley Ministry, February 5th, 2005, Set 2, Bill Frisell, 2008
info Motown: The Complete No. 1's, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2008
info Blue 'n' Soul: Blue Note Plays the Soul Hits, Various Artists (Stanley Jordan), 2008
info Jazz Swings Motown, Various Artists (Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff), 2009
info...Next Stop Is Vietnam: The War on Record 1961-2008, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2010
info Flower Power: Music of the Love Generation, Various Artists (Marvin Gaye), 2010

Marvin Gaye versions of What's Going On are included on many live releases, Marvin Gaye compilations and various artist compilations. Only a selection of these are included in the above list.

 
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