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No One Quite Like Him: The Art and Artistry of Marvin Gaye

Dave Marsh, Record, July 1984

I USED TO think Marvin Gaye was the most underrated soul singer of the '60s. Now I'd expand that judgment, not only because of his ugly, tragic death but because the music Gaye made in the last decade of his life warrants it. Gaye was the most underrated singer of the past two decades — and since 'Sexual Healing' has been overwhelmed in public memory by Thriller, perhaps he would have suffered the same fate in a third.

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