I was 12 when I first heard this song as track 4 on the B-side of my Mum's Super Bad 24 track Soul compilation. The melody haunted me and I kept on playing it over and over again. Later I realised the significance of the lyrics and became a life long fan of this troubled man's work. Working with his God- daughter Latrece in '95 who, whilst she was a little baby, he famously went and babysat for whilst supposed to be back-stage getting ready for a concert in Chicago. Seeing him live at the Royal Albert Hall in 1980 before he lost his way in life is a cherished memory. Sexual Healing can't hold a candle to the I Want You album - that was pure and unadulterated love music
Check the video here for a live rendition of What's Going On with Marvin at the piano - pure artistry in its form. Recorded at a Save The Children concert.