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"Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" was the second single from Marvin Gaye's 1971 album, What's Going On. Following the breakthrough of the title track's success, the song, written solely by Gaye, became one of his most poignant anthems of sorrow regarding the environment. Led by Gaye playing piano, strings conducted by Paul Riser, multi-tracking vocals from Gaye, the instrumentals provided by The Funk Brothers and a leading sax solo by Wild Bill Moore, the song rose to #4 on… read more


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  • Avatar for Javinry
    An album can't get better than this, could be the best ever made in any genre. It comes from heaven, from the deepest soul and heart.
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  • Avatar for Cure1980
    RIP Marvin du alte Koksnase.,.
  • Avatar for Emptygoodman
    Only knew the version of Robert Palmer so far, but this one is just as good.
  • Avatar for buckleytim
    I love it .....
  • Avatar for silversurfer250
    "Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)" won a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2002, an honor also given to "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," – one of his several duets with Tammi Terrell – in 1984, and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" in 1998. The entire What's Going On album was also recognized in 1998 with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.
  • Avatar for LUCE08
    Oh man, I absolutely love this song lol
  • Avatar for mama-susi
    oh, mercy him - rest in peace............
  • Avatar for billyspiller
    Shame they'll only play half of it
  • Avatar for silversurfer250
    Just about got overcome by that Walking Groove...

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