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“You know we’ve got to find a way”: Marvin Gaye, Live in Amsterdam 1976

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Over at Oxford American, I wrote about the sad and singular Marvin Gaye and his 1976 concert film shot in Amsterdam. A profoundly unusual genius who accomplished an extraordinary amount during a lifetime freighted with trauma and fated to end in tragedy.

The singer who takes the stage appears oddly tentative. Lithe and lean and immaculately tailored in a wondrous green-and-white-striped jacket over an emerald leisure suit, he shuffles and croons, his voice soft and sonorous. He is, as always, breathtakingly handsome. But there is a strangeness too; something is vibrating on a weird frequency. In close-up, unmistakably, he looks worried.

Check it out!

Nats wrap-up and the official count of cheladas consumed tomorrow.

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