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Published: 2011/07/22

"What’s Goin on?" with Grace Potter, Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley and the Tonight Show Band

As we previously noted, last night The Tonight Show with Jay Leno featured a performance that was billed as Rickey Minor & Friends. Minor, the musical director and bandleader for the show drew in Grace Potter, Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley and the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles for a tribute to Marvin Gaye. The musicians then collaborated on a version of “What’s Going On?” The clip appears above and can be seen in larger form over on


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Angelemerald July 22, 2011, 14:59:50

In support of children’s music education. Stevie Wonder, Grace Potter, Sharon Jones, Ricky Minor and others – A benefit on Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl, For tickets go to –​ickets/performance-detail.cfm?​id=4546

Jensen Lee July 23, 2011, 06:09:11

With anti-war demonstrations raging across the country as his brother Frankie served in Vietnam, Marvin Gaye wanted to produce music with a message. Rockaeology at has the story of the innovative studio techniques, like dual lead vocal tracks, that helped make “What’s Going On” revolutionary.

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