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Soul Music Gave Me Surrogate Fathers — Then Helped Me to Know My Own

Growing up, old-school soul connected me to who I thought my father was; years later, it connected me to the man himself

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I used to think my father looked like Marvin Gaye. I’m talking about the Marvin of the ’70s, the What’s Going On/Trouble Man Marvin, the “I come up…

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Santi Elijah Holley

Santi Elijah Holley

Santi Elijah Holley is a freelance journalist and author in Los Angeles. www.santielijahholley.com

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