Life is a gift that entails suffering for all its recipients. The Commodores’ Nightshift (1985) is a tribute to two soul singers who have made life easier to endure for so many of us. Music is a powerful instrument. Many times, I have used it to heal and find strength. Nightshift thanks Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson (both passed away in 1984) for using music to make our world a better place. I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Commodores for doing the same.