Grover Washington, Jr.: Inner City Blues
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Grover Washington, Jr. (sax)
The Best Of Grover Washington, Jr. (aka Anthology) (Motown 3145-0620-2)
Grover Washington, Jr. (sax),
Other musicians not listed..
Recorded: September 1971
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr.’s instrumental take on Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" is the title track of his debut album. Opening with a siren-accented soulful simmer, Washington and his tight ensemble steadily build the tune into a potent jam, with Washington’s sax wailing urgently over top. Soul, sensitivity, inventiveness and finesse – Washington had it all and it’s amply in evidence here.
Reviewer: Lucy Tauss