Grover Washington, Jr.: Inner City Blues


Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)



The Best Of Grover Washington, Jr. (aka Anthology) (Motown 3145-0620-2)

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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

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