Edited by Azizi Powell
This is Part III of a three part series on the last name (surname) "Washington" in the United States.
Part III presents information about the African American musician Grover Washington, Jr and information about Marvin Gaye's 1971 song "Inner City Blues" (Inner City Blues). This post also showcases an example of Grover Washington, Jr's performance of that tune. The Addendum to this post features a sound file of that Marvin Gaye's performance of this song that he wrote.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/02/washington-blackest-last-name-in-united.html for Part I of this post. Part I presents excerpts from several online articles about the last name "Washington". Part I also includes excerpts from a 2002 research project that I commissioned on surnames in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Part I presents excerpts from several online articles about the last name "Washington". Part I also includes excerpts from a 2002 research project that I commissioned on surnames in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/02/dinah-washington-what-difference-day.html for Part II. Part II presents information about the African American vocalist Dinah Washington and showcases her singing "What A Difference A Day Makes". Information and comments about that song and about Dinah Washington and song lyrics are also included in this post.
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Thanks to Grover Washington, Jr. for his musical legacy. Thanks also to Marvin Gaye for his musical legacy and thanks to all the other artists who are featured on these examples. Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publishers of this sound file on YouTube.
INFORMATION ABOUT GROVER WASHINGTON, JR.
"Grover Washington, Jr. (December 12, 1943 – December 17, 1999) was an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist. Along with George Benson, John Klemmer, David Sanborn, Bob James, Chuck Mangione, Dave Grusin, Herb Alpert, and Spyro Gyra, he is considered by many to be one of the founders of the smooth jazz genre. He wrote some of his material and later became an arranger and producer.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Washington made some of the genre's most memorable hits, including "Mister Magic," "Reed Seed," "Black Frost," "Winelight," "Inner City Blues" and "The Best is Yet to Come". In addition, he performed very frequently with other artists, including Bill Withers on "Just the Two of Us" (still in regular rotation on radio today), Patti LaBelle on "The Best Is Yet to Come" and Phyllis Hyman on "A Sacred Kind of Love". He is also remembered for his take on the Dave Brubeck classic "Take Five", and for his 1996 version of "Soulful Strut"."
INFORMATION ABOUT "INNER CITY BLUES" (MAKE ME WANNA HOLLER)
SHOWCASE EXAMPLE: GROVER WASHINGTON,JR - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
gaposto74, Uploaded on Nov 7, 2011
COMPILATION: JAZZ SWINGS MOTOWN
Here's information about Grover Washington, Jr's album "Inner City Blues" from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_City_Blues_(Grover_Washington,_Jr._album)
"Inner City Blues is the debut album by saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr.. It was recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in September 1971 and released in 1972. The title track was a cover of the recent hit by Marvin Gaye released in June 1971. The album also includes a cover of Bill Withers' hit "Ain't No Sunshine", released shortly before recording this album. In 2008, it was reissued on CD by Verve Records."...
ADDENDUM: Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
MarvinGayeVEVO, Published on Jul 5, 2011
Music video by Marvin Gaye performing Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler). (C) 1971 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Click https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Gaye for information about Marvin Gaye
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/marvingaye/innercitybluesmakemewannaholler.html for lyrics to "Inner City Blues" (Make Me Wanna Holler).
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