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Grover Washington, Jr. - Inner City Blues


1Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Written-By – M. Gaye
2Georgia On My Mind
Written-By – H. Carmichael, S. Gorrell
3I Loves You Porgy
Written-By – George & Ira Gershwin
4Until It's Time For You To Go
Written-By – B. Sainte-Marie
5Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler)
Written-By – J. Nyx, M. Gaye
6Ain't No Sunshine / Theme From "Man And Boy" ("Better Days")
Written-By – B. Withers, J.J. Johnson


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
KU-03Grover Washington, Jr. Inner City Blues ‎(LP, Album)KuduKU-03US1971
3746351892Grover Washington, Jr. Inner City Blues ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Motown3746351892US1995
MCD09093MDGrover Washington Inner City Blues ‎(CD, Album, RE)MotownMCD09093MDUSUnknown
OW 540Grover Washington, Jr. Inner City Blues ‎(LP, Album)KuduOW 540Brazil1973
GP 3039, Ku 03Grover Washington, Jr. Inner City Blues ‎(LP, Album, RP)King Records, KuduGP 3039, Ku 03Japan1976


  • Arranged By, Conductor, PianoBob James
  • Artwork By – Bob Ciano
  • BassRon Carter
  • CelloAlan Shulman, Anthony Sophos, Charles McCracken, Maurice Brown
  • DrumsIdris Muhammad
  • EngineerRudy Van Gelder
  • Executive Producer [Reissue] – Bruce Walker, Steve McKeever
  • GuitarEric Gale
  • OrganRichard Tee
  • PercussionAirto Moreira
  • Photography – Steve Salmieri
  • ProducerCreed Taylor
  • Reissue ProducerBrant Biles, Bob Margouleff
  • Remastered ByJoe Gastwirt
  • Saxophone [Alto, Tenor]Grover Washington, Jr.
  • Saxophone [Baritone]Don Ashworth
  • TromboneWayne Andre
  • Trumpet, FlugelhornEugene Young
  • Trumpet, French HornThad Jones
  • ViolinHarry Katzman, Julius Brand, Julius Held, Leo Kahn, Max Pollikoff, Paul Gershman, Paul Winter, Raoul Poliakin
  • VocalsHilda Harris, Maretha Stewart, Marilyn Jackson, Tasha Thomas


Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, September 1971.
Originally released on Kudu 3 January 1972.

Two singles were issued 'Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler)' / 'Ain't No Sunshine' (Kudu 902 November 1971) and 'Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)' - Parts I & II (Kudu 903, February 1972).

Remastered at OceanView Mastering, Los Angeles, CA.


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  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Company, L.P.
  • Copyright (c) – Motown Record Company, L.P.
  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • Remastered At – Oceanview Digital Mastering



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Grover Washington, Jr. - Inner City Blues
Performer: Grover Washington, Jr.
Genre: Jazz
Title: Inner City Blues
Country: Germany
Released: 1995
Style: Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk
MP3 album: 1328 mb
FLAC album: 2837 mb
Source: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
№ Cat: 530 577-2
Label: Motown