Marvin Gaye, “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” (1971)

Marvin Gaye’s fugue on life in the inner city. The film here is of New York, but the sentiments carry to Los Angeles, and still carry weight. The Los Angeles County Arts Commission requested that a quotation from this song be removed from I’ll Make Me a World: East Rancho Dominguez, published as part of the Some Place Chronicles project.