Fantastic time capsule video here of Motown artist, Stevie Wonder’s 1973, “Living For The City”.
This song is timeless and speaks to us just as easily today as it did when it was first released in May of 1971. When Motown head, Berry Gordy heard the album he didn’t want to release it. Gordy felt the material was too dark and didn’t like the political commentary. He relented, feeling it would flop, but WGO went on to sell over 2 million copies through the end of 1972.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band covered the entire album for release in the wake of Hurrican Katrina. Sometimes I wonder, what IS going on?