Music Virtuoso Cory Henry and Gospel Legend B.Slade Send Unifying Message with Extended Performance of “Inner City Blues”

Watch Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles and multi-talented Gospel artist B.Slade perform an extended live edition of the Marvin Gaye classic “Inner City Blues” at Jammcard’s invite-only JammJam event in Los Angeles.

A former member of the Brooklyn-based jazz ensemble Snarky Puppy, Cory Henry is known for delivering almost two decades of genre-bending music. Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles recently released album Art of Love, blending blues, soul, R&B, Afrobeat, Gospel, and Jazz, blurring genres and continuing to upend expectations.

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles stepped out in full force with their eclectic sound alongside Gospel legend, B.Slade at a recent JammJam, entertaining a packed room of the industry’s finest musicians. Lasting over ten minutes, this emotional and collaborative performance seeks to unify its audience with aspirational messaging appropriate and necessary for the current social climate.

(from 10:09 on the video)

We all need more grace

Lord please help me make it back home safely to my family tonight

Lord please help me I don’t really wanna die

I don’t wanna be another hashtag I don’t wanna die.

Blood and crime spreading on the streets

People can’t find enough to eat

Now our kids can’t go out and play

That’s the state of the world today

Drugs and crime spreading on our streets

People can’t find enough to eat

Our kids can’t go out and play

That’s the state of the world, but we’re gonna come together right now

Everybody come together. Right now.


We’re gonna come together

Right now

It don’t matter what your color is

Right now

We all bleed the same blood

Right now

If I see you down, then I’m gonna lift you back up.

“This was a life changing moment for me. Having so many people I look up to, with some of my favorite musicians ever, in one room, coming together and soaking in this music, all for the love of music and community.” Jammcard founder and musician, Elmo Lovano, reflects. “Music seeps out of Cory effortlessly. It’s an incredible thing to witness, and I feel this video has actually captured that.”

Watch the live performance:

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