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Stevie Wonder

Postby spilly » Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:37 am

I love Stevie. So I finally desided to sit down and figure out some of his stuff. It's been tuff transcribing the horn and piano parts while mixing in the regular guitar at the same time (I'm trying to figure it for a three piece i.e:Drums, guitar, bass)
but I've now got sighned sealed delivered and Sir Duke(you can feel it all over) sounding pretty good. It's alot of fun and a bit different that what I'm used too. I imagine it's easier to play on a horn (if you play a horn of course) but I'm very happy with what I got
God bless Stevie Wonder
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Postby HOWEYMAN » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:02 am

I was just telling the person I work with the other day that I was going to pick up his greatest hits. I have a ton of music, but none of his, and every song I hear, I like. Phish does a great cover of Boogie on Reggae Woman.
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Postby spilly » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:25 am

Boogie on was actually the next on on my list
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Postby strumminsix » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:17 am

RE: Boogie on Reggae Woman

Nice! Legion of Mary does a great cut of this tune!!!
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Postby tigerstrat » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:23 am

strumminsix wrote:RE: Boogie on Reggae Woman

Nice! Legion of Mary does a great cut of this tune!!!


A staple cover by Merl for sure, through Legion, Reconstruction, Merl Saunders & The Rainforest Band, Merl & Melvin, etc.
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Postby shakedown_04092 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:35 pm

HOWEYMAN wrote:I was just telling the person I work with the other day that I was going to pick up his greatest hits. I have a ton of music, but none of his, and every song I hear, I like. Phish does a great cover of Boogie on Reggae Woman.


And unfortunately so does String Cheese. Every time I'v eheard them do it, it doesn't compare to the rockus version that Phish used to pump out. Then again, they are more bluegrassy, so I guess I shouldn't expect the thunder that Mike's bass put out. His bass really made that song for Phish.
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Postby squire758 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:57 pm

Stevie Ray Vaughan- superstition. i know it goes without saying, but lets not forget when the old Texas Strat played a little diddy by Wonder. great jam
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Postby Billbbill » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:01 pm

I know this isn't exactly earth shattering but here's that bass line thing from superstition as I hear it.

e------------------------------
b------------------------------
g--------0-----------------0-----
d--2-0-2---0-0-2-0-----0-2---0-0-2-0--
a------------------0-2----------------
E------------------------------------0

Always loved that little deal
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Postby ebick » Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:11 am

Here's a few other great titles by Stevie that I have not seen mentioned yet.

I Was Made To Love Her
If You Really Love Me
Uptight, Everything Is Alright
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
I Wish
Isn't She Lovely
My Cherie Amour
For Once In My Life
Higher Ground
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Postby jck_strw » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:35 am

Conspicuously absent is:

I Just Called To Say I Love You

That sounds like a Bobby song. ;)
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Postby tigerstrat » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:55 am

No link, but check out the Stevie performing on Sesame Street vid available on YouTube.

And of course no Stevie tribute album would be complete w/o props to RHCP's cover of "Higher Ground".

Secret Life Of Plants is a pretty interesting concept album that never gets much attention.
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Postby grateful4booze » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:14 pm

VH1 Classic has been running a long BBC Treasures concert from what looks like the late 70s. I'm no expert so the time period could be wrong. You should tape it.

PS. I heard he wrote Superstition for Jeff Beck who recorded it in 1973. Stevie Wonder liked it so much he recorded it himself and his version buried Jeff Beck's version. Then Stevie Vaughan re-covered it.
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