Friday, September 14, 2012

ROCK Sex: "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" - Horace Silver > Earth Wind & Fire > Steely Dan > Stevie Wonder > Madlib

ROCK Sex says any major groove compels you.

Today, the relay hand-off that led to "Rikki Don't Lose That Number".


"Send it off in a letter to yourself."

Influenced by Bossa Nova from Brazil, Jazz pianist Horace Silver did this tribute to his heritage.

HORACE SILVER -"Song for My Father" (1965)

One great turn deserves another... or five.

Listen for its influence on the bass in this song.

EARTH WIND & FIRE -"Clover" (1973)

And the Piano intro of this song.

STEELY DAN -"Rikki Don't Lose That Number" (1974)

And the horns of this song.

(This has one of the funniest Stevie intro skits ever!)

STEVIE WONDER -"Don't You Worry About a Thing" (1974)

And the groove of this Raggamuffin HipHop track.

US3 -"Eleven Long Years" (1993)

And full circle with this Hip Hop/ Jazz cover version.

MADLIB -"Song For My Father" (2003)

© Tym Stevens

See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist

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