Friday, September 14, 2012

ROCK Sex: 'Send It Off In a Letter To Yourself': Horace Silver> Earth Wind & Fire> Steely Dan> Stevie Wonder> Madlib






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 four.

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 the funniest Stevie intro skit ever!)

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




And this Hip Hop-influenced cover version.

MADLIB -"Song For My Father" (2003)





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