ROCK Sex says any major groove compels you.
Today, the relay hand-off that led to "Rikki Don't Lose That Number".
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)
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