Stevie Wonder's Superstition clavinet, dissected

You probably caught Stevie Wonder playing with Daft Punk, Pharrell, and Nile Rodgers at the Grammys on Sunday night. My favorite Stevie Wonder jam remains "Superstition" (1972) due in part to the epic clavinet riff. Listen how complex that iconic bit o' funk is by watching YouTube user Funkscribe dissect its intricacies by isolating the multiple parts in the multitrack recording files. Below, Stevie plays the song live in 1973.

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  1. I love love love Big Brother from the same album that introduced me to Superstition: Talking Book. That whole album is really special.

    Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Just because a bunch of kids like myself had their brain forever changed and it's too great not to link again: Stevie doing Superstition on Sesame Street.

  3. All hail FUNK!

  4. The contentID system and abuse of copyright claims has once again shut down public participation in criticism and instruction :

  5. If no one had done so, I would be linking this. You're dead right on this being a brain-changing moment.

    My favorite bit of this clip is the kid in the red shirt at the top of the stairs at about the 4:10 mark.

    Kid is definitely feelin' the rhythm.

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