Music legend Greg Phillinganes (Michael Jackson, Toto, Donald Fagen, Quincy Jones, etc etc etc) talks about joining Stevie's band Wonderlove in the 1970's, growing up in Detroit, and tells us what two sports you should never challenge Stevie Wonder in.
Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter/producer Nadir Omowale and his band (Steve Caldwell, guitar; Phil Whitfield, keyboards; Chris Spooner, bass; Lauren Johnson, drums) talk about political activism through music, their deep well of experience in the industry, what made Nadir want to throw his bass at a drummer (not Lauren), and play two deep Stevie tracks, "That Girl" and "Let's Get Serious" (a hit for Jermaine Jackson, but written and produced by Stevie).
"Blue Lights" by Nadir; written by Nadir Omowale and Christopher Spooner
Recorded at NextWave Media Lab in Troy, MI (http://www.nextwavemedialab.com/)
interview engineered by Steve Caldwell; songs produced and engineered by Steve Caldwell and Nadir Omowale.
WE'RE BACK! I talk to amazing musician and human being Drew Schultz, who despite his young age has worked with an impressive number of legendary musicians. Drew breaks down the "mojo" in Stevie's drumming, tells us about his ambitious musical ventures in high school and college, and we hear a track from the live album he produced from a concert he organized to benefit Funk Brother Eddie Willis.
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Eddie Willis tribute album -
Detroit Institute of Music Education -
Daryl gets lost in the black hole of YouTube and comes back with some sweet Stevie videos!
Stevie inducting Bill Withers into the RRHOF - “Ain’t No Sunshine” Harpejji
Jacob Collier “Don’t You Worry About a Thing”
Stevie - Sting connection
“Fragile” birthday concert
With Daft Punk on Grammys “Get Lucky”
“Fine Young Thing” outtake!!
SNL 1983 “Overjoyed”
3 years before official release
Song originally written for Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants (1979)
“Tell Me Something Good” Rufus and Chaka Khan (Stevie wrote in 1974)
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My very good friends Adam and Sara live Stevie, and we talk about when the worlds of folk and classical collide, we create the word "Universitality", roller skating, and Adam and Sara perform "My Cherie Amour" and "Isn't She Lovely".
- Broken Branch Music Festival
Special Thanks to Luis Leal for mixing the music! You're a wizard, Harry!
Motown LEGEND Dennis Coffey lives Stevie! Dennis and I met up at Northern Lights Lounge, where he plays every
night, to talk and I recorded his group (Philip Whitfield, Organ; Julian Van Slyke, drums) performing "Signed, Sealed, Delivered".
Detroit-area Reggae band Leaving Lifted lives Stevie! We dig DEEP into the roots of reggae, try to find Tim Allen a job on the podcast, and hear "Master Blaster" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You" with special guest Bill Kunz on Trombone and your host on Saxophone!
Emily Burns and Aaron Moskovitz (Escaping Pavement) are living Stevie, and talk about RV's, cruise ships, "Guantanamera", and authenticity. They also perform "Pastime Paradise" and "For Once in My Life".