I Can Make It

For once in my life, an amazing song by an amazing artist.



Then check out this crazy duet with Stevie and Tony Bennet doing the slowed down version:

The Modern Artist


I submit Bernie Worrell as the perfect model artist for this new age.

True, he came from the classic music world, at least the black side of it.

But before that he came from music conservatory and a strict granny. …

Jam Graham

Classic throwdown from Larry Graham using that monster fuzz bass effect:

In case you want to see that slap in action:

 

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Bernie

Pure Music.
Pure Passion.

The man was a vessel. The sounds he made were direct from his soul to yours.
His fingers were only complete when connected to the black and white keys – ivory, wood, plastic – no matter.

Good Morning Eddie


Who’s the finest electric guitarist of all time?

It’s a very short list at the very very top.

There’s likely millions of good ones, thousands of amazing ones, and probably 100’s of legends that I have heard of.


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But then …

Living For The Live

There’s a lot going on in this clip. It’s pretty good.

Ray Charles + Stevie Wonder, doing one of Stevie’s funk songs, with neither of their bands, for an awards show. It looks like the late 80’s with plastic keyboards …

Damn, Bowie Is Gone

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Is it a hoax? While releasing his latest album, and already receiving amazing reviews, David Bowie, 69, passed last night from unreported cancer.

So many unanswered questions here, like who knew, how they were planning the promotion of the new …

The Funk Professor – Bootsy Get Live

Believe it or not Bootsy is touring the states and you gotta see the man to be the man. Check your local listings and don’t miss this show if it comes within 400 miles of you.

I caught it last …

Goodbye To The Alien From The Planet Lovetron

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There’s only 1 Darryl Dawkins. The man that brought funk to the NBA, naming dunks, funky dunks that broke backboards and got rules changed. RIP the greatest showman power forward to ever live.

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Dr. says “oh my”

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somebody in heaven

Comedy Genius RIP

Sad, another movie star favorite passes on. Harold Ramis, too funny, so funny, you will be missed.

A Legend Passes – Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, Guitarist & Sanger for Ohio Players, 69

 

360px-Leroy_Sugarfoot_Bonner_publicity_photoWe have lost an underrated musical genius, the voice of a generation, the creator of a new singing style, and an influence to countless other musicians (perhaps most notably Prince)…. Mr. Leroy Bonner, better known as Sugarfoot or just …

As Promised – The Greatness of Buddy Guy

Live Buddy Guy, sliding through a nice blues in 1974.

Here’s the man doing his thing in 1965, out-front as a new kind of singing guitar player front man.

Somewhere the guitar player for Little Richard (the one who was …

My Only Weapon Is My Pen

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The Last From The Greatest

Read up on Curtis. It will do you some good today.

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Begin Debate Now

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The Beatles vs. Stevie Wonder.

I have no pick, there is no first place. Just thinking out loud, who had a better career, who is more top of line to you…. ?

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Who Says Opera Can’t Be Funky?

Wow. Legendary.

Respect.

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Jobs during the mac development era


If you got the idea of empowering people through a friendly, logical computer interface, you’ve liked this guy for a long time.

If you got the idea that UNIX power should have a mainstream …

Eternal Moments

There truly are times when I pinch myself. I have seen some interesting, crazy, sad, beautiful, and legendary things unfold into my eyes, allowing me the first hand juice of being there.


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It seems that this digital sharing age still …

Herbie Hancock Gets Funky

WFNK.com Article

by Super J

Originally published on WFNK.com October 1999

 

This article discusses some of Herbie Hancock’s contributions to funk music and by no means is intended to be comprehensive. The emphasis of the article is to take …

A Chat with Keyboard Genius Bernie Worrell

Originally published on WFNK.com 08/01/1999

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During a heatwave sweeping the eastern united states in July of 1999, I got music legend Bernie Worrell (1944-2016) on the phone for a candid conversation about his new band The WOO Warriors, the old