Monday, April 30, 2018

Ep 010 - Detroit R&B and Funk collective Nadir live Stevie!

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).

www.nadiromowale.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/eapro
"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


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Monday, January 8, 2018

Ep 009 - Drummer, songwriter and Four Tops MD Drew Schultz lives Stevie!

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.

Drew Schultz website - www.dsdrums.com
Eddie Willis tribute album - https://www.soultracks.com/first-listen-eddie-willis-tribute
Detroit Institute of Music Education - www.dime-detroit.com


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Monday, July 31, 2017

EP 007 - Stevie Wonder Internet Grab Bag

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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYT2z11j-f8

Jacob Collier “Don’t You Worry About a Thing”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvKUttYs5ow

Stevie - Sting connection
“Fragile” birthday concert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnZgNYoZkeU

With Daft Punk on Grammys “Get Lucky”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCdlx2ZX-sc

Innervisions documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-ipVu9pl3w
“Fine Young Thing” outtake!!

SNL 1983 “Overjoyed”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E3CXb2kMTQ
3 years before official release
Song originally written for Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants (1979)

NAMM shows
“Tell Me Something Good” Rufus and Chaka Khan (Stevie wrote in 1974)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ757zLTvQQ

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Monday, July 3, 2017

EP 005 - Singer/songwriter and cellist duo Adam Labeaux and Sara Gibson live Stevie!

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".

adamlabeaux.com
adamlabeaux.com/B3 - Broken Branch Music Festival

Special Thanks to Luis Leal for mixing the music! You're a wizard, Harry!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Ep 004 - Funk Brother and Detroit guitar legend Dennis Coffey lives Stevie!

Motown LEGEND Dennis Coffey lives Stevie!  Dennis and I met up at Northern Lights Lounge, where he plays every Tuesday night, to talk and I recorded his group (Philip Whitfield, Organ; Julian Van Slyke, drums) performing "Signed, Sealed, Delivered".

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