Supe, you better share Stevie's Perfect Angel
on here mate.
here's a massive Stevie fan and one of the greatest keyboardists of this generation, Mark de Clive-Lowe
, laying down the Detroit-UK soul:
here's his take on I Can't Help It
and on Soul in general:
»The thing about this song. A few of you have copped it already. Stevie Wonder is one of the greatest. We talked about Wayne Shorter before, we mentioned Miles. Stevie's just bananas! And I hope that everyone in this room knows that for real! No one brought everything together in a way that had never been done before like Stevie did. And when I hear Michael Jackson singing that song, I love it but I'm thinking, “okay, so Stevie obviously sang it to send it to Michael, to learn it. Can I please hear the Stevie Wonder version? I mean, dude's a don, dude's a don. And what came before him, with someone like Ray Charles, who... I just want to touch on this quickly ‘cause it came to mind, thinking of Stevie. That is, what Ray Charles did, was brought together the music from the church, with the music from the street. And he brought together Gospel, and he brought together the Blues. And it's a semi-esoteric idea, but he brought together spirituality and earthiness. Which is what, for me, human beings are here for. And that became Soul music. So that's what it's all about, really. Channeling energy, being aware of those things, but it's how you express it, on this planet, as a human being. That if you, if it doesn't sound like Stevie or Marvin [Gaye] or Curtis [Mayfield] or whatever, that doesn't make it not Soul music. I'm just saying, I like that, it's a nice kind of perspective. Any questions before we rock another beat?«