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Stevie Wonder on Sesame Street

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by timbros, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. timbros


    Jan 2, 2011
    Louisville, KY
    This episode forced me to watch every Sesame Street for weeks when I was a kid........just so I could see it again!


    Probably been posted before, just wanted to add that this tune had more to do with me wanting to be a musician than anything I can point to in my childhood.

    Take Care,
  2. I'm about 10 - 15 years too young to have seen this episode but wow...that probably would have had the same effect on me. Things like this sometimes make me wish I was born just a wee bit earlier in time...(though I wouldn't trade my childhood for anything)
  3. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I don't remember too many specific episodes, but I was a kid watching Sesame Street during this era and LOVED it. Much cooler than it is now. And I remember rediscovering that video a couple years ago - love how they just go on and jam out on the show. They'd never let an artist do that now.
  4. wow, imagine if kids TV was like this these days.

    its probably one of the best live versions i have heard too :) and that chord that seems out of place in the opening riff is sweet (is it a suspended, it sounds like it).
  5. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    I've been watching a lot of Sesame Street recently on Netflix because my 13 month twins love it, and I had the same impression. But it still seems like a good option for them to watch compared to a lot of the other kids programming out there.
  6. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    who is the bass player?
  7. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    Boy, Ron Jeremy can really tear up a trumpet! Who knew?
  8. timbros


    Jan 2, 2011
    Louisville, KY
    Bass player was Scott Edwards.

    Take Care,
  9. Ron Jeremey is a classically trained pianist, he having commented about how people might look at him and suffer "pianist envy". No idea if trumpet ever was a skill.

    I am a fan of a number of performances on Sesame Street like Litle Ritchard doing Rubber Ducky and REM doing Shiny Happy Monsters, complete with a spot on muppet version of Kate Pierson of the B-52s who sang on the original song.
  10. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    That is the bass line I play when I do this tune. I was tired of what I had been playing for years and finally searched to se if there was a better line. There was.
  11. eyeballkid

    eyeballkid Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    wes virginny
    between that and soul train I was a Stevie fan very young!
  12. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yeah it's a good line. I just realized that usually play it like Stevie Ray Vaughan's version, which is way too similar to Play that Funky Music.
  13. timbros


    Jan 2, 2011
    Louisville, KY
    I'm not taking a stand on that one.

    Steve Madaio or Ron Jeremy? You decide.......



    Take Care,
  14. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Congrats! When this video link was initially posted here @TB (approx. 3-4 years ago?)...most thought it was Anthony Jackson.
    That's Ray Parker, Jr on guitar.

    Back in the day, I recall seeing this band perform a few times on different TV Channels...a classic performance was the In Concert show that came on Friday night @11:30pm.
  15. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    If I remember right, that bassist has been here on Talkbass. Right?
  16. octaverazor


    Jun 3, 2009
    Houma, LA
    I love the two Orange stacks two feet behind him!!! Mutron on the top of the keyboard.....awesome!
  17. PJSim


    Jan 16, 2011
  18. scottgedwards


    Apr 14, 2006
    Hello PJSim. On that Brazil clip of Stevie Wonder 1970, that's me, Scott Edwards on Bass, Al Thompson on drums, Bill Jones on Ist guitar, Craig Fall on 2nd guitar, Art Baron on trombone, Billy on Sax, Bobby on flute and the director is Gene Kee. Later.
    Scott Edwards