Dec 26, 2018
Kirk breaks out the bass and digs into what makes Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" swing like it does, then looks back to some earlier Wonder tunes to guess at why his funkiest stuff tended to be in E-flat.
Band/Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: Songs in the Key of Life, 1976
Composed by: Stevie Wonder
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Dec 12, 2018
On this episode, Kirk dives into one of the greatest pop songs of all time.
Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" is arguably the defining song of the last decade, but it's far from your average pop tune. With its unusual tensions and unstoppable groove, it defies safe harmony and resolution, and its composers...
Nov 28, 2018
This week, Kirk breaks down one of his favorite songs from one of his favorite albums.
Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al" was a single from his incredible 1986 album Graceland, and its music video introduced a generation to the wonders of goofy lip-synching and fretless bass solos. It's a harmonically simple tune with...