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Recomend some great albums featuring clavinet.


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From wikipedia:


The archetypal Clavinet sound can be heard on:


* will.i.am - "Ev Rebahdee" from the album, Lost Change. Played by will.i.am.

* The Temptations "Ball of Confusion"

* Quatermass, the self titled 1970 debut album by the band Quatermass

* Rick Wakeman's "The Journey" from Journey to the Centre of the World

* Captain & Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together" (played by Daryl Dragon)

* The Kendalls "Heaven's Just A Sin Away" 1977 (Played by Ron Oates through a Mu-Tron III)

* The Doors "Love Me Two Times"

* Elton John's Rock of the Westies and Blue Moves albums - (played by James Newton Howard)

* The Thrills' "Whatever Happened To Corey Haim?"

* John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night"

* Klaatu's "Juicy Lucy" (played by John Woloschuk)

* Rick Derringer's All American Boy album - (played by Edgar Winter)

* Quincy Jones' "The Streetbeater" (Best known as the theme from television series Sanford and Son)

* The Isley Brothers' "Live It Up - (played by Chris Jasper)

* Rainbow's "Man on the Silver Mountain"

* Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" and "Higher Ground"

* Led Zeppelin's "Trampled Under Foot", "Custard Pie", and "In The Light"

* Fleetwood Mac's "You Make Loving Fun"

* Kansas' "The Wall"

* The Rolling Stones' "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)", "100 Years Ago"

* Sun Ra's Atlantis

* The Commodores' Machine Gun (clavinet appears widely on their early albums)

* Billy Preston's "Outa-Space"

* Bill Withers' "Use Me"

* Emerson, Lake & Palmer's "Tank" (as well as the live cover of "Nut Rocker" from the Pictures at an Exhibition album) and on the rare live song "Preacher's Blues"

* Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters

* Boston's self-titled album

* The Beta Band's "Easy"

* Serge Gainsbourg's "Danger" (from the "Cannabis" soundtrack)

* Steely Dan's "Kid Charlemagne" and "Black Cow"

* Bob Marley's "Concrete Jungle"

* Peter Tosh's "Equal Rights"

* Van Der Graaf Generator's "Godbluff". Played by Peter Hammill

* Gentle Giant's "Octopus", "In A Glass House", "The Power And The Glory", "Free Hand", "In'terview". Played by Kerry Minnear.

* Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" (Part 8) and "Have A Cigar".

* Tori Amos' "Not David Bowie"

* Soundgarden's "Fresh Tendrils"

* Red Hot Chili Peppers's "Warlocks" (played by Billy Preston)

* Ramshackle's "Pulse" (Played by Steve Winwood)

* Sly and the Family Stone's "Poet", "Just Like a Baby", "Africa Talks to You"

* Gorillaz' "Dirty Harry".

* Budka Suflera' "Pożegnanie Z Cyganerią".

* Chairmen Of The Board "Finders Keepers"

* The Jimmy Castor Bunch "Space Age"

* Graham Central Station: "The Jam" (a Clavinet is explicitly mentioned in the lyrics)

* The Stylistics "Funky Weekend"

* Robbie Gennet "Brownies and Lemonade"

* Mr Bungle "Golem II - The Bionic Vapor Boy"

* The Whispers "One For The Money" - (played by Ron Kersey)

* The Raconteurs "Salute Your Solution", and "Hold Up" - (played by Dean Fertita)

* The Trammps "Disco Party" - (played by Ron Kersey)

* Stereolab "Blips, Drips, and Strips"

* Vetiver " Another Reason to Go" and "At Forest Edge"

* In Lingua Mortua "Salon des Refusés" - with lots of fuzz, often mistaken for a guitar.

* Phish's "Tube"

* Miles Davis's "Sivad"

* Eagles "Life in the Fast Lane"

* Them Crooked Vultures "Scumbag Blues"

* The Asteroids Galaxy Tour "Around The Bend"

* Vangelis on Georges Mathieu or la Fureur d´être (1971), and with the group "Aphrodite´s Child" (1968-1971)


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Hey Tusker, that clip burned a hole in my head.. Great Stuff!


If you need one album that won't disappoint:




Look up "Streakin' Cheek To Cheek" from that album on you tube! :thu:




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While I love funk clavinet, non-funk clavinet is also an interesting category - pretty sure the 2nd and 3rd Mother's albums ("Absolutely Free" and "We're Only in it for the Money") feature clavinet, mixed in with all the guitars.
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Tell Me Something Good by Rufus

jesus. this could be the funkiest song in the multiverse.

Written by none other than Stevie Wonder.

That's not even the funkiest tune on that record...


No, but it's still funky as hell!


On that album, You Got The Love and Rags to Rufus are also damn funky!

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Off the top of my head, a few artists/tunes that feature clavinet in its funkiness:


The Meters--save time and just buy their Greatest Hits compilation


Sly and the Family Stone--Thank You (FaLettinMe..) or Greatest Hits


Creative Source--Who is He (and What is He to You)?


Eddie Kendricks--Keep on Truckin'


Carl Carlton--She's a Bad Mama Jama


Kool and the Gang-Jungle Boogie


Quincy Jones--Sanford and Son Theme


24 Carat Black--Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth


Johnny Guitar Watson--Greatest Hits


I'll add more as it manifests in my cerebral cortex. :cool:



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Tell Me Something Good by Rufus
That's not even the funkiest tune on that record...

yeah...wasn't talking about the record so much as the live version (you know, the one that appeared in the post). it has a faster tempo and, to my ear, grooves a LOT harder than the album version. it also features some great 70's fashion choices!

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