Jordy’s excellent post on the Wurlitzer electric piano inspired me to post a few of my favorite songs that feature various electric pianos. Click the album titles to buy the referenced albums.
Featuring Stevie Wonder on the Hohner Clavinet and every other instrument in the song. Seriously, he plays everything.
Here is another Stevie Wonder classic featuring perhaps the baddest (by which I mean the best) Clavinet riff known to Man:
Featuring John Paul Jones on the Clavinet.
Featuring Garth Hudson on the Clavinet with wah-wah pedal. I wanted to include this one because the wah-wah makes it especially interesting.
Featuring Ray Manzarek on the Fender Rhodes. Since the Doors did not have a bass player, Manzarek normally played the basslines with his left hand on a Rhodes Bass Piano while playing melodies on a Vox Continental organ, but here he goes with the full-blown Rhodes and turns out a great solo.
Check out this video for a look at Manzarek’s usual setup, a blistering organ solo, and Jim Morrison’s likely drug-fueled stage antics.
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