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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Higher Ground

  • Rock
  • Funk
  • Pop
  • Space
  • Musical
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  • 1989
  • 2012
  • 1973
  • 1992
  • 1990

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“Higher Ground” is a funk song written by Stevie Wonder and first appearing on his 1973 album Innervisions. The song reached #4 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart and #1 on the U.S. Hot Soul Singles chart. Stevie wrote and recorded the song in a three-hour burst of creativity in May, 1973. The album version of this song contains an extra verse and runs 30 seconds longer than the single version. The unique wah-Clavinet sound in the song was achieved with a Mu-tron envelope filter pedal. The bass is a Moog synthesizer. Via overdubs, Wonder played all instruments on the track, including drums. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Cause it won't be too long ... Till I reach the highest ground ... World

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