The Red Hot Chili Peppers covered Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground” for their 1989 album, Mother’s Milk. Bass player Flea said the band recorded the song as a tribute to Wonder’s influence on popular music. Their critically acclaimed version was an example of the funk metal style of the whole album.
James Jamerson’s bass anchored numerous hits for Motown records and has been an endless inspiration for so many players after him. As a member of studio musician band The Funk Brothers, his sound became part of the company’s identity. The Temptation’s “My Girl,” Stevie Wonder’s “I Was Made To Love