I was reminded of John Legend’s talent during a recent re-watch of La La Land. In 1998, Legend played piano on Lauryn Hill’s ‘Everything Is Everything’. He became best buddies with Kanye West, culminating in a number of collaborations and his own record deal in 2004. By the end of that year he had put out his debut album, Get Lifted. The album was very nostalgic for the sounds of Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers and others. ‘Ordinary People’ was the album’s second single; it features an honesty that Withers would have been proud of and keyboards that Wonder could have penned and played.