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View Poll Results: Innervisions, Songs in the Key of Life or Talking Book?
Innervisions 26 36.11%
Songs in the Key of Life 34 47.22%
Talking Book 8 11.11%
Other 4 5.56%
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:59 PM   #111 (permalink)
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Do you mean vocal wise Erica? His style of lyrics, or his rhythm/music? You might like his single "Part Time Lover". Its done more in his style of a disco. Other like his more funk, R&B or soul style. I like all of wonders music but the funk style of "I Wish" is one of my Wonder favorites eras
Heres some of his classics.

Superstition has really stood the test of time, it sounds just as modern today as it did at its release in 1973. It has always sounded and staying with and ahead of its time, musically speaking.


Thank you for posting some of his classics, Lonnie. I think it is the style of the music that doesn't appeal to me. I like the lyrics okay, but I'm just not much of a soul/funk person.

Of those songs you posted, my least favorites was "Cherie Amour" and "You are the Sunshine of My Life," because they are too syrupy sweet and ballad-like for my tastes. I never liked "Part Time Lover" either.

My favorites were "For Once in My Life," which is peppy with cute, dated dancing in the background and excellent harmonica playing, and the "Happy Feet" song. Whoops! I mean, "I Wish."

I actually didn't realize Stevie Wonder sang "I Wish." I just thought it was a song composed for the "Happy Feet" movie! Heh heh! I think it works great in the movie, by the way.

"I Wish" ... aka the "Happy Feet" song

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Old 07-17-2011, 12:36 AM   #112 (permalink)
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"For Once in My Life," which is peppy with cute, dated dancing in the background and excellent harmonica playing.
Glad you liked it. I liked the harmonica too, I think Wonder played it.
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Glad you liked it. I liked the harmonica too, I think Wonder played it.
Yes, I think he did, too. He appears to be playing the harmonica in the video, at least! I imagine Stevie Wonder wouldn't fake being able to play the harmonica for that song. He seems too authentic for that. He's definitely a good harmonica player.

Here Stevie Wonder plays harmonica with Sting at 3:10 in the video:

Sting Live With Stevie Wonder (Playing Harmonica) - "Brand New Day"



And here is Stevie Wonder playing harmonica when he was a boy of only 13!

Little Stevie Wonder, accompanied by the Ray Charles orchestra, playing the harmonica and singing, 1963

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Old 07-17-2011, 01:03 AM   #114 (permalink)
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Yes, I think he did, too. He appears to be playing the harmonica in the video, at least! I imagine Stevie Wonder wouldn't fake being able to play the harmonica for that song. He seems too authentic for that. He's definitely a good harmonica player.

Here Stevie Wonder plays harmonica with Sting at 3:10 in the video:

Sting Live With Stevie Wonder (Playing Harmonica) - "Brand New Day"

Well Thanks!.. Sting just happens to be a personal favorite artist also.
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I saw Stevie Wonder in concert in June of 1972. He was the opening act to the Rolling Stones 1972 worldwide tour. It was only one year previous that he released an interesting lp called "Music Of My Mind".

This was one of those concert tours that wasn't just a concert tour, but an event! "Talking Book" was just released and both am and fm stations had "Superstition" high on the charts.

Stevie played a spirited set; going back and forth between past classics ("Uptight", "I Was made to Love Her", "My Cherie Amour",) with newer material off Talking Book and a new lp that he said "might be released later this year" (actually released that next Spring) The lp would turn out to be Innervisions. At his age at that time he was SUCH a talent! And though he hasn't released a lot of product over the last decade, that talent hasn't waned.

There's lots of great sites online regarding Stevie, Wikipedia has a decent overview of his career.

Stevie Wonder is one of the great recording artists of the past fifty years.
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I saw Stevie Wonder in concert in June of 1972. He was the opening act to the Rolling Stones 1972 worldwide tour. It was only one year previous that he released an interesting lp called "Music Of My Mind".

This was one of those concert tours that wasn't just a concert tour, but an event! "Talking Book" was just released and both am and fm stations had "Superstition" high on the charts.

Stevie played a spirited set; going back and forth between past classics ("Uptight", "I Was made to Love Her", "My Cherie Amour",) with newer material off Talking Book and a new lp that he said "might be released later this year" (actually released that next Spring) The lp would turn out to be Innervisions. At his age at that time he was SUCH a talent! And though he hasn't released a lot of product over the last decade, that talent hasn't waned.

There's lots of great sites online regarding Stevie, Wikipedia has a decent overview of his career.

Stevie Wonder is one of the great recording artists of the past fifty years.
Talking Book is my favorite Stevie Wonder album. I'm pretty jealous you got to see him touring in support of it.
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:28 AM   #117 (permalink)
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Innervisions all the way, he gets a bit too soppy for my liking on later albums. Innervisions has this almost angry sort of vibe that I feel he failed to recapture on later albums.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:47 PM   #118 (permalink)
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Innervisions due to its enormous lack of gayness.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:46 PM   #119 (permalink)
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Stevie Wonder has some of the best "Funk" Bass-Lines in the business.

You Haven't Done Nothin' has a slow driving funk to it, that "DJ's" over good, anytime.

Living For The City uses superb Bass Effects, a little more "perky" musically than You Haven't Done Nothin'.

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My favorite artist of all time.
Stevie was to black music what the beatles were to white music.
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