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by vivrant thang on old school friday
I didn’t have to put much thought into this one. There is only ONE way this could have gone down on a blog named Songs In The Key of Life. We are going to celebrate Stevie as much as we can in these parts. Didn’t matter that he will probably be a popular choice today. That’s just the way it has to go down. Besides, I needed some Stevie today after witnessing an incidence of DWB (driving while black) while I was in the midst of enjoying a concert.
The 8th Wonder of the World has been signed to Motown since he was twelve. He is now 58. With the label, he has produced “35 U.S. albums – 28 major studio releases – with album sales totaling more than 72 million units. The singer/songwriter has scored more than 30 Top Ten Hits, 11 #1 Pop singles, winning 19 Grammys (and a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in ’96).”
Bow down to the “Master Blaster” with two songs from the early stages of his career that surely have that Motown sound.
Hey Love, 1966
Uptight (Everything Is Alright), 1966
This is going to be a good one today so be sure to check out the other OSF participants.
Electronic Village | Mrs Grapevine | Quick | Cassandra | Danielle | Lisa C | Chocl8t | Kreative Talk | MarvalusOne | Regina | LaShonda | AJ | Sharon | Invisible Woman | Believer 1964 | Dee |SJP | sHaE-sHae | Thembi
Now see, there is NOTHING wrong with a little Stevie Wonder in your life. I’m loving the Motown theme.
Soul UK said:
Great choice … had to listen to some Stevie after reading this!
I Was Made To Love Her, Knocks Me Off My Feet & Superstitious are fav’s!
when looking for my picks I spent about an hour listening to Stevie! Awesome picks!
Happy OSF! Excellent choice … Stevie Wonder is truly a national treasure. I’m glad you took advantage of a chance to share his talents with us…
I invite your blog readers to check out Diana Ross if they have time or inclinaton.
That “Hey Love” is my joint…but then again, what Stevie tune is not a hit?
Love the Stevie…
joshua a. washington said:
i love stevie.
i really started getting into him this past year and i have absolutely fallen head over heels for his genius. amazing.
and music of mind has to be one of my favorite album covers ever!!!!
The good thing about going back through Old School Motown is the realizing how often the songs were remade or sampled. Then you realize, there’s nothing quite like the real thing…
Stevie Wonder is a genius, and he had so many hits, that I can’t just pick one. We may need to have an OSF dedicated to Stevie…
Danielle Vyas said:
Stevie Wonder is remarkable isn’t he.
I was surprised that one who has had my ear this week is on Motown.
Traveling down the road of lives.
You know the rest.
Great, great choice. I saw where Regina chose Marvin Gaye and you chose Stevie Wonder. Excellence.
vivrant thang said:
@don – Exactly. Two icons. How much better can you get on a Friday? You should participate in the meme Don. I’d love to see your choices.