domingo, 27 de septiembre de 2009

·"Song Review: A Greatest Hits Collection" - Stevie Wonder

In 1961, discovered by Ronnie White of the Miracles, he was signed by Berry Gordy of Motown Records. His voice broke in 1964 but he re-emerged in 1965 with a worldwide hit, 'Uptight (Everything's Alright)'. His contract expired in 1971 and Wonder financed two experimental albums, playing almost all instruments. He pioneered the synthesizer's use in black music, and addressed racial and spiritual questions. Where I'm Coming From and Music Of My Mind put him at the forefront of black music. Talking Book (1972) provided hits with 'Superstition' and 'You Are The Sunshine Of My Life'. Innervisions (1973) consolidated his success while Talking Book gave the hits, 'Living For The City' and 'Higher Ground'. Songs In The Key Of Life (1976), perhaps his most ambitious album, displayed musical virtuosity. The highly successful Hotter Than July (1980) included a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, 'Happy Birthday', and a study in reggae, 'Masterblaster (Jamming)'. After Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I (1982), Wonder composed The Woman In Red (1984). It included his biggest-selling single, 'I Just Called To Say I Love You'. In Square Circle (1985) and Characters (1987) returned to accessible melody. Wonder's image as a statesman of black music, and champion of black rights, was boosted by his successful campaign in the 80s to mark the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King with a national holiday.


01- Isn't She Lovely
02- I Just Called to Say I Love You
03- Superstition
04- Sir Duke
05- Master Blaster (Jammin')
06- Ebony and Ivory
07- Happy Birthday
08- Living for the City
09- He's Misstra Know It All
10- You Are the Sunshine of My Life
11- Lately
12- Part-Time Lover
13- My Cherie Amour
14- Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
15- Uptight (Everything's Alright)
16- I Was Made to Love Her
17- For Once in My Life
18- Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours
19- For Your Love
20- Kiss Lonely Good-Bye [Single Version]
21- Redemption Song

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