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 Post subject: Re: Stevie Wonder
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:32 pm 
Stevie Wonder is the reason I've been tootin away and trying to learn keyboard again recently. If I could come 1/10 of the way close to ever tapping into those rainbow tones and sound on "Golden Lady" and "Too High" I'll be as happy as a pug in a rug.


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 Post subject: Re: Stevie Wonder
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:42 pm 
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Stevie's the man. The song Joy Inside My Tears off Songs in the Key of Life is absolutely beautiful, such a melancholic yet uplifting tune.


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 Post subject: Re: Stevie Wonder
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:50 am 
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Okay, long overdue, but this is the Tier.. i think ....

Stevie Wonder
(b. 13 May 1950)
Genre : R&B, pop, soul, jazz, funk


Discography

Studio Albums

The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie (1962)
Tribute to Uncle Ray (1962)
With a Song in My Heart (1963)
Stevie at the Beach (1964)
Up-Tight (1966)
Down to Earth (1966)
I Was Made to Love Her (1967)
Someday at Christmas (1967)
Eivets Rednow (1968)
For Once in My Life (1968)
My Cherie Amour (1969)
Signed, Sealed & Delivered (1970)
Where I'm Coming From (1971)
Music of My Mind (1972)
Talking Book (1972)
Innervisions (1973)
Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)
Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
Hotter than July (1980)
In Square Circle (1985)
Characters (1987)
Conversation Peace (1995)
A Time to Love (2005)


Live and other Albums :

Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius (1963)
Stevie Wonder Live (1970)
Journey through the Secret Life of Plants (Soundtrack)(1979)
The Woman in Red (Soundtrack) (1984)
Jungle Fever (Soundtrack) (1991)
Natural Wonder (1995)

Recommended first listen : Innervisions

I bolded the last album, simply cause it was an album after a long time and was generally accepted quite positively by most of his fans....


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 Post subject: Re: Stevie Wonder
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imo Signed Sealed & Delivered is definitely bold.... and i'd say Talking Book is a better first listen, even though Innervisions is the better album


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 Post subject: Re: Stevie Wonder
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George wrote:
imo Signed Sealed & Delivered is definitely bold.... and i'd say Talking Book is a better first listen, even though Innervisions is the better album


Why? Not that I necessarily disagree but I'm interested by your thoughts. A combination of chronology and the argument that Talking book is perhaps less challenging than Innervisions?


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 Post subject: Re: Stevie Wonder
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:10 pm 
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no, i just think Talking Book has better material that could be described as "hit single", namely You Are the Sunshine of My Life and Superstition. i think those two in particular would appeal to a broader demographic than anything on Innervisions, both musically and thematically.
i do think Innervisions is a more challenging listen for several reasons (denser and richer musically; highly politically and socially critical lyrics), not that it would stop people from appreciating Stevie... but Talking Book combines his two sides (catchy hit singles and musically/lyrically denser stuff) better and so would have a higher chance to appeal to people coming from both backgrounds.


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 Post subject: Re: Stevie Wonder
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:50 am 
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You do make a good point George, however, Innervisions has Higher ground and Don you worry about a thing as far as catchy singles go, then it has the atmosphere of Visions and His misstra , the ballads like All in love is fair and Golden lady and top it off with IMO Stevie's best work in Living for the city....I dont know, its considered the definite Stevie album along with Songs, TB is great and all, but dont see it as the first listen album.....

I bolded SSD , is that tier okay now ?? cause then piper can put it up......I hope you guys are okay witht he live album being bold, it was the thing that got Stevie on the map, remains the youngest artist to have a number 1 album and all that......


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and taking away the tier factor and actually going for music, my fave live performance of my fave up tempo song of Stevie , IMO, as good as Higher Ground ,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DclVLRhlX3g


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 Post subject: Re: Stevie Wonder
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thank you for putting the tier up , appreciated....


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 Post subject: Re: Stevie Wonder
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:02 pm 
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man you must be really old school if you think that think is uptempo


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 Post subject: Re: Stevie Wonder
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George wrote:
man you must be really old school if you think that think is uptempo



:lol:

well yeah I guess..... when i said up tempo though, i meant up tempo from Stevie's classic era , and that stuff gets me clapping and tapping my feet much better than any of the new 'modern' stuff.....

and i love that song to bits....and that performance....and the artist performing it in general....what really gets me thinking about life in general is the fact that Stevie ALWAYS has a smile on his face when performing and always seems to be having the time of his life.....really humbles me and makes me feel very very minute


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 Post subject: Re: Stevie Wonder
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:18 pm 
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So according to this thingy I should get Music of My Mind and the FFF album next?


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 Post subject: Re: Stevie Wonder
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Yes, but with the emphasis on FFF in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Stevie Wonder
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:00 pm 
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I'll listen to it first out of the two, then.


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 Post subject: Re: Stevie Wonder
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Nick-ola wrote:
Yes, but with the emphasis on FFF in my opinion.
deffo.... to be honest, i've never liked "music of mind" much outside of a track or two...


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