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Posted: Apr 27, 2009 1:39 am
 
i dont have much SW ..im talkin bout late 60's stuff...recommendations??
Posted: Apr 27, 2009 1:50 am
 
..or early 70's...
Posted: Apr 27, 2009 7:09 am
 
Dana Hatch swears by the 1st 3. I don't remember all of them, but I think one's Up-Tight & another's Down To Earth.

Ex-Cy Young award winning pitcher Barry Zito, known for his wild tastes in music, was once asked what he was listening to at the time & replied, "Stevie Wonder. Box set. Constantly."

Someone tell the jazz chord joke.
Posted: Apr 27, 2009 8:59 am
 
Get "Songs In the Key of Life". It's a masterpiece, and can be found for $5.00.
Posted: Apr 27, 2009 9:05 am
 
I think his best records are in the 70s.

Music of My Mind '72
Talking Book 72
Innervisions '73
Fulfillingness' First Finale '74
Songs in the Key of Life '76
Posted: Apr 27, 2009 10:12 am
 
Talking Book
Fulfillingness' First Finale
For Once in My Life
Songs in the Key of Life
Up-Tight
Innervisions
Music of My Mind

Posted: Apr 27, 2009 11:36 am
 
Hey Love
Posted: Apr 27, 2009 6:54 pm
 
I second or third Songs in the of Life. LOT of good stuff on there, 2 LPs and an EP if I remember right.
Posted: Apr 27, 2009 7:12 pm
 
It's telling you asked for late 60's recommendations and got early to mid 70's. It wasn't until Stevie Wonder turned 21 in 1971 and was able to renegotiate his contract (and gain creative control) that he started producing albums that showcased his talent. Everything leading up to that followed standard Motown format, so while there are great singles, the concurrent albums abound with filler, arbitrary cover versions, and show tunes.
Posted: Apr 27, 2009 7:15 pm
 
^ yeah.

i sure do love innervisions. listen to it back to back with marvin gaye's "what's going on?" solid!
Posted: Apr 27, 2009 7:51 pm
 
nothing to add, really, just wanna say i like "innervisions" and "songs in the key of life" best.
Posted: Apr 28, 2009 8:46 am
 
I'll add this - seek out live shows from that period. The band he had was badass and took those songs to places the studio recordings only hint at.
Posted: Apr 28, 2009 9:15 am
 
what other 60s singles are good?

i have fingertips........what other 60s singles are good?
Posted: Apr 28, 2009 9:24 am
 
"Uptight" is essential, and pick up the "My Cherie Amour" 45 for the flip "I Don't Know Why" (the Rolling Stones' cover version is on Metamorphosis)
Posted: Apr 28, 2009 9:26 am
 
4/5 of these are great

the sound is super

and it's under 4 bucks

http://www.amazon.com/Stevie-Wonder-Greatest-Hits/dp/B000009QLX
Posted: Apr 28, 2009 10:01 am
 
The band he had was badass and took those songs to places the studio recordings only hint at.

Couldn't agree more---picked up a 2-disc live boot at Rockit Science some years ago and it was a revelation. If anyone is interested, I'll post a link tomorrow (today's all about work and baseball).
Posted: Apr 28, 2009 10:50 am
 
If anyone is interested, I'll post a link

post that shit.
Posted: Apr 28, 2009 11:13 am
 




Posted: Apr 28, 2009 11:15 am
 
you're a YouTube…
Posted: Apr 28, 2009 11:21 am
 
"I Don't Know Why"

fuck yes great song!!
Posted: Apr 28, 2009 11:43 am
 
One of my favorite Stevie Wonder songs (besides Hey Love which came out in 66) is "My Love is Your Love (Forever)" but I've only ever heard the Isleys' version. Not sure Stevie ever recorded it.
Posted: Apr 29, 2009 8:45 pm
 
Posted: Apr 29, 2009 9:48 pm
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE&feature=related


that kid freaking out on the fire escape never disappoints.
Posted: Apr 30, 2009 7:35 am
 
Yeah.

Hell yeah!
That's what I was talking about.
Thanks plenty.
Posted: Apr 30, 2009 12:05 pm
 
i wonder if there is any live recordings of the "superstitious sesame street song"
Posted: Apr 30, 2009 12:15 pm
 
i wonder if there is any live recordings of the "superstitious sesame street song"


Posted: Apr 30, 2009 12:31 pm
 
I've also been getting into Stevie Wonder recently.
These are some of my favourites:
Sesame Street performance
Superstition on Sesame Street
Living for the City
TONTO & Stevie Wonder
Posted: May 1, 2009 3:01 pm
 
Stevie's 1966 LP Uptight is really good, if yall dont have that get it. Also 1968's For Once In My Life is good too. That is worth having for "I'd Be A Fool Right Now"

Check out 1970's Signed Sealed and Delivered the highlight on that is "Sugar" damn that is a jam.


1971's Where I'm Coming From is worth getting too.
Posted: May 1, 2009 3:07 pm
 













Check these out
Posted: May 1, 2009 3:41 pm
 
For Once In My Life

shoo be do be do ba day!
Posted: May 2, 2009 2:49 pm
 
The Don't Drive Drunk 12" is pretty good...
Posted: May 2, 2009 3:36 pm
 
The Don't Drive Drunk 12" is pretty good...

we been playing that a bit in the goner shoppe...
Posted: May 2, 2009 3:43 pm
 
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