Stevland Hardaway Morris, known as Stevie Wonder, is the greatest musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist of all time. A child prodigy is the most creative soulful musical performers that served Motown’s Tamla label at the age of 11.
Stevie Wonder makes everyone feel good at some point in their life. His music is everything from love ballads, urban country, gospel, jazz, to the most soulful sound of the last Century with Fingertips. Look at the faces of children and adults alike when Stevie performs just how happy their features light up.
Songs in the Key of Life and Inner visions are arguably the most complete array of tunes published in all time. And just when think no one person can produce so many variations of sounds from their personal soul here comes another sound. All the while putting our performances and new music around the world from his 1962 Fingertips hit, some two decades later he writes and performs an indescribable sound called “Do I Do” first released in 1982 on the album Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium I.
There is such a thing as a soul chart (black)and and the Billboard Hot 100 chart (white) in the US where this record peaked at number 2 and 13, respectively. Any effort to segregate Stevie Wonder’s music onto different charts is placing emphasis on a divided future over racial lines. If there was ever a musical artist whose music was universal it would be that of the Wonder.
The time is overdue as he says in his tribute birthday song to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for us to unite in the hearts of all people.
Hey Love is almost certainly my most favorite Stevie tune as it epitomizes the slow soul jams of the day that can now be brought forward as true classical music.
Ordinary Pain is the coldest two part musical drama to-date. Loads of artists have put together some very compelling stories describing two sides of a sad tale, but to play it out in a heaven and hell drama of corresponding tough ass sounds is worthy of standing and tipping your hat to the master blaster.
The albums the Stevie Wonder compiled is superior classical of four decades and represents the most original soul ever.
- Stevie Wonder discography
- 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)
- Stevie Wonder’s Journey Through “The Secret Life of Plants” (1979)
- Hotter than July (1980)
- The Woman in Red (1984)
- In Square Circle (1985)
- Characters (1987)
- Jungle Fever (1991)
- Conversation Peace (1995)
- A Time to Love (2005)