Thinking about......Stevie Wonder

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Kieran White, Sep 22, 2022.

  1. Kieran White

    Kieran White Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Man, what a great guy, what a voice.

    His 70s performances are so great. He still knows today how to perform exciting concerts.

    But in the 70s his music was absolutely perfect. All of his albums there had great messages, great melodies and great voice.

    I can hear his albums lots of hours without being bored.

    I think , still in hundred years when we all are gone and forgotten, his voice lives on.

    Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976 Full Album ) – смотреть видео онлайн в Моем Мире | николай жарков

    Songs in the key of life

    His greatest work. How amazing to listen to. Came out as double album.

    Stevie Wonder - Innervisions | 1973 | full album – смотреть видео онлайн в Моем Мире | ирина миллер

    Inner visions 1973

    Stevie Wonder-Music of My Mind [Full Album] 1972 – смотреть видео онлайн в Моем Мире | Владимир Промский

    Music of my mind 1972

    An " early" album of " new" Stevie.
    No big hit on it, but exciting.

    This is his most controversial work.

    Stevie Wonder Secret Life of Plants Full LP 1979 – смотреть видео онлайн в Моем Мире | NO MERCY

    Secret life of plants [ 2 album 1979]

    Some they is great art , but I really don't like this album. For me thats his weakest work ever. Why did he record this album?
    I have no idea.... I think he himself had no fun to record it .

    Stevie Wonder Hotter Than July ( Full Album ) – смотреть видео онлайн в Моем Мире | Владимир Промский

    The next album with some great hit records on it. Stevie was really back!!

    And now, Stevie didn't give up making music. If there is a chance to go to one of this concerts... do it.
  2. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
    'Innervisions' remains my favourite Wonder album and he had some incredible singles.
  3. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    I think as time has gone on, he’s become highly and unjustly overlooked. His seventies albums, all of which I have, contain some of the greatest songwriting (and studio work) of the decade. Incredibly talented individual.
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  4. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    How can you leave out Talking Book???
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  5. Dhreview16

    Dhreview16 Forum Resident

    London UK
    Don’t forget Talking Book or Fulfillingness First Finale. Both were in the great album run in the 70s and early 80s. And side 3 of Secret Life of Plants is superb. I’ve been lucky enough to see him twice, once at his peak back in the day.
  6. CybrKhatru

    CybrKhatru Music is life.

    Los Angeles
    That run from Music of my Mind through Songs in the Key of Life is masterful.
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  7. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
    His cover of 'We Can Work It Out' is among my favourite Beatles covers.
    " Hey!"
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  8. Kieran White

    Kieran White Forum Resident Thread Starter

  9. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    West Palm Bch, Fl.
    While the music he's made this century doesn't resonate with fans, it's still Stevie Wonder! Any record will have "nuggets" of brilliance. It's incredible and heartbreaking that the last official SW record was 2005's A Time To Love. I remember reading when it was released how Stevie was frustrated how his tune; What The Fuss, wasn't a hit for him. We're living in different times, as this tune rates right up there with his other funk-filled classics. The reason it's heartbreaking is Stevies output since 2005 has dwindled to nothing. Stevie has always been a studio-Hound, do you think he might have some "nuggets" in the vault? My guess is that he's got a coupla albums worth!;)
  10. MHP

    MHP Lover of Rock ‘n Roll

    His work from 1972-1976 + 1980 is unbeatable.
    Nearly every single musician from the seventies throughout the late eighties was influenced by him. And that includes Lennon and McCartney, Bowie, Elton, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys, George Michael, Bee Gees, Madonna, Yes, Prince, Whitney… You name them!
    Stevie Wonder redefined music, blending soul with pop, funk, jazz & electronica.
    No doubt Stevie was influenced by many musicians before him as well, including Ray Charles.
    Even ‘modern’ artists like Jamiroquai and Daft Punk has Stevie’s styles and melodies imprinted in their DNA.
    An incredible musician. His talent is so acknowledged by all people that there is a tendency to ‘forget’ him. He has always been part of the scene.
  11. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    "The Secret Life of Plants" was the Soundtrack to a movie.

    So it was a different genre... was never going to "fit in" with his other work.
  12. Solaresque

    Solaresque Forum Resident

    I said this in another thread about Stevie Wonder, but I'll say it again:

    "How come there's no live 70s album?"

    There have got to be some great live performances from the peak of his greatness, no?
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  13. let him run...

    let him run... Senior Member

    Colchester, VT USA
    All though I don’t remember which album Paul Simon won the Grammy for Album of the Year. Around this same time. But, I remember the first words out of his mouth as he accepted the Grammy. “I’d like to thank Stevie Wonder for not releasing an album this year!”
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  14. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
    That was for 'Still Crazy After All These Years'.
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  15. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Unable to tolerate bass solos

    I absolutely love everything he did from For Once In My Life (1968) to The Secret Life Of Plants (1979).

    An amazing sequence of albums imo!
  16. pbuzby

    pbuzby Senior Member

    Chicago, IL, US
    Yes, if I recall right Innervisions beat Paul's previous album Rhymin' Simon for the Grammy.
  17. Cool Chemist

    Cool Chemist Forum Resident

    Bath, England
    I'm just starting to get into him. Innervisions is an incredible album. It's the only one I know so far....
  18. WilliamWes

    WilliamWes Likes to sing along but he knows not what it means

    New York
    Makes entire masterpiece albums as a one-man band, countless hits for decades - all done while blind - can play tons of instruments, sings amazingly - huge influence - at times, great lyricist. Stevie Wonder is so likable on top of it all - he's just unbelievable. Saw him close a tour recently at MSG - broke the curfew and played til almost 1 am - about 4 hours!!! Performed all of Songs in the Key of Life including the ep plus more hit singles, plus guests - maybe my favorite concert I've been to.
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  19. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

  20. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical omnivore.

    Victoria, Canada
    I wish those days could come back once more
    Why did those days ever have to go?
    'Cause I love them so
  21. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

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  22. Stephen J

    Stephen J Forum Resident

    Austin, TX
    Arguably the most talented musician of the rock and roll era. Either him or Prince, IMO.
  23. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    Out of curiosity, I streamed this Album(Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants) about 2 years ago. Loved it and then bought the earliest version on CD in NM Condition from a Seller on Discogs. The CD sounds great. I like playing it listening with my Headphones relaxing before going to sleep. It is a case where I enjoy the Album in one complete listen as a whole.

    Looking at the year of its original release and coming a few years after what I consider SW’s Masterpiece Album-SITKOL, I can see how one might compare Fleetwood Mac releasing a less hit songs oriented Album in ‘Tusk’ after their Big Release, ‘Rumours’(although from what I have read, ‘Tusk’ still sold a decent number for a Double Album, but just was less compared to a Mega Selling Album in ‘Rumours’).

    What an incredible run of Albums from SW at the time, but I also like most of SW’s Post 1980s Albums(just cannot stand the Song, ‘I Just Called to Say I Love You’).
  24. STILLS

    STILLS Forum Resident

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  25. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

    i wasn't gonna be the one to bring that thought up :D

    Letterman had some intro sketch mocking NBC shows, one was for next week's Pranks and Bloopers with a Stevie Wonder segment

    "what is this great prank, the light is green, Stevie?"

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