Tag Archives: Stevie Wonder

THE SPINNERS-WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS.

The Spinners-While The City Sleeps. Label: Kent Soul, In 1964, The Spinners signed a seven-year recording contract with Berry Gordy’s Motown label, which the Detroit-based group would transform their fortunes. They had already enjoyed  two hit singles That’s What Girls Are Made For and Love (I’m So Glad) I Found You in 1961. Since then, …

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MOTOWN FUNK 2-RECORD STORE DAY 2018 EDITION.

Motown Funk 2-Record Store Day 2018 Edition. Label: UMC. By 1959, Detroit based songwriter, producer and future musical impresario Berry Gordy Jr had already discovered The Miracles and started to build a successful portfolio of recording artists. There was only one problem, what would Berry Gordy Jr do with these talented artists and groups? It …

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SYREETA-SYREETA.

SYREETA-SYREETA. Syreeta had come a long way since she first joined Motown. Back then, she was a receptionist and part-time demo singer at Motown, who had dreams of becoming a successful solo singer. Sometimes, dreams come true. They certainly did for Syreeta Wright. Having started work as a reception at Motown in 1965, she worked …

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SYREETA-ONE TO ONE.

SYREETA-ONE TO ONE. Mention the name Syreeta, and somewhat predictably, most people remember her as being married to Stevie Wonder. That, however, is doing Syreeta a huge disservice. Not only did Syreeta play a huge role in transforming Stevie Wonder’s career, writing and appearing on his albums, but enjoyed a successful solo career. Their marriage …

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DAN HARTMAN-RELIGHT MY FIRE.

DAN HARTMAN-RELIGHT MY FIRE. During his career, Dan Hartman wrote almost 250 songs and appeared on over one-hundred albums and worked with everyone from Loleatta Holloway, Dusty Springfield, Little Richard, Diana Ross, James Brown, Tina Turner and the Average White Band. Dan also released eight solo albums between his 1976 debut album Images and his …

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STEVIE WONDER-MUSIC OF MY MIND.

STEVIE WONDER-MUSIC OF MY MIND. When Stevie Wonder was recording Music of My Mind, he neither knew nor realized that this was the first album in a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums. Between 1972, when Music of My Mind was released, until Songs In the Key In Life in 1976. These two …

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STEVIE WONDER-FULFILLINGNESS’ FIRST FINALE.

STEVIE WONDER-FULFILLINGNESS’ FIRST FINALE. Sometime, I revisit artists I’ve previously written about before, because of the amount of great albums they’ve released. One such person who deserves more than one article written about them, is Stevie Wonder. Between 1972 and 1976, he released five great albums, starting with Music of My Mind and Talking Book …

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STEVIE WONDER-TALKING BOOK.

STEVIE WONDER-TALKING BOOK. From an early age, I’ve always loved soul music. One of the first artists I remember hearing was Stevie Wonder. Since then I’ve always loved his music, and admired him for everything he has overcome. I can’t help but admire how he has triumphed over adversity. To have overcome blindness, yet still, …

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