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Sunday, 10 January 2016
Some Sunday Soul
Some early Stevie Wonder for you today. Indeed some very early Stevie Wonder courtesy of a Tamla Motown Early Classics compilation.
Signed by Tamla at the age of 10 after having been spotted by Ronnie White of the Miracles as Little Stevie Wonder he had his first major hit Fingertips from an album recorded at the Regal Theater, Chicago -Recorded Live:The 12 Year Old Genius.
By the time Uptight (Everything's Alright) was recorded he had reached the dizzy heights of 16 and his voice had broken.
You just wonder how many talented kids there are out there who never get spotted. One thing is for sure, however, few if any of them will be as talented as Stevland Hardaway Morris
More Soul next Sunday
Stevie Wonder - Fingertips (Parts 1 & 2)
Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright)
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"Uptight" is in my top three Stevie Wonder singles, CC! It's hard to beat the magic of Motown from this period.ReplyDelete
Child genius became young adult genius and then what happened? Come back to us, Stevie!ReplyDelete
I agree with both of the above!ReplyDelete
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Can't beat a bit of Stevie of a SundayReplyDelete
Put me down as another big fan of 'Uptight'. Cant be the same man who wrote 'I Just Called....' It really can't be.ReplyDelete