Search This Blog

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Val's Vinyl


How do you follow The Nolans?

Well how about a 12 inch single of Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder all 8 minutes 20 seconds of it? A Special Limited Edition no less on the Motown label.One that would also not have been out of place yesterday.

A song originally from his terrific 1980 album Hotter Than July which reached number two in the UK singles chart.Written to highlight the ultimately successful campaign to make the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr a national holiday but one which has been hi-jacked for everyone's birthdays.

I couldn't bring myself to play or feature the 8 minute 42 second b-side Happy Birthday (Sing-a -Long).You can have too much of a good thing.

Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday (12 inch version)


  1. First song of the day. A belter.

  2. After last week, the only was is up

  3. Val and Mrs CC choosing the hits - what a great weekend!

    1. Agreed
      I may retire and let them get on with it