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The 8th Wonder of the World…

Bow down.


1 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 8, 2011 1:27 pm

Where all the brothas and sistas get togetha...

It's strange how I was just a kid in the seventies, yet I distinctly remember so much about my own experiences as though I were in high school. The clothes and the air were so different then, but so was the view, ha... and I know, being a kid in the seventies was far different than being an adult, so I was lucky. But the eighties changed everything, even as a kid, and I'd just like to forget them >;)

2 RIYank   ~  Feb 8, 2011 1:51 pm

I listened to Stevie Wonder all the time, though not until a little later than this Soul Train appearance. The first LP I ever owned was Inner Visions. I'm pretty sure I didn't hear "Superstition" till later, when it was already an 'old song'. Inner Visions was the Grammy Album of the Year, and Stevie just owned that category, but no song of his ever won Song of the Year (when you look at which songs did, it's just kind of embarrassing, but I guess the albums do redeem the Grammy voters to some extent).

4 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 8, 2011 2:01 pm

I love that Soul Train song he sings at the end there. And the Q&A. Long live STEVIE!

5 thelarmis   ~  Feb 8, 2011 2:11 pm

Stevland Wonder is all kindsa *amazing*!!!

he's also a fantastic - and very unique - drummer.

[2] Innervisions is great, but i actually like Talking Book even more. i do have to say that i absolutely can't stand playing "Superstition." it gets old after the 700th time you have to play it. Stevie probably can't stand playing it, either...

oh, and RI - per an early thread here yesterday... i know what ramparts are. the shofar! TIH-KEY-AH GIH-DO-LAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!

6 RIYank   ~  Feb 8, 2011 2:22 pm

[5] Talking Book has good songs. But "Visions" into "Living for the City", man. And "All is Fair" ripped my heart out as a kid, and "Mistra Know-it-all" is still one of my favorites.

7 thelarmis   ~  Feb 8, 2011 2:29 pm

[6] i didn't love playing Living For The City in a band, either. but, i thoroughly enjoyed played "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing"! i miss playing that song.

i thought my brilliant shofar line was clever enough to warrant a snide remark, at the very least. damn! ; )

8 RIYank   ~  Feb 8, 2011 3:17 pm

Oh, sorry!
Now I feel sheepish.

9 thelarmis   ~  Feb 8, 2011 3:28 pm

[8] baa.

10 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 8, 2011 3:45 pm

[6] Stevie does that a lot to me. I can't listen to this without tearing up at some point, but I think it's personal with me. I also cried when I heard his version of this tore me up the first time I heard it. Opposite in musical polarity to the Great Marley, but equally effective for me.

11 byebyebalboni   ~  Feb 8, 2011 7:56 pm

The Genius. Writer, SInger, Producer, drummer, keyboardist, bassist, harpist. My first record was "Songs in the Key of Life" as a 5-year old.

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