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nigger boyJan 25, 2007 (11h17)
he is a niger and should be spat on

nick the prickJan 25, 2007 (11h16)
is he DEAD or aliive fool?#

nick the prickJan 25, 2007 (11h14)
this ez bul shit bruva from dee other muva!!!

CubeAug 31, 2002 (19h31)
I had a dream last night that Stevie released one of his unreleased songs,'Children still do live with a Dream'. I've heard him perform this song, its a beautiful song which was written around 1988 period.

The song has a regae feel and I was gutted when I woke up and found out i had been dreaming.
I think this song should be released as it would be a good christmas theme.


GedAug 31, 2002 (13h16)
Some sub debate going on about whether we should hope for 70's "held back"
numbers to finally be released......here's food for thought, did you know that
"Bogie on reggae woman" was originaly cut from FFF. He was persuaded to
change his mind about it. The mind boggles.............

1dermentAug 31, 2002 (09h19)
Hi Eric, some insightful thoughts. I think in the 80's Stevie felt he had to move with the times. But it seems instead of being innnovative he followed the styles of the time, and lost some of the ingenuity that came with the 70's albums. As you say he let the machines do more of the work with repettitive sequences.
On another note, Syreeta's first album was released on CD in Japan.


Eric BAug 31, 2002 (06h04)
You all have got to hear his live clavinet version of "the Christmas Song" at
http://home.nordnet.fr/~jpdubowski/waves.shtml. This is what a Stevie Christmas album should have been composed of, rather than that old "Motown Sound" stuff they released. (there is also some other live stuff including "Why" and "I'm a man".)

Eric BAug 31, 2002 (00h44)
...All that stuff had to be converted. I'll bet the original 1983 version of Go Home had acoustic piano like the similar sounding That Girl. I wonder what the old version of Crying through the Night sounded like). He probably would have just released older songs in their original form, since that was still in style that year.
It was Do I Do that got me back into Stevie after growing up on talking Book and some of the singles. I now began the arduous process of waiting for albums and often being folled by people sounding like him. Later that year, when I began hearing Donald Fagen's "IGY (What a Beutiful World)" I thought that was Stevie.

Eric BAug 31, 2002 (00h37)
>I think Stevie really faced a crossroads in that there was new technology available, however there was no room for him to create
>the warm synths as AnotherMusician stated earlier. There was an album that was suppose to be released after Musiquarium called
>"People move, human plays". I wonder what the album would have sounded like.

That is something I always wondered about. The period between Musiquarium and Woman In red was the transition period between the semi-synthesized electric, but still live and acoustic production style and the almost totally synthesized style after that. Most artists who had 1983 albums sounded like their 1981-2 productions, then 1984 is generally when the synth bass and digi-e.piano took over. Herbie hancock was one who began early with his 1983 "Rock It". Stevie's "The Crown" is produced just like Do I Do (It is actually copyrighted 1982, while the record is 1983), and "Stay Gold" sounds like his later ballads (could have been new in the '90s), but does use the Fender Rhodes, and acoustic piano (notice after this period, the piano is only used in ballads where it is the lead instrrument; "Rain Down Your Love" from 1995 being the first exception.). But then Stay Gold was not even produced or arranged by him.
Obviously in 1983 he was busy among other things making the transition to the digital style. (I Just Called was originally a piano ballad like Lately. Al

Eric BAug 30, 2002 (23h45)
...I do occasionally look in the stores under "Syreeta" (who was given a slot when the second album CD came out, or I check under "S" or "W"). For now, I just use a poor recording I made of the LP onto CD-RW (The first CD I ever burned, and the sound is so bad I wouln't burn that permanently onto a CD-R)

Eric BAug 30, 2002 (23h43)
>...Actually now is a good time for him to do that because alot of new artists (musiq, india.arie, glenn lewis, remy shand)
>are showing that they have been influenced by Stevie.

We all want him to return to "that sound". Reminds me of how people constantly bugged Earth Wind & Fire for the same thing. When they finally did on their last album, it was totally ingnored. I know we won't do that to Stevie!

>A lot of people..me included are hoping to see
numbers he wrote in the halcyon seventies period, but held back, on the new album. If though,
as Dez states "Cryin through..." and "Free" were from that period, then is that what we should
be hoping?

"the Future" must have been a must-hear for all, for Margouleff to state so emphatically that he should release it. Since it was written in the aftermath of a political related tragedy, then maybe 9-11 could be what prompts him to finally release it?

>maj Aug 24, 2002 (02h39)
>For anyone who cares I was able to purchase syreeta's first album on cd through online.

You have the <i>first</i> one on CD? I didn't know they made it in CD yet. The second one was released in CD a few years ago, and I called Motown and they said they planned to release the first one along with some other forgotten albums, but something shelved the project. I do occasionally look in the stores under &quo

Eric BAug 30, 2002 (23h37)
<SMALL>His drum time signature patterns
are very complex..(Send One Your Love, Rocket Love, I Am Singing). In other words, during
the 80's I feel the sequencers and drum machines controlled where he was going instead of
him controlling the song...to a certain extent. </SMALL>

That would help explain "Never In Your sun", a song that comes closest to the "Talking Book" style of "Looking for Another Love" which I had missed more than anything else. Yet it has that driving hip-hop style beat, and "Sensuous Whisper" could have been another "You've Got it Bad Girl", but also had to have a backbeat thrown in. Part of his going back to live percussion (which I see people here longing for a lot) should include restoring jazzy flowing rhythms like those songs.

<SMALL>Dez, I'm gonna give you a hand in beating that dead horse to death. It would do my
ears and spirit good if I could hear a Fender Rhodes bouncing from speaker to speaker
or a clavinet shadowing a guitar riff. Or a spooky sound comin' from a minimoog (or comparable keyboard).
Basically all I ask for is live drums.

Also please Stevie go back to using your Fender rhodes and Moog synths... I love the way they are used in 'Superwoman'

I'm sure Stevie has heard a million people mention
how they want him to get back to that 70's sound (including myself), but we'll just have to s

1dermentAug 30, 2002 (10h11)
Hi BK,
Well I'll make a few guesses just for the fun of it. btw are you from the UK?

1)How tall is Stevie - 6' 7"
2)How much does he way (weigh) - It varies from time to time, he recently lost a few pounds
3)How many times has he married - Twice
4)How many children does he have - 5 Aisha, Keita, Mumtaz, Kwame, Sophia
5)Who's his current girl - Karen
6)Whats his fave food - Salads?
7)Whats his fave drink - herbal tea with honey

nick TaraAug 30, 2002 (08h45)
You are one of the most perfect examples of someone with a disability but, instead, turns it into such an ability. Keep it up Sevie, your songs are great.

DezAug 30, 2002 (03h11)
I think I read that Stevie's favorite drink is apple juice. He's been married twice if I'm not mistaken. I 'm not
sure of the other questions, but I do know that Stevie is a grandfather. I don't know if the grandchildren
belong to Keita or Aisha.

Peace
Dez

bkAug 30, 2002 (00h45)
Yeah ,after the sad death of Richard"Pistol"Allen,who was the famous drummer on so many motown records,comments from Stevie,the press ,and subsequently from Motown,all point to a new album release.Stevie invariably releases a single prior to this.So lets be happy.Its a matter of when not if.
ps the Eva Cassidy album "Imagine",has a fine cover of "I can only be me".PPs "Fear can't put dreams to sleep" is an awesome song.
Stevie fever is brewing up!By the way the album "In square circle",has that canny song"Land of la la",plus "Wherabouts"."Hotter than July"has some fine moments."I aint gonna stand for it",as recently covered by Eric Clapton is often forgotten.
Stevie has written many fine songs that he has not released himself.Probably the most notable are covered by syreeta Wright.Talking of ex's,whats the situation with Angela McAfee???Anyone in the USA know?Ps are there any special musical events to honour those who lost their lives on September11.I know Stevie sang "Loves in need of love today" last year,but it would be an honour
to see Stevie perform.
Lets get personal Stevie!Answer the following questions
1)How tall is Stevie
2)How much does he way
3)How many times has he married
4)How many children does he have
5)Who's his current girl
6)Whats his fave food
7)Whats his fave drink <

brayskyAug 29, 2002 (20h37)
I'm looking for the chords to "Another Star", does anybody have them

brayskyAug 29, 2002 (20h26)
I'm looking for the chords to "Another Star", does anybody have them

WhitAug 29, 2002 (17h48)
For what it's worth, a friend of mine that organized last year's event has confirmed that the "Stevie Wonder's House of Toys" will be returning to LA this Christmas. I saw it last year and it was probably the most incredible, most fun concert I've ever been to. I was expecting to hear a little rust in Stevie's voice, but let me tell you, there ain't none. The man is as dynamic and powerful a musician as he has ever been. If you can make it, DO.

secret vowsAug 29, 2002 (15h06)
this is for robert taylor:
will the new album be a single or a double, please confirm.
though i believe you but i'm sure the new album will not
hit the stores in jan because i know stevie.

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 29, 2002 (14h09)
January you say?! Wa-hey!! I can't wait!! Any idea if it'll be a double album?! Any title suggestions?! Any collaborations?!

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 29, 2002 (14h08)
January you say?! Wa-hey!! I can't wait!! Any idea if it'll be a double album?! Any title suggestions?! Any collaborations?!

Concerts?Aug 29, 2002 (08h57)
Is there any chance of a Stevie Wonder concert any time in the near future?

roberttAYLOR Aug 29, 2002 (07h29)
patience people the new lp will be out early january i talked to susan at motown records its true the new
true the long delay was him trying to figure out what songs to use for the lp it has been ready for a while now
for a while now like a year and a half im patientently waiting i call everyday to conform its
january release i can't wait im listening to stevie wonder right now send one your love look out people
january is right around the corner

secret vowsAug 28, 2002 (17h40)
This is a gift from me to you all die hard stevie fans out there just to prove to the world that stevie is the genius of this century without any doubt. This is an unreleased song called "Fear can't put dreams to sleep" that was supposed to be on the conversation peace album but didn't make it. It's one of the best songs I've heard from stevie in a long long time and I hope it will be on his new LP, so enjoy it.
"from out of the blue, there came to me a question, the kind of tell you answer won't let you be, the question was, if I was blessed with a gift of sight, what most in life I want to see, that made me think of an old story, about a boy who had no control of his feets or hands, who was asked if he could walk and touch again what he would do, and he said as I understand,
If my eyes would to see , let them be the witness of a world that is color free,
If my lems would to move let them touch and walk this land when hate no longer be,
And if my ears would to hear let it like the sweetest music be unity and harmony,
And should my mouth start to speak let me talk about a land where love's for all
And fear can't put dreams to sleep.

secret vowsAug 28, 2002 (17h19)
man..
the lyrics to "i can only be me" is awsom, no one can write
like that except our master.

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 28, 2002 (13h53)
Sorry!! The lyrics were for Jayne, not Jenny!! :o 4give me!!

Have you heard the song on Eva's album 'Imagine'?! It's definitely the best track on the album. The lyrics really speak to me at the minute. Beautiful.

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 28, 2002 (13h51)
Top 5 Stevie songs of the past week:

1) I Can Only Be Me (Eva Cassidy)
2) As
3) Love Light In Flight
4) Do I Do
5) Livin' For The City

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 28, 2002 (13h49)
Jenny! I'll try and type down the lyrics to 'I Can Only Be Me' as I listen to the song:

"Butterflies begin from having been another/as a child is born from being in a mother's womb/but how many times/have you wished you were some other/than someone who you really are/yet who's to say that if all were uncovered/you will like what you see/You can only be you/as I can only be me......

......flowers cannot bloom/until it is their season/as we would not be here/unless it was our destiny/but how many times have you wished to be in spaces/time places than what you were/yet who's to say that unfamiliar places you could anymore be/loving you that you see?/you can only be you/as I can only be/me......ooooo-oooooo-hooooo.....I can only be me.

Hope that helps?! :o)

DezAug 27, 2002 (22h23)
AnotherMusician,

Jermaine Jackson's "Let's get serious" is another Stevie track that rocks. I've heard Stevie PERFOM "I can't help it".
His version was very jazzy. If you're lucky, sometimes you get a chance to hear Stevie perform songs he's done for other people.

Peace
Dez

AnotherMusicianAug 27, 2002 (22h10)
Brother Dez, thanks again for another great interview reference. He mentions the song
"I Am Singing" as one of his favorites. I couldn't agree with him more. I find myself listening
to it a few times a week. I unfortunately don't have any of Minnie's Ripperton's albums..except
for her greatest hits compilation which includes "Perfect Angel". And yes it is Stevie all over.
Just like the Roberta Flack/Donny Hathaway collaboration- "You Are My Heaven", Michael Jackson's
"I Can't Help It", Third World's "Try Jah Love" and of course Rufus' "Tell Me Something Good". I'm
also fond of Roberta Flack's rendition of "Looking For Another Pure Love" on her ROBERTA album.
Also she performs a song called "I Can See The Sun In Late December" on her FEEL LIKE MAKIN' LOVE
album, which, as you can probably tell by the title, is a Stevie Wonder composition.

DezAug 27, 2002 (21h38)
Has anyone had a chance to check out the albums of other artists that Stevie has worked with in the 70's.
There great because they don't sound like Stevie Wonder songs yst, you can hear music that could have only been
created by the genius. If you have a chance, check out Minnie Ripperton's "Perfect Angel" album. Especially
the song "Take a little trip". Those chord changes and melody belong to the one and only. Oh yeah, If you don't see
Stevie's name don't fret, just look for "El Toro Negro". This man's keyboard playing and drumming sounds just like
Stevie....ha ha ha!

Also Syreeta '72 and '74 albums are really female versions of Stevie Wonder albums. He wrote most of the songs
and even sings in a few places. These are hard to find, but worth every penny.

If anyones interested here's a 1977 intertview with Stevie
http://www.ratw.com/issues/16/s_wonder.htm

Peace
Dez




Peace
Dez

Deepest Soulvation.Aug 27, 2002 (16h28)
I'm curious to know, in the stevie wonder documentary of songs in the key of life, what is the song stevie is playing on the rhodes for about 25 seconds? that is if it is any song he has done before...It sounds like some mellow fusion.

JayneAug 27, 2002 (14h59)
Hi - where can I find the lyrics to "I Can Only Be Me" - written but never recorded by Stevie Wonder, but just released by (The late) Eva Cassidy?

CubeAug 26, 2002 (21h37)
I thought it was to good to be true plus 'Drawing on other people's heads' does'nt sound like a typical Stevie Wonder album title.

CubeAug 26, 2002 (21h37)
I thought it was to good to be true plus 'Drawing on other people's heads' does'nt sound like a typical Stevie Wonder album title.

nyc_guyAug 26, 2002 (19h25)
jeez, secrect vows, isn't that a tad *extreme*? there are more things to life...have you ever seen the movie 'the fan'? i hope your not one of those guys

secret vowsAug 26, 2002 (18h59)
if the new album is a double album then i realy don't want anything from this
life but to listen to his new double album.

nickCOHLEENAug 26, 2002 (11h49)
U SO GREAT AND I LIKE UR SONG ESP.THE OVERJOY"

T-BoneAug 26, 2002 (04h37)
I know you don't feel like going on tour, but you should. There are so many of your fans that would love to see you in concert!!!
Tell you what, come to Milwaukee's Summerfest next year and I can guarantee, your concert would seel out in ONE HEART BEAT!!
I'll be there in the front row "with bells on!!'

majAug 26, 2002 (04h18)
hey! Thanks Pan for the info on drawing on other peoples heads. I've written to cd now about that terrible mistake! I hope people did'nt buy this one. What the hell!!, and Who the hell!! is wevie Stonder!!????

panAug 25, 2002 (23h48)
here is the truth behind 'drawing on other people's heads': http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/experimental/reviews/wevie_drawing.shtml

it has nothing to do with SW

CubeAug 25, 2002 (20h05)
Wow! I checked CD now and at first I thought you was joking Maj but your right ,

Folks this could be the new album that is due as you look at the price its $27.00 which is a price of a double album.

Or maybe its another re-mastered compilation album( Please No)
Wacth this Space guys.

jessebAug 25, 2002 (19h05)
I just want to say you are GREAT! maaad props and one love. you are the legend

nick LarzAug 25, 2002 (04h26)
Stevie I just want to say I love you .I grew up listening to you you are trully wonderful. I saw you once at tower records I walked in the store and you were standing there with a young light skined man. my boyfriend and myself were standing there not believeing our eyes. Ikick myself to this day for freezing up like I did. At that time I was in a band singing lead at my peak i blew it I could have perhaps had a chance in my singing career instead I stood there in disbelief and to top it off i had my camera in the car. Oh well chance like that only comes around once maybe it wasn't my time ,oh well I'm still dreaming of being a star as I continue to grow old oh well pray for me as I will for you OH. I almost for got I wanted that song that you sang on soul train "will all my brothers and sisters get together" It was a simple song but I'm still lovin it.

majAug 25, 2002 (04h11)
If anyone knows anything about stevie's new import album that is being sold on cdnow called drawing on other peoples heads. Feel free to post it. I wonder if there is any new material on the cd if so I would like to buy It. Thanks!!

CrakerJackAug 24, 2002 (18h37)
Hi guys
Thanks for your comments, i knew I was'nt alone ,
I remember when,' Songs in the Key of Life' was first released i was a mere kid only 14 but i remem even then been blown away by those unforgetable melodies.

Stevie with his albums has always had the knack of one killer track after another which made you just go 'Ahhhh'.
Apparntly I remember reading this time two years ago that the new album was due at the fall. I believe it when I see it, someone mentioned on this site that there is a single due in Autumn .

I won't be suprised if we have to wait another couple of years which would be sad, but Stevie's timing is out of this world.

I also really lov the opening track to SITKOL< 'Love's in need' that song is timeless even though its over 7 minutes long Stevie just wants you craving for more.

About Stevie been 'Unplugged did you know that the 'Naturel Wonder Tour was offially released only in Japan plus they had some other tracks that were not on the CD such as 'Golden Lady' 'Lately' 'You & I etc.

I think its a real shame we all missed out on this as every other big time musicain has at least two or three live albums and the only fairly recent Stevie one is the making of SITKOL.

PeterAug 24, 2002 (15h11)
Hi I am from Australia,
Does anyone know what type of harmonica and what key it is that Stevie uses in his famous song Fingertips, which he played when he was only 13?
Cheers

GedAug 24, 2002 (14h12)
Dez......Top find that interview mate........know of anymore like it? The making of SITKOL dvd
was a god send.....but it was great to finally see somebody properly interview the man about
his music. In the UK all we ever got was a buffoon named Terry Wogan asking him questions
like "Were do you go for your holidays?" Unfortunately the content of the I/V seems to point to
continued use of drum machines. I too want only real skins. Perhaps were going to have to
wait for him to do this "Jazz album" although I heard him speak of that in the eighties!!
Anyway I'm off to turn the bass up and let the base line on Boogie on reggae Woman ripple
through me.

majAug 24, 2002 (02h39)
For anyone who cares I was able to purchase syreeta's first album on cd through online. stevie produced most of the album. he also played on all the songs. key tracks are black maybe, I love every little thing about you, baby don't you let me lose this, and to know you is to love you. The entire album is terrific! anybody that is a die hard stevie fan should buy this at Soulmusic.com.

DezAug 24, 2002 (01h37)
AnotherMusician,

I have heard of up-coming album however I didn't catch the title. I really hope he tours to promte it. I feel you
on the fender rhodes. If you listen to the end of "I love every little thing about you" those rhodes are terrific!
I think that could have been another song or "You've got it bad girl". If you get a chance check out Syreeta's version
of "I love every little..." Stevie brings out the clavinet and rocks. I thought he would have utilized the 'bag' voice
more often that he did. Actually in the early 70's concerts he rocked it on "Papa was a rolling stone". When we think of that instrument we
tend to think of Roger and Zapp. However it was Stevie that popularized that sound.

Peace
Dez

AnotherMusicianAug 24, 2002 (01h34)
lol, I got to learn to be as brief as possible. As I was saying, I don't wanna get my hopes
up "too high" as far as when the album is going to be released. I keep hearing in the fall,
but I've also heard not until the beginning of the year. In fact I heard Stevie say himself
back in the spring of 1990 that he was coming out with a new album entitled "Conversatin Peace"
and as you all know, it didn't come out until like 5 years later. Man, I would have loved it if Stevie
and Marvin did some collaborations together. I guess that would be considered "too much" creativity
in 1 room huh? They both have contrasting styles, work ethics and not too mention personalities, but
they both have almost the same effect on me. I'm imagining Marvin singing the "i don't wanna bore you with it"
part on "knocks me off my feet".

AnotherMusicianAug 24, 2002 (01h20)
Dez, I'm gonna give you a hand in beating that dead horse to death. It would do my
ears and spirit good if I could hear a Fender Rhodes bouncing from speaker to speaker
or a clavinet shadowing a guitar riff. Or a spooky sound comin' from a minimoog (or comparable keyboard).
Basically all I ask for is live drums. If they are live, then everything else is gonna pretty much follow suit.
Dez, I dug how in the interview Stevie said on a few songs he layed the clavinet or other non-percussion
instrument down first. Then he layed drums after that. His internal clock must be out of sight. That's some
hard stuff to do. In that video "THE MAKING OF SITKOL" he said he recorded "I Wish" the same way. He left
a party to go to the studio to work on an "idea" in his head. He laid the fender down first, then the muted guitar
keyboard sounds, then he did the drums. Awesome. Crackerjack, Cube and Dez as you all have mentioned
"summer soft" is a beauty. Those lyrics just get me everytime..winter snow plans to have a little ball for you to throw.
And speaking of singing and staying strong in his upper register...the ending of "knocks me off my feet" he nails at the end.
I don't wanna boooorrrrre you wiiiith it. Is there a tentative title for the upcoming album? And is the autumn release date
coming from a reliable source?? I'm not questioning any of you all, I just don't wanna get my hop

DezAug 23, 2002 (20h52)
AnotherMusician,
I'm glad you dug the interview. I wish someone had a talk show or radio show dedicated to Stevie where you could ask
him directly about his production process. What would really be cool is Stevie Unplugged!!!!! I don't want to keep beating a
dead horse but, he really needs to go back to the old production process. Were talking about the man who in a two week period
wrote 40 songs. When Stevie started using presets (keyboard voicings that were already programmed) it did'nt convey that warmth
he gave us on MOMM or TB.

Crackerjack,
"Summer soft" is one of my favs from "SITKOL". His upper register is wonderful. It has the same effect in "Golden Lady".


Peace
Dez

CrackerJackAug 23, 2002 (19h55)
I've heard Remy Shand and I must say I was impressed with the retrn of the old school ' sound , its incredible when you hear the songs its like dusting down an old motown album.

I lot of folks say that these guys sound like Stevie, people like Glen lewis, I'm not too sure myself I don't think these guys have the same bite as Stevie's voice, Glen Lewis is quite close but the most closest I've heard is a gospel singer named Job Gibson nicked named blue eyed soul boy now his voice does have a lot of deapth and feel but when you go to the top register of one's voice then none of them touch Stevie.

Classic example is 'Summer Soft' and 'I am Singing ' If you study the way he keeps changing key but keeps his rich tone and quality , a lot of these guys when they go up , there're voice begins to sound thin or it sounds like thier been strangled or at best it sounds like they are crying.


CubeAug 23, 2002 (18h21)
Hi Shand

Yes I remember when Marvin sadly died in the news they played a clip of Stevie doing ,'Light up the Candles' and I was gutted as I kept missing it aparently he did it at the church with just a piano, I really would love to have heard this.Its a beautiful song.

Earlier on today i was lisening to 'St Luio Blues ' for the herbie Hancock album ,' Gerswins World' Stevie is really on form vocally and the great thing is that he's playing with a real band and real drums and Stevie just kicks ass. As stevie is getting older his top register is still intact, he can still hit those top notes with clarity and quality.

I really hope on his new album he releases a couple of unreleased classic ballads which he performed on his seventies live gigs one is entitled 'When you've lost your way' & 'Reflections of you' thats song was more in the early '80's . Also I am dying to hear a song that is mentioned a lot in the site,'How will I know if she loves me'.

Also please Stevie go back to using your Fender rhodes and Moog synths... I love the way they are used in 'Superwoman' especally the gliding bass on the second part of the 'Superwoman' 'Where were you when I needed you'

bondAug 23, 2002 (16h49)
Hallo to all!!Excuse me for my english! Is there someone that can say me if the marvelous Stevie Wonder will come in Italy for a concert??? I'm a fan of Rome.Thank you very much for the answer.Bye bye

secret vowsAug 23, 2002 (16h41)
did you guys know that the song "lighting up the candles" was
written only 12 hours before marvin gaye was shot dead. The song
was supposed to be on "in square circle" but it came on jungle
fever soundtrack.

AnotherMusicianAug 23, 2002 (02h38)
Dez,
Thanks for the info on the article my brutha. That was very inciteful, not to mention
inspiring!! The thing I try to tell people about Stevie is his attention to detail. As a musician
I tend to listen to songs differently then I was before I got into music. I listen to how he might
overdub a bass guitar with the bass notes on a Fender Rhodes (eg. "That Girl) or his intricate harmonies
and I am simply amazed. Alot of times I could here a song by his numerous times and I could here something
new. I could be riding in the car with someone and here it, and they might think I'm crazy cause I rewind
the tape or cd 3 or 4 times just to hear 1 small part! lol. I'm sure Stevie has heard a million people mention
how they want him to get back to that 70's sound (including myself), but we'll just have to see. Actually
now is a good time for him to do that because alot of new artists (musiq, india.arie, glenn lewis, remy shand)
are showing that they have been influenced by Stevie. Especially Remy. Well, I've taken enough of everyon'es time.
Peace

CarlAug 22, 2002 (23h49)
Hi, back aain! Anyone know of a website where i can buy a poster of The one and only? thanks

CarlAug 22, 2002 (23h45)
Hi everybody! Im a 14 year old British boy. You, might think and odd makeup for a Stevie Wonder fan! I think Stevie Wonder is an absolute legend, and in my books the best songwriter ever. I am one of very few boys of my age who like Stevie. I espescially love his earlier stuff, as i havent heard much else, as I am also a huge Motown fan. My favourites song of all time is "For Once In My Life". I wpould love 2 chat to people who like Stevie and give me advice on which albums they recommend. Thanks. I wish I was born earlier to hear him live etc.

DezAug 22, 2002 (23h07)
This is a 1996 interview in which Stevie discusses his writing and production process and his use of technology in his music.
http://ww2.mcgill.ca/psychology/levitin/stevie_p1.html

Peace
Dez

DezAug 22, 2002 (20h56)

I think Stevie really faced a crossroads in that there was new technology available, however there was no room for him to create
the warm synths as AnotherMusician stated earlier. There was an album that was suppose to be released after Musiquarium called
"People move, human plays". I wonder what the album would have sounded like. I respect Stevie for 'doing his own thing'
when it comes to his musical direction, however after SLOP there was something missing. I felt HTJ was definately rushed because
of his fan base loss a year earlier. When I really think of the 'layers' of synths that come from everywhere I think of "Love having
you around", "Superwoman (Where were...)", and "You've got it bad girl" just to name a few.
I too hope this album is indeed a return to form.

AnotherMusicianAug 22, 2002 (18h53)
Ged, good points. That's why I mentioned "respectfully whispered". 'Cause Stevie aint
about to be pushed around. On the video tape "MAKING OF SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE"
he mentioned how before the album was made, his contract was up for renegotiation.
Stevie asked for an unheard of amount of money before he would even turn in the new album.
Keep in mind he's coming off of winning back to back grammy's for album of the year. Berry Gordy
wisely gave in. Good move ya think? Stevie was also the same way in insisting that he get full creative control at the beginning of the 70's. Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye pretty much saved Motown
in the 70's. Oh, and the Jackson 5/Michael Jackson also. Does anybody know of any Marvin Gaye websites similar to this one?
Marvin may not have been as profound or diverse musically as Stevie, but he sure knew how to hit home.
I would have loved to see Marvin at work in the studio..overdubbing his voice and just being the creative
man that he was/is.
websites similar to this?

GedAug 22, 2002 (09h28)
Another.......fair point re cost of session artists, but I don't think the music Icon he became
was about to be pushed around or compromised by executives. Other labels would die for him.
I think time was his problem there. In the eighties he toured the UK several times...I often
heard him perform "something I'm currently working on...check it out.." Working on whilst on
the road in other words....Digi became convenient. Film producers also have a lot to answer for
too...wanting a piece of him. More time constraints/demands. Whilst mentioning films, I could
happily strangle the guy who got him involved in Secret L.O.P. for interupting that unbelievably
productive run. I accept he would have had a break at some point and he would wish to try
other projects...but to use his own phrase he has a "gift" and should share it with us first.
Sounds selfish I know but hey we wait paitiently don't we?

AnotherMusicianAug 22, 2002 (07h02)
And the digi synth/ sequencer sounds of the 80's intrigued him as well as many other
artists. And let's face it, I'm sure there were probably a few record company execs who
respectfully mentioned to him that he might want to consider the new technology over
paying a bunch of studio musicians. It is after all music BUSINESS. Recently Santana
and Steely Dan respectively won Grammys for album of the year. Although Santana
worked with many producers and writers, Steely used their same formula..live musicians,
creative lyrics and a vivid picture. Sound familiar? I just have the feeling this new album is going to
be Stevie's best work in 20 years. By the way, if anyone hasn't seen THE MAKING OF SONGS
IN THE KEY OF LIFE video on Rhino Records, you're missing a treat.

AnotherMusicianAug 22, 2002 (06h48)
I'm not exactly the biggest fan of Stevie's 80's, 90's music. Although he does have
some good moments ("Whereabouts", "With Each Beat of My Heart", "Overjoyed").
But I realize that Stevie even as early as '70-'71 used synths to help paint the vision
in his mind. And he was always on the cutting edge of that..definitely before any R&B artists
even thought about replacing horns, strings and even vocals with synths. He was getting
sounds out of those things even the keyboard manufacturers were not aware of. He would
painstakingly create layer upon layer of synth sounds. And they always had a certain warmth
to them. But because he was still using live musicians (most often himself), the songs still had
a certain unpredicting factor to them. As much as an excellant keyboardist and harmonica
player Mr. Wonder is, he is also an outstanding drummer. His drum time signature patterns
are very complex..(Send One Your Love, Rocket Love, I Am Singing). In other words, during
the 80's I feel the sequencers and drum machines controlled where he was going instead of
him controlling the song...to a certain extent. He was never one to shy away from new
technology. But when technology even ever so slightly interferes with creativity, something
less than optimal usually takes place. But the 80's as a whole was all about technology and
who can come up with the newest sound. And the digisy

CrackerJackAug 21, 2002 (22h26)
I hear that Stevie will be working with some new younger popular producers , this could add an exciting up to date sound or it could be disasteruos.

I find modern R'N B melodies difficult to listen to , they really don't go anywhere I just hope these guys don't try and get Stevie to simplify his style to the very basic level of the so called new R'nB sound.

I must say i am looking forward to this new album.
I saw the Toys of benefits gig over the internet about 6 months ago and he was in fine vocal form.

lets hope this new album is a double or possibly a triple. Is there a title for it yet?

DezAug 21, 2002 (20h50)
I'm one of the biggest Stevie fans. But that doesn't mean that I am going to love everything. I bet even some of the people
around Stevie may disagree on how some of his songs were produced. Stevie once said that he listens to the pepole around him,
but that doesn't mean he's going to go along with what the say. "Conversation Peace" as well as most of his post "Music of my Mind"
albums were really spectacular. The production however, could have been better. For instance, Stevie was performing "Taboo to love"
since 1983. Now if that song would have made "Musiquarium" or "The woman in red", it would have been even greater.

Basically since his accident in 1973, Stevie has not felt the need to put out an album a year. Yes, "Fulfillingness First Finale" came out
the year after his accident, however alot of songs for that album were already completed. Infact, "They won't go when I go"
was the third song Stevie ever wrote on a synthesizer in 1971. I think one big mistake was no longer working with
Malcolm Cecil and Robert Magouleff. Not that I don't like John Fischback and Gary Olazabal (producers on "Songs in...."),
its just that, although "Songs in the key of life" was a great and powerful album, there were spaces in the music that weren't filled
with much needed instumentation like "Joy inside my tears" for exampl

CrackerJackAug 21, 2002 (19h18)
I though that converstaion peace had some great moments , i loved 'Rain your Love down & 'Taboo to Love' I thought was very moving.
Of his very most recent songs what stands out is his duet with Dianne schur, 'Finnaly' he is on good vocal form here but to be honest I was dissappointed with the ballad from the Spike Lee film ,'Bamboozled' he did a track entitled, 'Some Years Ago' which had a great melody but I felt he could have taken his time on the vocal of this song.

His voice sounded like he was trying to hard and some of the little vocal runs did'nt quite work .
The melody has similarities to something out of 'Secret Life of Plants ' but if you compare the track, 'Secret life of Plants' to this one you will hear the difference. On 'Secret life....' you will hear the clear vocal delivery but on 'Some Years ago' his voice sounds quite tired and a bit worn out.

I am an ardent Stevie fan and i know this may upset a few Stevie fans but constructive critism can be a help.

I know Stevie can still pull it off but I personally think he needs to take his time when recording and not over sing the phrases and just let that richness and vocal quality and also senstivity come thru again.

PoppapaAug 21, 2002 (13h58)
HELP! I'm going to be performing "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" in a karaoke contest final tomorrow (Thursday 8/22) night. I would really like to find out what the words to Stevie's opening soliliquy are ASAP (I can only make out bits and pieces) and I would love to be able to recite it as well. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Jim

BARBARAAug 21, 2002 (13h19)
Dear Stevie,
I am looking for your song that was the soundtrack of the mouvie " the 56th street boys",
whare can I find title and text?
love Barbara.

GedAug 21, 2002 (04h06)
Just want to qualify my last remark below....Don't get rid of ALL synths....Living for the City
is a symphonic masterpiece for example....I mean those predictable sequenced drums etc. I am
not used to knowing what the next note is going to be when I hear a Stevie number for the
first time. I go along with Dez' comments re C Peace. The album was a move back in the right
direction. "Sensuous whisper" also stands out there. I also am perplexed by the PR Motown
gives his releases. I think they are happy with the reputation he already has but as this forum
shows there are many young fans thirsting for his work and info on him. Perhaps they think he
will overshadow new acts to much....but they should make them aspire to his standards

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 21, 2002 (00h58)
New Stevie Song UPDATE!! I've just gotten back from a late-night trip to my local Tesco (UK grocery store) and bought the new Eva Cassidy album 'Imagine'. For those of you who don't know of her: she is a late Jazz singer who is having tremendous success here in the UK. Her last album of songs 'SongBird' topped the UK charts and sold over a million copies. This is from a lady who was unknown in the UK and, unfortunately, died in 1996. ANYWAY:

on her new album 'Imagine', she covers a Stevie song from the Spike Lee film soundtrack 'School Daze'. The song is called 'I Can Only Be Me' and it's gorgeous.

Also, in the sleeve of the album it is written: 'Eva first heard 'I Can Only Be Me', a Stervie Wonder song that Stevie is yet to record, on the soundtrack to Spike Lee's film 'School Daze'. If, according to her friends, one of Eva's life ambitions was to be a backup singer for Stevie Wonder, perhaps her dream will be fulfilled in reverse - if Stevie ever sings along with Eva's "diva" version of his song.'

How fantastic is this?! I've just bought that album and I'm playing the track now. Her voice is so gorgeous. Check it out.

J.

DezAug 21, 2002 (00h49)
"Conversation Peace" is a good album. There are places on the album that remind me why I've been into his music for so long.
Of course "For your love" is among my favs. "Rain your love down" and "I'm New" are also constant reminders. Still, I felt he
started loosing the steam with "Cold Chill". Actually "Cold Chill" would have been great ,say, if it were on "In Square Cirlcle".
Also "Sorry" really didn't do it for me. All in all it is a very good album but, some songs make it sound a little out dated.
Also I felt Motown really didn't do anything to push this album. I believe it was a March 1995 release. By the end of the summer
you really didn't hear anything from it again. Also "Natural Wonder" was a 1995 release. There were no singles pulled from that
album at all. I mean, come on....some of those live performances were really good! I think "Ribbon in..." or "Rocket Love"
should have made the air waves. I don't want to get side tracked here. Like any of his 80's albums,"Conversation Peace" kind
of suffers in that its not the actual song, but its the production that makes all the difference. If he's gone back to doing
things the way he used to, we may have the album we have all been waiting for and maybe Stevie will snatch another Grammy!



STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 20, 2002 (23h56)
DEFINITELY ditch the digital/synthesizer sounds. What do you all think of 'Conversation Peace'?!

GedAug 20, 2002 (22h19)
Just a thought re comments by Dez -four below. A lot of people..me included are hoping to see
numbers he wrote in the halcyon seventies period, but held back, on the new album. If though,
as Dez states "Cryin through..." and "Free" were from that period, then is that what we should
be hoping? Whilst good numbers they weren't his innovative best....probably would have been
when they were wrote! Maybe if we get "Brand new" stuff on the album it will be innovative
for THIS period and take music on again (It needs it!) Innovation was/is his genius.
Ditch the all digi stuff though!

FredAug 20, 2002 (21h56)
I've been a Stevie fan for many, many years now but unfortunately I never saw him life on stage. Does anyone know if he has plans to tour in Europe/ the Netherlands?

TimAug 20, 2002 (20h24)
Has anyone ever listened to Glenn Lewis? He is a new soul singer and sounds a lot like Stevie Wonder. On a few of his songs, his voice is almost exactly like Stevie's. It's cool because it's like listening to what Stevie would sound like if he made music in today's R&B business. Check out the songs "Dream", "simple things", and "it's not fair". They're all good, but those in particular have some stevie-like moments

Tim

Terry PaulAug 20, 2002 (05h33)
Hello,

We are inquiring as to the possibility of interviewing Mr. Wonder for our radio show "Rock ‘N?Souls" which is broadcast around the world on AM/FM, short wave and internet radio! We'd like to produce a full hour program, encompassing an interview plus 5 songs!

Our show is unique in the sense that our interviews focus more on a musician's / actor’s inner strength and inspiration while still featuring the artist's work.

To make this happen we would only require a 30-40 minute interview over the phone. From our survey our listeners would love too hear Stevie featured on our show and it would be an honor to interview him.

Please consider granting us an interview!

All the best,

Terry Paul

Producer, Rock ‘N?Souls

BiZiLaGuNAug 20, 2002 (00h24)
Hi everybody!
This is BZLGN from Andalusia. I'm 26 and I must confess I've been a Michael Jackson fan for almost 20 years now and always admired Stevie, but you know, as someone said I won't waste time in talking bout all I've missed. I really love this man, I really really do, and his duets with MJ just drive me nuts, I love them and it's a shame that Just Good Friends was the ONLY song in MJ's Bad album that didn't go out as a single :( I hope to be around the board everyday from now on if you don't mind ;)
Hey I wanna ask you something about these two: Back in 1987 Michael was touring Australia, Stevie was there too at the time and they joined together onstage for a song. I think they sang Just Good Friends, but no idea. Get It, maybe? A picture on Michael's autobiography is the only thing I've ever found about it and I gotta ask if you know more about this? Is there any recording somewhere or something? THX!!!
I'm very happy to find this board :)

DezAug 19, 2002 (20h18)
I sort of agree with the comments earlier regarding "In Square Circle". This is Stevie in his semi-commercial period.
The songs there are great, however I wish he would have used more live instrumentation vs. all digital. My favorite song from that album is
"Never in your sun". "Characters" on the other hand I felt had a few gray areas. Yes, "Skeletons" and "My eyes don't cry"
are worth mentioning, but, songs like "Galaxy Paradise" and "In your corner" didn't bring out the best of Stevie in the late 80's.
Again Stevie went to the vault of songs.......did you know that "Crying through the night" was written around the time of "Songs in the key
of life"? Also "Free" was wriiten around the time of "Innervisions".

Some may think I'm nuts, but, over all, I think that the "Woman in Red" sound track is just as good as "Characters"
(minus "I just called....:")

Peace
Dez

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 18, 2002 (19h45)
Great story about 'Lately'!! I have to say that 'Hotter Than July' is too patchy for me. After the highlights: 'I Ain't Gonna Stand..', 'All I Do', 'Lately', and 'Master Blaster' you're left with a collection of sub-standard filler as on 'Characters'. 'In Square Circle' is much better!!

DezAug 18, 2002 (18h55)
"Hotter than July" has to be mentioned among my top ten Stevie albums. This album too was sort of overlooked (probably because
of "Secret life of plants"). This album was more sing-a-long-freindly, yet it is very complex and sophisticated. For me one of the stand out songs has
to be "I ain't gonna stand for it". When I was younger, I didn't believe that was Stevie. He could really throw his voice. However towards the
end of the song his natural voice kicked in. This song as well as others proved that Stevie DID NOT want to be categorized. Stevie had very creative
a way of putting songs on this album. Before the release on the album Stevie performed 3 new songs in a 1980 concert. The songs were "Ribbon in the sky", "Reflections of you" and "Lately". Stevie said that whatever song got the most response would be on the his up-coming album. As you see "Lately" won.

Peace
Dez

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 18, 2002 (13h00)
Found a great site that reviews Stevie's albums. Check it out; it's a gr8 read: http://www.warr.org/stevie.html

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 18, 2002 (12h28)
How fantastic is 'In Square Circle'?! If you can get your ears past the very "tinny" 80s sounding production, then you hear a very cool, chilled-out Stevie album. I've played it to death lately!

If anyone wants to add me to MSN to chat about Stevie and anythin' else that's on your mind: steviewondersgenius@hotmail.com

nick dia, the nubian queen supremeAug 18, 2002 (00h23)
stevie wonder is SO BEAUTIFUL!! his voice is full of love...he is a GOD and his life is absolutely sacred and protected by the most high god. i love you stevie..thankyou for everything!!, love from dia!xx

CubeAug 17, 2002 (19h01)
Its great to hear that Stevie will be releasing a new single this Autumn, I wonder if its going to be another classic ballad, I reckon its going to be a killer track as a great taster for the new album.

'If Ever ' to me was one of my favourite recent Stevie songs, I prefer the version thats on the ballad collection then the one from the movie,'Down the Delta' the version on the ballad collection sounds a much better mix and his vocal really flows beautifully.

JonathanAug 17, 2002 (19h01)
Hey Abesse! I am very interested in getting a copy of this cassette of yours...
If you have any possibility to make a copy of it and send it to me I would be very glad!
Please contact me about this matter by e-mail... Thank you also for all the information you've shared!

To Rasmus: Yes it must have been the Polar Award program that you described, just like Abesse said...
I had a feeling of this... Thanks for the information and by the way... Have you tried to contact
swedish television conserning Stevie Wonder material and in that case, what did they say?

m.stevensAug 17, 2002 (10h37)
Stevland! Hello; I was hoping I could find any info about you touring soon ?
Hope so I'm feeling mighty down. I need your inspiration. Mark

cssniper1Aug 17, 2002 (09h39)
i was just trying to find out info on one of your songs, i got the beat in my head, juts looking for the right song though. it is pretty popular so i was wondernig if anyone could send me a list of what popular stevie wonder songs are still playing now.

AnotherMusicianAug 17, 2002 (08h59)
Dawn,
Stevie was nothing short of honored when he heard India.arie's tribute to him "wonderful".
I've heard that he was instrumental in getting her signed to Motown Records.

My top 5 songs for today are;
1) Bird Of Beauty (this song is covered by many jazz artists. vocalists & instrumentalists)
2) Love Light In Flight
3) Seems So Long
4) I Aint Gonna Stand For It
5) Purple Raindrops

DawnAug 17, 2002 (03h05)
WonderFans! I'm so glad I found you. Despite my 46 years on this planet, I've just now discovered this site. I won't waste time lamenting about how much time has passed -- I'm just going to rejoice that I'm finally with my people. Please bear with me while I get up to speed...
1. Who is Lad?
2. Has this forum heard what Stevie thinks about Indie Arie's dedication to him? The bonus track, "Wonderful" is a touching tribute that I just heard this past February and have always been curious about what his reaction might have been.
I look forward to your response.

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 17, 2002 (01h36)
To any1 who has sent me an e-mail recently: could you send me one again as I haev accidently erased your addresses. Thanx. J.

VivianaAug 16, 2002 (22h29)
Thank you,mon petit Laura...For your information about www.naturalwonder.co.uk It helped me so much!

Kiss for beautiful Laura..From Me,Viviana

VivianaAug 16, 2002 (22h26)
Im crazy about Stevie's songs..None can replace his name in our heart.. He is genius with so many romantic songs,great music,good melodies, brilliant words,he has teach us if this life is beautiful,many wonderful think about love,and I think he has give us so many beautiful things in our live...Thank you,Stevie you will always alive in our hearts ....

Brother 9/15Aug 16, 2002 (21h46)
By the way, my email is bro915@hotmail.com.

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 16, 2002 (21h38)
Top 5 Stevie songs of this week:

1. Ordinary Pain
2. Saturn
3. Each Other's Throats
4. I Was Made To Love Her
5. As

Brother 9/15Aug 16, 2002 (20h50)
Can somebody please email me the set list of Sir Stevie's 1988 CHARACTERS TOUR. I saw Stevie for the first time in November of 1988? What was that amazing first song he sung on that tour(when he first walked out on the stage).I think it was an unreleased song. I think that was To this day, that concert is still the greatest musical experience I've ever experienced, except back in 1977 when I my parents gave me the first album I ever owned SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE and I put on the album and listened to it. The song "Love's In Need Of Love Today" of course was the first song that played. The song put me in tears( I was only 8 years old at the time). The album was more like a 1 1/2 hour movie to me...a journey....a musical experience to behold.

lauraAug 16, 2002 (18h44)
Hi, I just wanted to say thank you to Stevie for writing and performing such great songs.
Has anyone else had a look at: www.naturalwonder.co.uk ? It is a tribute band to Stevie, and
they're CD is great! You should check it out!
P.S. by the way, I'm the 12 year old laura! Bye!

chrisAug 16, 2002 (11h35)
i love stevie wonder's songs he is one of the best singers of all times

ShortyJAug 16, 2002 (05h34)
Stevie you are one of the few poeple out there we can call a real musician all those rapers and other people dont come even close to you thank you for showing a young mind like mine what a real musician and artist is

EvelineAug 16, 2002 (00h12)
I have find it!!! In www.google.com..I write redemption song lyric and enter..But the singer is Bob Marley !!Merci pour all friends who helped me!
You can try to looking for many lyric in this site!.;It helped us!

DezAug 15, 2002 (23h42)
I don't know if any of you have seen this site, but the site owner has a lenthy list of uneleased Stevie songs. I'm sure some of you have heard these songs
since they've been mentioned in the forum. I've heard many of these and scatch my head and wonder why he didn't release these.
http://www.geocities.com/stevievisions/unreleased.html

Peace
Dez




KateAug 15, 2002 (22h45)
Stevie Wonder you ROCK! I love your song "Stay Gold" from The Oustsiders (1983) I would love 2 b able to meet you...someday!
thank you for giving me the chance to be inspired! Stay gold stevie............. love Kate xxxxxx

SteviegurlAug 15, 2002 (10h44)
Stevie Wonder is truly a genius in his own right. Bringing words from heart through is full lips.
His display of passion and love for all life is truly astonishing. From adults to children his music has
truly made an impact. That why it saddens me that the person that built this sight would let people
believe he himself is Stevie Wonder. I havent' seen one message that states differently from Lad. Great
site...but, shame on you!!!!

panAug 15, 2002 (01h57)
bk, where did you get this info from about a single being released this fall??

DezAug 15, 2002 (00h01)
One of my favotite Stevie harmonica solo moments is "Too High". Actually you get two solos. Of the Stevie-funk songs
these solos are the FUNKIEST. "Please don't go" is another fine solo. However, the solo that brings tears to my eyes has to be
"Easy going' evening my mama's call" from SITKOL.

Peace
Dez

CubeAug 14, 2002 (22h29)
There's also another rare Stevie ballard which can be found on Marva Hicks Album which was released in 1991 I believe the I can't remember the name of the album but the song is entitled, 'Strong is our Love' and I personally thing its Stevie's best duet ballad , his voice blends beautifully with Marva's .

Marva is also Stevie's backing singer.

About the new single its certainly long overdue , I really hope he releases, Spread the Love' which he sang on a tribute show to Bill Crosby & his wife.

Spread the Love is one of the best update Stevie songs with beautiful chords and excellent typical Stevie melody.

I also hope Stevie gets back to using real instruments and real drums as he is also an excellent drummer.

Who know he might even put out old stuff that has'nt yet been released such as ,'Reflections of You ' or 'The Future'

I hope there are songs like 'If its magic' with just a harp and voice.

bkAug 14, 2002 (21h37)
continued.....playing(harmonica).I know of no tablature for playing.Although mainly single notes that are played
on the Hohner chromatic harp,Stevies breathing/trills/note bending/glissantes/vibrato/all have that unique quality.
Toots Thielemans/Larry adler(the late),and Tommy Reilly all admire(d) Stevie's unique talent.After all it started out with
"Fingertips".Stevies all round musicianship is outstanding.Keyboard/harp/drums and vocal are all brilliant.The man is
unique.He should be honoured in every Hall of Fame!!!My favouite Stevie harmonica moments/solos are
1)For once in my life
2)Fingertips 7)Creepin
3)Thats what friends are for. 8)Pearl (solo)
4)Heaven must be missing an angel 9)Send one your love.
5)Alfie 10)The lonely One(With D.Mason)
6)More than a dream.(Check-out eivets-rednow lp)

bkAug 14, 2002 (21h20)
Just a quick hello from BK in the UK.Stevies got a new single coming out in autumn.The album
may come out before XMAS apparently.Although if not it would be in February.Stevie is looking to tour
next spring.
I,m just listening to a remastered copy of Characters LP.Ps "Where i'm coming from "LP has some fine
moments."Never dreamed you'd leave in summer",plus the epic "Sunshine in their eyes".Plus the enchanting
"Think of me girl as your soldier".Its clear to see the mature,adult Stevie starting to expand his musical horizons on this LP
Ironically he sings "Do yourself a favour,open up your mind,get yourself together,hey there ain't much time!"
So much music bears Stevies influence.I often hear tracks that just ooze that Stevie sound.From Jamiraquai to
Usher to Alicia Keys and many more.I do not know which "Hall of fame"Stevie maybe be in,but i think he probably
is without doubt the single biggest influence on soul/r'n'b music.Respect to Ray Charles/Marvin Gaye/AL Green/Sam Cooke
Michael Jackson/Prince/etc.But for writing/vocal/production/musicianship Stevie is easily tops.Maybe his personal/love/woman
life has had its ups and downs,but he's always been in and out of love.It would be nice to see a modern biography written.
Anyway bye for now.Ps can we have a list of Stevies top ten singles??????Please post your suggestions.Ps Stevies harmonica
play

LauraAug 14, 2002 (20h28)
Hi, I just wondered if there were any other young fans of Stevie Wonder, and what are they're favourite songs? Please if there are any, could they post a message and tell me?
I also have a querie, does anyone know if you can buy Stevie song books in London or Kent? I realy want a book because I just passed my grade 2 piano! Thanks, Bye!

DezAug 14, 2002 (20h20)
I know alot of us feel that Stevies "I just called to say......" era was kind of a let down compared to 10 years before
when he made rock musicians go to the back of the class. However, there are some songs from that era that are as
moving as his previous years. "Upset Stomach" from the "Last Dragon" soundtrack 1985, is really good. In my mind
I always thought of it as part 2 to "Stranger on the shore of love" from "In Square Circle". Yes, the digi synths are there
but in this song I wouid say he put them to good use. This song is not long at all...some may say that is a good/bad thing:)

ChuiAug 14, 2002 (19h20)
The music that courses through your body, mind, and soul has touched me in so many positive ways. I only hope that I can, one day, create music as beautiful yours. I'm eternally grateful.

AnotherMusicianAug 14, 2002 (18h31)
Rasmus,
The Stevie Wonder/Dianne Schuur song can be found on her album FRIENDS FOR SCHUUR.
It came out about 2 years ago. It's an excellent album. Ms. Schuur even does a nice mellow,
jazzy version of "I Just Called To Say I Love You" featuring Herbie Handcock on piano. Another
Stevie song people may not be too familiar with is on Take 6's "Join The Band" album. The song
is called "Why I Feel This Way", and I tell ya, it brings chills to my spine every time I hear it.

RasmusAug 14, 2002 (17h52)
Hey Wonderfans:)Is there an album with the Wonder/Schuur song?

RasmusAug 14, 2002 (17h40)
hey Abesse!You`ve got everything on tape:)!!Im very innterrested in gettin a copy.If u want..u can contact me on rasmusneger@hotmail.com.Hope to hear from u:) rasmus

alanrobsonAug 14, 2002 (16h13)
hi there all stevie wonder fans i have been a fan of stevies music for as long as i can remember my favorite song is i just called to say i love you i think it is remarkable for a singer who is blind to make so many great songs fae alan in scotland

Jonks, Aug 14, 2002 (14h12)
Dez,

I cant rememeber all of them but here are a few I know are definately on there......do you think this has any monetary value???? I would never sell it as it was the first Stevie Wonder album I ever listened to and it was this album that claimed him another fan..ME!!

I wanna talk to you
place in the sun
blowin in the wind
alfie
i never dreamed you'd leave in summer
signed, sealed, delivered
cherie amour
once in my life

let me know if you find anything out....you can email me on barcodebloke@yahoo.co.uk

best wishes,

Jonks

abesseAug 14, 2002 (10h30)
hello rasmus and stille,
I abesse from paris
I understand that you are looking to the swedis program of the polar prize in 1999 in stockolm ?
Lucky that my wife is swedish. I have the "diamond" in a vhs cassette.
special "felicitations" to lisa nilsson, stephen simmons and others for the songs in this cassette.

the version Love's in Need of Love Today sing by stephen simmons is really nice.
if i can do anaything for you.
let me know

salut to all of you

AnotherMusicianAug 14, 2002 (04h05)
Dez,
I agree with you on that WHERE I'M COMING FROM ALBUM. Lamentably, that cd was
"borrowed" from my collection and I've been unable to find it. Stevie is indeed an album
artist. And all of his greatest hits collections and compilations, although very good,
tend not to dig deep enough for me. As I write this, I'm listening to "With Each Beat Of My Heart".
Truly a classic.

DezAug 14, 2002 (03h45)
I'm sure we've probably talked about this before but, "Where I'm coming from" is an album that I think was a bit
underrated. Its full of really great songs. We have all heard "If you really love me" and "I never dreamed you'd leave in summer", but I love
the lesser known songs like "Something out of the blue", "Look Around", and "Take up a course in happiness".

Stevie was starting to get fed up with the Motown formula of writing and producing songs. This is the period right before he left Motown
and moved to NY to begin that famous 70's period that would catapult him to the mega star status.
"Where I'm coming from" is the true first fruit of his musical break away. Only four months after its April 1971 release, he began
the work that would eventually be "Music of my mind".




ryanAug 14, 2002 (03h36)
Stevie is "super-insane-crazy" awesome when it comes to the
harmonica, and I was wondering if anybody has or knows where to
find any of his chromatic harmonica tabs.

kolelaAug 14, 2002 (00h38)
Mr. Wonder, I wanna thanks to God for send us an artist and man like you.
I saw you the last time in were in brazil (in São Paulo). I Could say that was one of more
special moments of my life. My first time that listened you was in the albun Musiquarium, a
gift of dad. .... What I say .... Thank's man.

evelineAug 14, 2002 (00h34)
Lyric "Redemption song"
pour Moi..kijanghutan@yahoo.com

evelineAug 14, 2002 (00h33)
Help me to get "Redemption Song" lyric s'il vous plàit...

kolelaAug 14, 2002 (00h26)
Hi I'm looking for a lyric of song ( Ribbon in the sky). If somebody have it, please send it to me.
I'm from Brazil. kolela30@hotmail.com

EvelineAug 13, 2002 (23h48)
Salut,
could somebody help me to get the lyric of "Redemption song"?
I need it..Because I love it so much! Merci boucoup pour tout!

DezAug 13, 2002 (21h52)
Jonks,

I've heard of this album berfore. I think it was around the late 70's. What's the track list? This one is rare indeed.


Peace
Dez

JonksAug 13, 2002 (13h35)
I have got a vinyl album called "Portrait of Stevie Wonder", does anybody know where I can get it on CD and is it a rare album as I cant seem to find it anywhere????

AnotherMusicianAug 13, 2002 (03h27)
Tiffany,
I couldn't agree with you more about "All I Do". For me to say I have an absolute favorite Stevie song is just plain nuts.
There are too many. Right now I'm listenin' to "Seems So Long" from MUSIC OF MY MIND, and I'm thinking...is there anybody more profound, anybody who pays more attention to detail, anybody who personifies the meaning of "artist", "genius", "musician", "humanitarian" etc. more than Mr. Wonder?

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 13, 2002 (01h38)
I think Stevie should come to the UK and play a few dates next year when the new album comes out.

J

TiffanyAug 12, 2002 (22h15)
All I do is one of my favorite "stevie songs". How powerful is that jam!

rasmusAug 12, 2002 (16h05)
hey Jonathan!It was a coupple of years ago Stevie recieved an award in stockholm.A lot of swedish singers performed his songs to honor him.(didnt sound to good though:))After the show there was an afterparty where Stevie jammed with 2 swedes and tooth(the spelling might me wrong)Anyway all of this were send on Swedish television.Im gonna try to get a copy from them.Im a big Stevie Wonder fan and I collect everything his involved in.sorry for my bad english:)

abesseAug 12, 2002 (13h05)
Hello master !

I am sending you this message from PARIS.
No words enough strong to describe what you do. it is so marvellous. Listen to you music is like being in an other dimension.
All that you do is really the perfection. I always have a cd of you with me. Of course my best is 'songs of the key of life'.
Everyone should hear at it when he is in troubles or when he is in LOVE.
I see in each song of you a message to all the human being.
When are you coming you again to france ? We miss you so much.
My best remenbers of a concert were in PARIS BERCY with two fantastic evenings.
How can i fing a video of one of you Concert live ???

Sincerely Abesse Hamdi

a4Aug 12, 2002 (07h26)
Hello Stevie Wonder. I'm such a big fan of yours. I'm 12 years old and live N.C.
You are my favorite singer of all time. I listen to your tape every day. I listen to Stevie Wonder Characters. My favorite song on that tape is I'll be in your corner. My favorite of all time is as. You have been a big part of my life. I would love to see you come out with another record. Every time someone would compare you to some one else I'd say Stevie Wonder is the best of all time hands down. I would love to see you do a concert in Fayetteville North Carolina at the crown colisium. But all I want to do is meet the man who has inspired me. Some people have batman or superman as their all time hero. But my hero is the greatest musician,singer,and person in the world. Thank you Mr. Wonder!! ps please think about the concert.

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 12, 2002 (02h35)
Stevie - thanx again for another week filled with the best songs ever written, produced and performed. I will never tire of listening to such beauty. And, as long as you are in my life, I shall be happy, and with a soul that is fulfilled. J. UK.

Viviana OsemontAug 11, 2002 (18h52)
Stevie,..You are my biggest favorite forever!!
Stevie,..KEEP CREATE THE INCREDIBLE SONG FOR THIS WORLD
TO MAKE THIS WORLD MORE BEAUTIFUL & BRIGHTFULL !!!

Viviana EvelineAug 11, 2002 (18h47)
My biggest 20 favourite:
1.My cherrie amour
2.Never had a dream come true
3.For once in my life
4.Partime lover
5.Yester-me,yester-you,yesterday..
6.Sir Duke
7.Ebony & Ivory
8.I just called(Of course I like it!)
9.A place in the sun
10.Overjoyed
11.You & I
12.If ever
13.All in love is fair
14.Lately
15.For your love
16.Too shy to say
17.Never dreamed you'd leave in Summer
18.You are the sunshines of my life
19.Kiss lonely goodbye
20.Redemption song

Viviana EvelineAug 11, 2002 (18h29)
Dear Stevie Wonder...Thank you very much to create many beautiful songs..You are so genius!..All of your songs remain me to my lover in France...If Thierry and I spent the romantic night together..We always heard your CD "THE VERY BEST OF STEVIE WONDER"..You are our favorite musician..Sometimes We like to dance with your beautiful music..Keep create to make this world more beautiful & brightfull!!!!

secret vowsAug 11, 2002 (18h25)
where can i dowload the stevie diane schur song, please help
me.

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 11, 2002 (15h36)
Anyone have sales figures for any of Stevie's albums?!

Rob T.Aug 11, 2002 (03h36)
Thanks, Anothermusician! I just downloaded the Stevie and Daine Schuur song, and it's great!
I had never heard of it before

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 11, 2002 (00h28)
The second half of 'Ordinary Pain' is SO damn funky!!!

laura age11Aug 10, 2002 (23h28)
hi, my name is laura and i am 11 years old my sister hayley is 2 and we both love your song i just called to say i love you my little sister nows more of it than i do love laura p.s please write back cause all the other popstars dont.

TicoAug 10, 2002 (20h44)
Alright! Another musician, I play my 73 rhodes as well and think; men! how to come up with those beautifull chords! maybe we can exchange some music, cause I'm really curious off this recordings you're telling about.

AnotherMusicianAug 10, 2002 (16h49)
Tico,
thank you. I'm trying to put the music back in the music business. All I need is my Fender Rhodes and I'm straight!!

As I write this, I'm currently listenin' to "Finally", a Stevie Wonder/Dianne Schuur collaboration...out of sight!!

TicoAug 10, 2002 (16h26)
Jenn, I've read there is a new album comming up in september this year.... (maybe?).I'm also curious if we can see him live somewhere on this erath. Rasmus -> do you already know something about the live show (s). If you know something let me know please .
Anothermusician -> glad to read there are musicians like you.
Love.

DezAug 10, 2002 (15h36)
Aaron,

"Where I'm coming from" is Stevie's 1971 album. I've seen this CD on Ebay alot lately. You may be able to special order this
album in your local music store. I wonder if they will remaster this CD as they (Motown) did the following four CDs.

Peace
Dez

JennAug 10, 2002 (06h36)
Does anyone know if Stevie ever plays live anymore? Do you think he will to support the new album?

JonathanAug 10, 2002 (02h26)
Question for Rasmus: I got curious about this swedish tv-show where Stevie Wonder played live together
with Tooth Thielemans, (is the spelling correct...?). Do you know the name of this show? I know I saw this guy in
Kjell Lönnås show and I remembered that his skills in harmonica was mighty impressive! The melody and the way he
played had also Stevie Wonder influences i think... But once again... Do you know the name of the tv-show in
which they both appeared playing live together...? Big thanks in advance!!!

AaronAug 10, 2002 (00h18)
hi my name is Aaron and I'm glad to be writing here for the first time, hey dez where can I find "Where I'm Coming From''. If anbody knows where I can find it in new jersey contact me at this web site. Stevie thank you for your music and effort. I'm 12 and when I grow up I want to be like you and just wrote my first album. Thank you.

Phil SykesAug 9, 2002 (20h36)
With all this talk of favourite albums, surely "Natural Wonder" The live album has to be the best. What could possibley beat Stevie live in concert.

AnotherMusicianAug 9, 2002 (18h57)
Hi Paloma,
"Hold On To Your Dreams" can be found on SONG REVIEW. I'll go and figure out the chords for you. (lol, I say that like Stevie's chords are easy to figure out).

AnotherMusicianAug 9, 2002 (18h51)
O.K. My top 10 favorite Stevie lyrics are as follows; (it changes everyday though...lol)

1) your body moved with grace and song, like symphony by Bach or Brahams
2) I'm so darn proud he let me try it again..cause the last time I lived I lived a whole world of sin
3) her clothes are old, but never are they dirty
4) secretly, I've been admiring you intensely, so much so that I'd like to settle down with you and make a home
5) when all is put away, the losing side I play
6) a smiling face is, an earth-like star..a frown can't bring out the beauty that you are
7) I knew you were gonna ask me that..by closing it's leaves and swallowing it....(Venus Flytrap And The Bug)
8) far more frequently you're wearin' perfume...when I ask will you be comin' back soon...you don't know..never know
9) Londie it could have not been done, without you who conceived the one
10) la la laaaaa la la la ("My Cherie Amour"..it sounds simple, but it actually works..*only Stevie...ya gotta love him*)

palomaAug 9, 2002 (17h18)
I'm desperately looking for the lyrics (and chords, if anybody has them!) to Stevie Wonder's song
"Hold on to your dreams", a little known song which still was included in one of his "Greatest hits"
albums. Any clues?.

rasmusAug 9, 2002 (16h46)
hey Phil!Im also looking for live material..There was a Wonder program on vh1 in may.They showed 5-6 song from a live performance with stevie.But I dont know if its published..I`ve also seen him live on swedish television,playing together with tooth thielemans,an amazing performance!!I`m trying to get a copy myself:)and of course you`ve seen him doing blowin in the wind live onthe bob dylan tribute consert.His best performance ever!!!!Thanks again for this page.

TicoAug 9, 2002 (15h16)
Overjoyed! by all this messages. I wonder if Stevie will get this memessages, but if he does...this forum is a result of a creation by (a) God. I want to thank Stevie and everyone who was inspired by the energy of Stevie and wrote something on this page.

DezAug 9, 2002 (03h54)
My Top 10 Stevie albums list is:
1. Talking Book
2. Innervisions
3. Music of My Mind
4. Fulfillingness First Finale
4. Where I'm Coming From
5. Hotter Than July
6. Looking Back
7. Signed Sealed Delivered
8. Woman In Red
9. In Square Circle
10. Stevie Wonder 'live' At the Talk of the Town

Ahh Man......it sucks that we can only pick 10....we can't neglect the other 20 or so..

Peace
Dez


STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 9, 2002 (00h25)
What are your Top 10 Stevie albums - including Greatest Hits if need be?! Mine look like this:

1. 'Fullfilingness' First Finale'
2. Innervisions'
3. 'Songs in the Key of Life'
4. 'Music of My Mind'
5. 'Talking Book'
6. 'Greatest Hits 2'
7. 'Conversation Peace'
8. 'In Square Circle'
9. 'Greatest Hits'
10. 'Jungle Fever

Phil SykesAug 8, 2002 (21h54)
Hello to all Stevie Wonder fans.

I run a Stevie Wonder tribute band in the UK called Natural Wonder. Our web site is www.naturalwonder.co.uk

We've been going about a year now and are starting to get a lot of work here in the UK.
Apart from the Songs in the key of life DVD, does anyone know if there is any visual material available for Stevie. I'd love to see a video of him in concert.
If anyone knows, please e mail me, phil@naturalwonder.co.uk
Thanks.

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 8, 2002 (21h07)
Aaaaaaaaaagh!! I'm addicted to 'Go Home' and 'For Your Love' today!! I've been stuck in the house trying to trawl my way through four novels before uni' in September, and Mr Wonder has been my only respite!!

Thank The Lord for Stevie!!!

MattiaAug 8, 2002 (13h31)
Hi , I'm italian and my english isn't very good but what i want to say it's very simple :
Thank you Stevie to everithing you give me every time that i hear your voice,your music and your soul.

PadraigAug 8, 2002 (01h02)
Does anybody know the name of the tribute song Stevie wrote for Minnie Riperton?

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 8, 2002 (00h44)
My Top 5 Stevie songs of the past week:

1. 'Go Home'
2. 'These Three Words'
3. 'Superwoman'
4. 'I Love You Too Much'
5. 'Creepin''

Eric BAug 7, 2002 (23h04)
...when Cecil returned for Jungle Fever, some of that sound was back. I was pretty impressed with "I Love You More" (from Very Special Christmas 5). That sounds like it could have come from Fulfillingness First Finale. I also am interested in this "The Future" song he had written for the FFFII project as Margouleff and biographer John Swenson had mentioned. I also heard that he said if something happens to him, he has ordered all his backlog of material destroyed. I wish he would reconsider that.
So he's announced an album for next January. I had long given up expecting albums. When they show up, they show up. For the past few years, I've lived off of the stuff he releases on other people's projects.

Eric BAug 7, 2002 (23h01)
In 1989, the Fan Club was located on the south side of Magnolia Blvd. right on the border of LA and Burbank. I think the address was 46xx[something]. I had made sure stop by once in my exploration of the LA area. I think it was printed in the In Square Circle and characters Album. I think that's still where I had written when I finally got a response in 1995-- an autographed picture reading "My love Is With you". The place looked pretty permanent, so it's a good bet it's still there.
As for my own preference, I like the Margouleff and cecil period best. With them he had produced some pretty funky and jazzy stuff that had more melody. The instruments also. Simple Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, piano and Arp & Moog synthesizers and/or vocals as the background. Nearly everyone else used electric guitar, bass and strings during that time. So Stevie's stuff was so different.When they left, his stuff like Songs in the Key of Life, Hotter than July and singles like Part Time Lover had more of a pop appeal, (all you really need for that is a rhythm and a riff), and used more conventional instruments (or at least synthesized versions of them) but the 1972-4 stuff, particularly Talking Book, was so unique. I was so moved when I heard the original Feeding off the Love of the Land, but later I learned from the interview another site had with Margouleff, that this was not new, but from the early 70's, like the rest of the stuff it sounds like. However, when Cecil returned f

SarahAug 7, 2002 (13h09)
Hi everyone!
There were some questions about a stevie fan club. Well, i have two addresses, without being sure though if these clubs still exist. On the songbooklet to songs in the key....is printed the following:

For Fan Club information contact: Black Bull Presentations, INC.
1780 Broadway
Suite 1000
New York, NY 10019
In the booklet to Hotter than July it says For Fan Club information write
Stevie Wonder's Universal Family
P.O. Box 8393
Van Nuys, CA 91409
I hope i could help, but since these two Albums are so old, i don't know if these adresses still exist.

About the John Q soundtrack, i don't think there is one, unfortunately.

Take care, stevie is great, yours Sarah sweet-heart17@web.de

ArnaudAug 7, 2002 (12h12)
Has everyone heard about the song or the album for the "John q" soundtrack ?
Stevie sing in this movoes and in France I don't find this album.
Thanks
Peace

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 7, 2002 (11h59)
This message board has made me realise that I'm not alone in loving Stevie. Roll on January.....

J.

AnotherMusicianAug 7, 2002 (11h26)
Attention: the votes are in and they have been counted (florida pending). It's official, I am the biggest Stevie Wonder fan to ever drop back down to this cold, cold world. As I am writing this, I'm currently listening to "Why I Feel This Way" by Take 6 featuring Stevie. I've also been listening to "I'm Too Close" that he sings in the company of The Williams Brothers, and the remake of "Jesus Children Of America", in which he is joined by BeBe and Marvin Winans. I am eagerly anticipating the release of the new album, and I hope that some kind of tour will coincide with the new cd. And if there is a tour, a stop in the Norfolk, Va area would gladden my heart.
Mr. Wonder; you are truly an inspiration to me. Not only because I am a musician, but because I know why God's love "makes me feel this way". ANY instruments or recording instruments that you have no need of, I would glady consider purchasing it with the funds going to the charity of your choice.
Anyone wishing to e-mail me, I can be reached at "sumothamusician@yahoo.com"

p.s. "Support your local arts.....kiss a musician"

robert taylorAug 7, 2002 (06h56)
good news all stevie wonder fans i talked to a woman at motown records and she conformed to me that stevie wonders new lp will be released early january of 2003 i talked to her 08-05-03 1.30 pm eastern standerd time he is on his way back fans any questions i can be reached at ttunes03@aol.com

AlexisAug 7, 2002 (03h46)
Hey everyone,
I would just like to know if Mr. Wonder has a fan club. If any of you know, please email me. I would appreciate it greatly.

To Mr. Wonder: You're one of the greatest artist of all times and you inspire me and make me happy all the time with hearing your music. I would really like to meet you someday, but until then...

NatashaAug 7, 2002 (03h37)
Thank you BK!!

DEZAug 7, 2002 (03h03)
"Feeding off the love of the land" is from a various artist album called "Nobody's Child" in 1990. The song comes in two forms
with and without the orchestra arrangement. Stevie Actually recorded this around the time of "Talking Book". However it was never released until the '90s.

Peace
Dez

j-rodAug 7, 2002 (01h39)
Hey can anyone help me find the song "livin off the love of the land" i heard it at the end of jungle fever
and i fell in love with it. I know it's not on any of stevie's albums but i've been lookin for it for awhile and
And 2 Stevie,
Thank you for making the music you make, you are truly god's gift to us, your music touched me and i love your albums
aI hope to hear new material from you soon, but until then i'll listen to Music Of My Mind, Talking Book, Innervisions,Fullingness First Finale and Songs In The Key of Life, I still got to get the other albums. God Bless You.

sarahAug 6, 2002 (23h02)
Hi!
I can't wait til the biography on this page is finally ready!
Stevie is the best!

Hey, thanks to Dez! It's cool talking to you!

C ya, Sarah sweet-heart17@web.de

DezAug 6, 2002 (20h45)
Has anyone heard the live version of "Superstition" from the 1974 Rainbow concert in it's entirety?? The song on this website cuts off
right before the real funk starts.
This is a must have among live Stevie performances.

Peace
Dez

DezAug 6, 2002 (20h39)
Maggs,

You are in the ball park. Around the time of "Talking Book", Jeff Beck (guitarist on "Lookin' for another pure love"), wanted
one of Stevie's tunes for his next album. Jeff wanted a tune that would eventually be "Maybe your baby". Stevie said that he couldn't have that one
have that one but decided to give him "Superstition" instead. Stevie would also record "Superstition" for his album but would not release it as a single.

Like you said Maggs, Motown wanted a hip up beat tune. Stevie reportedly wanted either
"You are the sunshine of my life" or "Big Brother" as the first single from "Talking Book". Motown said NO WAY. They wanted to push "Supersttion" as the first single.
Even Stevie had to admitt that "Superstition" was funky tune. So Motown released the song knowing that Jeff was releasing it also. This reporttedly
angered Jeff Beck and his music companies head Clive Davis. Stevie has since apologized for the incident.


Peace
Dez



MaggsAug 6, 2002 (15h25)
reply to superstition question...
wasn't it released as a single but Stevie wanted another song released instead ? maybe you are the sunshine of my life . It could be Berry Gordy involved . Someone sugested that he release a more up-beat track first .

that it ???

sarahAug 6, 2002 (15h08)
Hi!

Stevie is just great. I can't wait for his new CD coming out. I am sure everyone here agress with me:)

Hey Dez, what's up! Gonna sent you a picture soon, waiting for yours too!

Much love, Sarah
sweet-heart17@web.de always looking for people to talk to

nickjazzgirlAug 6, 2002 (13h00)
hi,we're (me and my brother)from Armenia and we're in love with S.WONDER.We think that he's the best singer in the world.and we believe that we'll "conquer the world" like Stevie in his song "YOU and I".
STEVIE!!!!! YOU'RE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!1

DezAug 5, 2002 (20h20)
DEZT,

My e-mail, adress is Desmond.Parsons@Intelsat.com

Peace
Dez

I have a trivia question for all:

What was the situation surrounding "Superstition" in 1972 and who else as invovled?

honiczAug 5, 2002 (14h23)
albums like "talking book" or "innervisions" are still a big influrnce for black music today. thanks stevie wonder. thanks for everything. there will never be anyone like you again.

BKAug 5, 2002 (13h24)
Thank you for your help. If I come up with an interesting list I'll let you know. Thanks again.

SuryaAug 4, 2002 (23h16)
Steve, i'm italian girl...i'm here just for one reason: i'd like to say to you a thing...
There was an Italian young singer...he loved you so much...you were his inspiration...
His name is Alex Baroni...a wonderful person and a incredible, charming voice...
he's dead on 13th april 2002, for a motorbike accident. he was 35 and here in Italy he was always considered a big big singer...
I love him...and i'm here just for thank you for the ispiration...for the music...for all...
His voice was so so similar like yours...
THANX STEVE, THANX A LOT

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 4, 2002 (20h50)
Just chekin' in again to say: spread the word about Stevie to all your friends. It's time the world woke back up to the soul-affirming sounds of Mr Wonder. :o)

majAug 4, 2002 (05h04)
Does anyone know if the song justice of the heart is on the john q dvd? It's a calabiration tune between stevie and brenda russell. brenda wrote the lyric stevie did the music.

manuAug 4, 2002 (00h04)
Stevie,
You are the best thing, that ever happened to America.
thank you.

manuAug 4, 2002 (00h02)
Stivie,
You are the best thing, that ever happened to America.
thank you.

BeautifulAug 3, 2002 (23h56)
Hi there! So Mr. Wonder, I was just wondering would you like to go out for a drink sometime? I find you as a very interesting man and your music is so beautiful indeed. I fell in love with your words and I would just love to see you in person. Are you single? Well I stayed single ever since I heard the beuaty in your music. It's been a pleasure. I hope you aren't busy and hopefully you have the time and strength to read my love momentom.

Love Always,
Beautiful

steveoAug 3, 2002 (21h37)
Does anyone know where i could get some Stevie posters (especially the pic of stevie on piano on the cd case of at a close of a century)?? I've been looking and looking but can hardly find anything. If anyone knows where please email me!!

steveoAug 3, 2002 (21h36)
Does anyone know where i could get some Stevie posters (especially the pic of stevie on piano on the cd case of at a close of a century)?? I've been looking and looking but can hardly find anything. If anyone knows where please email me!!

BKAug 3, 2002 (20h03)
Well done to Iderment,all the answers correct except....no.5..the song was "Please don't go"from FFF
the lyric "and i'll break down and cry a river of tears,if you.." and the answer to no.13.."seems like no matter what i do"
is from "Don't wonder why"from the album"Signed,sealed,delivered i'm yours".
To laurie...many of Stevies songs are written in styles that come from jazz music.In fact in the early sixties
he issued "The jazz soul of Little Stevie"with bongoes/drums/organ/harmonica etc.If you study his sheet music,many of the chords are
jazz ones(A11,A13,B9,Csus4,Bm7flattened 5th etc.etc.)To compile a jazz selection would be interesting.Sir Duke is the big nod to
swing.Stevie's vocal,piano and harmonica as well as drums are greatly influenced by jazz music.I am sure many surfers would like to each nominate a jazz style song !Please send in your suggestions.My first suggestion would "Creepin",a superb track.

BKAug 3, 2002 (20h01)
Well done to Iderment,all the answers correct except....no.5..the song was "Please don't go"from FFF
the lyric "and i'll break down and cry a river of tears,if you.." and the answer to no.13.."seems like no matter what i do"
is from "Don't wonder why"from the album"Signed,sealed,delivered i'm yours".
To laurie...many of Stevies songs are written in styles that come from jazz music.In fact in the early sixties
he issued "The jazz soul of Little Stevie"with bongoes/drums/organ/harmonica etc.If you study his sheet music,many of the chords are
jazz ones(A11,A13,B9,Csus4,Bm7flattened 5th etc.etc.)To compile a jazz selection would be interesting.Sir Duke is the big nod to
swing.Stevie's vocal,piano and harmonica as well as drums are greatly influenced by jazz music.I am sure many surfers would like to each nominate a jazz style song !Please send in your suggestions.My first suggestion would "Creepin",a superb track.

guze.....Aug 3, 2002 (13h18)
a vey good web site..bye.... stevie's fans!!

nickguzAug 3, 2002 (13h17)
thank..U stevie for everything...

LaurieAug 3, 2002 (13h12)
I need some help. My sister has been looking for an album or cd of Stevie Wonder's jazz songs, like Ribbons in the Sky. One doesnt exist so I want to make one for her. Can you tell me which of Stevies many songs are considered jazz. Thanks a million!!

LaurieAug 3, 2002 (13h12)
I need some help. My sister has been looking for an album or cd of Stevie Wonder's jazz songs, like Ribbons in the Sky. One doesnt exist so I want to make one for her. Can you tell me which of Stevies many songs are considered jazz. Thanks a million!!

1dermentAug 3, 2002 (12h50)
1)You're precious sweetheart,she so faithful,she so true.
Shoo be Doo be Doo da Day

2)Did you hear the news about the girl today
Too High

3)I feel like i am slipping deeper
Maybe Your Baby

4)Susie was in pigtails
I was made to love her

5)Cause i'll break down and cry a river of tears
You are the sunshine of my life

6)Why did they criticise?
Black Orchid

7)Everybody say yeah
Fingertips

8)This is mine,you can't take it
For once in my life

9)Only suit i own
Uptight

10)A chance to check out the new
Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing

11)Problems have solutions
You Will Know

12)I would do anything
For Your Love

13)Seems like no matter what i do ,its never good enough for you


14)Before its too late,and your hearts no longer blue
Girl Blue

15)I opened my mind,peace i could not find
Something out of the blue

16)Jackson five..........
You Haven’t done nothing

17).......Ellas ringing out
Sir Duke

18)You set my soul on fire
Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours)


19)But to know me ain't that easy you see
To know You is to Love you

20)Todays not yesterday
Visions

nick PLEASE HELPAug 3, 2002 (09h51)
Dear Mr. Stevie Wonder!
On 28 of April 1998 at the age of 25 tragically died in a car crash one of the founders of Soul music in Russia, famous singer and composer Sandor. On 16 of March 2003 he would have turned 30. During these 25 short years of his life Sandor managed to create three full-value albums, each of them is an individual self-content work, fulfilled highly professionally, quite on European standards.
Actually Sandor first entered the stage at the age of 14 with his father. His father is also a musician and follower of such styles as R&B music, he was the one who inspired Sandor for love to this music.
In the beginning of the 90ies Sandor starts playing music maturely and professionally . In 1995 he issues his first album “City of Dreams? in 1998 he issues his second album, “We with You?and is finishing his work on the third one. But, due to this tragic incident, he is unable to finish it and it’s issued by his parents, who name it “Without You?
Besides music, he was also starring in 4 feature films. His first debut in cinema he mad at the age of 5, as is ought for a kid with “blue blood? who was Sandor as an offspring of an ancient Hungarian generation with title of Count since 1799. Sandor was very well educated. Besides he was seriously interested in sports, in 1993, at the age of 19 he becomes European Champion in Karate in Belgium.
Also in 1999 in his memory on the Alley of Stars (analog of Stars Walk in Hollywood) in Mosco

nick PLEASE HELPAug 3, 2002 (09h50)
Dear Mr. Stevie Wonder!
On 28 of April 1998 at the age of 25 tragically died in a car crash one of the founders of Soul music in Russia, famous singer and composer Sandor. On 16 of March 2003 he would have turned 30. During these 25 short years of his life Sandor managed to create three full-value albums, each of them is an individual self-content work, fulfilled highly professionally, quite on European standards.
Actually Sandor first entered the stage at the age of 14 with his father. His father is also a musician and follower of such styles as R&B music, he was the one who inspired Sandor for love to this music.
In the beginning of the 90ies Sandor starts playing music maturely and professionally . In 1995 he issues his first album “City of Dreams? in 1998 he issues his second album, “We with You?and is finishing his work on the third one. But, due to this tragic incident, he is unable to finish it and it’s issued by his parents, who name it “Without You?
Besides music, he was also starring in 4 feature films. His first debut in cinema he mad at the age of 5, as is ought for a kid with “blue blood? who was Sandor as an offspring of an ancient Hungarian generation with title of Count since 1799. Sandor was very well educated. Besides he was seriously interested in sports, in 1993, at the age of 19 he becomes European Champion in Karate in Belgium.
Also in 1999 in his memory on the Alley of Stars (analog of Stars Walk in Hollywood) in Mosco

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 3, 2002 (03h45)
*sings* "...2 hearts intertwined, which makes us one of a kind....One of a kind - my baaaabaaaaaaaay!!!!!...."

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 3, 2002 (02h57)
So is a new album iminent?!

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 3, 2002 (02h53)
Today's music is getting worse, day after day. There are no singable tunes, no creativity at all.
It's like: all the good music is allready composed, and remakes are the only good music lately.
I'm 22, and in the past 5 years or so, I've been really enjoying rediscovering the beauty of music,
with Stevie Wonder's songs.

[b]OMG - yeah!! This is exactly what I've been doing. I'm 21, and over just this past year I've bought 13 Stevie albums. I listen to him EVERY day. If it weren't for his genius, I wouldn't be listening or buying anything at present.

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 3, 2002 (02h51)
1)You're precious sweetheart,he so faithful,he so true. - 'Shoo Be Do....'



8)This is mine,you can't take it - 'Once In My Life'




16)Jackson five.......... LOL - 'You Haven't Done Nothin''
17).......Ellas ringing out - 'Sir Duke'

I know them all, but there are SO many songs of Stevie's in my head, it's difficult to locate the titles ;o)

STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSAug 3, 2002 (02h47)
Hello, fellow Stevie fans!! Just sittin' here in the UK listenin' to 'Jungle Fever' wanderin' if Stevie will ever release any new music in the near future. NE news on this subject?!

zukaeAug 2, 2002 (23h47)
11) Problems have solutions - " You Will Know"
12) I would do anything - " For Your Love "

BkAug 2, 2002 (23h19)
Talking about Stevie Wonder lyrics,its time we had another little quiz eh?Which songs do these
words come from!
1)You're precious sweetheart,he so faithful,he so true.
2)Did you hear the news about the girl today
3)I feel like i am slipping deeper
4)Susie was in pigtails
5)Cause i'll break down and cry a river of tears
6)Why did they criticise?
7)Everybody say yeah
8)This is mine,you can't take it
9)Only suit i own
10)A chance to check out the new
11)Problems have solutions
12)I would do anything
13)Seems like no matter what i do ,its never good enough for you
14)Before its too late,and your hearts no longer blue
15)I opened my mind,peace i could not find
16)Jackson five..........
17).......Ellas ringing out
18)You set my soul on fire
19)But to know me ain't that easy you see
20)Todays not yesterday Good luck

DEZTAug 2, 2002 (18h33)
Would Dez please let me have a contact e-mail, I would like to communicate,
Thanks
DEZT

TrejosAug 2, 2002 (13h25)
Im from México, i justo want to say that Steavie is a present from the sky.His music is magic and love, thanks mister Wonder, for your
music, your wordos, your felings and your sould that all can touch in your songs.

vesuviusAug 2, 2002 (12h01)
Could someone tell me, please, which of Stevie's songs contains the words "...Don't change the color of your hair..." Thank you!

MelissaAug 2, 2002 (07h46)
If anyone knows how i can hear "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Tell me on the forum

VickyAug 2, 2002 (01h27)
Ninguém conseguiria descrever o quanto eu te admiro... Você é simplesmente o máximo... Acho que sou sua maior fã.. beijuxxx

secret vowsAug 1, 2002 (22h50)
can someone some where help me with this.
how can i hear the song "to feel the fire" please please please.
i can't wait to hear it.

TRISSSAug 1, 2002 (17h28)
where can i find some free notes of stevie wonder songs?
i want to have the notes from part time lover...
thanks...

majAug 1, 2002 (03h56)
I think to feel the fire is one of the best songs i've heard out of all the popular songs that came out in the past 4 years. I also think this song is a sneak preview of how stevie's next album will sound. feel free to share your thought.

DezAug 1, 2002 (00h15)
BK, you are absolutely right. "Characters" got terribly ignored. My favorite songs from that album are "With each beat of my heart" and
"You will know". As rap was starting to take an even larger role in the late '80s, Stevie's music started to take a back seat (unfortunately).
However that album proved he's still making the music thats drawn us to him for years.

Sadly this is the period in which Stevie albums took forever to finish. If you really think about it, since he was 11 or 12, he's made an album
a year until "Songs in the key of life". By then he was 26. I guess we have to let the man live some life as he stated no too long ago:)

For any Stevie fan a must have song is "Feeding off the love of the land". You'll hear it during the ending credits of "Jungle Fever" (why this did'nt make the soundtrack I don't know")
This song is very spritual. I love his harmonies towards the end of the song In fact I'd rate this song up there with "Visions" (supposedly Stevie's favorite song).

Peace
DEZ

DezAug 1, 2002 (00h14)
BK, you are absolutely right. "Characters" got terribly ignored. My favorite songs from that album are "With each beat of my heart" and
"You will know". As rap was starting to take an even larger role in the late '80s, Stevie's music started to take a back seat (unfortunately).
However that album proved he's still the making the music thats drawn us to him for years.

Sadly this is the period in which Stevie albums took forever to finish. If you really think about it, since he was 11 or 12, he's made an album
a year until "Songs in the key of life". By then he was 26. I guess we have to let the man live some life as he stated no too long ago:)

For any Stevie fan a must have song is "Feeding off the love of the land". You'll hear it during the ending credits of "Jungle Fever" (why this did'nt make the soundtrack I don't know")
This song is very spritual. I love his harmonies towards the end of the song In fact I'd rate this song up there with "Visions" (supposedly Stevie's favorite song).

Peace
DEZ