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CubeOct 31, 2002 (22h21)
Sorry to go on about this guys but man that new song is beautiful,
Just keep playing it and you'll see what I mean, I remember he was at
radio staion promoting 'Conversation Peace' and he did some numbers
just on the piano and he did 'Tabbo to Love ' very simiair to this ,
At first it sounded a bit rushed but when you heard the end product
you thought wow! Although I prefer the 1984 live version of ,'Tabbo
to Love' then the polished one on Conversation Peace.
But yea this song has definatly got the same potential as early to mid
70's Stevie I could see the track on 'In Square Circle' .

I also think the enegy is coming back to his vocal delievry the vocal sutleties
are clearly comming thru' which is great to hear.
The lovely climbimg block jazz chords are lush on this trac
k again similar to 'You & I' feel.

After hearing this I think the album is going to be brilliant.
Stevie you have great talent and your a great
inspiration, keep going and expressing your God given gift.

CubeOct 31, 2002 (21h53)
Oh yes & what other songs did Stevie perfom guys?

CubeOct 31, 2002 (20h58)
All I can say is wow! YES!
I' ve heard the new song,'I can't imagine love without you'
Its beautiful , man I love the chords.
Its like a lot of Stevie songs at first some take a few hearings and this one after playing
it a few times its really growing on me.

I think he is singing much better then of recent live stuff I've heard .
As someone has mentioned the finished product of this song will be
amazing. I think its a typical wonder melody, I love the way he progresses
the melody thru' the key change towards the end & those lovely
high notes are clean and heartfelt reminds me of ,'You & I'.

I prefer it more than 'Kiss Lonely goodbye' thats just my opinion.

goldenlocks222Oct 31, 2002 (19h16)
Dear Stevie,
I am a recording artist, and like many of us we grew up listening to your music, I don't think there is one song you have written that I dont like. I also enjoyed the walk of fame tribute that was done in your honor. Mariah sang great as usual, as well as Ms. Kelly Price, Bryan McKnight. I think all the performer did a great job. I couldn't take my eyes off the t.v. I wish I could have heard more of your tunes. I have many favorites on your discography, some of these songs I would like to re-do. Like (Never had a dream come true) and (I can only be me) from Spike Lee's Movie "School Daze". I absolutely love everything you have done. And my biggest dream and goal is to be able to one day meet Stevie and to also just sing with him or be in the same place as this great legend. I have been in the recording business for over 10 years and have not been as fortunate as other artist, I have recorded in the music genre of "Club/House - Underground Music and this field doesn't get the support like other artist in the business. I just wanted to say
keep up the great work that you continue to bring to the masses. You are truly one great man that God has blessed the world to learn from and make a perfect example of what we as a people should be.




1dermentOct 31, 2002 (18h49)
Seems like i forgot to paste in the URL:

Here it is: http://www.tcnj.edu/~knipe3/music/ICILWY.mp3

mattOct 31, 2002 (15h48)
www.geocities.com/stevievisions/music.html

a great stevie site ( my fave ) updated a lot and has the new song to listen to .
check it out

ps. I think that the new song is great , first impression........FANTASTIC . if that and justice of the heart is on the new album then it will be a good one.

1dermentOct 31, 2002 (13h57)
Hi Cube,
And also everyone outside the US, here is a link from which you can download an MP3 of 'I can't imagine...'.

Its great, of course it will be polished up for the album, and the voice won't seem as strained, but with a view listens, its beginning to sound like a classic.
I can't wait to see the show. it might be a few weeks before a get a tape sent over.

secretvowsOct 31, 2002 (12h12)
thank you every body for your comments,
i think that if "i can't imagine" was little slower with a jazz
vibe to it will sound better, cause in some melody lines
i felt there was too many words that did not fit, any way
i consider the lyrics of the new song as beautiful and powerful
as any of his classic tunes if not even better.

GedOct 31, 2002 (11h33)
Dez..........thank you for the info my friend.

whitetornadoOct 31, 2002 (06h10)
a couple more things: I don't think "I Can't Imagine Love Without You" is a radio song so I would be very surprised if it got to be a single. "Fun Day" from Jungle Fever comes to mind when i think of songs that, like this one, tend to challenge the listener with key changes, odd progressions, etc. because keep in mind that "Fun Day" was a single. I also hope that he releases an up-tempo song first, keep in mind the first song off the much-anticipated "Conversation Peace" was "For Your Love"..........i remember i saw it in wal-mart after i had seen his concert "Natural Wonder" and I had hoped it was a faster song. But hey, I love "For Your LOve anyway....

whitetornadoOct 31, 2002 (05h59)
I really enjoyed last night's special and I have some thoughts on the new Stevie Wonder song that he performed. My immediate reaction to the song was that I thought it was pretty good. The second listen was the one that really kicked my ass. This is when the lyrics broke through and also what I believe is a very nice melody, though someone has said they thought it to be poor. I don't agree at all, having replayed this song and gotten familiar with it, I think that it is very good. Fans, Stevie is becoming more complex in his ballad writing and when we hear something like last night that has all those key changes and seems to take on several personalities within the same song, it throws us a little. This is a fine song, I love the piano playing and the chords as well as the little lower register piano twists. Remember that elton-like(Steeeevaaaaauhhhh!) part where he is just slamming those chords down??? Finally, I thought the vast majority of his vocal performance was exceptional, I know it wasn't CD perfect but I have heard it about 10 times and though his voice wasn't quite warmed up all the way, he sounded good especially considering the difficulty of trying to perform a song live like that with all the key changes. Rewind those tapes, do something around the house and crank up the song again (i think when we hang on every phrase we over-analyze what we are hearing) and enjoy this beautiful song.

AnotherMusicianOct 31, 2002 (03h44)
maj,
I agree with you in your thinking that "Can't Imagine" won't be released. I think it'll definitely
appear on the album, but as far as being the first single off of the album...that's too risky. As
beautiful as the song is, and as much as I'm a fan of Stevie's ballads, I'm expecting a more up tempo
song to be the first release. I'm assuming from the way Stevie was calling "Kedar's" name out that he's
signed to Kedar Massenburg's management team. Kedar has a proven track record of managing and developing
artists. Obviously Stevie is his own man and doesn't need developing as an artist, so I'm assuming he's using
Kedar mainly for marketing, promotion and management.

maj Oct 31, 2002 (02h43)
I think the new song is one of those typical stevie tunes that we appreciate hearing for the beautiful lyrics. I'm sure this song would sound even better with some kind of jazz arrangement, but for the melody It is not something that grabs you at first listen. I personally don't think stevie would release it although I could be wrong due to the significance of the lyrics and how much impact they made on stevie.

sid viciousOct 31, 2002 (00h56)
secret vows, you're a schfug

AnotherMusicianOct 30, 2002 (23h06)
Matt & Cube,
In regards to Stevie's new song, although the song was performed live with just his vocals
and him playing the keyboard, overyall I got a pretty good vibe about the song. His voice
wasn't exactly in the best of shape but I'm sure he'd be the first one to tell you that. It's a
ballad with classic Stevie lyrics and chords.

secret vows,
I understand your immediate reaction to the live performance of his new song, but please
don't judge that song by that one performance. TRUST ME, by the time the song is released,
it will be all polished up and sound beautiful. Stevie is not known for just throwing anything out
there, that's why I believe he's taking his time on this album.

secretvowsOct 30, 2002 (21h27)
here is what stevie told rolling stone mag in the july 1995 issue:
"i whould love to to an all-jazz album and i will, but the next
record is going to be all praise".

Miss Beautiful SupremeOct 30, 2002 (21h23)
I watched the BET Ceremony last night and was completely blown away! Gerald and Kelly made me laugh out loud and Stevie brought a special tear to my eye. I have spent the day asking myself whatthis earth would really be like if the leaders of the world were to "Consult with God" on the matters at hand. How is it that one person can have such an impact on the world simply by putting together notes of music? I find myself in awe of him. Stevie, if these messages get to you...."My world..THE world...is a better place because you are in it!" Thanks you for sharing your gifts and God Bless.

secret vowsOct 30, 2002 (20h58)
i was so impressed by the lyrics of the new song, but the melody was so
poor, also his voice. i hope he will put better songs on the new album
than "i can't imagine love without you", sorry guys but this what i felt
when i heard the new song, i swear to god that stevie has great songs
in the vault that is not yet released.

Natural WonderOct 30, 2002 (20h40)
Hi Everyone.
Just a quick note to everyone in the UK. Natural Wonder, the UK's only live tribute to the man himself, are playing at the
Lowry centre, in Salford Quays, Manchester. Anyone who fancies coming down, get in touch and i'll give you the ticket information.

You may never get to see Stevie play live again, but you can now see a live tribute to him and his fabulous work.

CubeOct 30, 2002 (19h02)
Hi Anothermusicain,
I envy you guys over in the States , we don't get BET here in the UK.
So whats the new track like?
Is it a ballad or an upbeat number and what would you say the new song reminded you of
and was he on form , any of those lush Stevie chords and high notes, I dying to know.
Hopefully it will be released here soon.
I absolutly loved ,'Justice of the heart' but can't find it anywhere on record.

mattOct 30, 2002 (16h40)
could someone please discribe the new song . if it sounds like any other song . funky ? please please please !!!! we don't get to see it in the uk .

matt

CompactOct 30, 2002 (12h41)
Hello Anyone,
I post a message about a Cd Stevie Wonder - The very Best Of, which i've seen covers of and downloaded.
I can't get it in HMV in the UK but am interested in it.
Thing is I can't get any info about it.
I though leaving a post on here would get a response from either a fan who might know something or someone who runs this site, but as of yet no luck.
Think I'm just gonna have to keep my cash in my pocket and burn it onto a CD, which is strange as I WANT to pay the cash even though I have it on my computer..
(I also email Motown records and universal and have had no response), still i suppose it only cost me £1 for the 2 cd's
Compact
Papercup3@hotmail.com

AnotherMusicianOct 30, 2002 (09h14)
Well, overall I'd have to say I was well pleased with the Walk Of Fame special. Naturally,
I would have loved to see more performances by Stevie than what he did, but I didn't get
my hopes up high at the onset. But I must say I was impressed with "As". Boy, was I ever!
Especially the little twist he added at the end. As far as his new song that he performed,
I'm hoping the studio version of that song stays close to the version I heard tonight. I know
I'll probably like it regardless, but I definitely liked what I heard. I was also impressed by some
of the guest artists. One that sticks out in my mind is Eric Clapton's version of "Heaven is 10
zillion light years away". Also Gerald Levert and Kelly Price's version of "If you really love me".
It was definitely worth taping, and I'll probably watch it over and over..if nothing else, I'll watch
the performance of his new song, just to tie me over until the album release..tentatively slated
for May 2003. That's too long of a wait for me, but I've waited this long what's 7 more months?
(an eternity, that's what it is...lol). God bless you all.

AnotherMusicianOct 30, 2002 (09h03)
Tamara,
The song you are referring to is a duet entitled "Used To Be". The female co-lead on the
song is Charlene. The song came out around 1982 if memory serves me correctly (and it
usually does..lol). She also had a song entitled "I've Been To Paradies, But I've Never Been
To Me".

KeithOct 30, 2002 (08h48)
Hello Stevie Wonder. I just watched the dedication on BET tonight and decided to just spread a little love your way in appreciation for all the love you've shown the world for so long. I thank God for the spirit that is Stevie Wonder and for all that you've given us. Be blessed!

Eric & Shannon FerreiraOct 30, 2002 (06h51)
Dear Stevie Wonder .Where do you Live AT? Where do You Go to Church at? Are you Married? Would you Like too have help with your EYES to see. your music is wonderfull. We will put you on Our Prayer Chain AT Church for you to see. what happend to your Brother? whow did he Die? My wife Shannon Loves Black people they are very beautiful like you are can you write letters?
Eric & Shannon Ferreira 6182 Lower Ridge dr. Lakeside AZ, 85929 phone number 1(928)532-1917 we would like to talk to you

FrankOct 30, 2002 (05h53)
Hi Stevie, Just finished watching you receive your well deserved award on the BET Walk of fame. Remember the night on Ed Sullivan"s show? He was blown away and didn't have a clue. We chuckled and said soon everyone will know who Little Stevie Wonder is. We are all happy for you and from a couple of Philly whitebreads we want you to know... Your biggest contribution is that you have made a difference in all our lives. God bless you.

TamaraOct 30, 2002 (05h26)
Hi Stevie,
I am writing to say that tonight's show on BET was great. Also, I would like to to get information on a duet that you performed with a woman. I can't remember who. I remember most of the lyrics of the song. Could you please give me the title and the entire lyrics to the song. I've looked through all the songs listed and I can't find it. Here are the lyrics that I can remember.

Superman was killed in Dallas. There's no love left in the palace. Someone killed the Beetles lead guitar. Have another ? Your twelve years old and sex is legal. Your parents don't know where are who you are.

Chorus: Used to be the hero of the ballgame. Didn't have to own a fancy car.

I hope I have some of the lyrics right. Could you please send me the title and lyrics to ths song.

Su

marilynOct 30, 2002 (04h51)
Hello Mr Wonder, My name is Marilyn and I have a 12yr old daughter who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. But that is not why I am writting, I recently purchased a 4cd set of your greatest hits. My daughter has taken them over I'm going to have to purchase another set for myself. She plays the keyboard by ear..so now she is playing your music. Thank you for being who you are and influencing the world in a positive way. One of your newest fans is 12yrs old autistic girl will great music potential.

whitetornadoOct 29, 2002 (23h37)
Can't wait for Stevie tonigt at 9:00 on BET!!! I have a question about a song called "Kiss Away Your Tears". IS this a song that was released or supposed to be released in 1996? I see it listed on sites that sell cd's. I Knw of "Kiss LOnely Good-bye". Is this what they are referring to or a different song? Also Stevie fans: Buy the Pinocchio soundtrack. It has several versions of "Hold On To Your Dream' as well as "Kiss LOnely Good-bye". There is one version Of "Hold On To Your Dream" that is far different from the one on the "Song Review" CD. Finally the new cd is to come out in may, acccording to the site that mentions the show that is coming on tonight on BET, but today there is a new Stevie album out called "The Definitive Collection" Love you all!

bob kristofOct 29, 2002 (21h51)
Hi Mr.Stevie Wonder!My name is Bob Kristof.I am a composer from Austria.I have a question.
I want to offer some of my songs and I need a help.Austria is not the contry where my music
can be popular,because it's an american style of music.But I wrote beautiful songs.I can send
a C.D.?It will be great,if You answer my message!If not,I wish You all the best! Bob.

nick WinnieOct 29, 2002 (16h54)
Hello Stevie, I am surely one of many fans, and have been since the early seventies!
I so look forward to seeing you tonight on BET, as I look forward to seeing you all the time!
It would be nice if you were going to be performing live here in Cincinnati, Ohio as it would be a blessing for this city to be graced by such a "Spiritual Wonder" like yourself, as we could use all of the inspirational healing that we can get.
"God Bless" and keep you always a "Wonderful Wonder"
Love Always,
EMF (Golden Lady)

PatriceOct 29, 2002 (16h27)
Don't Forget Tonight at 9PM on BET!!!!!! Have your VCR'S Ready!

PatriceOct 29, 2002 (16h23)
Oh MY GOD! I am so excite I can bearly type. Yes I got to see Stevie live for the first time last night
at the Beacon Theatre in NYC.
He was part of a benefit concert for the Artist Empowerment Coalition.
I enjoyed seeing all the other artist. Roberts Flack,
Faith Evans, Montell Jorden,Naughty by Nature... DMX....But oh my!
I almost fell off the balcony
when they walked Stevie out onto the stage..

There are no words to describe what I was feeling at that moment. I said before.
I needed to see this man before my time was up in this world. I can't even remember what song he did first.
I know he did Ribbon in the Sky,Superstitious, Golden Lady, Don't u Worry Bout a Thing.
And a medley of a bunch of his other songs.
It felt like a dream. It just made me want more! I need to see a whole concert.
But let me just say this....I am so thankful that I got to experience him For "Once in My Life'" time at all!
Stevie I Love U.

Patrice

DezOct 29, 2002 (14h06)
Ged,

Sorry for the delay. Check out this web site for the Natural Wonder vhs as well as many other rare Stevie video concert performances.
You won't be dissapointed.

http://community.webtv.net/Karaokebygeo/VIDEO

Peace
Dez

shaXXYYOct 29, 2002 (12h59)
I'm probably about 20 years too late and it's nothing new but I'm gonna say it anyways. Stevie is a legend in my eyes and along with my favourite modern artists, he is the biggest musical inspiration to me. He has helped me learn about music and the beauty of his music plays a significant role in important aspects of my life - particularly my foundation of love. His music symbolises elegance, beauty and love for me and I love it. Every bit of it. Thank you Stevie for educating me. You are a genius.

al oOct 29, 2002 (07h23)
Right now I'm a lttle disappointed. I just paid 250.00$ for 2 tickets to see stevie wonder at the Beacon Theater in New York. I never be so let down in my life at a show that where Stevie was performing. The last time I seen Stevie was in 1984 it was at MadisonSquare garden NY. That was the baest sho I ever seen to this date. I mean he did evertything. He has the James Frazier Orcastra.at that time was the only full Black Och at tha time. Now this is where I got hit in the head. I heard that Stevie was in NY. Once I heard that the price of the tickets really didn't matter. I thought 250 a tic was a bit much'but then I thought that hell 250 Stevie It's going to be a time to really remember. Nothing can be further from the truth.first of all I should have known something wasn't going to iorn out because there were to many artist that were performing on the same stage.There were all people from all walks of life ready to and expecting the "wonderman" to bring down the house. Again another let down.He was knot the last he was 3rd before the last which made me say why is he not the last to come out. To make a long story short I was not satified at all

WendyOct 29, 2002 (04h38)
Hello Stevie...I have been a fan of yours for quite a while. I have only been to 2 of your concerts...once at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City and one actually at Bally' s Casino outside. Both were the most amazing nights of my life. My question to you is...will you be touring ever again. I heard you were going to be in Philadelphia for an award of some kind. Not sure of the details. I would love to beable to come to something like that...it would be a dream come true. Please forward the info on that event. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!
Wendy

WendyOct 29, 2002 (04h38)
Hello Stevie...I have been a fan of yours for quite a while. I have only been to 2 of your concerts...once at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City and one actually at Bally' s Casino outside. Both were the most amazing nights of my life. My question to you is...will you be touring ever again. I heard you were going to be in Philadelphia for an award of some kind. Not sure of the details. I would love to beable to come to something like that...it would be a dream come true. Please forward the info on that event. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!
Wendy

NanneOct 29, 2002 (02h31)
Hi Stevie !
Haven't really heard much about you lately. Are you in the depth of an album recording or what? If so, can you then tour and include Sweden in your touringplans? I'd love to see you here. Allthough I'm a heavy metal vocalist myself, I am greatly inspiried by your songs and your ability to entertain in such a relaxed way. The feel, the sound, the temper and the charisma....WOW !!
So if you have time to spare, come to Sweden. You are always welcome here you know.

silviaOct 27, 2002 (23h47)
hello!!!!! i m italian girl.....sei miticooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eric FOct 27, 2002 (23h29)
Hey Stevie! Another of your big fans chiming in. I love your harmonica playing (I'm a player myself) and just loved you on Tony Bennet's last album.
I've never heard you play straight ahead blues on the chromatic before, and that's the direction I'm heading myself. I can do the Chicago/Little Walter thing on the diatonic, but I want to do something different too. :)

Have you ever thought of doing just a Jazz or a Blues album? How about an instrumental album with a small band, like a trio or a quartet? I have the Eivets Rednow CD, and find it interesting, but I'm not too big on the arrangements. I would love to hear you with a small band like the Ralph Sharon Quartet.

Fun stuff!

micheleOct 27, 2002 (03h09)
you are the sunshine of my life...........ti voglio bene stevie,quando ascolto le tue canzoni le emozioni che provo sono indescrivibili.......GRAZIE DI CUORE.........TY SO MACHT

GedOct 26, 2002 (21h13)
Dez or Maj......could you post any details of the Natural Wonder vhs video on here, any
numbers on there that might help me order an import? thanks

DezOct 26, 2002 (16h08)
Sorry....I was referring to Maj:)

Peace
Dez

Rob T.Oct 26, 2002 (13h30)
Does anyone have any idea how to get "Justice of the Heart" from the Jonh Q soundtrack?
I dont think the actual soundtrack was released for sale, but where might I find this particular song? Thanks for anyone's help

DezOct 26, 2002 (12h44)
Matt,

I also have the vhs version of Natural Wonder. He really gave it his all in this concert. I liked how spruced up some
of the arrangements like You and I and Lately. I loved Golden Lady and how he gave each keyboard player a chance
to solo. I wonder why these were not on the CD. My only problem was that he didn't touch Music of My Mind or Secret Life
of Plants. Plus he did about 7 songs from Songs in the key of life. I guess when you go to a Stevie concert the only
downside is that he can't do ALL of your favorites.

Peace
Dez

majOct 26, 2002 (02h50)
I just baught the natrual wonder concert in osaka japan on vhs. I didn't get a chance to see him live on that tour, but this vhs is the longer version of the 2 cd set. Stevie wonder is a phenomenal performer he did smashing version of golden lady he made me like the song even more than ever. He also sang you and I, lately, you havent don nothin', that were not on the live cd's. Last but not least stevie tore it up playing the drums on another star. I was surprised to see stevie play the drums the way he did, I was in awe!

mattOct 25, 2002 (18h58)
ok , thanks . Just a tad overexcited ! can't wait to find out .

girlblueOct 25, 2002 (18h49)
matt...the walk of fame special will air october 29, on BET in the states. the actual event occured october 19th; only those who actually attended know how the new song is. we are all dying to know and eagerly anticipating the show.

peace

MATTOct 25, 2002 (14h52)
hello , i'm in the uk so did not see the show....has anyone?? what is the new song like , anything like anyother song ? am dying to know .

matt .

CompactOct 25, 2002 (11h35)
Hi there.
I am looking for an album I came across called Stevie Wonder, The very best of.
It is a 2 cd affair with about 40 tracks on. I've never really listened to him before but i've found I like it.
Unfotunately I can't find this cd anywhere. obviously it is one that i downloaded off the interenet, I think it exsists as the covers can be seen on cover sites (e.g cdcovers.cc) but not in the shops.
Can anyone tell me if it exsists??
If so then this is obvious proof that downloading isn't that bad as I DO want to buy the original
Cheers papercup3@hotmail.com

(please no stupis anti mp3 emails, just info on it's availability in the uk)

nick SteveOct 24, 2002 (23h18)
USA BENEFIT FOR THE BLIND CONCERTS"

Dear Stevie,


I am writing this letter on behalf of Buster Forehand, the C.E.O. of the LITTLE BUSTER RECORD COMPANY. At an early age in his life Buster lost his sight due to Glaucoma. His blindness has not prevented him from living an extremely productive Life, in addition to consistently providing financial support for his Family. Our Company LITTLE BUSTER RECORDS (www.little-buster-records.com) and its Artists and the NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND (www.nfb.org), have formed a long term alliance and are going to present a series of "Benefit For The Blind Concerts", throughout the United States beginning in January and continuing for the entire year of 2003, also we are formatting plans to continue these Concerts in 2004 and 2005.

We are a Minority owned and operated Company, dedicated to the creation, production, and distribution of American R&B, BLUES, SOUL, and JAZZ Music that brings pride to the Minority Community. We would like to start a dialogue with you, concerning the possibility of our Company and its Artists endorsing you in correlation to you taking a pro-active role in performing at our Artist's upcoming "USA Benefit For The Blind Concerts".

Our two Recording Artists, Buster (Little Buster) Forehand and Ayanna Hobson, and their respective Ba

nick TCOct 24, 2002 (23h01)
Dear Mr. Wonder,

I've been a fan of yours for the last 6 years and I have about 25 of your albums. I sent you an e-mail about 5 months ago and to my surprise you actually responded to me!!! I still have that e-mail. I'm hoping you will do your "House of Toys" benefit concert again this year at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Ca. I'm kind of nervous because I haven't heard anything about it yet and it's almost November. I saw you for the first time live last year and I was blown away at all the artists that were there who you personally influenced as well as your magnificent performance. From Ja Rule and Ashanti to Music, Brian McKnight, Babyface and India. Arie I was in total amazement. I remember hearing rumors about you coming out with a new album and I guess those rumors have pretty much been confirmed!!! Please don't keep us waiting much longer!!! I can't even begin to tell you what my favorite songs are. But I have to admit that the version of "Lately" by Jodeci on MTV Unplugged was awesome!!! They actually did a good job of making that song their own I guess you can say. If anyone here likes Live Tunes that were never released, you might enjoy Stevie along with John Lennon and Paul McCartney in their version of the Little Richard classic "Lucille". It has such a funky feel to it and with Stevie on the synthesizers, it sounds so awesome!!!!! I downloaded it on WinMX. I'm hoping to see a great show on Oct. 29th

nick TCOct 24, 2002 (23h00)
Dear Mr. Wonder,

I've been a fan of yours for the last 6 years and I have about 25 of your albums. I sent you an e-mail about 5 months ago and to my surprise you actually responded to me!!! I still have that e-mail. I'm hoping you will do your "House of Toys" benefit concert again this year at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Ca. I'm kind of nervous because I haven't heard anything about it yet and it's almost November. I saw you for the first time live last year and I was blown away at all the artists that were there who you personally influenced as well as your magnificent performance. From Ja Rule and Ashanti to Music, Brian McKnight, Babyface and India. Arie I was in total amazement. I remember hearing rumors about you coming out with a new album and I guess those rumors have pretty much been confirmed!!! Please don't keep us waiting much longer!!! I can't even begin to tell you what my favorite songs are. But I have to admit that the version of "Lately" by Jodeci on MTV Unplugged was awesome!!! They actually did a good job of making that song their own I guess you can say. If anyone here likes Live Tunes that were never released, you might enjoy Stevie along with John Lennon and Paul McCartney in their version of the Little Richard classic "Lucille". It has such a funky feel to it and with Stevie on the synthesizers, it sounds so awesome!!!!! I downloaded it on WinMX. I'm hoping to see a great show on Oct. 29th

forevrchldOct 24, 2002 (06h08)
a gift to all peace minded people. go to www.soulraye.com
and download the free "Imagine" video.

bkOct 24, 2002 (02h58)
To Jerry..that song is "Isn't she lovely"from S.I.T.K.O.L.
"Life is Aisha...the meaning of her name..i cant't believe what God has
has done,through ...etc".This song noted for its skipping beat and harmonica melody.
Thanks to Ged for the Whitney 87 lowdown.Of course Keith Richards made some pretty
crass comments during the early eighties tour.Did Stevie once pull a stun gun on Phil Spector,
and did not he have a big row with L.Garrett about a certain song's originality??
Stevie's sense of humour generally gets him through.
Anyway talkin of anniversary's .....Stevie's first ever recording(About 40 years ago) was called"You made a vow",
written by Clarence Paul,and re-named "Mother thank you"by Motown.It would be nice for
Stevie to one day issue a live track as a single(As on "Fingertips")

AnotherMusicianOct 24, 2002 (01h48)
I'm sitting here listening to "As If You Read My Mind" from HOTTER THAN JULY, and
thinking to myself...I can hear that song being on the INNERVISIONS album. Easily!
Well with slightly different instrumentation of course. But the song itself (chords, melody,
lyrics and vocals) I can see. "HOTTER" was the first album of by any artist I ever bought. I was 13 years old
and spent $6 on it. I bought it for my mom as a birthday gift to her, knowing good and well (and I think she did too)
that I actually bought it for myself. Hmmm, I wish those days, could, come back once more. Peace!

l

KojoOct 24, 2002 (01h08)



Any other thoghts of Stevie 's most recent live work or shall I say was anyone at the BET awards
and saw him perform his new song, what was it like?


The encouraging thing is the other mp3's of the recent duet with Indi arie & Tony Bennett are excellent and his song 'Justice of the Heart ' is also so beautiful.

I really do hope his new song that he previews on the BET specail is not done like 'Overjoyed live' recently was done.
I really do prefer when he sings controlled and the beauty of those sutleties he does with his voice, I am not saying just sing straight Stevie , we all know he can do much better.

KojoOct 24, 2002 (01h06)
I looked up one of the links and found an mp3 of 'OverJoyed' done recently in July and to be honest I was really dissappointed.
I am not sure whether he was taking the micky and half joking maybe singing it playfully but he did the same thing with one of the live versions of 'How Come How Long ' where he tends to oversing to the extent that it sounds a bit messy.

Please don't gat me wrong I'm an ardent fan I have seen him many times live and have thouraly enjoyed it.

I don't know whethter he's been advised to try this new singing approach.

The encouraging thing is the other mp3's of the recent duet with Indi arie & Tony Bennett are excellent and his song 'Justice of the Heart ' is also so beautiful.

I really do hope his new song that he previews on the BET specail is not done like 'Overjoyed live' recently was done.
I really do prefer when he sings controlled and the beauty of those sutleties he does with his voice, I am not saying just sing straight Stevie , we all know he can do much better.

daddybrooklynOct 23, 2002 (22h43)
Stevie Wonder writes and performs the most beautiful music ever. I admire this man immensely and will always be moved by his works. His legacy is indestructable and is one of the few things that time cannot touch.

nick julianOct 23, 2002 (22h27)
dear stevie: hello , I am from Argentina in this place you are a very big idol ,i want to tell you somthing, your music inspire my life and enjoy my hart and we wont here to listen your fabulous music and voice
from my hart and my soul
julian

JerryOct 23, 2002 (22h22)
Hi, Does anybody knows the name of the song stevie wrote for his daughter Ahisha?

DelphineOct 23, 2002 (15h39)
Hi Wonderfull Stevie. I don't speack a very good english, sorry !!! I would like to get news on what you do.
My little sister wich is a singer, begun to sing with your songs. She is your greatest fan in the world..
I would to send you her album wich is talking about peace and love all around the World. We love you Stevie.

stobbyOct 23, 2002 (12h48)
To Bobby,

I ain't gonna stand for it was the first Stevie song I learned to play. Its a great release when Ive had a bad day although I cant play that well. I think these chords are kind of right, well it works for me. Have fun!!!

A, C#m, D,Bm7, - repeat

on the chorus i kind of mess around with f#m and change the bass about but you need to move into a D6 then an E6 for the nah nah bits.

These should get you underway

DezOct 23, 2002 (12h38)
Ged & BK,

Thanks for the information. I do remeber a time when Whitney Houston has been obnoxious. It rare that someone would bump
heads with Stevie. I do recall Stevie being upset with Kieth Richards of the Rolling Stones for comments he made on Stevie
and his then-new band Wonderlove during their 1972 tour. Also Stevie was angry because there was not enough promotion of the tour, tha is
alot of Stevie fans didn't know he was opening for the Rolling Stones.

My current play list:
1.Live version of Higher Ground from Lusikladen 1974
2.Feeding off the love of the land
3.Superwoman
4.Live version of Visions from the Rainbow Theatre 1974
5.Too Shy Too Say
6.Thank You Love


Peace
DEZ



GedOct 23, 2002 (11h48)
Re the Whitney fall out.........In 1987-88 Stevie was to appear at Wembley stadium for a tribute
to the recently released and present, Nelson Mandela. SW was a suprise attendance that had
been kept secret and sent the audience wild (and many of us scrambling to the vcr!) He was
meant to appear about 5pm during the all day event. Unfortunately one of his sequencing
machines went astray back stage and his slot was delayed. I remember Salt and Peppa
having to fill. He finally appeared having only some 25 minutes of his 90 or so left. As I recall
he performed Dark n lovely, I just called, and I think Happy Birthday. It later transpired that
the organisers had begged both Huston and Knoppler of Dire straits to give up some of their
time to allow SW longer. Both flatly refused. Now I Know Stevie doesn't have exclusivity
over the apartheid issue but I would have thought after all his efforts over the years, it was a
valid request? Ever since I have viewed Huston as nothing more than an irrelevant Prima Donna
and Knoppler as a bit of a Turd. Whilst not knocking their music I've wondered how Mandela
related to being told how one wished to "Dance with somebody" while the other was
"Swinging with Sultans" I wonder if the "Whitney" will be at the BET "Loving Stevie?"

robert taylorOct 23, 2002 (06h53)
im as mad as anyone cause rthe new lp wount be out until may of thee next year but he will be singing a new song i can't amagine love without you so people do not miss stevie wonder i will be taping the show to watch over and over and over the new lp hAVEWS to be all that to be put on hold that long but im hoping the future of truth is the light of the world or fear can't put dreams to sleep will be on the lp any questions email me at ttunes03@aol.com ce you all on 10.29.02

robert taylorOct 23, 2002 (06h53)
im as mad as anyone cause rthe new lp wount be out until may of thee next year but he will be singing a new song i can't amagine love without you so people do not miss stevie wonder i will be taping the show to watch over and over and over the new lp hAVEWS to be all that to be put on hold that long but im hoping the future of truth is the light of the world or fear can't put dreams to sleep will be on the lp any questions email me at ttunes03@aol.com ce you all on 10.29.02

bobbyOct 23, 2002 (05h36)
I was hoping someone could tell me the chords Stevie uses throughout "I ain't Gonna Stand For It"
Thanks.

Dee DeeOct 22, 2002 (20h09)
You know how some people act like they're God's gift to this world? Well Stevie Wonder IS God's gift to this world!!
GO BABY GO!!!

Natural WonderOct 22, 2002 (19h55)
Hi Everyine.
Just a quick note to everyone in the UK. Natural Wonder, the UK's only live tribute to the man himself, are playing at the
Lowry centre, in Salford Quays, Manchester. Anyone who fancies coming down, get in touch and i'll give you the ticket information.

You may never get to see Stevie play live again, but you can now see a live tribute to him and his fabulous work.

girlblueOct 22, 2002 (19h51)
when i was around two years old, my mother bought me this hanna-barbera video featuring songs from that time played to cartoons. on the tape is stevie's "whereabouts", which is played to seventies-looking funky animation. the cassette had been broken, and my dear mother found a way to fix it and i saw it again yesterday for the first time in many years. i got all emotional (all of you must think i'm the biggest sap by now) and i wish i could share it with you. perhaps some of you have seen the cartoon i'm talking about. i think the video is kinda rare though...
i love coming here each day and read your discussions on stevie and his music...i keep learning something new.
it's nice to have people to share your love/passion/obsessions with.
much love

AnotherMusicianOct 22, 2002 (13h32)
One of my favorite moments on SITKOL is on "love's in need". Towards the ending he says
"bring it down a little..love is very peaceful..so bring it DOWN a littleeeee". It's subtle, yet
song-defining. Just like in "As", after he sings in that real hard-edged gravely voice, he doesn't
skip a beat and comes at you in a natural "IIIII'll be loving you until the STARS fall from the sky..".
Indeed, every song on that album has it's purpose. I'm fond of "Ebony Eyes" in the fact that it's a light-hearted fun song finishing up disc 1. "she's a devastating beauty, a pretty girl with ebony eyes". I don't recall hearing that song
as a child, but really reminds me of my childhood..almost more so than "I Wish" which REALLY brings
back some serious memories. "Easy Going Evening" is the perfect song to end the project. Calm,
mellow and instrumental so it provokes thought. Obviously I could go on and on for I've only touched on
a few songs, but I won't because I'll save 'em for another time. And besides, I'm about to run out of room (insert a Stevie "he he he" chuckle right here) lol. Take care all.

bkOct 22, 2002 (11h12)
TO DEZ,
Whitney Houston and Stevie were once on the same UK award show bill.Apparently she demanded
top of the bill performance instead of Stevie.She was really obnoxious about it(apparently she's
been pumping a whole load of drugs into her.Her marriage with the singer,Bobby Brown i think, from First Edition was not a good one.
Anyway Stevie was not to pleased to find out he'd been moved down the order,due to Whitney
,s big ego and arrogance.But Stevie just out performed her.True genius always shows.
Anyway heres to the Big Show on B.E.T.when i bet Stevie samples that new song!!!!
Get ya DVD and VCR recorders set-up....bk

GedOct 22, 2002 (08h48)
AnotherM.......thanks for the info, will make enquiries!

girlblueOct 22, 2002 (02h19)
i am absoultely ecstatic about the stevie wonder walf of fame special. i would hate myself if i miss it. i wouldn't receive the channel in the country that i am in if it wasn't for satellite tv, and i pray to God that the satellite does not go out the 29th. Check out http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A57049-2002Oct20.html for an article about the special. while i was reading it, i got so emotional i actually started to cry. yeah i'm actually that obsessed. i cannot miss it...i can't wait.

CubeOct 21, 2002 (21h44)
Wow! The Christmas Song with Indri Arie is super, I've heard the mp3 , Stevie's in fine voice and I can't wait to hear that new track that he perfomed on BET tribute, has anyone heard it yet?

CubeOct 21, 2002 (21h28)
Oh no! not May , man thats a long wait but the good news is someone just mentioned he'll be previeing a brand new song , well hopefully we'll have a new single out soon.

Someone also mentioned a live version of ,It ain't no use' thats one of my favorite Stevie songs can this be downloaded I would love to hear it.

secretvowsOct 21, 2002 (19h27)
yes yes yes and finally
stevie previews the new song called "i can't imagine love
without you" in the BET special.

AnotherMusicianOct 21, 2002 (12h43)
Ged,
You were asking for covers of Stevie's songs, particularly in the jazz field. Well, saxophonist/flutist
Najee did covers of the whole SITKOL album. Although I don't have the Najee album, I have heard
all of the tracks and the whole compilation is nice and well done. Also jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon
recently released an album this past summer entitled TALES OF WONDER. She does really jazzy renditions
of Stevie's songs that he's written including "Tears Of A Clown" and "Until You Come Back To Me (That's What
I'm Going To Do)". Overall it's a nice compilation. She shows creativity in doing the selections in a jazz way.
However it is my opinion that she tries too hard not to sound like the original song.

In other news...lately I've set the alarm on my stereo to play "Tuesday Heartbreak" when I wake up.
I love the instrumentation on that song and the operatic type background vocals are really nice. It's
one of those songs that sounds like Stevie really enjoys singing. Well, in all honesty, he puts his heart
into all of his songs (especially the 70's), but this one has that special "magic" to it.

GedOct 21, 2002 (09h21)
thanks to Secretvows for the I/V info. Nice to hear him talk up the importance of "Real
instruments" in it. Personally I think (I've said it before and I'll say it again) Stevie is
waiting on the best time not to get ripped off by pirating for the release of the new
album. He makes a reference in the I/V.
Regarding the walk of fame on BET, I'm down under and don't get the privilige of that
show.....do these tributes ever make dvd?
Until the CD I'm going to take in some jazz..especially covers of his music. Can anyone
recommend any? How about a top ten Stevie jazz covers?

MeganOct 21, 2002 (06h47)
Dear Stevie Wonder,
I really don't know if this will get to you, but I hope it does.I am a black american girl who attends McNairy Central High school.I am doing a report on you ,and I would like to know if you would be free on the week of November 11- 15 maybe.I would love for all my class mates to me you ,and to meet a very brilant man.I will keep writing to keep you in touch.

Thank you,
Megan Wade

peoplewhohatepeopleOct 20, 2002 (20h23)
Hello wonderfans! i have recently realised that i am in posession of a fantastic british TV recording of The man himself that is probably rare to the extent of me being the only person in the world who owns it, as i recorded it to video myself a good few years ago. anyway, my point is that this struck me as a shame, so i'm making an open offer to send it in MP3 format to whoever wants it. The program was The White Room on UK's channel 4, the set consists of 1. white room intro track 2. Superstition 3. Cold Chill (?not sure about this title,would welcome corrections) 4. Haven't done nothing (?ditto) 5. Ribbon in the sky (with Des'ree) and you can write to me at peoplewhohatepeople@hotmail.com to request it. i'll send it as MP3 email attachments or possibly find a way to post it on the web if many people want it. bye now

PatriceOct 20, 2002 (17h38)
Join BET "Black Entertainment Television" in paying tribute to the 8th wonder of the World the "One and Only" Stevie Wonder
Tuesday October 29 at 9pm
http://www.bet.com/walkoffame/

I CANT WAIT TO SEE THIS!!!!!
YES!

ENJOY Everyone!
Patrice

DezOct 20, 2002 (13h39)
Maj,

I have that same show where Stevie does "It ain't no use" and its incredible. I wish he would have done the whole song.
My Cherie Amour is worth mentioning from that show as well. I have heard him perform "Too shy to say" with the piano only
and it has an even greater effect than the studio version.

Peace
Dez


DezOct 20, 2002 (13h29)
BK,
I think Michael Jackson did the right thing as far as leaving Motown. I really doubt Off the Wall through Invicible would have
had the same effect. However I think Stevie made a wise decision in staying with Motown because he was with the company
almost from its beginning. Also he found the freedom with Motown that he seriously looked for. The only problem I have is the fact
that it takes forever to complete an album. I wonder is it Stevie that we should be 'uptight' with. I wonder is it his management or
Motown itself. Basically since Songs ion the key of life, his albums are not as frequent. I'm pretty sure his fan base is getting restless.
Motown has given Stevie an enormous amout of freedom and power. I've read that Stevie has 20% of the decision power in deciding
who will be the CEO of Motown. My question is with all this power, why are loyal fans teased with repackages of songs we have on previous
albums or previous repackages? The Definitive Collection is more or less a condensed version of the box set. Not that I don't love any
of those songs, rather where are the songs that couldn't make albums because of space like "The Future"?

BK, I think I remeber you sayingStevie had a falling out with Whitney Houston. What happened exactly?

Peace
Dez


FildarOct 20, 2002 (12h17)
Bonjour Stevie, je ne sais que dire appart que vous etes pour moi, l'idéal vocal, je vous suis depuis longtemps, en fredonnant vos merveilleuses chansons qui me procure quelque chose de bon. j'ai souvent une pensée pour vos proches et amis, qui vous entendent chanter en live, car moi, c'est mon rêve de vous entendre un jour. mais c'est impossible, car vous devez etre inaccessible comme monsieur. je vous apprecie et vous écoute tous les jours. je ne sais même pas si vous aurez ce message, mais dans le doute je vous envoie mes sincères salutations

majOct 20, 2002 (07h59)
Dez, I agree with you on stevie's singing with just piano. you can actually hear his brilliant chord structure first hand with his amazing voice.I was fortunate enough back in 95 to record an interview he had on B.E.T. with Donny Simmson If I spelled it right. He Did small portions of his 70's work like rocket love, It ain't no use. I still go back and listen to that. Also he did a piano version of miss and mr little ones on Arsenio hall show I liked better than the one on natrual wonder live cd.

ps. If you dont have the overjoyed saturday night live version It can be downloaded at Kazza mp3 site. later!

majOct 20, 2002 (07h29)
I would really be dissapointed If Stevie releases the album in may we waited a year now from the first date. I just can't sit and wait another 8 months. I think everyone that posts on this site should send email to shhmootown and tell them that a stevie album is overdue, cause most of the new artists on their lable are sound alikes. Finally the radio has not had much to offer either, but some fancy sampled beats and r&b songs that are not going anywhere with me.we need stevie at least one more time around ..soon!.

bkOct 20, 2002 (00h57)
To Maggie..me thinks the track is "Knocks me off my feet"from "Songs in the Key of life".
Do not forget big Stevie "Walk of Fame" on B.E.T.site in the U.S.A.at the end of the month.
Yeah i knew that album is due out soon!!!!
Stevie,s voice....well it is unique,and i often feel his great vocal tracks,as well as backing vocals
are overlooked e.g.Even early on with "We can work it out" Stevie just excels."I love having you around"
is another outstanding set of vocals.
I hear a lot of Stevie,s influence in the new Craig David album.
I guess Malcolm Cecil and Bob Margouleff heard the true pinnacle
of Stevies genius.But don't forget early mentors Clarence Paul,Ted Hull,
as well as Paul Riser's string arrangements."Superstition",has its 30th
anniversary soon.It would be no bad thing to see itback in the charts.
What do fans think of Stevie still being with Motown??Should he have left
like M.Jackson??Can he really leave such massive gaps between albums??
Is this really fair to true fans on this site?
Worst of all,all these sites have no input nor endorsement from Stevie.
I guess even the biography section by"Lad"will probably not see the light of day.
By the way has a new greatest hits/definitive collection just been issued??
This is probably what would put the new album back til May.Probably meaning
a new single

MaggieOct 20, 2002 (00h24)
Hello. Somebody say me that Mr Wonder song a song called "I don´t want to bore you with I love yous" now, I don´t find it, and I´m very interesting in get it. Anybody can help me? Thank you very much.

DazielleOct 20, 2002 (00h17)
Mr. Stevie WOnder, you are one the greatest musicians in my life. I have have alot of ups and downs, and you have helped me conquer those tribulations threw your lyrics of 3 of my favorite songs! Ribbon in the Sky, I still listen to this song as much as I can, but this particular song really changed me. When I thought of just giving up and no way out, this song reminded me, that I was somebody! Do I Do, this is one of the jams, that just gets me excited and ready to jam whether I am feeling down & out, I jam to this one! Aren't you lovely that song, is just the best one to hear, I am a lady that is down often, and this is yet another one, that lets me reflect back over my life, to see that GOD has delivered me from my PAST! I thank you very,very much for being a special part of my life, and all I can say is YOU ARE THE RIBBON IN MY SKY :)!!!!!

secretvowsOct 19, 2002 (23h08)
there is a new interview with stevie at bet.com, check it out.
he mentiones that the new album is coming out in may.

Roylander Williams Jr.Oct 19, 2002 (21h02)
Dear, Mr. Stevie Wonder I just want you to know that you are my favorite music artist of all time. I love all your music and I am very excited that I found this web site because there is so much I want to tell you. I grew up listening to you, and because of that, you have became a very special part of my life, you are a real friend to me. I am 21 years old and I attend college at Delaware State University. Your music bought me out of two years of depression. I want to thank you for being there in my time of need. I will write again soon.

gighelloOct 19, 2002 (19h11)
Hi Stevie, I'm Italian and now i'm listening " He's Misstra Know It All " and i love it.. Thank you very much for all you give to people!!!!
Your Music is so great and Sometimes when i Hear You my soul laught and cry both.. well.. what can i say? Thanks you !!

DezOct 19, 2002 (16h17)
Maj,

I've heard Stevie perforn "Overjoyed" on SNL in 1984-5. I love when Stevie strips his music down to his voice and the piano. Its even more
intimate than the studio version. Performances like these are hard to find. Some of his best ballads are accompanied
with drums (All in love is fair), synths (You and I) or all of the above (Seems so long). ....not that I'm complaining:-).
For his ballads, the piano is there, but hearing "Overjoyed" with him and the piano only makes you want more of the same
types of songs.

Peace
Dez

CHRIS GILBERTOct 19, 2002 (02h13)
HI STEVIE WONDER HAPPY BIRTHDAY.


FROM YOUR PAL
CHRIS
P.S.
GOOD LUCK AND KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!

KENYATTAOct 19, 2002 (00h29)
HELLO STEVIE, MY NAME IS KENYATTA ARDREY,I AM 23YRS OLD FROM CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA. I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING YOU IN WASHINGTON D.C. AND YOU TOLD ME THAT YOU WANTED ME TO MEET YOUR SON AND THAT OUR BIRTHDAYS WERE ON THE SAME DAY (OCT. 13) YOU ALSO SAID THAT I REMIND YOU OF INDIA ARIE WELL I WAS STILL INTERESTED IN MEETING YOUR SON AND SPEAKING WITH YOU AGAIN. IF YOUR SON IS INTERESTED HAVE HIM E-MAIL ME. CAN'T WAIT FOR YOUR NEW CD TO COME OUT LOVE YOU STEVIE!!!

CynthiaOct 18, 2002 (23h11)
As a child, you were always my inspiration. As I listened to you, I was always able to see that nothing was impossible...As my inspiration, it would be a dream come true if you could sing at my wedding...

Eric BOct 18, 2002 (18h55)
I never thought of Donny Hathaway, but come to think of it, the voice does sound like him in "Where is the Love", as well as the music and rhythm of that song definitely sounding like what Stevie was doing (You are the Sunshine, Superwoman) with the Fender Rhodes the same year (1972). The only difference is the conventional strings instead of the Arp & Moog, but otherwise, Flack & Hathaway's stuff was very close to Stevie.
Bobby Brown even started trying to sound like Stevie (think "I Gotta Get Away" or what ever that song was called). Maze's "love is the Key (1983) and Back In Stride Again" (1984) also made me think they were new Stevie songs, and I had just gotten into Stevie (after the smash "Do I Do", and began the arduous process of waiting for his next albums.

majOct 18, 2002 (02h13)
dez, cuba, have anyone of you guys heard stevie's live performance of overjoyed on saturday night live back in the 80's? I just thought he was incredible! He was playing the while singing man! his voice with that piano made my blood rush!. Not many artists do that for me, I also would have to agree on donny he has that unique flavor to his voice that puts his sound up there with stevie.

CubeOct 18, 2002 (00h25)
Donny Hathaway, now your talking, I agree with you Eric , Stevie, Donny Ottis, you can't beat thaem as vocalist
These guys had heart, I think these guys knew pain especailly in the early days when black musicains
were been oppressed, People like R Kelly anf Aaron Hall although you can hear Stevie influences
they don't have the same edge to Stevie's touch.

Dez mentioned Stevie's voice < I personally think his voice has changed , he still has
magic and richness but I would like to hear that sensitivity he had like when he sang 'Rocket love'

I think as he ralaxes the more natural he'll sound. its just my opinon.

DezOct 17, 2002 (23h26)
I guess the 'vocorder' or voice box was more popularized by Roger Troutman of Zapp, but Stevie actually
began using this voice effect in 1971 during concerts. If you really listen, You'll here Stevie using these
voices effects on "Talking Book", Music of my Mind", "Fulfillingness First Finale", "Songs in the key of Life"
and "Secret life of plants" as well some 80's songs and on some songs with Syreeta."

AmotherMusician and Eric B I wholeheartedly agree with you comments on Stevie's voice. Along with Stevie
instrumentation change in the early 70's his voice gained a new depth of soul. Stevie said that around
1971 he had taken voice lessons under Seth Riggs (vocal coach of many known singers as well as speakers).
I noticed around this time Stevie and Donny (Hathaway) sounded alot a like. Toward the 80's is where you here
Charlie Wilson and Stevie sounding alot a like. As well as know late would come Aaron Hall, R Kelly and many others.
I guess the one thing that hasn't changed about his music is his voice and of course the harmonica. Not that
I'm complaining in the least.

Peace
Dez

AziziOct 17, 2002 (19h14)
Hi Stevie I absolutely love all of your albums. I just came across this website and I was wondering if you had any info on a past band members Johnnie Underwood and Grover Underwood. I believe they played with you in the 70's. They are actually friends of my mom she has mentioned them from time to time and would like to know if they are still in the business and where or who they are playing. Please e-mail me at Zandrahdee@aol.com. I would really appreciate it as it has been about 20 years or so for her.

AnotherMusicianOct 17, 2002 (08h07)
Eric B,
Excellent point on the influence of Stevie's vocals on many artists during the 80's and 90's.
Actually, you can say that Charlie Wilson of the Gap Band (co-lead vocals on Computer Love)
was one of the first. And not taking anything away from the late, great Donny Hathaway, but
he and Stevie have that same vocal "magic". But I must stress, Donny Hathaway is one of a kind!!
But back to the 80's, as I mentioned there was Charlie Wilson, also Aaron Hall of Guy. These Stevie-influenced
singers influenced another generation. R. Kelly and the lead singer from Basic Black to name a few. Although
the further down you go, the less resemblance to Stevie you may hear,but it all started with Stevie. And there
will always be a remake or sample of Stevie's music for generations to come (hopefully). So for my money; Stevie,
Donny, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding are the best vocalists of all time!! Oops, can't forget the
80's Luther Vandross. lol.

Eric BOct 17, 2002 (05h43)
On the part of Roger's "Computer Love" when he is singing high pitch without the electronic sound, I thought that was Stevie! A lot of people began copying Stevie's high pitch singing at this point in the '80s, and when waiting for In Square Circle and its first singles, I kept gwetting all of these false alarms from other singers.

MajOct 17, 2002 (04h39)
I'm listening to music on my mind jamming to love having you around. I wonder if the voice effects stevie has on this track are the same as the effects that Roger uses in his 80's hit I want to be your man. alot of people were amazed when they heard Roger singing with that affect at that time. I have to admit stevie was and still is a genius He knew exactley what he was doing with those synths.

MajOct 17, 2002 (04h25)
Hey there stevie fans I dont know if this is true or not, I just don't want to spoil anyones bidding on ebay. There are 2 tickets to a concert that are being sold on oct 28 at the beacon theatre in N Y . performances by Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Dmx, and faith Evans. I'm going to wait for stevie when he does his full show here in NY

CubeOct 16, 2002 (20h02)
Dez
Your right, 'Reflections of You ' is a bomber track, so beautiful.
Its unlikely that it will ever be released but there is a vaugue possiblity as I have heard 'Free' was written about the ,'Innervisions ' period and was'nt re;eased until 1987, so there is hope.

Any moment now we may be beexpecting a single, & I really hope he does'nt go all hip hop on us, his own sound is all we need , I know he has to move with the times but i really do hope Stevie's creativity will shine in this new album.

A taste of what he will sound like with real live instruments, listen to ,St Louis Blues' & 'Finally' that smashing duet with Dianne Schurr which came out about two years ago, in recent years I think this is Stevie at his best.


STEVIEWONDERSGENIUSOct 16, 2002 (19h22)
I've heard a rumour of a tour to promote the new album early next year; anyone know anything about this? It's probably only conjecture, but that's all we have to go on with someone as enigmatic as Stevie.

My Top 5 Stevie tunes of the week:

1. Kiss Lonely Goodbye
2. Ribbon In the Sky
3. That Girl
4. My Cherie Amour
5. Never In Your Sun

Catch you guys later. Keep on runnin'......

natOct 16, 2002 (10h08)
Hi i was just wondering if you knew where to get the full choral arrangement to"As" from the album Songs in the Key of Life. I absolutely love that song and am conducting a choir. So far i can only get the one line vocal part but i really want the music for all of it. If anyone knows please email me!! thanks

stobbyOct 16, 2002 (01h27)
i left a message a while back responding to a pleasehelp, ive finally set my email back up so if you wanna get in touch then that would be cool. my adress is neilstobbart121@hotmail.com

RebeccaOct 15, 2002 (23h22)
Does anyone know where I can find guitar sheet music for "Happier than the Morning Sun" from the album "Music of my Mind"? I've searched through many online sheet music sites, but can't find it. Thanks!

DezOct 15, 2002 (16h21)
I hope I was clear on my last message. I meant to say that his unreleased songs were to be destroyed. This information
I gathered from an interview with Malcom Cecil (producer of "Music of My Mind" through "Fullfillingness First Finale"). Of course
as we all know there are hundreds of songs that Stevie has written that only his ears have heard. For instance, did you know that the
"Woman in red" soundtrack was supposed to be a double album (not that many people cared about this album in the first place).

I guess If I had to pick a bone about his albums I would have to comment on his production or the processes. A lot of R&B is looped music,
meaning the same chord progressions over a beat. Hip-Hop is able to use this technique and is able to make it work. However soul/r&B for me
has to be more intimate allowing each instrument to be a 'character' if you will. Lets look at "Love having you around". You have layers and layers
of sound coming from everywhere. The rhodes and synths are mixed together so much that you sometimes have to go back and listen to differentiate.
The bag voice is perculating in and out throughout the song. I haven't even mentioned his natural voices. I reaaly like toward the end where
he's talking (I think their are uncredited female vocals there as well). As always Stevie is one of the hottest drummers. His fills and High hats are incredible

DezOct 15, 2002 (12h35)
Cube,

Stevie Wonder & his music are undeniable. I first got into Stevie at age 3. At 25 I feel the same way. His music
is as relevant now as it was then.

As far as unreleased songs are concerned, I love his unreleased 70's songs like "Yea Yea Do", "You were my first but not my last", "I think I'm on the right track"
and "Fine young thing". I also love the 80's and 90's unreleased as well. My fav from this era are "Reflections of you", "Spread the love" and "Children still do live with
a dream". He has loads of stuff to choose from. Hopefully we won't have to wait for him to leave this earth to hear the unreleased stuff. Actually,
Stevie has ordered that his songs be destroyed upon his death. I assuming that he wants his music to be interpreted a way that only he can convey.

I've been reading the comments on "Smile Please". I was dissapointed that this song didn't make "At the close of the century".
This is a true musical remedy for depression!!


Peace
Dez


Jessica GOct 15, 2002 (10h02)
My name is Jessica and I was born in Seattle on Jan 21st, 1982. Like many of us I love Stevie Wonder and he also has been inspiration when I was little I knew ever word of every song I never new how I knew the words because I was almost positive I never heard them before. Well It turns out my mom played his music to me when I was in her stomach. Funny but true I will definetly be a fan for life.

girlblueOct 15, 2002 (05h55)
i would love it if stevie's new album was released around my birthday, january 15th, which is also martin luther kings jr's b-day...it'd be cool

^__^

TimOct 15, 2002 (02h50)
Yo! Stevie! Wassup, homeboy. I just want to tell you that your music has inspired me in more ways than one. I sure as you-know-what that you are going to rip it up at the Walk of Fame special October 29th! I can't wait for it, man. U have been a part of my life like forever. I hope to get all your great albums including "Music In My Mind", "Innervisions", "Talking Book", "Fullfillingness' First Finale" and "Hotter Than July". I got "Songs In The Key Of Life" and "Conversation Peace" already and I think that "Superstition" is the ultimate bomb! Can't wait for your new album January! Hope u let us know how it's going to be sounding like, but with you, a masterful genius, we probably will never know until we DO get it. U are a true living legend, ain't no doubt about that...and I hope you know that too. Keep bringing that fire...oh and this site rocks! Peace!

SofiaOct 15, 2002 (01h58)
You are my idol Stevie!I hope you know how much we love you and we think you are so funny,cute and precious!Keep being your wonderful and smart self!Peace!

SofiaOct 15, 2002 (01h52)
Hi Stevie,
I'm a teen and I not into to all that rap and punk stuff.Your music is the kind of music that touches my heart and that everyone should listen to!You are an inspiration and I want to tell you I am so proud of you!Thanks for everything!God Bless You!

Pip from Natural WonderOct 14, 2002 (23h48)
Hello. Good to see so many Stevie devotees in this forum.
For all in the UK, we will be playing our full show at The Lowry Centre, Salford (Manchester)
on Sunday 19th January. Clap your hands, stamp your feet and sing along...everybody loves Stevie!
>> see www.naturalwonder.co.uk for more details >>

MajOct 14, 2002 (23h30)
Come on stevie! I'm looking for a killer single in dec. and an album release in jan. Were in the hiphop era , We've seen the creativity of many musicians today but none have been as daring when it comes to sophisticated vocal abilities and odd riffs with beautiful melodies.

secret vowsOct 14, 2002 (22h32)
this geos to cube,
man i'm prety sure that he will include in his new album a
song called "how will i know she loves me, this song is a
bomb, maybe you guys don't believe me but the song will
to you all that i'm right. also i think that "truth is the
light of the world" i'm lestening to this song almost every day.
peace out

CubeOct 14, 2002 (22h24)
cont) such a good track to bring out.I have'nt yet heard this but I have read a write up about this song.

Also a possible track is a song entitled, 'Spread the Love' which I have heard and this song is really beautiful, also another beautiful ballad, 'How will I know if she loves me'.

Any other guesses?
Dez your the man you seem to have a wealth of info.

CubeOct 14, 2002 (22h19)
on the 1989 birthday bash gig in London, I brought the concert book ( you know which nearly cost as much as the ticket price)
They had some bio info and in the booklet it was stated that Stevie actually wrote ,'Loving you' but on the single it says that mini's husband wrote it.

I don't know which one to believe, it would'nt suprise me to find out that Stevie did write it , its such a beautiful song.

Also someone mentioned 'Smile Please ' I love this song everything about this song is great ,the laid back style of singing and the half notes in the melody , Stevie has a real way with melody and his drumming style is unique especailly on this track.

I am a musicain also and I listen to Stevie a lot and stevie is a great singing teacher, I will never be able to reach those ultra high notes that Stevie does with ease but I have learnt so much just by studying his chord structures and melodies also his harmonies are great to learn from & study.

Thanks for being such a good musicain Stevie , God has truly blessed you with a wealth of musical talent, Please give us your new album soon as we are all waiting with great anticapation .

For all thise Stevie fans who have heard him do unreleased stuff at concerts any guesses which he is most likely to release on his new album.

I have a funny feeling that he might release a song called ,'The Future' because of all this madness thats going on in the world this will be

AnotherMusicianOct 14, 2002 (20h38)
Dez, in retrospect, that clav intro on "Tell Me Something Good" could have used a little
bit of Stevie's "touch". I've always felt he wrote that song for himself but maybe he felt
it just wasn't his style at the time lyrically speaking. But I like to imagine him singing it.
It might sound something like "Maybe Your Baby".

DezOct 14, 2002 (19h07)
For the longest time AnontherMusician, I didn't know that was Stevie playing the rhodes on "Lovin' You". This will
remain one of my all time favorite love songs period. I happened to come across Minnie's Perfect Angel LP, I saw that
some guy named El Toro Negro played the same instruments as Stevie. I put two and two together and realized that Stevie
was El Toro Negro.

To switch gears, as far as the clavinet is concerned I wish I could hear Stevie do a version of "Tell me something good".
The intro is already funky, but Stevie's clavs would make it even funkier!!


Peace
Dez

AnotherMusicianOct 14, 2002 (14h10)
Dez,
Man you were right on point when describing "Higher Ground"!!! The engineering aspects
of that song as well as musical aspects (stacato and legatto) just goes to show how detailed
Stevie is. I'm still amazed at the fact that he didn't lay down the drums first or listen to a metronome
while recording that song.
And I had no idea that Stevie was playing the Rhodes on "Loving You" by Minnie Riperton. I knew he
wrote "Perfect Angel" which I've always loved.

DezOct 14, 2002 (12h58)
AnotherMusician,
Man, I noticed your list of songs for the clavinet and the rhodes. I'm really feeling these. "Lookin' for another pure love" is
a song that comes to mind when I think of the rhodes and Stevie. Especially when they bounce from speaker to speaker.
I really love his rhodes work on "Lovin' You" from Minnie as well as the other cuts he did on her "Perfect Angel" album.

As far as the clavinet is concerned, I really dig "Keep on runnin" and the end of "I believe". Of course, my all time favorite
is "Higher Ground". I really love when Stevie overdubs the clavs. One speaker plays the chords stacato, meaning chords that are syncopated (I hope I'm spelling this right)
The other speaker plays legatto chords, meaning chords that are rhythmically connected. Anyone who has had music lessons please correct me if I'm wrong.
I can't wait for the tribute on Oct 29th. I'm pretty sure Stevie will do something wonderful.


Peace
Dez

AnotherMusicianOct 14, 2002 (00h29)
Horace,
The clavinet is a keyboard type instrument developed by the Hohner company in the late
60's. It's a take-off of the harpsichord. It's used for rhythm, like a rhythmic electric guitar.
Used mainly by funk and rock bands of the 70's...of course Stevie Wonder. It's the sound you
hear at the beginning of "Superstition" with the drums. The Arp and Moog synthesizers were similar
keyboards but manufactured by 2 different companys during the 70's. Stevie also used these alot.
Check out the interlude in "Superwoman" as a reference for these. The Fender Rhodes was an electric
piano also popular during the 70's. Invented by Harold Rhodes I believe and used a specially built Fender
amplifier. It's a classic instrument. I'm also fortunate to own one myself. Thanks for asking.

Crystal ChimneyOct 14, 2002 (00h07)
Hey! Stevie I am a gospel singer and when my wedding rolls around maybe God will grace me for you to be at my wedding. It's something i'm seriously praying for. I really do love everything about your music! LOVE YOU!

MikeOct 13, 2002 (22h49)
Hi
Can anyone help me and say how many cd´s whith stevie I can buy. I want to buy them all to my girlfriens 30th birthday.
Thanks
Mikael

JuanOct 13, 2002 (20h09)
Can anyone point me in the direction of some free sheet music/chords etc. for "too high", Thanks!

HoraceOct 13, 2002 (09h43)
Anothermusiscian can you tell me what a clavinet is? is it a keyboard type instrument? obviously the fender rhodes is but is that the name of the keyboard or its makers? What is his best known numbers for the arp and moog synthesisers (or are they the same instrument? thanks

daveOct 13, 2002 (06h21)
TO stevie "I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH MAYBE THREE MUCH"!!!!!!!

AnotherMusicianOct 12, 2002 (22h04)
And of course, one can not mention the clavinet without thinking of a Stevie Wonder song;

1) You Haven't Done Nothing
2) Maybe Your Baby
3) Superstition
4) Keep On Runnin'
5) Tuesday Heartbreak

AnotherMusicianOct 12, 2002 (21h41)
Aside from the piano itself, I believe the Fender Rhodes electric piano is the most beutiful
instrument ever made. And Stevie is synonomous with using the Rhodes. My top 5:
1) All I Do...particularly the intro found on Song Review
2) As. ...yeah, I know it's Herbie Hancock actually playing but I love it just the same
3) Send One Your Love...I love the panning effect
4) I Wish....I dig the Rhodes overdubbing the bass guitar
5) Easy Goin' Evening...thick and lush, the perfect compliment to the harmonica solo

Andy & AlisonOct 12, 2002 (12h39)
We first saw you live in 1989 at Birmingham NEC. We will never forget that first impression you left on us both. I never believed that somebody could sound better live than on a recording! We also got married in June of 1989 and fittingly had 'I Just Called To Say I Love' played at our wedding reception. We next saw you two years later also at Birmingham NEC on your 'Free' tour.
Please, Please, Please tour the UK again soon we miss you! All our love Andy & Alison, Wolverhampton, England, U.K.

JillOct 11, 2002 (18h27)
hey stevie!

RalphyOct 10, 2002 (08h28)
Hi to all. I am from Melbourne, Australia. I was wondering if someone from the states could tell me if they had heard anything about Stevie coming back to Australia for another concert? He is my idol, i must see him live.

StevieGOct 10, 2002 (04h13)
Stevie Wonder In New York for this recording artist benefit doowacky......Bring It On!! Front Row, Baby!

mattOct 9, 2002 (19h37)
oooo yes ! I LOVE stevie's clavinet playing . He's so funky when he's playing it . True to your heart was not one of stevie's finest moments , but fair play...that clavinet was good stuff . Shoo be do.... was another great clavinet moment . It's a trademark style that makes a stevie song a stevie song for me .

Eric BOct 9, 2002 (18h03)
True to your Heart has Clavinet, so I wish he sould do stuff like that, write/produce it himself (he did not write or produce that sone) and put it on his albums.

naOct 9, 2002 (02h55)
Hi Stevie Wonder. I love your music so much. My daddy has a one of your records that he has had since he was a teenager.
i love you so much. I'm doing a report about in school this month I'm tryin to make it really good. I have a lot of respect for you, and
I wanna let you know that.

sgilliamOct 8, 2002 (23h42)
Hey Stevie Wonder fans. For those of you don't know, BET is honoring Stevie Wonder with its Walk of Fame award this month! We're looking for some tough trivia questions for a quiz that will appear on BET.com, as part of our tribute. If you're a die-hard fan with some hard-to-get knowledge of the genius himself, email me at stacy.gilliam@bet.net. I need your submissions by the end of the day, Oct. 9. Thanks!

girlblueOct 8, 2002 (21h15)
i am very anxious about this new album and where stevie is seeing his music go at this time and age. i'm finding my idea of how this album will be leaning towards something of the hip-hop pop-r&b type, but i would love to hear the piano, the drums, and that ol' fender rhodes on the album. i doubt stevie would go for a commercial artificial feel, but considering the fact that he takes trends into consideration, it is a possibility. i am not really a fan of eminem, but i'm up to recieveing a surprise. i hope none of the songs will be reminiscent of "true to your heart," which he did with 98 degrees. i really didn't like that song. if he goes along the lines of the so-called "neo-soul," which is throughly developing and fairly popular right now, then i would be very, very happy. stevie might be taking his time on this because he knows of the album's significance to his fans, and is aware of the disapproval of most of his 80s songs vs the love for his grammy and heart winning 70s albums. he is probably formulating the music to express his genius & soul, along with meet the demands of his old fans and create new fans. i think a flop would lay heavily upon his mind, and he would want to eliminate that possibility.
Ged...imo stevie wonder is refering to a lover in "please don't go" also... i always thought that when he said "please don't leave steve" that he was switching to third person as he does sometimes...

t-moOct 8, 2002 (15h54)
hey does anyonr know where i can get a sheet of music of "for your love" am doing an assignment and i chose
to do stevie's sonds. please if steve happens to read this please help.

DiogoOct 8, 2002 (00h52)
I need the tablature for "Ribbon in the sky".

Thanks....

GedOct 8, 2002 (00h17)
.........He said he knows what he is good at and sticks to
it and also that the technology can slow you down too much sometimes. In his most productive
and succesful period they would come in and just "Put it down in three maybe four takes"
I feel maybe , especially the second point is something Stevie could take on board? It may bring
that "Raw edge" back. Come on Stevie....I respect your proffesionalism but think of all those who
passed in the last eight years hoping they'd hear something new!!!! We're only visiting this
planet man....share the gift!!!

GedOct 8, 2002 (00h10)
Hey Matt, just parked the car up having had Boogie on playing...logged on and saw your
comments. Your bang on. Did you know he origianally dropped that track from FFF but was
persuaded to keep it in? That mix of synth and real drums/instruments is the real Stevie
deal to me. I like your noting of the "Lazy" sound too. "Smile please" has a similar start..
he probably sounds off key there to those non familiar. "Aint gonna stand..." and "Joy inside..."
are two others that spring to mind. He is known for his use of advanced chords in his music
but I feel these "Lazy" vocals are the same.
Just a note on the debate lower down regarding the subject of "Please don't go" on balance
IMHO I feel he is singing about a lover. He uses the term "Baby" frequently at the close out and
I have never heard him refer to the creator like that. Cube...saw the 89 rendition of "Bird of
beauty" also the other day. Did you pick up on his naming of all his family and friends as the
number closed.....tremendous.
Finally I too am unsure of the Eminem etc involvement on what comes next. Without getting
into the other issues I feel that Stevie may be chasing styles again as he seemed to in the
80's instead of dictating them as he did in the 70's. I saw the classic album show on Elton John
the other night and he made some good points. He said knows

mattOct 7, 2002 (16h34)
I like Stevie's lazy vocal deliveryon Boogie on ... , it's a lot different to other songs , and just drifts along with the piano and drums .And the bass is the exact sound I asociate Stevie with ( the descending notes linking up chord changes are great ). Pretty raunchy stuff for him too ! ; )
I especially look out for the part when where he says ' can I play ' and various other 'ow!' type sounds in between the harmonica solo . It's such a slinky song . Slinky Stevie wonder getting into a real groove .
I have to say though , I'm not liking the sound of Eminem on his new album . But who knows , his influence could make anyone good .

majOct 7, 2002 (05h15)
Hey! everybody dont forget, the 29th of oct. stevie will be featured on B.E.T for the 8th annoual walk of fame special. I'm not sure exactley how he will be featured, but we might see some stage performance as well as new interviews. Finally this could give us some insight as to when and what kind of material we will be hearing on the new album. see ya soon!

BKOct 6, 2002 (23h21)
hI TO EVERYBODY!!!
THANX TO ERICB...i was just about to send the lyrics to "Sunshine in Your eyes"as well!.Truly a remarkable song.That song along with"Don't wonder why "are two of his the most moving songs,particularly hidden away ,sadly.F.A.O.claudia you can note that.....
"Sir Duke"was a U.S.no.1 in April 1977.It was no.1 for three weeks.It stayed on the U.S. billboard chart for 13 weeks.
Stevie has had seven U.S.solo number ones.As a duo,one no.1 with Macca,two other U.s.no.1's in groups("We are the world "and "Thats what friends are for").Songs Stevie has written that have gone to no.1,"Tears of a clown","Pastime paradise",
Songs that Stevie has played on that went to no.1....in the U.K."I feel for you","Heaven must be missing an angel",...
In a points score for the top 100 artists 1955-1984....in th U.S. ..Stevie Wonder comes third behind the Beatles and Elvis(Courtesy of Billboard/Guinness top hits.(By Joel Whitburn")I'd be interested in the current standings if anybody has the latest U.S. edition???
In Britain Stevie has had only one solo no.I.J.C.T.S.I.L.You....just like Elton ironicaly(Sacrifice)
Anyway lets all be positive about Stevie's new album.He,s never been on time(Remember S.I.T.K.O.L!!!)This guy was late when he sang for Whitestone junior baptist choir in the fifties!!!After 40 years of making records(ps Fingertips 40th an

Eric BOct 6, 2002 (19h04)
Both parts of "Sunshine in their Eyes" (the second part would probaly have the subtitle "Sad is the Song", just as "where were you when I needed You" in Superwoman), is probaly one of the most touching, moving compositions Stevie has ever done. yet it is virtually unknown, except to those who have the album. To me, it should be up there as one of his signature "love/peace" songs that he always performs, like Diana Ross's "Reach Out and Touch". It also is to Stevie what What's Going On (from the same year and reflecting the same social conditions) is to Marvin.
When I was buying the albums, I knew that "where I'm Coming From" was the transition from the old Motown sound to Stevie's own production, and wondered how it would sound (Knowing only "If You Really Love Me", which I thought could have gone either way, but at the same time sounded different from either the earlier or later stuff.) This album had the lyrics printed on the back, and I noted the last song, which seemed to have short lyrics, but was 7 minutes long. What would this song be like? After getting it, I found it was like a whole second song (like Superwoman/Where...), and they had left off the lyrics for the second part (lack of space, probably). So I eventually listened and took down the words. Some words were had to get, but I eventually figured it out. So since these lyrics probably aren't printed anywhere else, here they are:

Eric BOct 6, 2002 (18h52)
Oh my mother's worried 'cause she feels the world is ending; She believes that evrything is coming to an end
Papa's bein' real careful 'cause his brother Sam was robbed; Tryin to buy just a loaf of bread for Baby John
Bridge: See how the world is scared; Are the streets turning bare? Most of the news is bad; Crime just breeds in the air
chorus: Sad is the song, rolling along; Everything is hap'ning. Wit is the tune, or we are doomed; Everything is happ'ning
Cost of living's up, but the pay is low down; Hate to see the baby starve 'cause Mama can't be found
Sister lives alone, bolts and chains the door at night; Never-ever walks an alley or a shorter way
bridge
chorus
Brother Bill's gone fightin', in a place where he's a stranger; But good men die a stranger in ev'ry war
We all hide in shame, but we point to another; When the blame we know for sure is right
in ourselves (repeat 4x in stereo)
chorus
then 8 lines of the "da da da" chorus with ad libs in the background (everybody get it, blame's here, etc). This is highly reminiscent of the Beatle's "Hey Jude"

DezOct 6, 2002 (12h11)
Cube,
I'm as fustrated as you my friend. For some reason it seems this album keeps getting oushed back. I wonder if its Motown
or is Stevie holding out for a reason. Whatever the case may be, some of us are getting very restless. I guesss were gonna have to wait
but, we've been doing this for so long.


Peace
Dez

AnotherMusicianOct 6, 2002 (10h57)
Dez,
Very good points on the songs you were commenting on as usual. I too was overcome with joy
when I heard Stevie say "sinner" on "10 zillion". And if there's anybody that doesn't clap their hands
on the "I can feel it.......feel his spirit" part, than something is wrong with them. Some of Stevie's songs
have a tendency to make you wait 'til the chorus like "10 zillion". "Knocks me off my feet" is another one.
Shoot, some of his songs don't even have a "chorus" per say like "Isn't She Lovely"...just verses and
harmonica solos. I love the drum intro on that song. "I'd Never Dreamed" is another song is another one with
no conventional chorus, as well as "My Cheri Amour". Stevie is simply the personification of a songwriter.
He does'nt go by a particular format, he just writes "in the moment" with no regard to how much airplay
the song will get or making it appealing to a certain audience. Quite simply, he is led by the Spirit.

claudiaOct 6, 2002 (05h15)
I have a question, my daugther has a asingment for school. The quiestion is, when did Sir Duke reached #1 and for how long did it stay? If somebody knows the answer please send me an e-mail to claudiat91@cs.com
Thanks!!!

IMANI HEKIMAOct 5, 2002 (23h20)
Greetings Stevie, Thank you for years of nuff inspiration. I'm an aspiring musician myself
I play sing, write my own stuff and play keys. My one claim to fame is that I share your
Earthday! (13th May 1966) Live long and prosper, Imani.

CubeOct 5, 2002 (19h30)
I really do hope that Emnenem and Dr Drae are involved with Stevie's new album.

I am not happy with thease guys that promote gang warfare and degrding voilence against women.

I knew that the album was'nt going to be released in January as was promised .I am a bit angry to be honest as this album was promised three years ago Sept and it keeps getting put back and back. I have given up hope.


moppskiiOct 5, 2002 (18h35)
Can anyone locate the lyrics to the second part of "Sunshine in there eyes" from the album "Where I'm coming from"?

moppskiiOct 5, 2002 (18h31)
Does anyone out there know how I can get the entire lyrics to " Sunshine in there eyes" from the last track on "Where I'm Coming From"

care bareOct 5, 2002 (16h49)
Stevie - If you ever read this - I would want you to know that growing up a teenager in the 70's was tough - especially if it was california in the time of acid rock (which i do not appreciate) free drugs and the such. I ws an immediated fan - and have been a collector since the age of 15! This sounds corny - but you inspired me - you were a hero - and most important spoke to me about all obsticles are are thoughts - and thoughts can overcome! I did see you on tour in 1981(?) the night John Lennon was murdered - and that, of course will be an everlasting memory and tribute in my heart. You are truly amazing and your music lives! I have 3 teeanage boys 18, 18, 19 and I know that 2 of then would pull my old records out and listen to them - one who sings opera - sings wonder too....Thank you for sharing your gift, by the way - this is my first and ever only "fan letter"
Car

DezOct 5, 2002 (16h14)
I am truly 'overjoyed' to see that many of you, like myself, don't see Stevie as God or worship him. Rather you all
feel God's love and His spirit through Stevie's music. Now more than ever Stevie's spiritual songs speak to me as messages from
the Lord. I guess in the same way Ira Tucker Jr.(Stevie's assistant and freind) sang "Higher Ground" in Stevie's ear as he layed
in a coma to attenpt to awaken him, Stevie turned around and did the same to me..........

Cube, I too love "They won't go when I go". I can't decide what I love more about the song. I think I'm going to lean toward
the synths. They are the icing on the cake. In my opinion a perfect combination of live and electric. I haven't even mentioned the vocals.
Those background harmonies are outstanding. "Heaven is 10 zillion...." is another masterpiece. I love it when he reaches the sinner
part that goes back and fourth between the right and left speakers. It also has sort of a country western feel to it.

I've also heard "Bird of beauty" from that '89 concert. Simply amazing. I've heard a live version of that song from '75 as well.
One thing about Stevie is that sometimes he doen't go directly into a song you're familiar with. In this version there is a
drum solo that builds into that syncopated rhythm that sends the audience into an uproar. Then he sings the backgroung part
to the drums. Pure

harOct 5, 2002 (13h01)
Hello Stevie I love Your Song "Peace Just Wanted To Be Free (04:55)" Can You Put The Lyrics On Your Site?

bkOct 5, 2002 (01h19)
Stevies foreign produce.?????true or false....."Si tu regazza mia","Solo te","Dove vai","Non solo in angelo".
also "Por prima vez"/"Un lugar en el sol"..............
Stevie Wonder played piano with The Flying Burrito Bros,is that so?????!!!!!!!
Stevie,s lesser known songs.quiz....We had a love so strong?????
Melody man??????....Whatcha talkin bout?????......Crush on you????
Bring your sweet stuff home to me?????
Good luck to ya.
Great musicians with Stevie.......Ollie Brown ..drums at the Rainbow
Bizarre fact no.whatever..Stevie once flew a plane from Chicago to New York...Stevie said his co-pilot was God!!!!!
Stevies four single releases"That Girl",Ribbon in the sky","Do i Do","Front line";not one came from a full studio album.
The only top artist to ever do this apparently !!!!!!!!.They did appear on the compilation"Original Musiquarium"
Stevie plays Hohner chromatic harmonicas.
Anyway i am currently revisiting "Conversation Peace"...."I,m new" is fab,as is the ethereal "Taboo to love".Apparently
"For your love" comes from a early 80,s demo song.(It does not fit in with this album stylewise)
Anyway Motown have slated a February release on his new album.Apparently.Craig David guest vocals on a track.
Eminem/Dr.Dre rumoured to be heavily influencing the

Cube Oct 4, 2002 (22h31)
I was meant to say brazillion feel. I am not sure if I spelt that right . Sorry guys.

Cube Oct 4, 2002 (22h30)
I love 'Why I feek this way' thats a beautiful gospel/jazz song.
Talking about Stevie and gospel have you heard that other song he did with Take Six 'Oh Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion'
This song is amazing he starts singing it traditionally at first and the he lets rip with Take 6 smotth harmoinies towards the end .
Stevie really lets rip and gives it all his got and hits some clean high notes 'You've gotta get up and talk about the Lord' wow! man a great combination , it would be great if Stevie and Take six did an acapella album together.

Yes and 'Heaven is Ten Zillion Light Years away' ,is excellent a very personal song and this song means so much to me as I use to think heaven was ten zillion light years away but when Jesus came into my heart I can also feel His Spirit & love.

I also love the high harmonies in this track.

I remeber stevie doing , Bird of beauty' live in 1989 for his birthday gig and it was excellent he did it with a real brazzion feel excellent and sang it impecibly. keep going Stevie and blessing the world with your God given talant.

Cube Oct 4, 2002 (22h29)
I love 'Why I feek this way' thats a beautiful gospel/jazz song.
Talking about Stevie and gospel have you heard that other song he did with Take Six 'Oh Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion'
This song is amazing he starts singing it traditionally at first and the he lets rip with Take 6 smotth harmoinies towards the end .
Stevie really lets rip and gives it all his got and hits some clean high notes 'You've gotta get up and talk about the Lord' wow! man a great combination , it would be great if Stevie and Take six did an acapella album together.

Yes and 'Heaven is Ten Zillion Light Years away' ,is excellent a very personal song and this song means so much to me as I use to think heaven was ten zillion light years away but when Jesus came into my heart I can also feel His Spirit & love.

I also love the high harmonies in this track.

I remeber stevie doing , Bird of beauty' live in 1989 for his birthday gig and it was excellent he did it with a real brazzion feel excellent and sang it impecibly. keep going Stevie and blessing the world with your God given talant.

mattOct 4, 2002 (20h25)
have to mention Heaven is 10zillion light years away , that also is a fave of mine . I think if we're going to talk Stevie Gospel then what about they won't go when I go . That song is really something else . It's by far the the most atmospheric of stevies songs . It's also great how it's followed by bird of beauty . No accident I'm sure , as Stevie takes care with the flow of his albums . On Fulfillingness I think he was spot on , just like innervisions . And dare I say it , they're perfect .

Matt

DezOct 4, 2002 (19h16)
I did like his version of Jesus Children of America" with the Winans. It carried the same effect as the original. Plus I
gotta give it up to you man, you can get the same spiritual feeling in "Higher Ground" as with traditional Gospel. The message
is right there! I guess "Heaven help us all" is more in the vein of traditional. Some people can't understand that if the
music sounds differently but the message is the same, it could be a spiritual song. "Higher Ground" and "Have a talk with GOD" are
good examples.

You know, with events like 9/11 and the senseless murders that occurr almost every minute, don't Stevie's song of love for man/GOD
have more meaning??????? Even "Ebony and Ivory" carry a heavy message of love we all need to reflect on.

Peace
Dez

mattOct 4, 2002 (19h12)
that would be fantastic , especially after hearing him recently on St. Louis Blues .

AnotherMusicianOct 4, 2002 (18h15)
Dez,
Now that you mention it, you do have a point when you mention "Please Don't Go" as having
that double meaning. The "don't leave Stevie" part always did puzzle me, but I'd be dissapointed
if he didn't puzzle me at times..lol. That's how I feel about his collaboration with Take 6 on "Why I
Feel This Way". That song covers the whole spectrum on man and his relationship with God. I think
Stevie's music is more spiritual than gospel. Gospel music is based on tradition and so forth, which is cool but I can listen to a song like "Higher Ground" and get just as much joy from listening to that as I would a traditional gospel song.
He's always said he'd love to do a gospel album which would be interesting. I like his collaboration with
the Winans on his remake of "Jesus Children Of America". I would also love for him to do a jazz album, in
which he also expressed interest in. With the jazz album, he'd almost have to use live instruments.

DezOct 4, 2002 (16h15)
AnotherMusician,
"As" is dynamite! I too thought it was a male/female relationship song. But iff you look deeper I think it is more
spiritual than anything. The same can be said of "Please don't go" from FFF. Yeah we all thought it was Stevie singing to
a woman, but I've heard infact he was singing to himself. The line towards the end where he says "Don't leave Steve"
is where he kind of confuses you. This was not long after his accident. Stevie's spiritual side was definitely growing.
I'm sure ther are many songs that have a hidden meaning. The genius of Stevie is saying what he wants to say without you
noticing, plus making you groove while you think.


Peace
Dez

AnotherMusicianOct 4, 2002 (15h45)
matt,
I too get mesmerised everytime I hear "As". From the music, the way it's mellow during
the verse, until that one minor chord changes the song it into a funky spiritual groove. And
the lyrics are totally out of this world. I always assumed he was singing that from a male/female
relationship point of view. Then I was listening one day and thought he could be singing from a
spiritual point of view also. God telling us, he's going to love us always. Especially when he sings
of supernatural events (dolphins flying..parrots living at sea). And "As" is a very complicated song
lyrically, so I've always been curious as to how he did the song live. The background singers can get
away with lyrics...our man Stevie can't.
Dez, I would have to say my favorite Stevie video is "Do I Do". Don't know why, maybe it
is because I like to see him "dance". lol

DrHigh5Oct 4, 2002 (15h28)
Does anyone know where I can get tab chords for Stevie's music? I am particularly interested in 'Golden Lady' and 'Lately'. It doesn't have to be the music score just the chord letters will do.

DezOct 4, 2002 (14h00)
Matt,

Other than the DVD of SITKOL, I don't think an official video was made about the 70' era. If you're lucky you may
catch some things on VH1. Anything you do come across is very very valuable. Ebay has a lot of things on Stevie.
I think his Musiklkladen performance from '74 is actually available on some websites. I wish the did more videos then.
He sure had the material to make a great one!


Peace
Dez

mattOct 4, 2002 (13h17)
5 songs.....

1 . I Belive ( when I fall in love it will be forever ) ...gets more amazing each time . especially the ' god sureley answered my prayer ' chorus toard the end , and just when you think it can't get any better if turns as funky as hell ! great
2 . Sir Duke . Never Fails to make me happy .
3 . AS . Am mesmerised at how anyone could write somrthing like that .
4 . Too High . Bass line is fantastic .
5 . Seems so long . His voice at a great moment .


as for video's , have not seen many .

but here goes .

1 . Living for the city
2 . Latley .
3 . in fact I've only seen a few more , they are ... I just called ...Happy birthday and ebony and ivory .

living for the city is fantastic though from what I remember............ I'll ask again.....can anyone tell me exactly wat it;s like?
I seem to remember him in the studio , playing drums ect. I'd love to know if this was the actuall recording and if so , if there is more . A DVD of innervisions being recorded would make me very happy . Very very happy indeed .

DezOct 4, 2002 (12h32)
AnotherMusician,

I agree with you as always. I read that Stevie nailed the drums for "Living for the city" in one take! Plus I think
he layed the drums down first. I think watching him in the studio is as amazing as seeing him in concert.

Right now my top 5 songs are
1. Higher Ground
2. Superwoman
3. Golden Lady
4. Superstition
5. Syreeta version of I love every little thing about you

Girlblue,
Oh yeah....I forgot the Busta Rhymes song. Even the the tempo isn't the same, you definitely recognize
the sample. Have you heard the Najee tribute to Stevie? He does the whole "Songs in the key of life album" on
sax.

Now.........we've asked for the favorite song and album. How about Stevie video's.

My favorites are:
1. Ribbon in the sky
2. Overjoyed
3. Happy Birthday
4. Go Home
5. You will know


Peace
Dez

AnotherMusicianOct 4, 2002 (09h38)
As we all know, Stevie is a gifted singer/songwriter. But his production techniques in the studio deserve
to be recognized as well. He may not employ the standard motis operandi while recording..but hey obviously
he doesn't need to. My list of top 5 songs I would have loved to be a witness to as he recorded them from the ground up:

1) Living For The City
2) Superwoman
3) Keep On Running
4) As
5) Evil

yes, I realize that 3 of those songs are from the same album, but MOMM is a breakthrough album.
Not only for Stevie..but for music period!!

MajOct 4, 2002 (03h55)
If all you stevie fans had to choose one album from each decade what 4 albums would you pick? I know the 70's are going to be a tough choice for everyone. Stevie gave us an amazing body of work during this period. here's my picks.
1. signed, sealed, and delivered
2. Innervisions
3. characters
4. conversation peace

girlbluOct 3, 2002 (21h59)
more songs w/ samples...

"summer rain" - carl thomas - "summer soft"
"one" - busta rhymes ft. erykah badu - "love's in need of love today"
"one time's got no case" - sir mix-a-lot - i'm not sure actually, it sounds SO familiar it's buggin the heck outta me. here sir mix-a-lot's rap is crap in my opinion.

girlbluOct 3, 2002 (20h02)
dez...
i think you are right about "cold world" remix with gza, inspectah deck and d'angelo...i was downloading unfamiliar d'angelo songs one day and i found one titled "street life" and i was surprised to hear it sampled "rocket love."
i haven't heard any of the samples you mentioned, except "pop goes the weasel"...but it's been a while since i've heard that song and i didn't realize it used "you haven't done nothing." i wish i could hear the other songs, but i can't seem to find them...
you and anothermusician are right..."rocket love" is a gorgeous song..."do do doo, do do doo..."

clemensOct 3, 2002 (12h13)
I was riding in my car and listening and singing along with "where I´m coming from" - then got involved in a terrible accident, hit by a car from the back and survived with a lot of luck - maybe thanks to steve, one of the greatest inspirations in my life. shortly before i was asked to write down my "10 records that changed my life" for a german music magazine - and i had steves period 70-75 as the greatest records in pop history. steve- you changed and saved my life! peace to everyone, clemens

DezOct 3, 2002 (12h08)
AnotherMusician,

I believe the song you are referring to is called "Cold World" by GZA of Wu-tang Clan. Yes that is D'Angelo singing the
hook on that one. Actually D'Angelo sings on the remix version. I agree with you, those strings are dynamic. I also love
the version on "Natural Wonder".

Peace
Dez


MaryOct 3, 2002 (05h01)
Mr. Wonder,
I don't know if you will ever hear this message, but you saved my life. Thank you.

AnotherMusicianOct 3, 2002 (01h22)
Girlblue and Dez,
I can't remember who it was, I think Jay-z. But a few years ago I heard a song sampled
with "Rocket Love"..It had the "cold, cold world" hook. Maybe it's the "street life" song
you're refering to girlblue. I only heard it maybe twice, not sure if I recall D'Angelo singing
on it though.
Of course Tupac sampled "That Girl" including the harmonica solo lol. But getting back to
"Rocket Love", that is just a beautiful song. The string arrangement (especially the crescendo
on the last verse) is hypnotic. My favorite verse is.."your body moved with grace and song,
like symphonies by Bach or Brahams." Maybe I relate to that song because that's how all the
ladies treat me..lol.

JaniOct 2, 2002 (22h25)
hi stevie i love your song with gap band someday! peace

HighbeamOct 2, 2002 (16h49)
Hello Stevie, Ivisited your mom's home with your cousin Dennis in 76'or77' but in 82' you were very kind to myself and a friend. We visited your studio with a financial hardship and you blessed us with a colection from the staff. We had a little talk with God, prayed and the Lord gave you a word. Since that time, I am now pastoring with my husband in OK and writing songs as well. I dedicated one especially for you, a revision of " I just called to say I love you," I would like your permission to record it.

HighbeamOct 2, 2002 (16h41)
Dana

DezOct 2, 2002 (15h29)
Girlblue,
have you heard of these samples?

1.Mister C's Master Plan -Bid Daddy Kane-"Skeletons"
2.The City-Wu Tang Clan- "Living for the City"
3.Pop goes the Weasel-3rd Bass-"You haven't done nothing"
4.Too Hype-Kid & Play-"Uptight"

I'm sure there are more but these were the ones I could think of at the time

Peace
Dez

mattOct 2, 2002 (12h41)
there is a courtney pine song that seems to have a reference to living for the city , I don't know the name of it or if is actually a reference or something that just sounds a LOT like it .
only for a few seconds here and there . anyone ?

another point , Race Babblin was WAY before it's time . It stands well now with other dance tunes . Jameraquai's song , I think it was called supersonic . Listen to them both if you can . sound alike ?

majOct 2, 2002 (02h37)
does anyone know if there is such a song as kiss away your tears by stevie, if so please feel free to post the info. I think it's mistaken for kiss lonely goodbye. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

CubeOct 1, 2002 (20h55)
Hi Dez
Dez I am really sorry I don't know how your name came up as my heading, It was my mistake I think I put Dez
Where Cube should have been sorry my mistake.

girlblueOct 1, 2002 (20h44)
songs with samples of stevie wonder's songs in them, some wel known others not.

"street life" - ??????? (i'm not sure who) & d'angelo - sample of "rocket love"
"footprints" - tribe called quest - "sir duke"
"wild wild west" - will smith - "i wish"
"gangsta paradise" - coolio - "pastime paradise"
"send my love" - born jamericans - "send one your love"
"introspect for life" - common ft. lauryn hill - "i never dreamed you'd leave in summer"
"i'll do anything/i'm sorry" - ginuwine - "visions"

please submit the names of other songs with samples of stevie's music if you know of any more

luscioushotchaOct 1, 2002 (19h50)
By the way, is it possible for you to send me a tour schedule of when and where you will be. hopefully one day i will be able to afford to attend one of your concerts and bask in the glory of your music.
luscioushotcha@collegeclub.com

luscioushotchaOct 1, 2002 (19h49)
By the way, is it possible for you to send me a tour schedule of when and where you will be. hopefully one day i will be able to afford to attend one of your concerts and bask in the glory of your music.
luscioushotcha@collegeclub.com

luscioushotchaOct 1, 2002 (19h47)
Mr. Wonder,
I love your music very much. It is so positive and uplifting. There's almost a song for every occasion on your albums(which I am collecting in vinyl and on disc). Your harmonious voice is very beautiful and it is easy to see that you are a songbird from heaven. Please continue to make timeless music for all generations to come.
Thank you,
your loyal fan luscious.

luscioushotchaOct 1, 2002 (19h47)
Mr. Wonder,
I love your music very much. It is so positive and uplifting. There's almost a song for every occasion on your albums(which I am collecting in vinyl and on disc). Your harmonious voice is very beautiful and it is easy to see that you are a songbird from heaven. Please continue to make timeless music for all generations to come.
Thank you,
your loyal fan luscious.

nicky ?Oct 1, 2002 (17h04)
to stevie i love all of your songs your the best my sis has already wrote so just remember your the best

nicky ?Oct 1, 2002 (17h04)
to stevie i love all of your songs your the best my sis has already wrote so just remember your the best

treOct 1, 2002 (02h28)
HELLO!

i have been searching all around trying to find out what kind of harmonica it was that stevie wonder played on that song with dionn warwick, THATS WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR...

do you know which one that it was perhaps? better yet do you have any samples of it?

:)

thanks in advance!

-tre