Wednesday Jukebox: Songs In the Key of Stevie
This past Friday was the 61st birthday of Stevland Hardaway Morris, better known to the world as Stevie Wonder. Given that last week we focused on Will Smith (who doesn’t mind a Stevie sample), it seemed like a good time to listen to the original source to help us get over the hump of the week.
It’s hard to pick one favorite Stevie Wonder song, or even a small handful of joints, but this is definitely on the shortlist of favored albums, period. If you’re looking to set the tone for a good weekend day, put this on first thing in the morning while making coffee, cleaning, or dancing in your PJs.
This was a karaoke standard for me for awhile that I’ve temporarily retired so I won’t stop loving it.
Here’s my favorite 60s Stevie……
…..and this is my favorite 80s Stevie.
A few weeks ago I posited that Wonder’s version of a classic Beatles song surpasses the original, and Snarky’s Machine recently reminded us of “jammin’ on the one.”
Happy Birthday, Stevie Wonder! I know this song was written for Dr. King’s holiday, but today you can give it up for yourself.
What’s your favorite Stevie Wonder song, memory, or pop culture reference?