Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder, here is a little tribute mix we put together a while back featuring some of our favourite Stevie gems right after catching him in concert back in October 2008.
A Funk, Soul and Disco Mix of Some of our Favorite Stevie Wonder Tracks,
Track List Stevie Wonder – Have A Talk With God Stevie Wonder – Pastime Paradise Stevie Wonder – Living Just Enough For The City Stevie Wonder – Superstition Stevie Wonder – You Haven’t Done Nothin’ Stevie Wonder – Ebony Eyes Stevie Wonder – Summer Soft (OHM Collective EDIT) Stevie Wonder – All Day Sucker Stevie Wonder – I Wish Stevie Wonder – That Girl Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke Stevie Wonder – Boogie On Reggae Woman Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours Stevie Wonder – Black Man Stevie Wonder – Do I Do Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely Stevie Wonder – Another Star Stevie Wonder – Confusion Stevie Wonder – Masterblaster (Jammin’) Stevie Wonder – Part-Time Lover
The Wonder Dream Concert held on October 4, 1975 at Kingston’s National Stadium was one of three events on the Holiday Jamaica package scheduled from September 29, 1975 through October 5, 1975. The concert was a benefit for the Jamaican Institute for the Blind and featured Third World as the opening act. Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes were scheduled to play but did not show.
Third World, just back from a tour of the UK, opened their set with “Crying On The Rail Road Track” and followed with popular favorites “Sun Won’t Shine,” “Satta Massagana,” and “Slavery Days.”
The concert is often referred to as the Wailers Reunion Show, as it was the first time the original Wailers trio performed together since 1974. It is the last time that all three founding members appeared live on-stage together.
The Wailers and the I-Three kick off their set with “Rastaman Chant”
Raphael Saadiq could be best described as a contemporary neo- rhythm & blues all-round artist (singer, musician, record producer). He is apparently an ancestor of original or as we say today “old school”, rhythm & blues from the 60s & 70s who retains the legacy of that musical era and is living out his own legacy today.
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Saadiq is probably best known for when he was in multiplantinum renowned 80s rhythm & blues group Tony! Toni! Toné! His solo work pretty much involved the release of three solo albums plus the production of songs of award-winning artists such as D’Angelo, TLC, Mary J Blige, John Legend and Joss Stone, just to name a few. He has also collaborated with renowned artists such as Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder and Q-Tip. Perhaps he is not what the media hungers for, but he is definitely worth the recognition of the amazing work he has done. I love him!
Check out the video below for his song 100-Yard Dash, if you are a late-reaction-kind-of-person like me at times. I heard this song on Ellen. If this song doesn’t make you wanna get up and dance or at least head-bop, there’s something seriously wrong with you 😉