Her sweet talent cannot be denied. Enough said. For this groove, Wonder ups the ante on this track by simultaneously cross breeding light brilliant smooth funk with jazz seasoning.
When it's this good, it's mind blowingly good. Simply outstanding. Midway thru this smooth jazzfunk classic, Wonder invites the legendary jazz great Hubert Laws to perform a smooth flute solo. They claimed that the song was too repetitious, meddling with his art- which infuriated Wonder who stood his ground to keep the song on the album. Kudos to Stevie for taking a stand against 'the powers that be' so that his creativity remained intact.
The track has a heavy bottom shuffling drum beat with a deep gut bucket blues groove. He is also playing all other instruments. Stevie also invites the legendary Bonnie Raitt on slide guitar for a more added spice of 'blues twang' flavored stew.
The title asks of the age old? Every time I thought I found you I was oh so wrong' Stevie originally wanted his first wife Syreeta Wright Muhammad to sing the song with him. Due to Syreeta's illness she was unable to perform the song with Stevie, this was also compounded by Wonder's brother Larry Hardaway who was also with an illness.
Wonder lost both his brother Larry and his ex-wife Syreeta to illness in the last few years before the album's release. When hurricane katrina displaced citizens in the Bahamas, Cuba, Florida, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana-Wonder, like many of us were affected by the loss of life caused by hurricane katrina.
There is also a touching companion video to the song. The track had proceeds that went to the people of hurricane katrina. When Stevie says to Prince: 'Prince! Pop it! Stevie also invites legendary girl group En Vogue for strong background vocalization.
There is also a 2 CD set of the funk track that has a combined total of 5 mixes of the track. Rapper Q-Tip is featured with Wonder on a few of the remixes of the song. Stevie and Motown could've used the longer original version of 'So What The Fuss' on the album but chose instead to use the edited version for the album due to time constraint to accommodate space for the CD. The standard time for a full CD is 80 minutes. In truth, the full unedited version of 'So What The Fuss' could've fit on the album, but we're denied to hear the song in it's purest unedited form.
The show paid homage and was a tribute to him. In front of a star studded audience, Stevie said something to the effect like: 'There's a song that I just recently written and I'd like to play it for you'.
Stevie performed the song live and the audience loved it. Little did I know at the time that the song would be on his future album 'A Time 2 Love'. The live acetate version of the song was finally refined on the studio album version. The song is essentially a space ballad tribute to planet mother earth of the universal galaxy. The album included live versions of some of the tracks.
There are mini soundbites of Minnie interacting with the audience. In an live excerpt from 'A Moment With Minnie' Minnie intimately sweetly conversates in front of an audience her love of music and her love of life by saying: 'I guess you could say I'm one of those kind of persons that would rather look at the glass half full rather than half empty'. Stevie, no doubt was very, very close to Minnie Riperton.
Wonder's coming of age daughter Aisha Morris joins him a second time on the album, this time for the high energy socially conscious song. Aisha's sweet sugary vocals alongside her dad's in rhythm groove mode for a funky father-daughter duet: Aisha: When I see the morning Stevie: And the sun is smiling down on me Aisha: I joy in the blessing Stevie: That still the ground is not above me Aisha: And for the people Stevie: That I can truly say do love me, I feel Positivity-cause that's what life means to me-Positivity Wonder incorporates the new millennium modern sound of funk technology with retro groove sounds from the early seventies beginning in with the talk or voicebox.
Sir Paul McCartney joins Stevie Wonder on the title track performing on the acoustic and electric guitars while Stevie is on piano, moog bass and drums. The beautiful India. Arie also joins Wonder for a duet on the dramatic title track. Wonder and Arie compassionately duet in harmony with a message that is desperately needed. Not all people in America agree with America's imperialism of conquering other nations unjustly for world domination. Arie give Wonder high praise backing spiritual vocal power support.
The track's concluding dramatic urgency for love, peace and world unity gets chaotic with the sound of a loud busy phone signal while there are different cultures of the world providing percussion beat sounds for a powerful ending until the final fade out. In the final analysis as for people who want Stevie Wonder to create music from the 70s, that was a time period during Wonder's most explosive creative peak.
That time is now a time capsule. What do people expect from Stevie who was then in his mid 50s when 'A Time 2 Love' was released? To stay stagnant and not change with the times? Stevie moved forward with his talented artistry into the new millennium with 'A Time 2 Love'. Front Line Musiquarium Version. That Girl. Do I Do Musiquarium Version. The Woman In Red. It's You. It's More Than You. Love Light In Flight. Moments Aren't Moments. Don't Drive Drunk. Part-Time Lover.
I Love You Too Much. Never In Your Sun. Spiritual Walkers. Land Of La La. Go Home. It's Wrong Apartheid. You Will Know.
Dark 'N' Lovely. In Your Corner. One Of A Kind. Get It featuring Michael Jackson. Galaxy Paradise. Cryin' Through The Night. My Eyes Don't Cry. Fun Day. Queen In The Black. These Three Words. Each Other's Throat. If She Breaks Your Heart. Gotta Have You. Make Sure You're Sure. Jungle Fever. I Go Sailing. Chemical Love. Lighting Up The Candles. Rain Your Love Down.
Edge Of Eternity. Taboo To Love. Take The Time Out. I'm New. My Love Is With You. Treat Myself. Tomorrow Robins Will Sing. Sensuous Whisper. For Your Love. Cold Chill. Conversation Peace. Sweetest Somebody I Know. Moon Blue. Please Don't Hurt My Baby. My Love Is On Fire. Passionate Raindrops. True Love. Shelter In The Rain.
So What The Fuss. Can't Imagine Love Without You. A Time To Love featuring India. I'm Wondering Single Version. Don't You Feel It.
Purple Rain Drops Stereo Mix I Hear A Symphony. Swing Low Sweet Chariot. Harmour Love. There are 11 official compilation albums; in addition, a box set, The Complete Stevie Wonder , was released in He is eighth on the list of artists with the most number-ones on the U. Billboard Hot From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cataloging of published recordings by Stevie Wonder.
January Retrieved Hung Medien. RPM Canada. Media Control. Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on September 21, Retrieved June 4, CS1 maint: archived copy as title link ". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved on 9th November Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 17 November Archived from the original on Retrieved December 24, Swiss Hitparade.
Belgium Charts Portal. Hung Medien Steffen Hung. Irish Charts. Dutch Top Motown released it to Adult Contemporary radio stations as an album cut, but it was never released as a single in record stores. RPM Magazine Canada. Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 10, Besides its floaty ambience, it featured the singer as a virtual one-man band. The song reached a peak of 33 on the Billboard Pop charts. The lyric "trying to boss the bull around" references the woman trying to control Stevie who is a Taurus.
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