Have an honest, focused message to deliver. Do it in a way that moves listeners and keeps them involved and interested. Remember, a Pop song is a combination of something you want to say and something listeners want to hear.
Born Judkins, Wonder now prefers to be known as Steveland Morris after his mother's married name. Placed in an incubator immediately after his birth, baby Steveland was given too much oxygen, causing Steveland to suffer permanent blindness. Despite this handicap, Wonder began to learn the piano at the age of seven, and had also mastered drums and harmonica by the age of nine.
Inhe was discovered by Ronnie White of the Miracles, who arranged an audition at Motown Records. These accentuated his prodigal talents as a multi-instrumentalist, but did not represent a clear musical direction. This began a run of US Top 40 hits that continued unbroken apart from seasonal Christmas releases for over six years.
FromStevie Wonder was marketed like the other major Motown stars, recording material that was chosen for him by the label's executives, and issuing albums that mixed conventional soul compositions with pop standards. His contract with Motown expired in ; rather than re-signing immediately, as the label expected, Wonder financed the recording of two albums of his own material, playing almost all the instruments himself, and experimenting for the first time with more ambitious musical forms.
He pioneered the use of the synthesizer in black music, and also widened his lyrical concerns to take in racial problems and spiritual questions.
Wonder then used these recordings as a lever to persuade Motown to offer a more open contract, which gave him total artistic control over his music, plus the opportunity to hold the rights to the music publishing in his own company, Black Bull Music.
He celebrated the signing of the deal with the release of the solo recordings, Where I'm Coming From and Music Of My Mind, which despite lukewarm critical reaction quickly established him at the forefront of black music.
Wonder married fellow Motown artist Syreeta on 14 September ; he premiered many of his new production techniques on Syreeta and Stevie Wonder Presents Syreetafor which he also wrote most of the material.
Later that year, Wonder was seriously injured in a car accident; his subsequent work was tinged with the awareness of mortality, fired by his spiritual beliefs. This confirmed Wonder's status as one of the most admired musicians and songwriters in contemporary music.
Surprisingly, after this enormous success, no new recordings surfaced for over three years, as Wonder concentrated on perfecting the soundtrack music to the documentary film, The Secret Life Of Plants. This primarily instrumental double album was greeted with disappointing reviews and sales.
Wonder quickly delivered the highly successful Hotter Than July inwhich included a tribute song for the late Dr. The failure of his film project brought an air of caution into Wonder's work, and delays and postponements were now a consistent factor in his recording process.
After compiling the retrospective double album Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I inwhich included four new recordings alongside the cream of his post work, Wonder scheduled an album entitled People Move Human Play in The album on which he had been working since eventually appeared in as In Square Circle.
Like his next project, Characters init heralded a return to the accessible, melodic music of the previous decade, but the unadventurous nature of both projects, and the heavy expectations engendered by the delay in their release, led to a disappointing reception from critics and public alike.
Wonder's status as an elder statesman of black music, and a champion of black rights, was boosted by his campaign in the early 80s to have the birthday of Dr.
This request was granted by President Reagan, and the first Martin Luther King Day was celebrated on 15 January with a concert at which Wonder topped the bill.Stevie Nicks Quotes. Quotes from Stevie about other artists and topics. Courtney Love "Once I write a song that connects with people, they don't ever forget that connection.
"The girl onstage is glamorous and movie star-esque. The thing is, when the makeup, the clothes and glitter come off, some people still treat me like her. A verse in the song, Stevie was showing off some pop dance moves. Plankton: His dance moves are impressive, but I'm in control!
(puts on the headphones) Seize him! Production Notes on The SpongeBob SquarePants and Stevie Movie The idea for this fic came from the forum's "Make Your Own Episode" topic.
In that topic, Ralph Wiggum. Sarah has mature and powerful vocals that deliver fresh and addicting hooks song after song. Sarah is an international singer/songwriter as well as a dancer and actor. She also teamed up with Jonathan George and Raumin Tadayon to write Surround Me, I Can See You, and No Guarantees.
Dec 05, · - Songs in the Key of Life Nathan Watts - Bass, Handclaps Dean Parks - Guitar Herbie Hancock - Keyboards, Handclaps Greg Brown - Drums All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder.
Piano/Vocal/Guitar By Stevie Nicks. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook.
Pop, Rock. Softcover. pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL). Written by Stevie Nicks and purposefully vague, no one can say for sure which member of the Mac it is about or what exactly the point of the song is. Sort of like the Mona Lisa of music.