Tag Archives: Stevie Wonder

“We Hope You Will Enjoy the Show”

I was busy at work on a sunny Monday afternoon in late January when I got the call; friends visiting from Texas had an extra ticket available for the taping of The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute to …

Motown at 50: Funky Motown! part 2

Stevie Wonder was one of the artists who helped establish Motown as a force to be reckoned within the music world. (Motown)

Inspired by both the emergent rock-funk fusion sounds of Sly & The Family Stone and the socially aware songs of Motown’s latest writing team, the Clan (R. Dean Taylor, Pam Sawyer, Frank Wilson and Deke Richards, authors of The Supremes’ “Love Child”), Whitfield and partner Barrett Strong commenced their assault on Motown’s ingrained sensibilities with “Cloud Nine,” a psychedelic-soul synthesis which combined momentum and message to emerge utterly unique.