Funky Stevie Wonder

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MikeyFingers, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. MikeyFingers

    MikeyFingers Guest

    Aug 1, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    I just got "Songs in the Key of Life". I've never been a big fan of Stevie, but I guess it's cause I only knew his "radio" songs. But after listening to this album, well, I'm sure you've heard it before.
    Anyway, I had no idea that Stevie Wonder could get so FUNKY!! I love the whole album (which covers a plethora of different styles) but I've become completely obsessed with "Sir Duke" which I'd only heard once or twice before and didn't even know who it was; and, even more so, the song "I Wish" (which I had never heard before yesterday). I need more of this ASAP. Can you guys recommend me some more Stevie Wonder songs or albums that follow the same upbeat super Funk feel as "I Wish"? All I can come up with off the top of my head is "Superstition" and "Higher Ground", again because those are the super-popular radio hits. What else is out there?
  2. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    Get anything and everything by him. IMO he's never recorded a dud. One of the few artists truly deserving of the label "genius".
  3. MikeyFingers

    MikeyFingers Guest

    Aug 1, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    ^Agreed, but I'm looking to put together a good compilation of his funky upbeat stuff (all done properly through iTunes and Rhapsody, I gave up illegal downloading after the second time it ruined my computer).
    I fully intend to get a lot more of his music, but I am so completely in love with his funky upbeat stuff right now, that's all I'm looking for at the moment.
  4. LongHairFreak

    LongHairFreak Insert cool nickname? Nobody's given me one yet. Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Twin Cities - MN
    Boogie On Reggae Woman
    You Haven't Done Nothin'

    Both from his 'Fulfillingness' First Finale' album/cd.
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999's "Contusion" workin' for ya?

    Absolute must-haves are these from the early-mid '70s-
    Music Of My Mind
    Talking Book
    Innervisons ("Too High", "Living For The City", "Higher Ground", etc)
    Fullfillingness' First Finale
  6. Living For The City
    his covers of "We Can Work It Out" and "For Once In My Life"