Artist: Stevie Wonder
Tune: “All Day Sucker”
If you want to get a peek at the genius and humor of Stevie Wonder, check out this gem. This is from Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life. For those of you old enough to remember, this was a double album plus a 45, which had four tracks on it. “All Day Sucker” was on the 45. This isn’t what we usually think of when we think of Stevie Wonder. There is a screaming guitar solo (something like the understated guitar solo on “Maybe Your Baby” from Talking Book). There is a driving drum track with crashing cymbals. This isn’t Stevie. I invite you to listen to the lyrics. They are funny. This lovesick guy would love to get some time with this babe and she is just playin’ him like that screaming guitar.