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What are your favorite 10 Stevie Wonder Tunes? (Updated)

Since Stevie Wonder had his 65th birthday this week, I think it would be a GREAT exercise to post his 10 best tunes. Now, these are not necessarily his 10 most popular, but your favorite. Let me start this exercise by saying I love Stevie Wonder. He is one of my favorite artists of all time. I have seen him in concert twice. He was fabulous. I can also say that on some ballads I think he can whine. He can be overly rightous at times in some of his protest songs. With that being said, I think he is one of the greatest artists of all time.

I’ll start with one of my all-time favorite Stevie tunes – “Higher Ground.” There are certain tunes that leap off the vinyl, the CD or MP3. This is one of those tunes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X00XdLhFLSg

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By |2015-05-25T00:03:36-04:00May 21st, 2015|Music|Comments Off on What are your favorite 10 Stevie Wonder Tunes? (Updated)

Dave Brubeck – Take Five

Artist: Dave Brubeck
Tune: Take Five

I really don’t like tunes that are in five. It just feels weird. I like things that are in four. That’s so much smoother. In this tune, though, it really doesn’t feel strange. It feels right. It swings. Nothing swings in five expect Take Five. I can’t remember the first time that I heard Take Five. I can remember the first time I really noticed Take Five. I was in college and I was listening to Al Jarreau sing it. It was wonderful. Soon I had to hear the original.

Dave Brubeck died this week, one day shy of his 92nd birthday. (more…)

By |2012-12-08T20:08:50-04:00December 7th, 2012|Music|Comments Off on Dave Brubeck – Take Five
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