Stevie Wonder is a much-beloved American icon and an indisputable genius not only of soul and rhythm & blues, but popular music in general. Author Steve Lodder tells Wonder's story from a fresh musical perspective, concentrating on his most productive period, 1971-1981.
After an in-depth look at Wonder's background and his early history with Motown, Lodder explores in detail the musical characteristics and influences found on the classic albums from the '70s - Music of My Mind, Talking Book, Innervisions, Fulfillingness' First Finale , and Songs in the Key of Life.
Taking full advantage of the new opportunities afforded by the synthesiser technology and multi-tracking, and inspired by the lyrical depth of Marvin Gaye and Sly Stone, Wonder created a series of albums as popular as they are acclaimed.
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 2005
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.889