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Stevie Wonder : A Musical Guide to the Classic Albums - Steve Lodder

Stevie Wonder

A Musical Guide to the Classic Albums

Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers

Published: 1st June 2005
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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.

Introduction
Chapter 1: Family, Detroit, and Motown
Chapter 2: Sixties Recordings
Chapter 3: Independence and Transition
Chapter 4: The Classic Album Years
Chapter 5: Funk
Chapter 6: Ballads
Chapter 7: Social/Political Comment
Chapter 8: Latin Influences
Chapter 9: Pop Songs
Chapter 10: Jazz/Miscellany
Chapter 11: Later Work, 1979-2005
References and Quote Sources
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgements

ISBN: 9780879308216
ISBN-10: 0879308214
Audience: General
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 2005
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.889