José Montserrate Feliciano García (born September 10, 1945), better known simply as José Feliciano, is a Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist, singer and composer known for many international hits.
10 to 23
First of May
The Windmills of Your Mind
By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Miss Otis Regrets
Little Red Rooster
She’s a Woman
Gotta Get a Message to You
When I was a kid, I would always say to me dad “Oh my god, I LOVE this song” and he’d list whatever band the band I liked was covering. If he were around for my Phish phase, he would have mostly certainly pointed it out when I listened to their cover of Boogie On Reggae Woman. Also, I’m an idiot for not realizing then that it was a cover. What version do you prefer?
Boogie On Reggae Woman – Phish’s Version
Boogie On Reggae Woman – THE ORIGINAL! Stevie Wonder’s Version
It also figures that one of my favorite Phish songs is a cover. No wonder I burned out on them before I even hit college.
I like to see you boogie right across the floor
I like to do it to you till you holla for more
I like to reggae but you dance too fast for me
I’d like to make love to you so you can make me scream
Boogie On Reggae Woman
You Haven’t Done Nothin’
I don’t often include images of the artists but with so many Stevie Wonder posts, I felt like it would be a nice little addition. He’s a such great inspiration, it’s amazing to see what anyone can overcome to become a legend!
Master Blaster (Jammin’)
Master Blaster (Dub)
I haven’t done this before! This being feature a single and full LP in one post! The roommate wanted to finish off our collection of Herb Alpert’s albums so we picked these up recently. The single came from our trip to Pitchfork in Concord NH and the full LP came from our recent trip to Garnick’s.
Aranjuez (Mon Amour)
Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass
Hurt So Bad
Martha My Dear
If You Could Read My Mind
The Nicest Things Happen
Catch a Falling Star
Strike Up the Band
A prominent figure in popular music during the latter half of the 20th century, Wonder has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and won 22 Grammy Awards (the most ever won by a solo artist) as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also won an Academy Award for Best Song, and been inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Songwriters halls of fame. He has also been awarded the Polar Music Prize.
He has had ten U.S. number-one hits on the pop charts as well as 20 R&B number one hits, and has sold over 100 million records. Wonder has recorded several critically acclaimed albums and hit singles, and writes and produces songs for many of his label mates and outside artists as well. He plays the piano, synthesizer, harmonica, congas, drums, bass guitar, bongos, organ, melodica and Clavinet. In his childhood, he was best known for his harmonica work, but today he is better known for his keyboard skills and vocal ability. Wonder was the first Motown artist and second African-American musician to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Yester Me, Yester You
My Cherie Amour
Love Light in Flight
It’s More than You
Outside My Window
Same Old Story
I love me some Stevie Wonder. He’s actually coming to Boston soon but the tickets are a bit out of my price range so I won’t be attending (well, unless any of you wanna send me there!). I have an absolute ton of his singles so I will be trying to spread out some more Stevie facts throughout. I do also have one of his LPs, which you can see by using the tags if you want!
Stevie Wonder was born in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1950, the third of six children to Calvin Judkins and Lula Mae Hardaway. He was born six weeks premature, which, along with the oxygen-rich atmosphere in the hospital incubator, resulted in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a condition in which the growth of the eyes is aborted and causes the retinas to detach; so he became blind. When Wonder was four, his mother left his father and moved to Detroit with her children. She changed her name back to Lula Hardaway and later changed her son’s surname to Morris. Wonder has retained Morris as his legal surname.
Wonder began playing instruments at an early age, including piano, harmonica, drums and bass. In 1961, when aged 11, Wonder sang his own composition, “Lonely Boy”, to Ronnie White of the Miracles; White then took Wonder and his mother to an audition at Motown, where CEO Berry Gordy signed Wonder to Motown’s Tamla label. Before signing, producer Clarence Paul gave him the name Little Stevie Wonder. Wonder and his mother would be paid a weekly stipend to cover their expenses: $2.50 a week, and a private tutor was provided for when he was on tour.
You’ve Got It Bad Girl
Send One Your Love
Send One Your Love (Instrumental)
Stonewall Jackson (born November 6, 1932) is an American country singer and musician who achieved his greatest fame during country’s “golden” honky tonk era in the 1950s and early 1960s.
Mary Don’t You Weep