Wonder, Stevie

Blind multi-instrumentalist, singer and harmonica virtuoso Stevland Morris Judkins (Hardaway) signed for Motown as Little Stevie Wonder back in 1962, before his 12th birthday, and has stayed with the company the rest of his life. It’s unlikely Motown had any idea what they had on their hands; Stevie quickly moved beyond his novelty act roots to become an accomplished songwriter and producer, as well as one of the label’s most consistently successful recording artists. Much more than a child star, Stevie penned hits for himself and others throughout the Sixties and quickly established himself as one of Motown’s top acts.

When Stevie turned 21, he wrested control of his catalogue and output from Motown in a much-improved new deal which saw him become one of the greatest artists of the Seventies, turning in a series of classic albums (Talking Book, Innervisions, Fulfillingness’ First Finale, Songs In The Key Of Life) and selling millions of records.

He continued recording successfully into the Eighties before cutting back on his schedule in the 90s, but still records sporadically; his most recent LP, A Time 2 Love, was released in 2005… on Motown.

Review Archive: Stevie WONDER (1962-65)

We have 25 reviews for Stevie Wonder currently available here on Motown Junkies – see our archive for more details, or click a link below:

    As Little Stevie Wonder:

  1. I Call It Pretty Music But The Old People Call It The Blues (Part 1)
  2. I Call It Pretty Music But The Old People Call It The Blues (Part 2)
  3. Little Water Boy (with Clarence Paul)
  4. La La La La La
  5. Contract On Love
  6. Sunset
  7. Fingertips (Part 1)
  8. Fingertips (Part 2)
  9. Workout, Stevie, Workout
  10. Monkey Talk
  11. Castles In The Sand
  12. Thank You (For Loving Me All The Way)

    As Stevie Wonder:

  13. Hey Harmonica Man
  14. This Little Girl
  15. Happy Street
  16. Sad Boy
  17. Pretty Little Angel
  18. Tears In Vain
  19. Kiss Me Baby
  20. The Square
  21. High Heel Sneakers
  22. Funny (How Time Slips Away)
  23. Music Talk
  24. Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
  25. Purple Rain Drops

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