Stevie Wonder: Give Our Legends Their Flowers.

Stevie Wonder is a natural treasure. Over the past 50 years, Stevie has blessed audiences with his talents. Being one of the only artists from Motown’s glory days to still be with the company, Stevie has used his musical talents and stature as a public figure to be a voice for the people, demand to make Martin Luther King’s birthday a natural holiday and bring awareness to apartheid in South Africa.

In regards to giving legends their flowers and things, it is time to celebrate Stevie MORE. Wonder has a rich discography, and has been a major influence for many over the past few generations. 

Today’s biggest musicians appreciate and love them some Stevie! Can you blame them though?

Can I receive a studio album from Stevie & Jazmine Sullivan? PLEASE & THANK YOU.

Auntie Aretha came THROUGH with her version of Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do,) which Stevie wrote & later released in the late 70s. Luther Vandross & Miki Howard have also covered this record.

My fave Mariah is that girl (this we know,) but when she participated in a tribute for Stevie. CHILD!

His music has been covered and sampled by some of the best!

Stevie’s production catalog is something serious as well. He has wrote & produced music for Minnie Riperton, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Spinners, Syreeta, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston & many more!

The 1960s:

Albums Released: The Jazz Soul Of Little Stevie, Tribute Uncle Ray, With a Song in My Heart, Stevie at the Beach, Up-Tight, Down To Earth, I Was Made To Love Her, Someday at Christmas, Eivets Rednow, For Once In My Life, My Cherie Amour.

Wonder signed to Motown at the age of 11, & struck gold with Fingertips!

Stevie continued to drop hit after hit in the 1960s.

The 1970s:

Albums Released: Signed, Sealed & Delivered, Where I’m Coming From, Music Of My Mind, Talking Book, Innervisions, Fulfillingness’ First Finale, Songs In The Key Of Life, Stevie Wonder’s Journey Through “The Secret Life of Plants”.

Stevie kept the hits coming in the early 70s. Superstition, Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours, Higher Ground? WHEW. SONGS.

Stevie’s artistic growth was evident in the 70s. He became an adult, wiser and move vocal about what it was like for Black people in America. With “Living in the City,” he discussed systemic racism and how the system is ready for the Black man to fail.

The funk inspired hit “You Haven’t Done Nothin'” was a political statement song aimed at President Nixon during the Watergate Scandal. Wonder has NEVER been afraid to speak his mind! s/n: The Jackson 5 sings background vocals!

Stevie’s next album “Songs in the Key Of Life” became one of the best-selling & critically acclaimed albums of his career. The double LP is a very important album, speaking that it was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress.

Songs like “I Wish,” “Isn’t She Lovely,” “Sir Duke,” “As,” “Pastime Paradise” & many more bops are some of the greatest songs ever.

The 1980s:

Albums Released: Hotter Than July, The Woman In Square Circle, Characters.

Stevie’s 19th album “Hotter Than July” showcases his appreciation for Reggae music. “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” was honoring Bob Marley, & his remarkable discography.

“All I Do” is also an amazing song that was originally for Stevie as a teenager.

Along Stevie’s many acts of social activism, he was apart of a campaign to make Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday a national holiday. His song “Happy Birthday” made the cause more known! Eventually MLK’s birthday became a national holiday in 1986.

The greatest hits album of his music from 1970s to the early 80s gave us new songs like “Ribbon In The Sky,” “That Girl” & “Do I Do.”

The 80s was also blessed to have more and more hits from the KING!

The 1990s:

Albums Released: Jungle Fever, Conversation Peace.

Stevie recorded less and less in the 90s, but he didn’t disappoint! He came through on the Jungle Fever soundtrack!

Conversation Peace is everything as well!

The 2000s:

Albums Released: A Time To Love.

Stevie’s most recent album was simply phenomenal! It shows how incredible he really is.

Stevie Wonder will always be the king. He still tours to this day, & is being appreciated by millions STILL. That’s how loyal his fan base is.

His music has been appreciated for generations, and his legacy will always be signed, sealed and delivered forever!

Give him his flowers and things while we’re blessed to still have him. -MJ

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