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  • #OTD in 1974, Stevie’s super-infectious #DontYouWorryBoutAThing was released as the third single off #Innervisions.
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The song is a supreme example of Stevie's marriage of musical sophistication (the song being in the key of Eb minor says it all) and feel-good accessibility. Nothing like this had existed anywhere in Stevie's oeuvre up to this point, either stylistically or with such a winning combination of zest, danceability and melodiousness, with its salsa-styled piano and rhythm section, exotic percussion and the sheer joy of Stevie's lead and backing vocals. The scintillating chord changes, the syncopated hi-hat that accompany the "When you check it out" melismas and Stevie’s harmonized scat singing imitating the horn line are a particular highlight.
Here Stevie takes the role of someone offering to protect a woman from all of the world’s harsh realities. This including any form of corruption.
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The single reached #2 on Billboard’s R&B singles chart, #16 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and #10 on the Cash Box chart.
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🎥: Stevie performing “Don’t You Worry ‘bout A Thing” live on the German Tv show Musikladen in 1974.
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#steviewonder 
#musicalgenius
#eighthwonder
#dontyouworryboutathing 
#innervisions
#onthisdayinwonderhistory
  • #OTD in 1974, Stevie’s super-infectious #DontYouWorryBoutAThing was released as the third single off #Innervisions .
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    The song is a supreme example of Stevie's marriage of musical sophistication (the song being in the key of Eb minor says it all) and feel-good accessibility. Nothing like this had existed anywhere in Stevie's oeuvre up to this point, either stylistically or with such a winning combination of zest, danceability and melodiousness, with its salsa-styled piano and rhythm section, exotic percussion and the sheer joy of Stevie's lead and backing vocals. The scintillating chord changes, the syncopated hi-hat that accompany the "When you check it out" melismas and Stevie’s harmonized scat singing imitating the horn line are a particular highlight.
    Here Stevie takes the role of someone offering to protect a woman from all of the world’s harsh realities. This including any form of corruption.
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    The single reached #2 on Billboard’s R&B singles chart, #16 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and #10 on the Cash Box chart.
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    🎥: Stevie performing “Don’t You Worry ‘bout A Thing” live on the German Tv show Musikladen in 1974.

    #steviewonder
    #musicalgenius
    #eighthwonder
    #dontyouworryboutathing
    #innervisions
    #onthisdayinwonderhistory
  • 1,254 44 5 March, 2019
  • Ray Charles Hit the Road Jack

Ray Charles Robinson, Amerikalı piyanist, müzisyen, ritim ve blues ustası. Albany, Georgia'da doğmuştur. Bailey ve Aretha çiftinin çocuğudur. Beş yaşındayken, küçük kardeşi George banyo küvetine kafa üstü düşerek ve boğularak ölmüştür. Bu olaydan birkaç yıl sonra Ray göz tansiyonu nedeniyle altı yaşında görme yetisini kaybetmiştir. 
Çok zor bi hayat öyküsü olan Ray Charles, sağır ve körlere eğitim veren okulunda beste çalışmaları yaptı, pek çok çalgıyı çalmayı öğrendi. Henüz ilk gençlik yıllarında ebeveynleri ölmüştü, o da birikimlerini 1947’de Seattle’a taşınana kadar Florida’da müzisyenlik yaptı. Ray Charles, kör olduğu için çoğu insan onun bu özründen faydalandı ve onu dolandırdı. Ta ki Atlantic Records'un sahibi Ahmet Ertegün onu keşfedene kadar. Onun sayesinde şöhrete kavuştu ve hak ettiği değeri gördü. Ve şimdilerde Ray Charles "soul" müziğinin gelişmesinde payı olan en önemli müzisyen olarak bilinir. 
1987’de Grammy gecesinde "Ömür Boyu Başarı Ödülü"ne layık görüldü. 7 yıl sonra "A Song for You" ile 12. Grammy’sini kazandı.

2003’teki kalça ameliyatının ardından ertesi yaz için bir turne takvimi açıkladı ancak 2004 yılının Mart ayında gösterilerini iptal etmek zorunda kaldı. Üç ay sonra, Beverly Hills’teki evinde karaciğer rahatsızlığına yenik düştü. 10 Haziran 2004 yılında hayata veda etti.

2005 yılında Charles’ın yaşam öyküsünü konu alan bir film var "Ray". Hatta Oscar’a lâyık görülen yapımlar arasında yer aldı. Ben izlemedim ama en kısa zamanda izleyeceğim. 
#raycharles #soul #blues #franksinatra #muddywaters #robertjohnson #jamesbrown #leonardcohen #tomwaits #buddyguy #bbking #ericclapton #albertking #davidgilmour  #yavuzçetin #bobmarley #markknopfler #jimihendrix #janisjoplin #arethafranklin #steviewonder #billieholiday #jazz #chetbaker #milesdavis #johnnycash #otisredding #ettajames #chuckberry #elvispresley
  • Ray Charles Hit the Road Jack

    Ray Charles Robinson, Amerikalı piyanist, müzisyen, ritim ve blues ustası. Albany, Georgia'da doğmuştur. Bailey ve Aretha çiftinin çocuğudur. Beş yaşındayken, küçük kardeşi George banyo küvetine kafa üstü düşerek ve boğularak ölmüştür. Bu olaydan birkaç yıl sonra Ray göz tansiyonu nedeniyle altı yaşında görme yetisini kaybetmiştir.
    Çok zor bi hayat öyküsü olan Ray Charles, sağır ve körlere eğitim veren okulunda beste çalışmaları yaptı, pek çok çalgıyı çalmayı öğrendi. Henüz ilk gençlik yıllarında ebeveynleri ölmüştü, o da birikimlerini 1947’de Seattle’a taşınana kadar Florida’da müzisyenlik yaptı. Ray Charles, kör olduğu için çoğu insan onun bu özründen faydalandı ve onu dolandırdı. Ta ki Atlantic Records'un sahibi Ahmet Ertegün onu keşfedene kadar. Onun sayesinde şöhrete kavuştu ve hak ettiği değeri gördü. Ve şimdilerde Ray Charles "soul" müziğinin gelişmesinde payı olan en önemli müzisyen olarak bilinir.
    1987’de Grammy gecesinde "Ömür Boyu Başarı Ödülü"ne layık görüldü. 7 yıl sonra "A Song for You" ile 12. Grammy’sini kazandı.

    2003’teki kalça ameliyatının ardından ertesi yaz için bir turne takvimi açıkladı ancak 2004 yılının Mart ayında gösterilerini iptal etmek zorunda kaldı. Üç ay sonra, Beverly Hills’teki evinde karaciğer rahatsızlığına yenik düştü. 10 Haziran 2004 yılında hayata veda etti.

    2005 yılında Charles’ın yaşam öyküsünü konu alan bir film var "Ray". Hatta Oscar’a lâyık görülen yapımlar arasında yer aldı. Ben izlemedim ama en kısa zamanda izleyeceğim.
    #raycharles #soul #blues #franksinatra #muddywaters #robertjohnson #jamesbrown #leonardcohen #tomwaits #buddyguy #bbking #ericclapton #albertking #davidgilmour #yavuzçetin #bobmarley #markknopfler #jimihendrix #janisjoplin #arethafranklin #steviewonder #billieholiday #jazz #chetbaker #milesdavis #johnnycash #otisredding #ettajames #chuckberry #elvispresley
  • 2,972 79 5 March, 2019

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  • ||•🎶• Music helps me get through everything•🎶•||
--> tuning all-in on my emotions... For me music is the key of life (thank you mister Stevie Wonder for the similar named album you created, also one of my and my mother's favourite musicalbums...) it dragged (and still drags) me through all my pain. So many melodies are surrounding my joy and happiness every single day... For every emotion there is a sound of music where I can let go of everything and wich brings me peace of mind...🦋 Music is a healer, and as time passes also the science is making progress 🤘 in proving this is true... recent study shows that music therapy of at least 5 sessions reduces feelings of depression and anxiety... There is also some evidence of positive effect on emotional well-being, quality of life and reduction Family members and caregivers often say that well-being improves. They see that people are calmer and relaxed... Also researchers see that brain areas involved in music are relatively spared in the brains of people who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease. As a result, people can often recall memories with the help of known music. There are many musicians for example who, despite advanced dementia, are still able to play an instrument... As I described in my post before this one (the video with my crazy producer 👈) there has been  darkness in my life, but I overcame this through the power of music and the love and support from so many people in my life... you are not alone... if you are not feeling well, sad, depressed or anxious  reach out to your friends or see a professional... you are not alone, and you don't have to do everything on your own... listen to your favourite music and ventilate your thoughts and feelings... Wishing you a Lovely Wednesday ❤
Let your light shine bright 🌟 
#power #music #musicheals #light #science #therapy #breakthrough #peaceofmind #passion #singer #storyteller #sharing #caring #depression  #notalone #ventilate #rubiamorena #lightinthedark #alzheimer #peaceofmind
#mylife #memories #steviewonder #songs #keyoflife #emotions #letgo #onlylove #reachout
#connect #soul
  • ||•🎶• Music helps me get through everything•🎶•||
    --> tuning all-in on my emotions... For me music is the key of life (thank you mister Stevie Wonder for the similar named album you created, also one of my and my mother's favourite musicalbums...) it dragged (and still drags) me through all my pain. So many melodies are surrounding my joy and happiness every single day... For every emotion there is a sound of music where I can let go of everything and wich brings me peace of mind...🦋 Music is a healer, and as time passes also the science is making progress 🤘 in proving this is true... recent study shows that music therapy of at least 5 sessions reduces feelings of depression and anxiety... There is also some evidence of positive effect on emotional well-being, quality of life and reduction Family members and caregivers often say that well-being improves. They see that people are calmer and relaxed... Also researchers see that brain areas involved in music are relatively spared in the brains of people who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease. As a result, people can often recall memories with the help of known music. There are many musicians for example who, despite advanced dementia, are still able to play an instrument... As I described in my post before this one (the video with my crazy producer 👈) there has been darkness in my life, but I overcame this through the power of music and the love and support from so many people in my life... you are not alone... if you are not feeling well, sad, depressed or anxious reach out to your friends or see a professional... you are not alone, and you don't have to do everything on your own... listen to your favourite music and ventilate your thoughts and feelings... Wishing you a Lovely Wednesday ❤
    Let your light shine bright 🌟
    #power #music #musicheals #light #science #therapy #breakthrough #peaceofmind #passion #singer #storyteller #sharing #caring #depression #notalone #ventilate #rubiamorena #lightinthedark #alzheimer #peaceofmind
    #mylife #memories #steviewonder #songs #keyoflife #emotions #letgo #onlylove #reachout
    #connect #soul
  • 13 7 40 minutes ago
  • setlist60 In Square Circle / Stevie Wonder
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#steviewonder
  • setlist60 In Square Circle / Stevie Wonder
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    #steviewonder
  • 35 1 1 hour ago
  • Don’t you just love soundcheck in a church 💕🎤💍
  • Don’t you just love soundcheck in a church 💕🎤💍
  • 19 1 3 hours ago
  • [입시반앙상블] 
steive wonder - higher ground
즐거운 감상되실 바랍니다 ^^
#steviewonder #higherground
  • [입시반앙상블]
    steive wonder - higher ground
    즐거운 감상되실 바랍니다 ^^
    #steviewonder #higherground
  • 21 0 4 hours ago
  • just fuckin around on my fav instrument haha
  • just fuckin around on my fav instrument haha
  • 84 16 4 hours ago
  • You can see the future in no ones eyes but your own. Yes, very superstitious Stevie Wonder has mad his way to the page. Due to an excess of oxygen and a disorder with his retina Wonder was pronounced blind at birth.  Stevie Wonder was founded at the young age of eleven years old by Ronnie White, a member of  the Motown group the Miracles. Soon after Stevie was brought to audition for Berry Gordy jr. and Stevie blew the adults away. Earning him the name “Little Stevie Wonder” and beginning his career signing with Gordy jr. at age eleven. Wonder released his album “For Once in My Life” in 1968 at just eighteen years old under Tamla Motown Records. #StevieWonder #MotownsYoungestSigned
#theBlindthatCanSee

MotownRecords_1950 Sources:

http://blog.sevenponds.com/a-right-of-passage/celebration-of-life-song-for-once-in-my-life-by-stevie-wonder
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https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/wonder-stevie-steveland-morris-1950/
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http://blog.sevenponds.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Screen-shot-2015-08-08-at-3.23.58-PM.png
  • You can see the future in no ones eyes but your own. Yes, very superstitious Stevie Wonder has mad his way to the page. Due to an excess of oxygen and a disorder with his retina Wonder was pronounced blind at birth. Stevie Wonder was founded at the young age of eleven years old by Ronnie White, a member of the Motown group the Miracles. Soon after Stevie was brought to audition for Berry Gordy jr. and Stevie blew the adults away. Earning him the name “Little Stevie Wonder” and beginning his career signing with Gordy jr. at age eleven. Wonder released his album “For Once in My Life” in 1968 at just eighteen years old under Tamla Motown Records. #StevieWonder #MotownsYoungestSigned
    #theBlindthatCanSee

    MotownRecords_1950 Sources:

    http://blog.sevenponds.com/a-right-of-passage/celebration-of-life-song-for-once-in-my-life-by-stevie-wonder
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    https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/wonder-stevie-steveland-morris-1950/
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    http://blog.sevenponds.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Screen-shot-2015-08-08-at-3.23.58-PM.png
  • 1 0 7 hours ago
  • A native of Bessemer, Alabama (@alabamatravel), Andre Williams grew up in the #AMTriangle and changed the way we experience music. From #StevieWonder to #RayCharles to @tinaturner, Andre worked with some of the greatest artists of all time. “Mr. Rhythm” lost his battle with colon cancer on Sunday, March 17th. Check out are Facebook page to learn more!
  • A native of Bessemer, Alabama (@alabamatravel), Andre Williams grew up in the #AMTriangle and changed the way we experience music. From #StevieWonder to #RayCharles to @tinaturner, Andre worked with some of the greatest artists of all time. “Mr. Rhythm” lost his battle with colon cancer on Sunday, March 17th. Check out are Facebook page to learn more!
  • 39 3 11 hours ago
  • Sobre quando vou parar de comprar o álbum "Off The Wall" do @michaeljackson ? N U N C A. Tem sempre uma edição por aí com algo interessante a considerar. A meta agora é encontrar a edição da Holanda. Do Canadá. Da Espanha. E por aí vai. 
Lembrando que este disco vai completar 40 anos em Agosto, se eu não tiver enganado. Se sair uma edição especial com "Sunset Driver" como bonus track... Comprarei!
  • Sobre quando vou parar de comprar o álbum "Off The Wall" do @michaeljackson ? N U N C A. Tem sempre uma edição por aí com algo interessante a considerar. A meta agora é encontrar a edição da Holanda. Do Canadá. Da Espanha. E por aí vai.
    Lembrando que este disco vai completar 40 anos em Agosto, se eu não tiver enganado. Se sair uma edição especial com "Sunset Driver" como bonus track... Comprarei!
  • 275 20 12 hours ago