STEVIE WONDER Released Stellar Double Album ‘SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE’ 45 Years Ago Today

Back in time

28 September 2021

Born Stevland Hardaway Morris on May 13, 1950
Active: Since 1961 / 23 studio albums (so far)
with 2005 LP A Time To Love as the most recent one

Anniversary album: SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE – his 18th LP
Released: 28 September 1976 – 45 years ago

Pitchfork: “Songs in the Key of Life” was the culmination of a historic period of creativity
for Stevie Wonder. Its ambition and scope were unprecedented, and he never approached
its caliber or impact again… The album—two LPs plus an additional four-song EP—was the culmination of a historic period of creativity, a concentrated burst of music matched only by a handful of artists (mid-’60s Bob Dylan, early ’70s Rolling Stones, ’80s Prince). Its ambition and scope were unprecedented, its power and resonance were timeless—and when it was done, he never approached its caliber or impact again.”
Full review here. Score: 10/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Michael Jackson called himself
the King of Pop, but Stevie Wonder is the King of Soul.

Singles in the key of life: Sir Duke / I Wish / Isn’t She Lovely


– I WISH –


Full album(s)


‘I Call It Pretty Music But The Old People Call It The Blues’ – The Debut Single By LITTLE STEVIE WONDER Released 57 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

16 Augustus 2019

Only 12! That was STEVIE WONDER‘s age when he released his debut single ‘I CALL IT PRETTY MUSIC BUT THE OLD PEOPLE CALL IT THE BLUES‘. He didn’t write the song himself and it wasn’t a hit but this shaking little gem displayed the legend’s talent for the very first time, 57 years ago, on 16 August 1962. The start of an incredible career. Here’s that phenomenal kid…

STEVIE WONDER: Biography – Facebook


Knockouts from the past

3 August 2019

This day 46 years ago, on 3 August 1973, soul and funk legend STEVIE WONDER released his 16th studio album, the highly praised Innervisions. One of the many highlights was ‘HIGHER GROUND’, a song about reincarnation. It was released as a single and reached number four on the Billboard Singles Chart and #1 on the US R&B Singles Chart. Here’s a vivid live version…

Here’s the LP version…


YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks And 3 Top LP’s From 1976 …

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume jumps into the past! Relive 25 Crackers and
3 Top Albums per year/per week. Here’s the first year punk showed up: 1976.

Here’s the 25 KILLER TRACKS selection…


Here are 3 TOP ALBUMS

– Self-titled RAMONES debut LP –

Stream here

– Self-titled BLONDIE debut LP –

Stream here

‘Stupidity‘ – Live LP by DR. FEELGOOD

Stream here