FATHER JOHN MISTY Covers STEVIE WONDER Pearl With Stirring Affection

21 September 2022


(photo by Noël McGrath)

Joshua Michael Tillman (41) aka Father John Misty
shared a 6-track live EP recorded last March at the
famous New York studio ‘Electric Lady‘.

The EP includes reworkings of songs from this year’s longplayer
Chloë And The Next 20th Century and his cover of a Stevie Wonder
pearl, I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) from his 1972
LP Talking Book.

A truly stirring and affected version.

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The Stevie Wonder original

FJM: Facebook – Instagram

Songsmith FATHER JOHN MISTY Shares 6-Track Live EP – Listen Here To ‘LIVE AT ELECTRIC LADY’

Extended plays

16 September 2022

Joshua Michael Tillman (41) aka Father John Misty just shared
a 6-track live EP recorded at the famous New York studio.

The EP includes reworkings of songs from this year’s longplayer
Chloë And The Next 20th Century and a cover of a Stevie Wonder
song. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) from his 1972
LP Talking Book (listen below) .

Enjoy here…

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The original Stevie Wonder version.

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FJM: Facebook – Instagram

STEVE WONDER And ROD STEWART Scored Both A No 1 Hit 45 Years Ago Today

21 May 2022

Living soul legend Stevie Wonder wrote Sir Duke in tribute to Duke Ellington,
the influential jazz legend who had died in 1974. The lyrics also refer to Count Basie,
Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald
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The song reached the number one spot on the US Singles Chart
45 years ago today, on 21 May 1972.

Turn it up, Sir Stevie…

STEVIE WONDER: Discography

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Tragic tearjerker I Don’t Want To Talk About It was written by Danny Whitten,
who was part of Neil Young‘s band Crazy Horse. He died at the early age of 29
following a drug overdose in 1972.

The cover of Scottish superstar Rod Stewart broke hearts all over the planet.
It topped the UK Singles Chart 45 years ago today, on 21 May 1977.

ROD STEWART: Discography

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

Back in time

28 September 2021

Artist: STEVIE WONDER
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

– SIR DUKE –

– I WISH –

– ISN’T SHE LOVELY –

Full album(s)

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STEVI WONDER: All Albums

‘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

‘HIGHER GROUND’ By STEVIE WONDER – 1973…

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…

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STEVIE WONDER: Facebook

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…

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Here are 3 TOP ALBUMS

– Self-titled RAMONES debut LP –

Stream here

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– Self-titled BLONDIE debut LP –

Stream here

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‘Stupidity‘ – Live LP by DR. FEELGOOD

Stream here

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