“Higher Ground” by Stevie Wonder (1973)

You’re not going to get many statements of purpose more fervent than Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground”. It’s a song of faith that stands tall even amongst Stevie’s many excellent declarations of faith. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not an especially religious person. Not an unbeliever, just a skeptic. However, if there’s one person that is… Read More “Higher Ground” by Stevie Wonder (1973)

“Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away” by Stevie Wonder (1974)

Although I don’t call myself a believer, there are instances in which musical expressions of faith speak to my soul. One such instance (actually, several such instances) come courtesy of Stevie Wonder. “Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away” is a key track on Fulfillingness’ First Finale, Stevie’s follow up to the incredible Innervisions album.… Read More “Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away” by Stevie Wonder (1974)

“Easy Lover” by Philip Bailey & Phil Collins (1984)/”Ebony And Ivory” by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder (1982)

Let’s go back to the ‘80s, that magical time when you could just randomly pair a black artist with a white artist and have a smash hit! OK, it wasn’t that easy. But “Easy Lover” and “Ebony & Ivory” are two examples of that formula paying major commercial dividends. And while “Easy Lover” stands pretty… Read More “Easy Lover” by Philip Bailey & Phil Collins (1984)/”Ebony And Ivory” by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder (1982)

“Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” by Stevie Wonder (1973)

I’ve mentioned in previous posts how Innervisions might be my favorite album of all time, right? “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” finds Stevie interjecting a bit of levity into Innervisions, which is a fairly serious affair) and also experimenting with Latin rhythms. It comes after “All In Love Is Fair”, which is a heartbreaking ballad,… Read More “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” by Stevie Wonder (1973)