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Sir Stevie: Jammin' on Stevie Wonder - Part 3

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There's so much amazing material penned by Stevie Wonder, so here we go again with the third part of our birthday special. After a dive in renditions from the '70s during part one and two, here we mix things up with a combination of contemporary stunners, like the unique take of Alicia Hall Moran on "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" or the incandescent rendition of "Too High" by Chris Hunter, with classics like Roland Kirk's version of "Ma Cherie Amour" or Toots Thielemans'"You've Got It Bad Girl." The cherry on the cake: Stevie's own playing under the pseudonym of Eivets Rednow (Stevie Wonder backwards), aged 18, and as guest of Herbie Hancock on "St. Louis Blues."

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Playlist

  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Enzo Pietropaoli Quartet "Living for the City" Yatra, Vol. 3 (Via Veneto Jazz / Jandomusic) 0:16
  • Host talks 5:25
  • Toots Thielemans "You've Got It Bad Girl" The Silver Collection (Universal B.V.) 6:58
  • Eivets Rednow "How Can You Believe" Eivets Rednow (Gordy) 12:02
  • Max Ionata "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" Two for Stevie (Via Veneto Jazz / Jandomusic) 15:06
  • Chris Hunter "Too High" Bop City (CBJ records) 20:01
  • Host talks 26:14
  • Regina Carter "Higher Ground" Motor City Moments (Verve) 28:06
  • Doug Wamble "Have a Talk with God" Bluestate (Marsalis) 34:54
  • Alicia Hall Moran "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" Here Today (Yes) 39:55
  • Host talks 44:26
  • Tiziano Tononi & The Society of Freely Syncopated Organic Pulses "Master Blaster" We Did It, We Did It! Vol.1 (Splasc(h)) 45:49
  • Roland Kirk "Ma Cherie Amour" Volunteered Slavery (Rhino Atlantic) 50:00
  • Herbie Hancock "St. Louis Blues (feat. Stevie Wonder)" Gershwin's World (Verve) 53:18
  • Host talks 59:05
  • Stanley Turrentine "Boogie On Reggae Woman" Wonderland: Stanley Turrentine Plays the Music of Stevie Wonder (Blue Note) 1:00:37
  • Carmen McRae "Superwoman" Jazz Café Presents: Carmen McRae (Live) (Odessa Mama Jazz) 1:06:18
  • Jared Gold "You Haven't Done Anything" Out of Line (Posi-Tone) 1:10:25
  • Host talks 1:15:46
  • Elephant9 "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" Silver Mountain (Rune Grammofon) 1:17:45

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