Year of the Stevie: Episode #3 (The Story of Stevie Wonder)

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In the third episode of “Year of the Stevie”, we take a look at Stevie’s team trying to capitalize on his hit song “Fingertips” and his rise as a songwriter in his teenage years. You can hear it HERE, or better yet, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, or Stitcher.

This is the iconic cover discussed in the episode: 

Here is a clip from the film Muscle Beach Party:

WORKS CITED
INTERVIEWS (Can be found on YouTube)

Ted Hull on Tampa’s Media Talk

The Mike Douglas Show (1977)

“What’s Good?” Podcast

Stevie Wonder on Visualizing Food

Michelle Wilson Interview with Sylvia Moy

MOVIES

Hitsville: The Making of Motown

Muscle Beach Party

A Raisin in the Sun

Standing In the Shadows of Motown

MUSIC
Stevie Wonder:

“Workout Stevie, Workout”

“Castles Made of Sand”

“With a Song in My Heart”

“Kiss Me Baby”

“Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”

“Nothing’s Too Good For My Baby”

“Blowin in the Wind”

“A Place in the Sun”

“My Cherie Amour”

Others:

Bob Dylan “The Times They Are A-Changin'”

The Beatles “Michelle”

RESEARCH:

Motown: The Sound of Young America by Adam White

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder by Mark Ribowsky

 

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