Songs in the Key of Life

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Songs in the Key of Life
Artista Stevie Wonder
Tipo album Studio
Pubblicazione 28 settembre 1976
Durata 87 min : 02 s
Dischi 2
Tracce 17
Genere Funk[1]
Soul[1]
Album-oriented rock[1]
Smooth soul[1]
Etichetta Motown
Produttore Stevie Wonder
Certificazioni
Dischi di platino 3
Stevie Wonder - cronologia
Album successivo
(1977)

Songs in the Key of Life è un album di Stevie Wonder, pubblicato dalla Motown nel 1976 che ha raggiunto la prima posizione nella Billboard 200 per 14 settimane ed in Olanda, la seconda nel Regno Unito, la quinta in Nuova Zelanda, la sesta in Norvegia e la nona in Svezia grazie anche ai singoli I Wish e Sir Duke. Nel 1977 vince il Grammy Award all'album dell'anno.

Tracce[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Lato 1[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. Love's in Need of Love Today (Wonder) – 7:06
    • Eddie “Bongo” Brown—Collinga
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder
  2. Have a Talk with God (Calvin Hardaway, Wonder) – 2:42
    • All Instruments Stevie Wonder
  3. Village Ghetto Land (Gary Byrd, Wonder) – 3:25
    • All Instruments Stevie Wonder
  4. Contusion (Wonder) – 3:46
    • Mike Sembello—Lead Guitar
    • Raymond Pounds—Drums
    • Nathan Watts—Bass
    • Ben Bridges—Rhythm Guitar
    • Gregory Phillinganes—Keyboard
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder
    • Michael Gray, Josie James, Shirley Brewer, Artece May—Vocals
  5. Sir Duke (Wonder) – 3:52
    • Raymond Pounds—Drums
    • Nathan Watts—Bass
    • Mike Sembello—Lead Guitar
    • Ben Bridges—Rhythm Guitar
    • Hank Redd—Alto Saxophone
    • Raymond Maldonado—Trumpet
    • Trevor Laurence—Tenor Saxophone
    • Steve Madaio—Trumpet
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder

Lato 2[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. I Wish (Wonder) – 4:12
    • Nathan Watts—Bass
    • Hank Redd—Alto Saxophone
    • Raymond Maldonado—Trumpet
    • Trevor Laurence—Tenor Saxophone
    • Steve Madaio—Trumpet
    • Raymond Pounds—Drums *Stevie Wonder states on the 1997 'Classic Albums' documentary about the making of SITKOL that he himself played drums on this track*
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder
  2. Knocks Me Off My Feet (Wonder) – 3:36
    • All Instruments Stevie Wonder
  3. Pastime Paradise (Wonder) – 3:27
    • Raymond Maldonado, Bobbye Hall—Percussion
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder
    • Hare Krishna, West Angeles Church Choir—Background Vocals
  4. Summer Soft (Wonder) – 4:14
    • Ben Bridges—Rhythm Guitar
    • Ronnie Foster—Organ
    • Larry “Nastyee” Latimer—Percussion
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder
  5. Ordinary Pain (Wonder) – 6:16
    • Mike Sembello—Lead Guitar
    • Hank Redd—Alto Saxophone
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder
    • Minnie Riperton, Mary Lee Whitney, Deniece Williams, Syreeta Wright—Background Vocals
    • Shirley Brewer—Reply
    • Linda Lawrence, Terri Hendricks, Sundray Tucker, Charity McCrary, Madelaine Jones—Reply's Background Vocals

Lato 3[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. Isn't She Lovely? (Wonder) – 6:34
    • Gregory Phillinganes—Keyboard
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder
  2. Joy Inside My Tears (Wonder) – 6:30
    • Gregory Phillinganes—Keyboard
    • Susaye Green—Background vocals
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder
  3. Black Man (Byrd/Wonder) – 8:27
    • Hank Redd—Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
    • Steve Madaio—Trumpet
    • George Bohanon—Trombone
    • Glen Ferris—Trombone

Lato 4[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. Ngiculela - Es Una Historia - I Am Singing (Wonder) – 3:48
    • Charles Brewer, Shirley Brewer, Renee Hardaway, Nelson Hayes, Marietta Waters, Nathan Watts, John Fischbach, Amale Mathews, Josette Valentino—Background percussion
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder
  2. If It's Magic (Wonder) – 3:12
    • Dorothy Ashby—Harp
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder
  3. As (Wonder) – 7:08
    • Nathan Watts—Bass, Handclaps
    • Dean Parks—Guitar
    • Herbie Hancock—Keyboards, Handclaps
    • Greg Brown—Drums
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder
    • Mary Lee Whitney—Background Vocals
    • Dave Hanson, Yolanda Simon, Josette Valentino—Handclaps
  4. Another Star (Wonder) – 8:08
    • Bobbi Humphrey—Flute
    • George Benson—Guitar & Background Vocals
    • Hank Redd—Alto Saxophone
    • Raymond Maldonado—Trumpet
    • Trevor Laurence—Tenor Saxophone
    • Steve Madaio—Trumpet
    • Nathan Alford, Jr.—Percussion
    • Carmello Hungria Garcia—Timbales
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder
    • Josie James—Background Vocals

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Lato 1[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. Saturn (Michael Sembello, Wonder) – 4:54
    • Mike Sembello—Lead Guitar
    • Ben Bridges—Rhythm Guitar
    • Gregory Phillinganes—Keyboard
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder
  2. Ebony Eyes (Wonder) – 4:11
    • Nathan Watts—Bass
    • Jim Horn—Saxophone
    • Peter “Sneaky Pete” Kleinow—Steel Guitar
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder

Lato 2[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. All Day Sucker (Wonder) – 5:06
    • Ben Bridges—Rhythm Guitar
    • Mike Sembello—Rhythm Guitar
    • W. G. Snuffy Walden—Lead Guitar
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder
    • Carolyn Denis—Background Vocals
  2. Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call) (Wonder) – 3:55
    • Nathan Watts—Bass
    • All Other Instruments Stevie Wonder

Note[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. ^ a b c d (EN) Songs in the Key of Life in Allmusic, All Media Network.
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