Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder

by Mark Ribowsky

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Overview

The first definitive biography of music legend Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder's achievements as a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer are extraordinary. During a career that has spanned almost fifty years, he has earned more than thirty Top 10 hits, twenty-six Grammy Awards, and a place in both the Rock and Roll and Songwriter Halls of Fame—and he's not finished yet. On the verge of turning sixty, he is still composing, still touring, and still attracting dedicated fans around the world.

For the first time, Signed, Sealed, and Delivered takes an in-depth look at Stevie Wonder's life and his evolution from kid-soul pop star into a mature artist whose music helped lay the groundwork for the evolution of hip hop and rap.

  • Explores the life, achievements, and influence of one of America's biggest musical icons, set against the history of Motown and the last fifty years of popular music
  • Based on extensive interviews with Motown producers, music executives, songwriters, and musicians, including founding Temptation Otis Williams, Mickey Stevenson, surviving Funk Brother Eddie Willis, synthesizer genius Malcolm Cecil, guitar legend Michael Sembello, and many others
  • Traces Stevie's personal and musical development through the decades, from the early 1960s R&B of "Fingertips" to the social and political themes of "Living for the City" and other 1970s classics, through periods of musical and personal confusion, uncertainty, and, later, renewal

Read Signed, Sealed, and Delivered to explore the life and work of one of pop music's most compelling masters of invention.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470588819
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/25/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

MARK RIBOWSKY is the New York Times Notable author of The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal; He's a Rebel: Phil Spector—Rock and Roll's Legendary Producer; and Don't Look Back: Satchel Paige in the Shadows of Baseball. He has written for Sport magazine and Inside Sport, was a staff writer for TV Guide, and has been a semi-regular contributor to Playboy and Penthouse. Mr. Ribowsky has been a guest on Dateline NBC, Primetime Live (ABC), Connie Chung, Geraldo Rivera, The Tavis Smiley Show, and many other network and cable TV shows.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1 A World of Hurt.

2 Motorin'.

3 "That Shit Is Just Fantasticness!"

4 Jazz, Soul, and Grab-Ass.

5 "Take a Bow, Stevie".

6 No Wonder.

7 The Motown Way.

8 Outta Sight.

9 You Met Your Match.

10 Pretty Heavy.

11 The Direction of Destiny.

12 Apocalypse Now.

13 Stevie in Wonderland.

14 "We're Almost Finished".

15 The Clock of Now.

16 Epilogue . . . Prologue.

Discography: Stevie Wonder's Chart Hits.

Index.

Photo Gallery.

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