8 news items tagged as stevie wonder:

Stevie Wonder
May 13, 2013 4:31 pm
We want to wish Stevie Wonder a very funky birthday. This one's for you, Stevie!   MORE
Quote of the Day
January 17, 2014 7:49 am
"I'm a good songwriter, not a bad singer. A genius? No. Mozart was a genius. When he was three years old, composing. Stevie Wonder is a genius. To walk over to a synthesizer with more holes in it than Monica Lewinsky, and program it, that's a genius" - Rick James
Things that made him the King of Punk Funk
May 2, 2014 11:01 am
Rick James considered Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life" to be one of the best albums ever made. Street Songs sat at #1 for 22 weeks, breaking Stevie's record of 21 weeks. A little funk and determination can go a long way.
Ricks influence playlist
June 9, 2014 7:58 am
On musical influences: "So many! But Robert Johnson, John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder, certainly. People like Dylan, Sly and the Beatles are responsible for my lyrical feeling. I feel that I have to say something in a song and that it's not just enough to lay down the music." Listen to some of them here...  MORE
Stories from the Studio
June 11, 2014 8:03 am
"I had to yell at Stevie at one point during the recording session... I caught myself yelling at him and I thought, 'What am I doing yelling at Stevie Wonder?' He was saying, 'Rick, it's too much harmonica.' I said, 'Just play harmonica, Stevie. Please just play and let me do what I want to do here. It's my session.' "
Quote of the Day
September 5, 2016 1:21 pm
"Rick James is a mix of funk, rock, soul & reggae, with Sly Stone & Stevie Wonder the two strongest influences." - The New York Times
Stevie Wonder
May 13, 2018 1:42 pm
A very Happy Birthday to fellow Motown Records alumn, Stevie Wonder. Stevie was a guest artist on Rick’s album ‘Street Songs’ - with harmonica featured on “Mr. Policeman” - and spoke at Rick’s funeral in 2004. “I love you, Rick, [...] for the fun we had and the songs that you heard of mine where you said, ‘Nah, I don’t think that’s enough, you gotta do something else with that.’” - Stevie Wonder  MORE
Stevie Wonder
September 7, 2018 10:18 am
Stevie Wonder: “What’s your name?” RJ: “Ricky James Mathews” SW: “That’s too long. Ricky James sounds more like it. Gonna remember you, Ricky James. Next time I see you I’ll be singing your hit."  MORE

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