Stevie at the Beach is the fifth album by Motown singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder released on the Tamla label in 1964. This album, with the exception of the mild hit Hey Harmonica Man, was a concept album of sorts, focusing on beach and surfer anthems as an attempt to get Wonder to now sing surf tunes. But much like the label's attempts to first make Wonder the teenage version of Ray Charles and then for one album as a lounge singer, it failed to connect with audiences. Stevie Wonder wouldn't have another hit until 1965 when he was finally allowed to showcase his musical talents more.
01 Castles in the Sand 02 Ebb Tide" 03 Sad Boy 04 Red Sails in the Sunset 05 The Beachcomber 06 Castles in the Sand (Instrumental) 07 Happy Street 08 The Party at the Beach House 09Hey Harmonica Man" 10 Beachstomp 11 Beyond the Sea
Stevie Wonder began demonstrating his production skills and compositional acumen on his first of two albums in 1966. Although still just a teenager, Wonder was already anxious to do more than simply grind out love tunes. He covered Bob Dylan's Blowin' in the Wind and also contributed Pretty Little Angel alongside the monster hits Nothin's Too Good for My Baby and the title song. It was also a signal Wonder had moved beyond simply paying homage to Ray Charles and now wanted to establish his own musical identity.
01 Love A Go Go 02 Hold Me 03 Blowin' in the wind 04 Nothing's Too Good For My Baby 05 Teach Me Tonight 06 Uptight (Everything's Alright) 07 Ain't That Asking For Trouble 08 I Want My Baby Back 09 Pretty Little Angel 10 Music Talk 11 Contract On Love 12 With A Child's Heart