Wikipedia Notes: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song is an award given to a composer or performer for their lifetime contributions to popular music. Created in 2007 by the Library of Congress, the prize is named for brothers George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, whose contributions to popular music included songs such as "I Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," and "Someone to Watch Over Me," the orchestral pieces Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris, and the opera Porgy and Bess. The first recipient of the award was Paul Simon.
Stevie Wonder - Vocals, Keys, Piano, Producer Rickey Minor - Bass, Musical Director Nathan Watts - Bass, Stevie Wonder Musical Director Errol Cooney - Guitar Dejah Gomez - Vocals Kim Brewer - Vocals Herman Jackson III - Keys David Dellhomme - Keys Teddy Campbell - Drums Munyungo Jackson - Percussion Lynne Fiddmont - Vocals Keith John - Vocals
01. First Lady Michelle Obama - Speech (2:21) 02. Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke (2:51) 03. Esperanza Spalding - Overjoyed (3:43) 04. Tony Bennett - For Once In My Life* (3:21) 05. Diana Krall - Blame It On The Sun (4:00) 06. Mary Mary - Higher Ground (3:26) 07. India.Arie - Summer Soft (4:16) ---- You And I - Martina McBride - REMOVED---- 08. Anita Johnson - Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer (3:59) 09. Paul Simon - If It's Magic** (4:40) 10. President Barack Obama - Presents The Prize (4:14) 11. Stevie Wonder - Acceptance Speech (4:35) 12. Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours (3:02) 13. Stevie Wonder - Superstition (4:50) 14. Closing - 15 - Closing (2:06)
*Esperanza Spalding plays acoustic bass along with the band.
**Paul Simon was the first recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He was honored by artists, including Stevie Wonder, at a similar concert not held at the White House. That show, from 2007, is available as an official DVD.