Release Info: Stevie Wonder (1964 & 1966)
Stevie Wonder - At The Beach (1964)
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"
11 Beyond the Sea
Stevie Wonder - At The Beach 1964
Stevie Wonder - Uptight (1966)
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
Stevie Wonder - Uptight 1966