Dystimulation

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Wonder Wonderful

Since being discovered singing on a street corner at age 11 in 1961, Stevie Wonder has become one of the world’s greatest musical artists and social activists. JT, MJ, Jason Kay, Tupac, Prince, Barak Obama and a host of others have cited the 25-time Grammy-award winning artist as inspiration to their own successes. As one of the most sampled artists ever – sharing the stage with few others but James Brown and Michael Jackson – Wonder’s passionate lyrics and brilliant talents as an multi-instrumentalist have paved the electronic music scene through its capture of popular music in recent years. In nearly half a century Wonder has collaborated with best of the best from nearly every decade, including, B.B. King, Chaka Khan and Lenny Kravitz. I can only hope the duration of his life will be as mutually rewarding for us all.

I’ve been waiting my life to see/hear Mr. Wonder and though thunderstorms are forecast for Ottawa, MTL and pretty much the entire East coast, nothing Mother Nature can throw at me and my mates will stop us from seeing the FREE show Stevie is scheduled to play tonight at the opening of le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, which is also a pre-inauguration for Montreal’s new Place de Festivals.

Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin’)
Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stevie Wonder – All I Do
Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder – Uptight

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June 30, 2009 - Posted by | Gigs, Jams | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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