Welcome back to the weekly appointment with Musical Disclosure. This week, we enter the world of Motown for the first time with an artist who has indelibly marked the history of black music and beyond: Stevie Wonder.
Born Steveland Judkins Morris and raised in Detroit, Wonder demonstrated exceptional talent from a young age, becoming a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist despite being blind. His debut with Motown occurred as a child with "A Tribute To Uncle Ray" (1962), an album of Ray Charles covers. However, it was with the live album "The 12 Year Old Genius" that he achieved celebrity status, thanks to the success of the single "Fingertips." In the following years, Wonder devoted himself intensely to the study of the piano, continuing to release albums like "I Was Made To Love Her" and "For Once In My Life" (1968). In addition to original songs, Stevie Wonder often presented covers of artists such as Bob Dylan or the Beatles.
In 1970, Wonder released "Signed, Sealed And Delivered" in collaboration with singer Syreeta Wright, his future wife. This is the song we offer you today. Enjoy!