When choosing my artist to be thankful for, I had several thoughts. At first I could have gone with Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, or Taylor Swift; but then, I thought I should be thankful for one I've listened to my entire life. That's when Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, and Michael Jackson emerged as a strong possibilities. The problem with Jackson is that his life outside of singing doesn't bring thanks. I probably would have gone with Jagger if a Stevie Wonder song hadn't reverberated through the radio. Stevie Wonder has not only been entertaining me for years, but surely he has inspired many of young artists. There is not one Wonder song that isn't wonderful. Plus, he's blind. I saw him in concert once. He spoke about threatening his daughter's date with his gun when he would blindly shoot around the room. He's great! so here goes . . . First up is my husband's favorite Stevie song.
And here is mine. I think it's one of his lesser known songs, but I could be wrong. In the eighties, I worked at Marboro Hall in St. Louis, a respite care facility for handicapped children and adults. We often played the radio on a jazzy station that used to play "Do I Do" a lot.
Now that I've listed my husband's favorite Stevie song and mine, here is the song from our first dance at our wedding thirty years, ago. We danced to "Ribbon in the Sky" by Stevie Wonder.
I usually post one or two songs, but come on, now, this is Stevie Wonder!
And finally, here's your chance to get to know the man behind the music. Enjoy!