STEVIE WONDER / “Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)”

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5 Responses to “STEVIE WONDER / “Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)””

Vaid Says:
April 1st, 2008 at 5:24 am

Hi, A very interesting angle to look at the great Wonder’s music.

I look forward to you next instalment. Just one correction. Stevie does not play all the instruments on Superwoman (WWYWINY). There is a guitar solo on the second half by Buzzy Feiton. Other than that he does play all the instruments. That entire album, Music of My Mind, is entirely Stevie with the exception of two solos.

For info you can check out:

Vee Says:
April 1st, 2008 at 11:29 am

Innervisions is definitely one his most powerful albums. Songs in the Key of Life and Innversions are my favorites. Donny Hathaway covered "Where were you when I Needed You" on a live album. It is a powerful performance. I often cover the song myself to the amusement of my girlfriend. I first heard "Never Dreamed You’d Leave In Summer" on the soundtrack for Poetic Justice. The lyrics are really beautiful and visual, you can actually feel the climate. I never noticed his or thought about his penchant for using the change of seasons as a metaphor. Lauryn Hill used "Never Dreamed . . . " in a hook for a song with Common. Critics often apply the genius to any recording artist that create a number of hit records but in Stevie’s case I don’t think genius comes close. His catalog will surely be heard for years to come. I’m loving the site and the consistency! You help my work hours more tolerable. I know you guys are not big hip hop connoiseurs of fans for that matter but I thought it was cool that you made an effort.

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Carmen Says:
July 24th, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Thanks for this! I love Stevie and this list clearly and precisely explains his genius and offers some stellar examples of such.

Lorenzo Loera Says:
September 29th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

There’s a guitar solo in “(Where Were You When I Needed You)”

mr. rkt Says:
September 2nd, 2015 at 8:05 am

not sure what needs to be said. it’s probably all on “Innervisions”…..that is, everything you need…..yeah!!

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