DJ SPINNA PRESENTS THE WONDER OF STEVIE VOL. 3
BBE IS SET TO RELEASE DJ SPINNA PRESENTS THE WONDER OF STEVIE VOL. 3 ON JULY 1ST, 2016.
The list of musical highlights for Vincent Williams aka DJ Spinna are too numerous to list, from his seminal hip hop duo Jigmastas and DJ sets across the globe, to his iconic solo productions and remixes. But if you ask him, it's the relationship he's forged with personal hero Stevie Wonder that Spinna considers to be his single greatest achievement.
As with most artists of a soulful persuasion, Stevie's music influenced Spinna from the outset, dictating everything from his approach to writing to his use of Fender Rhodes and Moog bass-lines on his productions. Having gained so much from the great man, Spinna decided to pay tribute in the form of 'Wonderfull', a series of parties celebrating the Wonder of Stevie. This is where the story became somewhat surreal for Spinna, suddenly finding himself joined onstage in Washington D.C. by none other than Stevie himself, a spine-tingling moment even when viewed on YouTube.
An extension of the Wonderfull parties, this album represents a celebration of the life, music and cultural impact of Stevie Wonder. Few compilers can boast Spinna's understanding of Stevie's back catalogue, not to mention the large number of songs he's written for other artists over the years. Featuring stunning cover versions you may well have never heard before alongside songs many of us had no idea he'd written, Spinna's vast knowledge of and boundless enthusiasm for Stevie's music shines with every selection. As both a super-fan and a close friend, surely there is nobody better placed to compile this wonderful document of Stevie Wonder's music, inspiration and influence.
1. East St. Louis Gospelettes - Have A Talk With
2. The Jackson 5 - Buttercup
3. Betty Everett - Just A Little Piece of You
4. The Foreign Exchange - If She Breaks Your
5. Sunlightsquare - Pastime Paradise
6. US Atlantic First Navy Show Band - Birds Of
7. Billy Preston - It's My Pleasure
8. John Minnis' Big Bone Band - Love's In Need
Of Love Today
9. Tony Sherman - As
10. David Porter - I Don't Know Why I Love You
11. David Rufn - Make My Water Boil (Loving
You Has Been So Wonderful)
12. G.C. Cameron - If You Don't Love Me
13. Reel People feat. Tony Momrelle - Golden
14. Quincy Jones - Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me
15. Jrod Indigo - Go Home
16. Black Sugar - Don't You Worry Bout A Thing
17. F.B.I. - Keep On Runnin' *
18. B.J. Thomas - Happier Than The Morning
*only included on CD
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