Stevie Wonder – Soulful Times

Written on December 2, 2011 at 11:39 am | No Comments |

I have a freind who spends far too much time surfing YouTube and he played me this video of Stevie Wonder playing live on Sesame Street. I’m a massive fan of Stevie. He’s a phenominal musician and songwriter. The first thing that blew me away was the thought of music of this calibre being part of a kids TV programme…. I should have been born in the 70s!
The second thing that below me away is that Stevie and The Band keep jammin it out for nearly 7 minutes!!!! Our consumption of music is so different today. Songs for radio today are usually tailored to 3mins 30. What happened to the soul of music? What happened to awesome musicians laying down awesome grooves without having to inhibit themselves to a commercial imperative?? I could be really cynical and ask what happened to musicians?? Answers on a postcard. Either way, I’m waiting to see the Quantic Soul Orchestra jammin out on Teletubbies very soon. Enjoy!