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ONE OF THE BEST MOMENTS OF MY LIFE performing “SEPTEMBER” for the hall of fame songwriter @alleewillis
, who wrote the song with Earth Wind & Fire! ✨SWIPE RIGHT✨
Last April, after Taylor Swift recorded her country version of Earth Wind & Fire’s “September,” I decided to repost my rendition that I had recorded a couple years ago when Maurice White passed away. Something was telling me to post it while it was trending and I’m so glad I listened to my intuition because it started to gain traction on Facebook. Then I saw that Allee had reposted it on her page and said it was one of the best covers she had ever heard of September!!! I completely FLIPPPPED! She messaged me and right after I opened for EWF in Baltimore, I flew to LA to write with Allee (songs coming soon)!
Every year, she hosts a party/show on the 🎶 Twenty-First Night of September 🎶 and she wanted me to sing THE song 🤯 WTF!! No pressure! Man.... How could I not be nervous performing one of the most famous songs in the world for the writer herself? It went so well and received a standing ovation from the crowd! WOW. Thank you so much Allee for being such an inspiration and inviting me into your legendary world! ❤️ BA DE YA!
Full video coming soon.... Current snippet is me live-looping every sound you hear!
Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: Music of My Mind
🎶When the summer came you were not around. Now the Summers gone and love cannot be found🎶
Stevie Wonder has an album run like no other in the history of recorded music. Music of My Mind is Stevie’s 14th studio album and he was just beginning to show the world what he was capable of. Released in 72, this is the beginning of Stevie Wonder’s “classic” period which ran until 1976 (you could argue this period extends to 1979) which saw an unprecedented run of classic albums including Talking Book, Innervisions, Fulfillingness First Finale and Songs in the Key of Life. Music of My Mind is often looked at as the weak link in this run but, to me, it gets no better than this. Stevie played pretty much every instrument on this album, however there is a sense that he is feeling his way around the studio here. I find this creates a loose rawness that adds a little bit of weirdness to his sound which I can’t get enough of.
I could ramble on about this album but I’d rather know what you think. Where do you personally rank this album among Stevie’s classic period albums? Does any other Artist/ Group rival the run mentioned above or Does Stevie stand alone? Where do you rank Stevie Wonder among the all-time greats? Let me know below!
Some more behind the scenes in the D. This is the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard. Equipped with a bar, giant jinga, bags, connect four, and some live jams. Makes for a great Sunday Funday!! Have you been?!