Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder - Mark Ribowsky
The first definitive biography of music legend Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder′s achievements as a singer–songwriter, multi–instrumentalist, and producer are extraordinary. During a career that has spanned almost fifty years, he has earned more than thirty Top 10 hits, twenty–six Grammy Awards, and a place in both the Rock and Roll and Songwriter Halls of Fame—and he′s not finished yet. Signed, Sealed, and Delivered takes an in–depth look at Stevie Wonder′s life and his evolution from kid–soul pop star into a mature artist whose music helped lay the groundwork for the evolution of hip hop and rap. Explores the life, achievements, and influence of one of America′s biggest musical icons, set against the history of Motown and the last fifty years of popular music. Based on extensive interviews with Motown producers, music executives, songwriters, and musicians, including founding Temptation Otis Williams, Mickey Stevenson, and many others. Ribowsky traces Stevie′s personal and musical development through the decades, from the early 1960s R&B of "Fingertips" to the social and political themes of "Living for the City" and other 1970s classics, through periods of musical and personal confusion, uncertainty, and, later, renewal Read Signed, Sealed, and Delivered to explore the life and work of one of pop music′s most compelling masters of invention (hardcover, used ex library).