Annotation

1976 US release Media: 7" vinyl EP Label:TAMLA (MoTown Record Co.) Cat#:T340 EP
Side A: Tracks 1-2 Side B: Tracks 3-4
The companion discs for this release are here:
Disc 1
Disc 2


Annotation last modified on 2010-11-05 08:18 UTC.

Tracklist

Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Love’s in Need of Love Today
7:06
2 Have a Talk With God
2:42
3 Village Ghetto Land
3:25
4 Contusion
3:46
5 Sir Duke
5 3:54
6 I Wish
4.5 4:12
7 Knocks Me Off My Feet
3:36
8 Pastime Paradise
5 3:28
9 Summer Soft
2 4:14
10 Ordinary Pain
6:23
Vinyl 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Isn’t She Lovely
3 6:33
2 Joy Inside My Tears
3 6:27
3 Black Man
5:56
4 Ngiculela - Es Una Historia / I Am Singing
3:48
5 If It’s Magic
2 3:11
6 As
7:09
7 Another Star
8:01
Vinyl 3: A Something's Extra
# Title Rating Length
1 Saturn
4:53
2 Ebony Eyes
4:08
3 All Day Sucker
5:05
4 Easy Goin’ Evening (My Mama’s Call)
3:56

Credits

Vinyl 1

bass guitar:
Nathan Watts (tracks 4–6)
trumpet:
Steve Madaio (tracks 5–6)
Raymond Maldonado (tracks 5–6)
drums:
Raymond Pounds (tracks 4–6)
organ:
Ronnie Foster (track 9)
guitar:
Ben Bridges (tracks 4–5, 9)
Michael Sembello (tracks 4–5, 10)
percussion:
Bobbye Hall (track 8)
Larry Latimer (track 9)
Raymond Maldonado (track 8)
keyboard:
Greg Phillinganes (track 4)
alto saxophone:
Hank Redd (tracks 5–6, 10)
tenor saxophone:
Trevor Lawrence (70s-90s saxophonist & producer, father of Trevor Lawrence Jr.) (tracks 5–6)
arranger:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–10)
background vocals:
Shirley Brewer (track 4)
Michael Gray (vocalist) (tracks 4, 8)
Renee Hardaway (track 6)
Hare Krishna (vocal group) (track 8)
Terry Hendricks (track 10)
Josie James (track 4)
Lynda Laurence (track 10)
Artece May (track 4)
Charity McCrary (track 10)
Linda McCrary (track 10)
Syreeta (track 10)
Sundray Tucker (track 10)
Mary Lee Whitney (track 10)
Michael Wycoff (track 8)
composer:
Gary Byrd (track 3)
Calvin Hardaway (track 2)
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–10)
guest background vocals:
Minnie Riperton (track 10)
Deniece Williams (US soul/funk vocalist/songwriter) (track 10)
lead vocals:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–3, 5–10)
lyricist:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1, 5–10)
performer:
Wonderlove (Stevie Wonder's backing band) (track 4)
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–9)
producer:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–10)
programming:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 5–6)
Charles Brewer (tracks 5–6)
John Fischbach (tracks 5–6)
vocals:
Shirley Brewer (track 10)
remasters:
sampled by:
Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio feat. L.V. (track 8)
recording of:
Contusion (track 4)
I Wish (track 6)
Ordinary Pain (track 10)
Pastime Paradise (track 8)
Sir Duke (track 5)
Summer Soft (track 9)

Vinyl 2

bass guitar:
Nathan Watts (tracks 6–7)
bass guitar and handclaps:
Nathan Watts (track 6)
trumpet:
Steve Madaio (tracks 3, 7)
Raymond Maldonado (track 7)
drums:
Greg Brown (drummer) (track 6)
guitar:
Dean Parks (track 6)
harmonica:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (track 5)
percussion:
Nathan Alford, Jr. (track 7)
Charles Brewer (track 4)
Shirley Brewer (track 4)
John Fischbach (track 4)
Renee Hardaway (track 4)
Nelson Hayes (track 4)
Marietta (track 4)
Amale Mathews (track 4)
Josette Valentino (track 4)
Marietta Waters (track 4)
Nathan Watts (track 4)
keyboard:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (track 6)
Greg Phillinganes (tracks 1–2)
alto saxophone:
Hank Redd (track 7)
alto saxophone and tenor saxophone:
Hank Redd (track 3)
handclaps:
Brenda Barrett (track 1)
Shirley Brewer (track 1)
Colleen Carleton (track 1)
Carole Cole (track 1)
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (track 6)
Nelson Hayes (track 1)
David Henson (tracks 1, 6)
Artece May (track 1)
Edna Orso (track 1)
Yolanda Simmons (track 6)
Sundray Tucker (track 1)
Josette Valentino (tracks 1, 6)
Nathan Watts (track 6)
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (track 6)
timbales:
Carmelo Garcia (track 7)
tenor saxophone:
Trevor Lawrence (70s-90s saxophonist & producer, father of Trevor Lawrence Jr.) (track 7)
harp:
Dorothy Ashby (track 5)
trombone:
George Bohanon (track 3)
Glenn Ferris (track 3)
arranger:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–7)
background vocals:
Susaye Greene (track 2)
Josie James (track 7)
Mary Lee Whitney (track 6)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (track 7)
composer:
Gary Byrd (track 3)
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–7)
guest flute:
Bobbi Humphrey (track 7)
guest guitar:
George Benson (jazz guitarist/singer) (track 7)
guest handclaps and keyboard:
Herbie Hancock (US jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer) (track 6)
guest background vocals:
George Benson (jazz guitarist/singer) (track 7)
lead vocals:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–6)
lyricist:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 5, 7)
performer:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6)
producer:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–7)
translator:
Raymond Maldonado (track 4)
Thoko Mdalose Hall (track 4)
publisher:
大洋音楽 (track 7)
remasters:
Black Man by Stevie Wonder (track 3)
later translated versions:
Outro Lugar (track 7)
recording of:
Another Star (track 7)
As (track 6)
Black Man (track 3)
If It’s Magic (track 5)
Isn’t She Lovely (track 1)

Vinyl 3: A Something's Extra

bass guitar:
Nathan Watts (tracks 2, 4)
guitar:
Ben Bridges (tracks 1, 3)
Michael Sembello (tracks 1, 3)
steel guitar:
Sneaky Pete (track 2)
keyboard:
Greg Phillinganes (track 1)
saxophone:
Jim Horn (track 2)
arranger:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–4)
background vocals:
Carolyn Dennis (track 3)
composer:
Michael Sembello (track 1)
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–4)
lead vocals:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–3)
performer:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–4)
producer:
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist) (tracks 1–4)
later versions:
Tänavamoosekandid (track 2)
recording of:
All Day Sucker (track 3)
Ebony Eyes (track 2)
Saturn (track 1)

Release

assistant engineer: David Henson
Howie Lindeman
engineer: John Fischbach
Gary Olazabal
mastering: Andrew Berliner
Jeff Sanders (Engineer)
programming: Charles Brewer
John Fischbach
Stevie Wonder (American singer, songwriter & multi-instumentalist)
remastered versions: Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life