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

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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 3:25
4 Contusion 3:46
5 Sir Duke 5 3:54
6 I Wish 4.75 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 3.1 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 3 3:11
6 As 4 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 5:05
4 Easy Goin’ Evening (My Mama’s Call) 3:56

Credits

Vinyl 1

other instruments:
Stevie Wonder (track 4)
drums (drum set):
Raymond Pounds (tracks 4–6)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1–2, 6–7, 10)
bass guitar:
Nathan Watts (tracks 4–6)
trumpet:
Steve Madaio (tracks 5–6)
Raymond Maldonado (tracks 5–6)
vocoder:
Stevie Wonder (track 6)
synthesizer:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1, 3, 6)
organ:
Ronnie Foster (track 9)
clavinet:
Stevie Wonder (track 1)
guitar:
Ben Bridges (tracks 4–5, 9)
Michael Sembello (tracks 4–5, 10)
harmonica:
Stevie Wonder (track 2)
percussion:
Bobbye Hall (track 8)
Larry Latimer (track 9)
Raymond Maldonado (track 8)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 2, 5)
percussion and synthesizer:
Stevie Wonder (track 8)
keyboard:
Greg Phillinganes (track 4)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 2, 10)
alto saxophone:
Hank Redd (tracks 5–6, 10)
Rhodes piano:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1, 5–7, 10)
piano:
Stevie Wonder (track 7)
bass synthesizer:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1–2, 7, 10)
bass synthesizer, drums (drum set) and piano:
Stevie Wonder (track 9)
tenor saxophone:
Trevor Lawrence (70s-90s saxophonist & producer, father of Trevor Lawrence Jr.) (tracks 5–6)
arranger:
Stevie Wonder (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 (vocalist) (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)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1–2, 7–8)
Michael Wycoff (track 8)
composer:
S. Byrd (track 3)
Calvin Hardaway (track 2)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1–10)
guest background vocals:
Minnie Riperton (track 10)
Deniece Williams (US soul/funk vocalist/songwriter) (track 10)
lead vocals:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1–3, 5–10)
lyricist:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1, 5–10)
performer:
Wonderlove (Stevie Wonder's backing band) (track 4)
producer:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1–10)
programming:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 5–6)
Charles Brewer (tracks 5–6)
John Fischbach (tracks 5–6)
vocals:
Shirley Brewer (track 10)
publisher:
Black Bull Music (track 5)
mash-ups:
remasters:
sampled by:
Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio feat. L.V. (track 8)
is the basis for:
Wild Wild West (movie title theme) (track 6)
later translated versions:
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)
referred to in medleys:

Vinyl 2

drums (drum set):
Greg Brown (drummer) (track 6)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1–3, 7)
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)
synthesizer:
Stevie Wonder (track 3)
guitar:
Dean Parks (track 6)
harmonica:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1, 5)
electric piano:
Stevie Wonder (track 1)
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 Waters (Marietta Waters) (track 4)
Amale Mathews (track 4)
Josette Valentino (track 4)
Nathan Watts (track 4)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1, 3)
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)
talkbox:
Stevie Wonder (track 3)
Rhodes piano:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1, 3, 6)
piano:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 2, 7)
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 (track 6)
bass synthesizer:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1–3)
bass synthesizer, drums (drum set) and synthesizer:
Stevie Wonder (track 4)
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 (tracks 1–7)
background vocals:
Susaye Greene (track 2)
Josie James (track 7)
Mary Lee Whitney (track 6)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 2, 6)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Stevie Wonder (track 7)
composer:
Gary Byrd (track 3)
Stevie Wonder (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 (tracks 1–6)
lyricist:
Raymond Maldonado (track 4)
Thoko Mdalose Hall (track 4)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1–2, 4–7)
performer:
producer:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1–7)
publisher:
Black Bull Music (tracks 1, 6–7)
Jobete Music Co., Inc. (tracks 1, 6–7)
大洋音楽 (tracks 1, 6–7)
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)
referred to in medleys:

Vinyl 3: A Something's Extra

other instruments:
Stevie Wonder (track 1)
drums (drum set), harmonica and Rhodes piano:
Stevie Wonder (track 4)
drums (drum set), tack piano and talkbox:
Stevie Wonder (track 2)
bass guitar:
Nathan Watts (tracks 2, 4)
guitar:
Ben Bridges (tracks 1, 3)
Michael Sembello (tracks 1, 3)
W.G. Snuffy Walden (track 3)
steel guitar:
Sneaky Pete (track 2)
keyboard:
Greg Phillinganes (track 1)
saxophone:
Jim Horn (saxophonist, hornist, flutist and oboist) (track 2)
bass synthesizer, clavinet and drums (drum set):
Stevie Wonder (track 3)
arranger:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1–4)
background vocals:
Stevie Wonder (track 3)
Carolyn Dennis (track 3)
composer:
Michael Sembello (track 1)
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1–4)
lead vocals:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1–3)
lyricist:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 2–3)
producer:
Stevie Wonder (tracks 1–4)
later versions:
Tänavamoosekandid (track 2)
recording of:
All Day Sucker (track 3)
Ebony Eyes (track 2)
Saturn (track 1)