Maniacal Mondays: Stevie Wonder
Before you take me to task for featuring ‘Superstition’ so far out of its usual comfort zone (as the unofficial theme song of Hallowe’en parties across the nation) and so close to JC’s big day, consider this: we have a holiday coming up that is based on a book that may or may not be true, with a an additional mythical back story involving a fat man in a red suit who commands a fleet of flying reindeer and also breaks into your house at night and eats your food. And that’s if you’ve been good. ‘Superstition’ starting to make a little more sense?
If you haven’t, the album that ‘Superstition’ is taken from, 1972’s Talking Book, is a must have for anyone, any age. It also happens to include one of my favourite songs, ‘Big Brother’, which shows Wonder at his social commentating best.
Here’s early seventies Stevie on the set of Sesame Street busting out a seven minute long version of ‘Superstition’ for the kids to funk out to.