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by James E. Perone

Category: Music
Subcategory: Photo and Art
Author: James E. Perone
ISBN: 027598723X
ISBN13: 978-0275987237
Language: English
Publisher: Praeger; Annotated edition edition (March 30, 2006)
Pages: 216
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Since his professional debut in 1962, Stevie Wonder has recorded sixty-four singles that have made the Billboard top 100, including ten that reached number one. Wonder was one of the first Motown artists to have complete control over the writing, arranging, and recording of his songs, and achieved that stature before he was 20 years old. He has won 17 Grammy awards, was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and earned the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996.

Since his professional debut in 1962, Stevie Wonder has recorded . This is the first work of criticism on this important documentarian of American life, as well as the introductory volume in The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection.

Since his professional debut in 1962, Stevie Wonder has recorded sixty-four singles that have made the Billboard top 100, including ten that reached number one.

This book, ambitiously titled The Sound of Stevie Wonder: His Words . The third book about Stevie that I have read, this is all about all of his music.

This book, ambitiously titled The Sound of Stevie Wonder: His Words and Music surveys his extensive, influential, and still productive career in - get ready for this - a mere 115 pages .

Perone, James E. Publication date. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Eivets rednow - For once in my life - My cherie amour - Signed, sealed & delivered - The independent artist, 1971-1973 - Where I'm coming from - Music of my mind - Talking book - Innervisions - The mature superstar, 1974-1980 - Fulfillingness' first finale - Songs in the. key of life - Journey through the secret life of plants - Hotter than July - The musician with a cause, 1981-2005 - Stevie Wonder's original musiquarium I - The woman in red - In square circle - Characters - Jungle fever - Conversation peace - Natural wonder - A.

The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection. Library Media Connection, '�Every pop music fan has a sense of the work and accomplishments of Stevie Wonder, from his start as a child prodigy to the acclaimed singer-songwriter he was known as throughout the Sixties, Seventies, and Eighties. Even though his heyday seems to be over, he retains a spot in the American pop music pantheon. While numerous biographies on the artist exist, this is the first to critique and interpret his work.

p. c. The Praeger singer-songwriter collection, ISSN 15533484) Includes bibliographical references, discography, and indexes. ISBN 027598723X 1. Wonder, StevieCriticism and interpretation. Because of the nature of the Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection, I have focused on Wonder compositions that he himself has recorded, and on particularly notable songs from each of his albums.

Perone analyzes the music, lyrics, and recordings of David Bowie up to 2007

Perone analyzes the music, lyrics, and recordings of David Bowie up to 2007. The final chapter assesses his work in the context of performance art and narrative and theatrical traditions. Detailed discussion of his work as a film actor is not included, but highlights are mentioned. Perone is the author of The Sound of Stevie Wonder: His Words and Music (2006), and The Words and Music of Carole King (2006), both in the Singer-Songwriter series. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006. xiii, 187 p. ISBN 0-275-98723-X; ISBN-13 978-0-275-98723-7. The series has an ambitious publication schedule, with a volume on Frank Zappa released in 2006 and entries on Carole King (also by Perone), Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Marley due in 2007.

Easton's Public Library eNewsletter "The Sound of Stevie Wonder: His Words and Music, by James E. Perone, is the first work of criticism on this important American artist

Easton's Public Library eNewsletter "The Sound of Stevie Wonder: His Words and Music, by James E. Perone, is the first work of criticism on this important American artist. The book also contains discussions of cover versions of Wonder's compositions, a discography of his recordings, a song title index, an annotated bibliography, and a general index. Library Media Connection

Since his professional debut in 1962, Stevie Wonder has recorded sixty-four singles that have made the Billboard top 100, including ten that reached number one. Wonder was one of the first Motown artists to have complete control over the writing, arranging, and recording of his songs, and achieved that stature before he was 20 years old. He has won 17 Grammy awards, was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, and earned the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996. Equally important, his work as a producer, arranger, and instrumentalist on other artists' recordings has put him in the highest rank of musical collaborators. This is the first work of criticism on this important documentarian of American life, as well as the introductory volume in The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection. Through a combination of biography and critical analysis, James Perone's groundbreaking new book reveals the many ways in which Stevie Wonder's body of work emerged, developed, reflected its time, and influenced myriad other artists.

After revealing the social, cultural, and political context of Wonder's work, the book provides detailed analysis of his compositions and recordings, with a focus on both his well-known songs and those known only to his hardcore fans. The volume also contains discussions of cover versions of Wonder's compositions, a discography of his recordings, a song title index, an annotated bibliography, and a general index.

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