Growing up as a young musician, and having non-musician friends whose exposure to music was limited to whatever happened to be playing on top 40 radio, was, at times – and strictly musically speaking – a hassle. At parties, on the beach, cruising in the car -it was often a struggle to get someone to put on some, not just music, but great music. Y’know, “my car, my rules”…
Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life (1976)
I learned to curate my mix tapes: make ’em feel comfortable, then gradually pull ’em in. Deep. Real deep. But when Stevie Wonder released ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’, the battle was over. For a while.
EVERYBODY loves Stevie.