This podcast tells the story of Stevie Wonder over the course of a year. Episodes contain interviews and song clips to help reveal surprising discoveries about his extraordinary career.
Year of the Stevie: Episode #12 (The Story of Stevie Wonder)
In the final episode, we take a look at how Stevie Wonder became a voice of wisdom and comfort over the past 20 years through his music and commentary.
Year of the Stevie: Episode #11 (The Story of Stevie Wonder)
In this month's episode, Stevie Wonder's legendary status is solidified. Plus, we take a look at Stevie's influence on hip-hop in the 90s.
Year of the Stevie: Episode #10 (The Story of Stevie Wonder)
In this month's episode, we take a look at Stevie Wonder's influence on some of the biggest stars of the 1980s. We also see Stevie continue to release hit songs throughout the decade.
Year of the Stevie: Episode #9 (The Story of Stevie Wonder)
In this episode, we take a look at Stevie's work in the late 70s and his efforts to make MLK Day a national holiday in the early 80s.
Year of the Stevie: Episode #8 (The Story of Stevie Wonder)
In this month's episode, we take a deep dive into the drawn out process that resulted in Stevie's magnum opus, "Songs in the Key of Life".
Year of the Stevie: Episode #7 (The Stevie Wonder Story)
In this month's episode we take a look at Stevie Wonder's life-threatening car accident and the demise of his fruitful relationship with the production team of Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil.
No finer series
This series of extensive look at great musicians covers it all. The content is encyclopedic. Wise and well done.
I actually liked the long musical tracks. It reminded me of what Stevie was actually doing at particular periods of his life and it was absolutely the best way of illuminate his development as an artist and visionary.
This particular “Year of” is different
I was a huge fan of “Year of the Bowie” and “Year of the Joni”, which each had on average a 45 min. of content, most of which provided a great deal of insight into the musician as well as their creative output.
However, as a tremendous fan of Stevie Wonder and acknowledging his prodigious musical composition and about his life from a bird’s eye view, I’m finding this season a bit disappointing. First, there is only a half hour in each monthly segment. Secondly, each of these episodes about Wonder has a lot of “filler” by way of long song segments and little insight about the extremely intriguing backstory of his life and song influences.
This one leaves me yearning for more depth, especially for an artist of his caliber whose episodes should be worthy of more than 30 minutes of lengthy song clips.