Thursday, April 19, 2007     « Street Vending Machine (Alphabet City) »


Song: "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" Stevie Wonder. I've probably mentioned this song in the past -- I know I've talked about the "Inner Visions" album. It is sometimes hard to choose but I most often consider it my favourite just slightly above "Songs in the Key of Life." It is also incidently his most socially conscious album. I liken it to other great albums dealing with socio-political themes like Marvin Gaye's "What's Goin On" or Gil-Scott Heron's "Pieces of a Man." Check out the audience about 4 minutes into "What's Goin' On." They look really serious and some emotional even. I find I can't get that far into the song without tearing up. I also found it interesting to read that Marvin Gaye added the extra 'e' to his name as a way to separate himself from his hyper-religious father (the man who would later murder him).

And on that note I leave you with this 1969 performance of "Ain't Got No... I Got Life" from Nina Simone because holy shit it is awesome.

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