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AUDIO: Stevie Wonder 11/28/88 Atlanta, GA

Today I want to share with you a truly amazing live recording of Stevie Wonder from his 1988 tour. This is Stevie at the height of his powers and influence. What we have here is nearly 3 hours long and is still likely incomplete. Quality is an A+ soundboard feed with a great mix, albeit with some quality dips in the second half of the show probably due to the limitations of the cassette tapes it was likely stored on.

Stevie plays with passion, joy and playfulness. Besides having a massive trove of hits and classic songs up his sleeve, Stevie goes off on heart wrenching solo tangents and even plays a still unreleased gem (Not The Human Race). He plays a tune he wrote for Dionne Warwick (With A Touch), he covers I Want You Back by The Jackson Five in high pitched “Little Stevie Wonder” voice, and even squeezes in 5 songs from the 1987 Characters album he was touring behind. This is a recording that truly deserves to be liberated and heard far and wide, so please share this!

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder
November 28th, 1988
Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre

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Disc One:
1. (fades in) I’m A Man 4:13
2. Master Blaster (Jammin’) 3:27
3. Bird of Beauty 4:47
4. Reality Check (Improvisation) 8:16
5. Higher Ground 4:02
6. That Girl 4:55
7. You Will Know 12:17
8. All I Do 4:31
9. With A Touch (solo) 5:45
10. Superwoman (Where Where You When I Needed You) (solo) 5:36
11. Creepin’ (solo) 4:54
12. You and I (solo) 2:30

Disc Two:
1. Ribbon in The Sky 4:41
2. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing 3:23
3. My Cherie Amour 3:18
4. Signed, Sealed, Delivered 1:35
5. I Was Made to Love Her 2:47
6. Living For The City 4:28
7. Do I Do 8:13
8. Do I Do (continued) 4:25
9. Free 4:29
10. Band Introductions 6:31
11. Sir Duke 2:41
12. I Wish 2:10
13. You Are The Sunshine of My Life 1:43
14. Superstition 4:38

Disc Three:
1. // My Eyes Don’t Cry 5:36
2. Not The Human Race (solo) 3:23
3. Saturn 4:26
4. Dark ‘N’ Lovely 7:31
5. Fingertips 3:44
6. I Want You Back [Jackson Five cover] 4:45
7. I Just Called To Say I Love You 5:06
8. Part Time Lover 5:41
9. Skeletons // 8:01

Stevie Wonder – Keyboards, Vocals
Bass – Nathan Watts
Percussion – James Allen
Guitar – Ben Bridges
Keyboards – Isaiah Sanders
Keyboards – Brad Boxer
Drums – Dennis Davis
Backing Vocals – Keith John
Backing Vocals – Kimberley Brewer
Backing Vocals – Bridgette Bryant

Notes: cassette flips/breaks at the beginning of All I Do, the middle of Do I Do, and at the beginning of My Eyes Don’t Cry.

Stevie Wonder - Atlanta 1988

As a bonus, here is a FLAC ZIP download of Stevie’s 5/1/08 New Orleans Jazz Festival audio: HERE.

And ANOTHER bonus, here is an MP3 ZIP download of Stevie’s 2010 Bonnaroo audio, from a radio broadcast: HERE.

AUDIO: Dr. John’s Bonnaroo Revue 1974 with James Booker & James Black

James Booker III

a quote from Under A Hoodoo Moon – The Life of the Night Tripper, Dr. John‘s autobiography: “James Booker was another of the special musicians who drifted in and out of our band in the seventies. . . . Booker could play it all — stride piano, butterfly, boogie, all the other New Orleans styles, the Chicago styles, the Memphis styles, the California styles, bebop, avant-garde jazz, classical, even pop! He’d sit down at the piano and play knock out versions of all kinds of tunes — everything from Malaguena boogie to Bach fugues. There were just too many things Booker did that were so outrageously beautiful . . . I consider him to be a genius. If I was ever blessed to meet one, James Carroll Booker was.”

Dr. John’s Bonnaroo Revue
April 11th, 1974
Dallas, TX @ Aragon Ballroom



01. DJ Intro 7:47
02. Saints Go Marching Jam 3:58
03. Iko Iko 4:17
04. Life 4:08
05. Cold Cold Cold 3:22
06. Quitters Never Win 4:05
07. Let The Good Times Roll 1:48
08. Loop Garoo 4:17
09. Goodnight, Irene 4:19
10. Qualified 6:07
11. Mos Scocious 4:12
12. (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away 3:40
13. Right Place Wrong Time 3:19

Dr. John – piano/vox
Alvin Robinson – guitar
Robert Lee Popwell – bass
James Booker III – organ
James Black – drums

Bonnaroo SuperJam 2014 feat. Derek Trucks, Chaka Khan, Taj Mahal, Ben Folds, etc.

Bonnaroo SuperJam

Bonnaroo SuperJam group shot by Re:FreshMedia

Derek Trucks Bonnaroo Superjam
June 14, 2014 – 12am
Manchester TN, @ That Tent – Bonnaroo Music Festival

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01. Intro by Hannibal Buress
02. Eleanor Rigby [The Beatles cover]
03. Keep On Growing [Derek & The Dominos cover]
04. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring [Traffic cover]
05. Darlin’ Be Home Soon [The Lovin’ Spoonful cover]
06. Kissing My Love [Bill Withers cover]
07. Respect Yourself [The Staples Sisters cover]
08. Everybody’s Gotta Change Sometimes [Taj Mahal]
09. I Can’t Turn You Loose [Otis Redding cover]
10. Statesboro Blues [The Allman Brothers Band cover]
11. These Arms Of Mine [Otis Redding cover]
12. Space Captain [Matthew Moore / Joe Cocker cover]
13. You’ve Got A Friend [Carol King / Donny Hathaway cover]
14. Signed, Sealed, Delivered [Stevie Wonder cover]
15. What Is And What Should Never Be [Led Zeppelin cover]
16. Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) [Stevie Wonder / Aretha Franklin cover]
17. Tell Me Something Good [Rufus & Chaka Khan]
18. Shining Star [Earth Wind & Fire cover]
19. Sing A Simple Song > I Want To Take You Higher [Sly & The Family Stone cover]

Derek Trucks – guitar
Susan Tedeschi – guitar, vocals
Tim Lefebvre – bass
JJ Johnson – drums
Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell – drums
David Hidalgo – guitar, vocals (Who Knows What Tomorrow Will Bring)
Eric Krasno – guitar
Nigel Hall – keys, vocals (lead vox on Respect Yourself, You’ve Got A Friend & Shining Star)
Kofi Burbridge – keys, flute?
The Shady Horns: Ryan Zoidis (sax), James Casey (sax), Eric Bloom (trumpet)
Alecia Chakour, Jasmine Muhammad, ?Mark Rivers? & Mike Mattison – background vocals
Willie Weeks – bass
James Gadson – drums (enters on t6)
Adam Deitch – drums (enters on t6)
Saunders Sermons – vocals, trombone (on Kissing My Love)
Taj Mahal – guitar, vocals (on t8 to t11)
Anthony Hamilton – vocals (on These Arms Of Mine & Signed Sealed Delivered)
Ben Folds – piano, vocals (on Space Captain)
Chaka Khan – vocals (t14 to t17)
Andrew Bird – ??
Karl Denson – ??

Group photo by Re:Fresh Media.
Live shots by John Partipilo / The Tennessean.