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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

SBD > ? > unknown gen. cassette > ? > CDR > FLAC > CDR > EAC > FLAC

FULL AUDIO DOWNLOAD HERE: FLAC TORRENT or MP3

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.

VIDEOS: Lettuce & Earphunk 8/23/13 Nashville, TN @ The Cannery Ballroom

Lettuce - Nashville @ Cannery Ballroom

Lettuce – (Part 1 of 2)
August 23, 2013
Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom

One-Two Punch (aka “Yakatori”) (new song), In The Middle [Marva Whitney / James Brown cover], Apache [Incredible Bongo Band cover], Shut Up [Trick Daddy cover] > Niggas In Paris [Kanye West / Jay-Z cover] > Madison Square > By Any Shmeeans Necessary:

Lettuce – (Part 2 of 2)
August 23, 2013
Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom

Encore: The Payback [James Brown cover] (feat. James Casey on vox), Mr. Yancey > Workinonit [J Dilla cover] > Mr. Yancey, The Dump > ??? > The Dump:

Earphunk
August 23, 2013
Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom

Stuck in a Funk, Try, Drove, Derpin':

Monophonics 4/9/13 Lexington, KY @ Willie’s

Monophonics

Today I’m hitting you with a double shot of psychedelic West Coast funk. Along with Orgone (see my post from earlier today), Monophonics are in the vanguard of current California acts that are bringing their own style of psychedelic funk and soul to the rest of the world. If you think funk is dead (see Funkatopia’s recent conversation starting article), these bands will definitely prove you wrong!

Monophonics – Part 1 of 2
April 9, 2013 – Lexington, KY @ Willie’s Locally Known:

??? > I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody’s Got A Thing (Funkadelic cover), Foolish Love, Thinking Black, I Cannot Make It (Sly & The Family Stone cover)

Monophonics – Part 2 of 2
April 9, 2013 – Lexington, KY @ Willie’s Locally Known:

Check Out Your Mind (Curtis Mayfield cover), Band Intros (Big Poppa > The Message) > Say You Love Me > Love & Happiness (Al Green cover), High Off Your Love, There’s A Riot Going On

If you like what you hear I recommend checking out Monophonics recent album, In Your Brain, which was produced by Orgone‘s Sergio Rios.