August 8, 2012 No comments yet
MJF’s Smothered & Covered is back and bigger than ever! Today’s edition is a megapost dedicated to none other than the multi-talented Stevie Wonder.
With over twenty Grammy’s, countless Billboard hits, and a career that dates back to the early 60s, Stevie’s impact in music is undeniable; and most artists only dream of having a career as storied as his. It is unsurprising, then, that the musical heavyweight has found himself a hot topic not only for his own contributions, but also for those of other artists. Indeed, Stevie’s influence spans multiple generations, and his work has often been the subject of various covers over the years. So without further ado, take some time to appreciate some phenomenal covers of Stevie’s greatest hits.
Stevie Wonder’s reach goes beyond just covers. On the contrary, the beloved musician’s arrangements have also served as the base (sometimes unknowingly) for some of music’s contemporary hits. Check out some of these noted samples.
Of course this list wouldn’t be complete without…
What covers and samples are your favorite? What other songs should be included?