Uploaded on Oct 22, 2011
"Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" was a hit single from Stevie Wonder's classic 1973 album "Innervisions", which reached #16 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and #2 on the R&B chart. The song's lyrics convey a positive message about taking things in stride and accentuating the positive. It begins with an unusual spoken bit of dialogue, a forerunner of the 'skits' popular in later hip-hop albums, in which Wonder portrays a slick character trying to impress a woman with his worldliness. "'Cause like I been to, y'know, Paris, Beirut, y'know, I mean, uh, Iraq, Iran, Eurasia . . . y'know I speak very, very, um fluent Spanish -- 'Todo 'stá bien chévere' -- you got that?" The tune is in E♭ minor, starting with a Latin piano intro. The song's second chorus begins with Stevie taking the vocals up an octave with two vocal overdubs singing the same line. He also sings two other background overdub vocals, mimicking a horn line with the Spanish phrase 'Todo 'stá bien chévere'" which, loosely translated, means "Everything's really cool." Stevland Hardaway Morris (previously Judkins, born May 13, 1950), known by his stage name of Stevie Wonder, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and activist. Blind since shortly after birth, Wonder signed with Motown Records' Tamla label at the age of eleven, and continues to perform and record for Motown to this day. He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist. Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States. In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the U.S. singles chart's fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder listed at number five. This channel is dedicated to all the great 'old school' R&B music I grew up with, the stuff that originally made me tap my feet and want to be a DJ. Funk, soul, disco, R&B, dance, hip-hop, pop . . . 60s, 70s, 80s . . . whatever you call it, it's all 'Old School' and it's all here!
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