_shmoo (_shmoo) wrote,

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If You Don't Like This Song, I Don't Like You, Vol. 1

Hello, and welcome to my new series, If You Don't Like This Song, I Don't Like You. While the title of the series is a bit sarcastic (a bit) , the idea is to highlight an individual song that I really like. I'm going to attempt to post a song about every two weeks, and mix it up as far as time period, genre, and maybe even nationality (though my music collection has an English-language bias).

For the inaugural edition, I'm going with a classic from side 4 of Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life album. The song is "As". I was first introduced to this song via a mix CD a while back, and it probably was instrumental in turning me on to Wonder's music. It begins as a romantic ode with Stevie's amazingly clear voice, before descending into growls (as far as I can tell, that's still Stevie singing). Also, Herbie Hancock plays keyboards and provides hand claps.

It's a bit of a long one (7 minutes), so brace yourselves. Here's a link:

Stevie Wonder - As

(thanks to SeeqPod for help finding the mp3 online)

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