On October 28, 1972.

Talking_Book

On October 28, 1972, “Tamla” label released “Talking Book”, the fifteenth Stevie Wonder album. It was recorded in 1972 and was produced by Stevie Wonder, Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil. The album featured “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”, song that earned Wonder his first “Grammy Award”, for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance”.

Personnel:

  • Stevie Wonder – lead and backing vocals, Fender Rhodes, drums, Moog bass, piano, T.O.N.T.O. synthesizer
  • Ray Parker Jr.– electric guitar
  • Scott Edwards – electric bass
  • Jeff Beck– electric guitar
  • Buzz Feiten (Howard “Buzz” Feiten) – electric guitar
  • Daniel Ben Zebulon – congas
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Trevor Laurence – tenor saxophone
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Jim Gilstrap– lead and backing vocals
  • Lani Groves – lead and backing vocal
  • Gloria Barley – backing vocal
  • Deniece Williams– backing vocal
  • Shirley Brewer – backing vocal
  • Debra Wilson – backing vocal
  • Shirley Brewer – backing vocal
  • Loris Harvin (Delores Harvin) – backing vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Stevie Wonder except where noted.

  1. You Are the Sunshine of My Life
  2. Maybe Your Baby
  3. You and I
  4. Tuesday Heartbreak
  5. You’ve Got It Bad Girl – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
  6. Superstition
  7. Big Brother
  8. Blame it on the Sun – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
  9. Looking for Another Pure Love – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
  10. I Believe – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright

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