On July 22, 1974.


On July 22, 1974, “Tamla” label released “Fulfillingness’ First Finale”, the seventeen Stevie Wonder studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Record Plant Studios” and “Westlake Recording Studios” in Los Angeles; “Media Sound” and “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Stevie Wonder, Robert Margouleff and  Malcolm Cecil. In 1974, the album won three  “Grammy Awards”, including “Album of the Year”; “Best Male Pop Vocal” and “Best Male Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance” (for Boogie On Reggae Woman).


  • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocal, Fender Rhodes, drums, Hohner clavinet, Moog bass, piano, hi-hat, cymbals, O.N.T.O. synthesizer, handclaps, percussion
  • Michael Sembello– electric guitar
  • Reggie McBride – electric bass
  • Bobbye Hall– congas, bongos
  • Jim Gilstrap– background vocals
  • Deniece Williams – background vocals
  • Paul Anka – background vocals
  • Syreeta Wright– background vocal
  • Shirley Brewer – background vocal
  • Larry “Nastyee” Latimer – background vocal
  • James Jamerson– acoustic bass
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– pedal steel guitar
  • Rocky Dzidzornu– congas
  • Minnie Riperton– background vocal
  • The Jackson 5– background vocals
  • Robert Margouleff, Malcolm Cecil – synthesizers
  • Lani Groves – background vocal
  • Bob and Malcolm – Moog, programming
  • Bobbye Hall –cuíca
  • Shirley Brewer – background vocal
  • Sergio Mendes – Portuguese lyrics
  • Michael Sembello – acoustic guitar
  • The Persuasions– background vocal

Track listing:

  1. Smile Please – Stevie Wonder
  2. Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away – Stevie Wonder
  3. Too Shy to Say – Stevie Wonder
  4. Boogie On Reggae Woman – Stevie Wonder
  5. Creepin’ – Stevie Wonder
  6. You Haven’t Done Nothin – Stevie Wonder
  7. It Ain’t No Use – Stevie Wonder
  8. They Won’t Go When I Go – Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright
  9. Bird of Beauty – Stevie Wonder
  10. Please Don’t Go – Stevie Wonder

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