on February 28, 2018 | Last updated February 28, 2018
Stevie WonderSigned, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours
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Got yourself a 'sweet tooth' for some rich and delightfully hot R&B/Soul, dripping with lots'a high spirited fun and then generously topped off with a good amount of pure, 100% vivacious funk?!?..... Well then get ready to throw it down, people!! Steveland's the man with a plan and he's about to bring it!
Released and recorded in 1970, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" is a First Class Delivery Parcel guaranteed to knock your socks off. This was young Mr. Wonder's first attempt at self producing his own material and it shows a very ambitious transition on his part to breaking the 'Motown Mold' and taking the helm in assertively expressing his own creative 'genius in the making'. And I say 'genius in the making' because the work here was simply a precursor to the awesome magic that Stevie Wonder would give us for at least another 15 or so years after this single was released. Displaying a natural and mature self-assuredness, Wonder effortlessly sets up this groove with an exotic Eastern Indian sitar riff/sound that descends in scale, but pairs it with a Black Southern Baptist Church goer's energized belting out of exclamations like 'Hey' and Oh,yeah babe!' that seemingly call upon a higher power. On paper, the idea sounds rather unorthodox to the point of thinking 'how the hell does THAT work?!?' but lo' and behold.....the ears don't lie!
Heck, just listening to those first few measures, you can tell that "ya better buckle up!! Young brutha's gonna take you on one sweeeet ride!" Never mind that Motown's best studio talent are also present to lay down an unforgettably soulful jam session, one that will forever be embedded into America's pop music consciousness. I think most would agree, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" has it all! From fat horns in all the right places to a tight rhythm section that doesn't let up, an all female vocal trio of gospel inspired ladies to back him and of course, the man's own unique brand of 'in your face', high voltage, head rockin', smilin' and profilin', Stevie Wonder!....Surely this is a song to be included in your Rockband parties! Enjoy!