So yay! Tomorrow I’m going to see Stevie Wonder at the Smoothie King Center for his “Songs In The Key of Life” tour.
To prepare myself, I’ve been listening to the “Songs in the Key of Life” LP in its entirety.
It’s weird, I was born in November 1976 this album was released in September of 1976. I guess I must have heard these songs in my crib, cause I swear I know all these songs. I blame being the oldest grandchild and having young aunts and uncles. My mother’s brothers (my uncles) were ALL into music. They all lived in this four bedroom housing project. The older boys shared a room (2 of them) the younger boys shared one room (4 of them) and the girls (4 of them shared a room, all at various times until they got older and left.
In the boys’ room is where all the record albums and the “stereo” system was. They had this one easy chair that was central to this little ass room…lol. They would sit in it, turn on the record player and just sit in that chair, listen to the music and tap their feet. I have memories of them all, in this chair and I see them with their eyes closed, tapping their feet and hands on the floor and arms of the chair. Probably one of my earliest memories.
Gonna spend the rest of my night listening to as many of the songs as I can.
Tomorrow is the actual concert! Can’t wait!
Here’s the YouTube Playlist I”m listening to:
Some of my fav from the album: