Monday, August 21, 2006

Stevie Wonder - "I Ain't Gonna Stand For It"

Shocking. Its verses sound like nothing so much as a Charlie Rich song, with Stevie nearly growling, uncharacteristically way below his usual register; the piano trills and guitar (mostly acoustic, occasionally almost downright twangy) especially signify country, of the soupy, down south variety. From 1981, but it could about be from anytime from 1974 to about, oh, '85. Why didn't I know this song before now?!

I too heard it recently for the first time. Damn catchy. I don't know about the accent though.
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