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Workout Stevie, Workout
Single van:
Little Stevie Wonder
Van het album:
Workout Stevie, Workout
B-kant(en) "Monkey Talk"
Uitgebracht 13 september 1963[1]
Soort drager 7"-single
Genre gospel, blues, rhythm-and-blues
Duur 2:39
Label Tamla 54086
Schrijver(s) Clarence Paul, Henry Cosby
Producent(en) Clarence Paul
Little Stevie Wonder
1963
"Fingertips"
  1963
"Workout Stevie, Workout"
  1964
"Castles in the Sand"
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"Workout Stevie, Workout", ook wel geschreven als "Work Out Stevie, Work Out", is een liedje van Stevie Wonder. Het werd geschreven door Clarence Paul en Henry Cosby. Op 13 september 1963 gaf Tamla Records het als single uit, met op de b-kant het instrumentale "Monkey Talk". Dat liedje kwam tot stand toen Wonder met Paul, Earl Van Dyke en Johnny Allen in 1963 aan het jammen was.[2] De titel "Monkey Talk" verwijst naar een droom van Wonder, waarin hij een aap was die 'Ugg' heette en mondharmonica speelde.[3]

Wonder scoorde in augustus 1963 zijn eerste hit met het liedje "Fingertips". De single "Workout Stevie, Workout" zou gevolgd worden door een gelijknamig album, maar de verkoopcijfers vielen dermate tegen dat Motown besloot het album niet uit te geven.[4] De single bereikte de 33ste plaats in de Amerikaanse hitlijst.[5]

"Workout Stevie, Workout" stond op verschillende compilatiealbums van Wonder, waaronder Greatest Hits (1968) en Looking Back (1970). In 2005 werd via iTunes de verzameling The Complete Stevie Wonder uitgebracht, met onder meer het gehele album Workout Stevie, Workout.

Musici[bewerken]

Onderstaand overzicht is (nog) niet compleet.

Bronnen, noten en/of referenties
  • Ribowsky, Mark (2010). Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder. Uitg.: John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 9780470481509.

  1. Swenson, John (1986). Stevie Wonder, p. 36. Uitg.: Perennial Library, ISBN 9780060970673.
  2. a b Nelson, George; Quincy Jones (2007). Where Did Our Love Go?: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound, p. 108. Uitg.: University of Illinois Press, ISBN 9780252074981.
  3. In het tijdschrift Other uit 2005: "According to the spoken intro, the 12-year-old Stevie Wonder had a dream in which he was a harmonica-playing monkey named 'Ugg', and he had a piano-playing monkey friend named 'Moe'."
  4. Ribowsky 2010, p. 99.
  5. Ribowsky 2010, p. 94.
Studioalbums: The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie (1962) · Tribute to Uncle Ray (1962) · With a Song in My Heart (1963) · Stevie at the Beach (1964) · Up-Tight (1966) · Down to Earth (1966) · I Was Made to Love Her (1967) · Someday at Christmas (1967) · Eivets Rednow (1968) · For Once in My Life (1968) · My Cherie Amour (1969) · Signed, Sealed & Delivered (1970) · Where I'm Coming From (1971) · Music of My Mind (1972) · Talking Book (1972) · Innervisions (1973) · Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974) · Songs in the Key of Life (1976) · Hotter than July (1980) · In Square Circle (1985) · Characters (1987) · Conversation Peace (1995) · A Time to Love (2005)
Livealbums: The 12 Year Old Genius (1963) · Stevie Wonder Live (1970) · Live at the Talk of Town (1970) · Natural Wonder (1995)
Soundtracks: Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants (1979) · The Woman in Red (1984) · Jungle Fever (1991)
Compilaties: Looking Back (1977) · Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium (1982) · At the Close of a Century (1999) · The Definitive Collection (2002) · The Complete Stevie Wonder (2005) · Number Ones (2007)
Singles: "I Call It Pretty Music, but the Old People Call It the Blues" (1962) · "Little Water Boy" (1962) · "Contract on Love" (1962) · "Fingertips" (1963) · "Workout Stevie, Workout" (1963) · "Castles in the Sand" (1964) · "Hey Harmonica Man" (1964) · "Happy Street" (1964) · "Kiss Me Baby" (1965) · "High Heel Sneakers" (1965) · "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" (1965) · "Nothing's Too Good for My Baby" (1966) · "Blowin' in the Wind" (1966) · "A Place in the Sun" (1966) · "Someday at Christmas" (1966) · "Travelin' Man" (1967) · "I Was Made to Love Her" (1967) · "I'm Wondering" (1967) · "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day" (1968) · "You Met Your Match" (1968) · "Alfie" (1968) · "For Once in My Life" (1968) · "I Don't Know Why" (1969) · "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday" (1969) · "Never Had a Dream Come True" (1970) · "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" (1970) · "Heaven Help Us All" (1970) · "We Can Work It Out" (1971) · "If You Really Love Me" (1971) · "What Christmas Means to Me" (1971) · "Superwoman (Where Were You)" (1972) · "Keep On Running" (1972) · "Superstition" (1972) · "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (1973) · "Higher Ground" (1973) · "Living for the City" (1973) · "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing" (1974) · "You Haven't Done Nothin'" (1974) · "Boogie on Reggae Woman" (1974) · "I Wish" (1976) · "Sir Duke" (1977) · "Another Star" (1977) · "As" (1977) · "Pops, We Love You" (1978) · "Send One Your Love" (1979) · "Outside My Window" (1980) · "Master Blaster (Jammin')" (1980) · "I Ain't Gonna Stand for It" (1980) · "Lately" (1981) · "Did I Hear You Say You Love Me" (1981) · "That Girl" (1981) · "Ebony and Ivory" (1982) · "Do I Do" (1982) · "Ribbon in the Sky" (1982) · "Used to Be" (1982) · "I Just Called to Say I Love You" (1984) · "Love Light in Flight" (1984) · "Don't Drive Drunk" (1984) · "We Are the World" (1985) · "Part-Time Lover" (1985) · "That's What Friends Are For" (1985) · "Go Home" (1985) · "Overjoyed" (1986) · "Land of La La" (1986) · "Skeletons" (1987) · "You Will Know" (1987) · "Get It" (1988) · "My Love" (1988) · "My Eyes Don't Cry" (1988) · "With Each Beat of My Heart" (1989) · "Keep Our Love Alive" (1990) · "Gotta Have You" (1991) · "Fun Day" (1991) · "These Three Words" (1991) · "We Didn't Know" (1992) · "For Your Love" (1995) · "Tomorrow Robins Will Sing" (1995) · "Treat Myself" (1995) · "Kiss Lonely Goodbye" (1996) · "How Come, How Long" (1996) · "From the Bottom of My Heart" (2005) · "So What the Fuss" (2005) · "Shelter in the Rain" (2005) · "Positivity" (2005)
Zie ook: Discografie van Stevie Wonder · "My Cherie Amour"