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Stevie Wonder

Older: The Brazilian Side of Stevie Wonder


Published: 11/02/2015


Program #1223 - ‘The Brazilian Side of Stevie Wonder'

This show airs from 11-04-15 through 11-10-15        Daily schedule


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October’s theme of ‘The Brazilian side of…’ has been a lot of fun to share with you these past few weeks: Michael Franks, Frank Sinatra, the Beatles… and now the outstanding music of Stevie Wonder to wrap it all up. Read my story,belpw. This week's playlist is there, too.


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This week’s show:

My Producer's Notes

“Brazil and Stevie Wonder,” you ask?

Yep. In fact, His love of Brazil has influenced many of his best hit songs. I recall reading an interview he once gave several years ago where he rattled off a pretty impressive list; “Isn’t She Lovely”, “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life,” and “I Just Called To Say I Loved You” come to mind. No surprise when you consider Brazil’s almost magical way of weaving emotion into music – and then giving the staying power of decades – even as the ‘hot hand’ of pop trends come and go.

Then there are songs where Wonder has a more direct connection to the Land of Samba and Sun, like his ‘live’ version of ‘Pretty World’ (‘Sa Marina’, written by Antonio Adolfo as a big hit for Sergio Mendes as Brasil 66), ‘Samurai’: his harmonica hit in Brazil with Djavan and ditto for ‘The Real Thing’, when he joined Brasil 77 in the studio for what he calls his favorite version of the song.

Then there’s ‘Bird of Beauty,’ a lesser known gem penned by Wonder, who went the extra mile to include lyrics in Portuguese.

You’ll enjoy them all during the show this week.

So, no doubt about it: Steve Wonder loves Brazil, and that love is reflected back this week on the radio, on our affiliates and online dailly on our streaminng station, too.

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“The Brazilian Side of Stevie Wonder”

Hour 1:  (10 pm Saturday/2 pm Sunday)

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Bird of Beauty<>Marilyn Scott/Take Me With You

Bossa #5<>Rio Listic/Jazzalicious Presents

We And The Sea<>Tamba 4/We And The Sea

Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge                     

Me Deixa Em Paz<>Luis Melodia/Black Pearls

Special Announcement

Ebony & Ivory<>Monique Kessous/Stevie Wonder En Bossa


Set 2:

Introduce Our Next Set

Pretty World<>Stevie Wonder/Live

Send One Your Love<>Cesar Camargo Mariano/Mitos

Introduce Next Song

Part Time Lover<> Rachelle Spring/Bossa Cafe

My Only Passion<>Marcos Ariel/My Only Passion

Harlequin<>Ivan Lins with Lee Ritenour/World of Brazil


Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Superwoman<>Eliane Elias/Bossa Nova Stories

Overjoyed<>Leo Gandelman/Black Pearls

Kindness of Strangers<>Terra Sul/Kindness Of Strangers


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Hour 2: (11 pm Saturday/3 pm Sunday)

Set 1:

Toucan’s Dance<>Dori Caymmi/Brasilian Serenata

I Can’t Help It<>Torcuato Mariano/Paradise Station

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Samurai<>Djavan & Stevie Wonder/Petala

Quiet Moments/Lonnie Liston Smith

Creepin<>Kenia/Distant Horizon

Special Announcement

Sweetest Somebody I Know<>Stevie Wonder /A Time To Love


Set 2:

Introduce Next Song

Nada Mais<>Gal Costa/Gal Costa         

For Your Love<>Brazil, Inc./Bossa Now – Stevie Wonder

Introduce Next Song

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life<>Edu Braga/Bossa Now 3

Café Jobim<>Lawson Rollins/Infinita

The Real Thing<>Sergio Mendes/And The New Brasil 77


Set 3:

I Am Singing<>Roberto Perera/Seduction

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Next Week: We'll settle for two hours with keyboardist Marcos Ariel. And be sure to send me your request for your favorite song sometime this week. Drop a note in the Chat Box on our home page!

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