Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

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Stevie in spanish

Already decades have passed since the last time Stevie Wonder gave us his acting presence in Spain. It was the Natural Wonder. A world tour with arrangements and instrumentation of real sounds played by a symphony orchestra that has already been far away. There was still a glimpse of the success garnered with "The Woman In Red" and his song "I Just Call To Say I Love You", as well as a campaign for the Traffic Department that raised it to the highest position of popularity. That tour led to the publication of a double live album of his concerts in Osaka (Japan) and Tel Aviv (Israel) held two years later, in 1994.

It was the discovery of a man and his music to many ears, an incredible thing looking at Stevie's history in past decades. But it was so, the general public was used to listening to the music of the moment that the radio formulas offered, music of "use and throw". There was no place to listen to artists and music that were history and the basis of the foundations of music of that time and years to come.

The language is a Handicap difficult to save, especially for an audience unaccustomed to soul music and rnb. Spanish culture is very different from the Anglo-Saxon, drought in publications and new jobs did the rest. Now is no time for regrets and blame anyone why has not returned to Spain after the long period of time.

Sure there will be many other countries that ask the same, we are many on this planet. Nevertheless, we are lacking a little attention. Yes, it is possible that in England, Germany or Italy can fill venues for several days, but should have the same value a fan in Spain than anywhere else in the world. But are several ties with Stevie and the spanish world.

In the 1988 a duet with Julio Iglesias on "My Love", collaboration with Gloria Estefan in the year 2003 on "Into You", the song "Ngiculela/Es Una Historia/I Am Singing" from his double album Songs In The Key Of Life, spanish versions of songs from the 60 as:

Stevie en español
Un Lugar En El Sol Play

Por Primera Vez En Mi Vida Play

Mi Querido Amor Play

Mi Ayer, Tu Ayer, El Ayer Play
Stevie in spanish
We can not forget artists from spanish world who have made versions of classics by Stevie Wonder as Presuntos Implicados in the album entitled "Selección Natural" in 2002, the song was "Es Una Historia"(Ngiculela/Es Una Historia/I Am Singing). The Chamorro in 1999 from the album "Llovió el amor" dared with "Te Canto A Tí" (Another Star). Cristian Castro in 1994 with "Mi Querido Amor (My Cherie Amour)" . The version of Pitingo this past year 2010 on his album "Olé y Amén" of the song "I Just Call To Say I Love You". The Fundación Tony Manero conducted earlier this century versions with his funky roll of "Superstition" and "Livin' For The City", the rather unusual collaboration with Stevie Wonder this Spanish trio called Oil in 1992 released his album titled "A Matar Hormigas Con La Espalda", inside which we find a collaboration of Stevie Wonder on harmonica on the song "Mejor Será Que Te Espere", Manoella Torres versioning "All In Love Is fair (Todo En El Amor)" and "Tú Eres Todo para Mi (You Are The Sunshine Of My Life)", the wonderful incursion in the Salsa music with Fania All-Stars or the Spanish version of the Italian Eros Ramazzotti of the song "My Cherie Amour". Are some rescues sure many others have done and that makes us feel closer to Stevie Wonder.

Presuntos Implicados Es Una Historia
Las Chamorro Te Canto A Tí
Fundación Tony Manero Superstition
Oil Mejor Será Que Te Espere
Manoella Torres All In Love Is fair (Todo En El Amor)
Eros Ramazzotti My Cherie Amour
Pitingo I Just Call To Say...
Cristian Castro Mi Querido Amor
Fundación Tony Manero Livin' For The City
Fania All-Stars Quítate Tú/Hang On Sloopy
Manoella Torres Tú Eres Todo para Mi (You Are The Sunshine Of My Life)
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