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Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
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Black Man


1976 álbum SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE


Compositores * Stevie Wonder & Gary Bird
Producción y arreglos * Stevie Wonder
Músicos * Hank Redd: Alto and Tenor Saxophone, Steve Madaio: Trumpet, George Bohanon: Trombone, Glen Ferris: Trombone, Stevie Wonder: Todos los instrumentos

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Black Man

Letra

First man to die
For the flag we now hold high (Crispus Attucks)
Was a black man

The ground were we stand
With the flag held in our hand
Was first the redman's

Guide of a ship
On the first Columbus trip (Pedro Alonzo Nino)
Was a brown man

The railroads for trains
Came on tracking that was laid
By the yellow man

We pledge allegiance
All our lives
To the magic colors
Red, blue and white
But we all must be given
The liberty that we defend
For with justice not for all men
History will repeat again
It's time we learned
This World Was Made For All Men

Heart surgery
Was first done successfully
By a black man (Dr Daniel Hale Williams)

Friendly man who died
But helped the pilgrims to survive (Squanto)
Was a redman

Farm workers rights
Were lifted to new heights (Caesar Chavez)
By a brown man

Incandescent light Was invented to give sight (Thomas Edison)
By the white man

We pledge allegiance
All our lives
To the magic colors
Red, blue and white
But we all must be given
The liberty that we defend
For with justice not for all men
History will repeat again
It's time we learned
This World Was Made For All Men

Here me out...

Now I know the birthday of a nation
Is a time when a country celebrates
But as your hand touches your heart
Remember we all played a part in America
To help that banner wave

First clock to be made
In America was created
By a black man (Benjamin Banneker)

Scout who used no chart
Helped lead Lewis and Clark
Was a redman (Sacagawea)

Use of martial arts
In our country got its start
By a yellow man

And the leader with a pen
Signed his name to free all men
Was a white man (Abraham Lincoln)

We pledge allegiance
All our lives
To the magic colors
Red, blue and white
But we all must be given
The liberty that we defend
For with justice not for all men
History will repeat again
It's time we learned
This World Was Made For All Men

This world was made for all men
This world was made for all men
This world was made for all men
God saved His world for all men
All people
All babies
All children
All colors
All races
This world's for you
and me
This world
My world
Your world
Everybody's world
This world
Their world
Our world
This world was made for all men

Here me out...

Who was the first man to set foot on the North Pole?
Mattew Henson - a black man

Who was the first american to show the Pilgrims at Plymouth the secrets
of survival in the new world?
Squanto - a redman

Who was the soldier of Company G who won high honors for his courage
and heroism in World War 1?
Sing Lee - ayellow man

Who was the leader of united farm workers and helped farm workers
maintain dignity and respect?
Caesar Chavez - a brown man

Who was the founder of blood plasma and the director of the Red Cross
blood bank?
Dr. Charles Drew - a black man

Who was the first American heroine who aided the Lewis and Clark
expedition?
Sacajewa - a red woman

Who was the famous educator and semanticist who made outstanding
contributions to education in America?
Hayakawa - a yellow man

Who invented the world's first stop light and the gas mask?
- a black man

Who was the American surgeon who was one of the founders of
neurosurgery?
Harvey William Cushing - a white man

Who was the man who helped design the nation's capitol, made the first
clock to give time in America and wrote the first almanac?
Benjamin Banneker - a black man

Who was the legendary hero who helped establish the League of Iroquois?
Hiawatha - a redman

Who was the leader of the first microbiotic center in America?
- a yellow man

Who was the founder of the city of Chicago in 1772?
Jean Baptiste - a black man

Who was one of the organizers of the American Indian Movement?
Denis Banks - a redman

Who was the Jewish financier who raised founds to sponsor Cristopher
Columbus' voyage to America?
Lewis D. Santangol - a white man

Who was the woman who led countless slaves to freedom on the
underground rairoad?
Harriel Tubman - a black woman

Classic Albums: Songs In The Key Of Life

Classic Albums: Songs In The Key Of Life
En uno de los periodos de máxima creatividad del soul, Stevie Wonder publicó Songs in the key of life. A pesar del férreo control que Barry Gordy ejercía sobre los artistas de la Motown, fue uno de los pocos que, junto a Marvin Gaye, lograba escapar y plasmar en sus discos lo que su mente era capaz de crear. En ese doble álbum, Stevie contó con colaboraciones de numerosos artistas, entre ellos grandes músicos o vocalistas como; Michael Sembello, Herbie Hancock, Nathan Watts, Minnie Riperton, Deniece Williams, George Benson..., y nos descubría composiciones de una exquisitez arrebatadora, una instrumentación con un nivel evolutivo extratosférico, y una inspiración sólo posible por un toque divino.

El álbum debutó en el número 1 de las listas USA y allí estuvo durante 14 semanas seguidas. Fue nominado a siete Grammy, ganando cuatro de ellos, destacando el de mejor producción, disco y cantante de R&B. El álbum forma parte de la Biblioteca estadounidense del Congreso donde se conservan los acontecimientos de audio que son cultural, histórica, o estéticamente importantes, disco de Diamante y sobre todo es un disco donde tanto blancos o negros, enamorados del pop, soul, jazz, rock, o cualquier género encontrarán el oasis en el desierto más sediento, el paraiso en el infierno más caluroso, y el oxígeno para sobrevivir en el océano más profundo.

Su importancia ante la trascendencia e influencia que ha dejado en la música ha hecho que alcanzará el estatus de clásico. Stevie es consciente de lo que significó este trabajo en su vida y en el mundo de la música, y se rindió homenaje el año 2014 a través de una gira realizando adaptaciones en vivo por más de 10 ciudades de toda América del Norte, comenzando el 6 de noviembre en Nueva York (Madison Square Garden), y contando con invitados de la talla de India.Arie, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea y otros artistas más que se irán sumando a este SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE PERFORMANCE.

Es sin ninguna duda uno de los mejores álbumes jamás realizado, todo un néctar al alcance de nuestros oidos que como tal debe necesariamente ser saboreado.
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