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Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

FINGERTIPS


1962 album THE JAZZSOUL OF LITTLE STEVIE

1963 album THE 12 YEAR OLD GENIUS LIVE


Composer * Cosby, Paul
Produced & Arranged * Berry Gordy
Musicians * Funk Brothers and Stevie to harmonica

Video

Video year 1962
Video year 1964 live
His live version was recorded at the Regal Theater in Chicago in June 1962. Marvin Gaye on drums and Stevie playing the harmonica was number 1 ranking Billboard USA on August 21, 1963. Born to be a star, with only 12 years, performed a live album for Motown got one of the first number 1, the youngest person to achieve simultaneously the number 1 singles and albums.
12 year old genius, born tobe a star
It was Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius and within a delightful song called Fingertips Part II, his first number 1. A live recording made in June 1962 during a Motortown Revue at the Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois. In this moment a little Stevie Wonder showed his skills to the bongos and harmonica, while interpretation was exploding wild, spontaneous, and rampant pure frenzied pace swing, showing a star that would result in a musical genius of our time.

An unparalleled talent whose star is still alive over the years, strongly radiating light.






Fingertips

Lyrics

'Yeah'
'Yeah'
talking:
Ladies and gentlemen, now I'm going to do a song
taken from my album, 'The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie'
The name of the song is called, umm, 'Fingertips'.
Now, I want ya to clap yo' hand, come on.
Come on!
Yeah!
Stomp yo' feet
Jump up and down, do anything that you wanna do!

Yeah!
Yeah!

-instrumental and Stevie harmonica:


Ev'rybody say, 'Yeah'
(Yeah, yeah!)
Say, yeah!
(Yeah!)
Say, yeah
(Yeah!)
Yeah?
(Yeah!)
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

(instrumental and Stevie harmonica)

un pequeño golpe -a so-whoa-whoa-whoa-oh-oul
Yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah
Clap your hands, just a little bit louder
Clap your hands, just a little bit louder

(and Stevie harmonica)

Stevie play:

I know that ev'rybody had, yeah
Ev'rybody have a good time
So, if you want me to
If you want me to
I'm gonna swing a-song
Yeah, just-a one mo' time
Be sure I'll come back
Just-a one more time
When I come back
So, good-bye

(harmonica)

Presenter talking:

How about it?
Let's hear it for him, huh?
Little Stevie Wonder

Take a bow, Steveland

(instrumental)

(harmonica)

(piano)

unknown woman in the audience: 'Yeah!, Harry, get down!'

band members: (What key? What key?)
Otros miembros de la banda: (Been tellin' you)
Miembro de la banda: (You been tellin' me, what?)

(instrumental)

(Batería)

Stevie: Hey!

Come on!
Well, good-bye, good-bye
A-good-bye, good-bye
Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye

I'm gonna go, yeah
I'm gonna go, yeah
Let's just swing it one more time!

(Instrumental and final Harmonica)

Presenter:
'How 'bout it?'
'Go ahead an shake this up for me real good'
'Stevie Wonder.'
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