This summer marks 55 years since the amazing live recording of Stevie Wonder performing Fingertips, Part 2 (at age 12) first mesmerized our nation.
To commemorate that auspicious beginning in 1963 and to celebrate the love for Stevie Wonder felt by people worldwide, I’m proud to post a video of a paper on Fingertips, Part 2 that I gave as part of a presentation, “What Music Says about Our Lives—A Celebration!” at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York.
Hope you enjoy it!
Dan McClung says
Awesome paper and what an honoring of Little Stevie Wonder. So glad to hear this explanation of why it is so great and why millions of people have loved it. Thank you Kevin for posting this.
Carol Yost says
Kevin, this is a fine paper. You looked at Stevie Wonder’s recording with detail and showed how Aesthetic Realism explains its meaning. This is what we’re all looking for. I loved what Ellen Reiss said to you about how to care for reality every moment. Yes, conceit wears many disguises and I’m learning about it for myself as I sit in a cool, gentle breeze on this hot August day.
Chas Steffan says
There’s a gospel joy to Fingertips , Part 2 & your presentation.
“Dancing in the streets” by Martha Reeves & the Vandellas also features Marvin Gaye on drums.
Ever since ” I’ll Be Doggone” (1965) ” and ” Hitch Hike (1962) Marvin’s been my favorite musician.
“”What’s going on ” …a timeless masterpiece.
Peace & Blessings,
Carol Driscoll says
Outstanding paper. You explained why I loved Stevie Wonder from the first time I heard Fingertips! Your clear, thrilling explanation, accompanied by this great, great music is a true homage to life!