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   Hotter Than July

Год издания : 1980

Компания звукозаписи : Motown, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Soul, Funk, Pop/Rock, Pop-Soul, Album Rock

Время звучания : 45:54

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Pop (Ballads)      

Four years after the pinnacle of Stevie Wonder's mid-'70s typhoon of classic albums, Hotter Than July was the proper follow-up to Songs in the Key of Life (his Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants concept record was actually a soundtrack to an obscure movie that fared miserably in theaters). It also found Wonder in a different musical climate than the one that savored his every move from 1972 to 1977. Disco and new wave had slowly crept their way into the mainstream record-buying public, and hindered the once-ample room for socially and politically charged lyrics. However, Wonder naysayed the trends and continues to do what he did best. Solid songwriting, musicianship, and production are evident in the majority of Hotter Than July. Wonder also carries on his tradition of penning songs normally not associated with his trademark sound, from the disco-tinged "All I Do" (originally planned to be released by Tammi Terrell almost ten years previously) to the reggae-influenced smash "Master Blaster (Jammin)," which went straight to the top of the R&B charts. While admittedly there are a few less-than-standard tracks, he closes the album on an amazing high note with one of the most aching ballads in his canon ("Lately") and a touching anthem to civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr. ("Happy Birthday"). While most definitely not on the same tier as Innervisions or Songs in the Key of Life, Hotter Than July is the portrait of an artist who still had the Midas touch, but stood at the crossroads of an illustrious career.

- Rob Theakston (All Music Guide)

  Соисполнители :

Alexandra Brown (Vocals)
Angela Winbush (Vocals)
Ben Bridges (Guitar, Sitar)
Betty Wright (Vocals)
Bill Wolfer (Vocals)
Bob Malach (Saxophone)
Charles Collins (Vocals)
Charlie Wilson (Vocals)
Delores Barnes (Vocals)
Dennis Davis (Drums)
Dennis Morrison (Vocals)
Earl DeRouen (Vocals)
Eddie Levert (Vocals)
Hank DeVito (Guitar)
Hank Redd (Saxophone)
Isaiah Sanders (Keyboards)
Jamil Raheem (Vocals)
Kimberley Jackson (Vocals)
Larry Gittens (Trumpet)
Marva Holcolm (Vocals)
Mary Lee Whitney (Vocals)
Melody McCully (Vocals)
Michael Jackson (Vocals)
Nathan Watts (Vocals)
Nolan Andrew Smith (Trumpet)
Rick Zunigar (Guitar)
Shirley Brewer (Vocals)
Stephanie Andrews (Vocals)
Susaye Greene Brown (Vocals)
Syreeta Wright (Vocals)
Trevor Lawrence (Saxophone)
Walter Williams (Vocals)

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Наименование трека



   1 Did I Hear You Say You Love Me     T       0:04:08 Wonder
   2 All I Do     T       0:05:07 Broadnax / Paul / Wonder
   3 Rocket Love     T       0:04:39 Wonder
   4 I Ain't Gonna Stand For It     T       0:04:39 -"-
   5 As If You Read My Mind     T       0:03:47 -"-
   6 Master Blaster     T       0:05:08 Jammin' - Wonder
   7 Do Like You     T       0:04:25 Wonder
   8 Cash In Your Face     T       0:03:59 -"-
   9 Lately     T       0:04:05 -"-
   10 Happy Birthday     T       0:05:57 -"-


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