Bob Marley and the Wailers – 10/04/1975 – Kingston, Jamaica

1975-10-04b

Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer (The Wailers)
1975-10-04
National Stadium
Kingston, Jamaica

The Wonder Dream Concert was an historic concert held on October 4, 1975, at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. The concert was headlined by Stevie Wonder who was joined on the bill by Bob Marley & The Wailers and his former bandmates Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. The concert is sometimes known as the Wailers Reunion Show, as it was the first time the original Wailers had performed together since 1973 and the last time they ever would.  The concert was a benefit concert for the Jamaican Institute for the Blind and was opened by Third World.

For Stevie Wonder’s encore, Stevie called for Bob to join him on stage and they played “I Shot The Sheriff” and “Superstition” together. Another notable moment was the last performance of the original Wailers’ first hit “Simmer Down”, originally from 1964.

Set

Rastaman Chant > Keep The Faith,
Nice Time,
Simmer Down > One Love,
Dreamland,
Fight Against Conviction,
Mark of The Beast,
Can’t Blame The Youth,
Legalize It,
So Jah Seh,
No Woman No Cry,
Jah Live

Encore for Stevie Wonder

I Shot The Sheriff,
Superstition

Stevie&Bob-3

1975-10-04a

Stevie Wonder – 4/04/1974 – Brighton, England

Stevie Wonder
Brighton, England
Brighton Theater
4/4/74

1. Time Of Confusion
2. Instrumental
3. Stevie Talking
4. Higher Ground
5. Superwoman
6. To Know You Is To Love You
7. Signed, Sealed, Delivered
8. Visions
9. Visions Reprise
10. Sunshine Intro
11. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
12. Superstition
13. Lot Of My Dreams

Stevie Wonder – 7/01/2008 – Denver, CO

Stevie Wonder
1 July 2008 (Tue)
Fiddler’s Green, Denver, Colorado

Another fine recording by the Remnent!

ONE SET -d1- {48:35}
1. Intro
2. As If You Read My Mind
3. Master Blaster
4. Did I Hear You Say You Love Me
5. All I Do (is think about you)
6. Knocks Me Off My Feet
7. Jam
8. Betcha By Golly Wow! (w/talk box) [The Stylistics]
9. Have You Seen Her (w/talk box) [The Chi-Lites]
10. Higher Ground
11. Jam ~ Band Intros
-d2- {79:44}
1. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing
2. Visions
3. Living for the City
4. Golden Lady
5. Keep Fooling Yourself Baby Girl (new song)
6. I’m Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life (sung by Aisha Morris)
7. Isn’t She Lovely*
8. Ribbon in the Sky
9. Overjoyed
10. My Cherie Amour
11. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)
12. Sir Duke
13. I Wish
14. You Are the Sunshine of My Life
15. Superstition
16. Do I Do
17. I Just Called to Say I Love You

*Stevie sang to his daughter and teared up & couldn’t sing the
rest of the verse.They hugged for a while. She was crying too.”

Stevie Wonder – 9/05/2007 – Los Angeles, CA

Stevie Wonder
from the Collins Collection
Date: 09/05/07
Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA

CD-1:

1) Love’s In Need Of Love Today
2) Too High
3) Visions
4) Living For The City
5) Master Blaster (Jammin’)
6) Higher Ground
7) Golden Lady
8) Ribbons In The Sky
9) Overjoyed
10) Can’t Imagine Love Without You
11) You And I
12) Blame It On The Sun
13) Lately

CD-2:

1) How Will I Know
2) Percussion Solo
3) Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing
4) Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours
5) Introduction to ‘Memphis’
6) Memphis
7) Boogie On Reggae Woman
8) Introduction to ‘My Cherie Amour’
9) My Cherie Amour
10) Introduction to ‘When I Fall In Love’
11) When I Fall In Love
12) Sir Duke
13) I Wish
14) Isn’t She Lovely
15) Sunshine Of My Life
16) Superstition
17) Band Introductions
18) I Just Called To Say I Love You
19) Another Star

Musicians:

Stevie Wonder: Keyboards, Vocals
Nathan Watts: Bass
Morris O’Connor, Errol Cooney: Guitar
Victoria Theodore: Keyboards, Vocals
Roman Jackson: Keyboards
Chris Johnson: Drums
Fausto Cuevas,
Munyongo Jackson: Percussion
Aisha Morris, Keith John, Kimberly Brewer: Background Vocals
Guest Artist: Anita Johnson: Vocals

Stevie Wonder – 11/09/2005 – London, UK

Stevie Wonder
Abbey Road Studios
London, UK
November 9, 2005

BBC Radio 2 In Concert FM broadcast

First broadcast on December 10, 2005

Setlist:
01 rebroadcast announce
02 intro
03 Love’s In Need Of Love Today
04 Master Blaster (Jammin’)
05 Higher Ground
06 Living For The City **
07 Golden Lady
08 Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
09 Ribbon In The Sky
10 You And I **
11 Joy Inside My Tears
12 My Love Is On Fire
13 Sir Duke
14 I Wish
15 Positivity
16 Isn’t She Lovely
17 All I Do **
01 Tuesday Heartbreak
02 Maybe Your Baby
03 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
04 I Just Called To Say I Love You
05 What The Fuss
06 Superstition
07 You Haven’t Done Nothin’
08 song intro talk
09 Shelter In The Rain
10 As
11 outro

** station ID over applause at end of track

Stage announcements by Paul Gambuccini

Source 1: NewWildWest
Unknown > CD-R > Audacity (tracking, fades) > WAV > xACT (SBE’s fixed)
> FLAC

Source 2: UncleBoko
2010-04-22 rebroadcast > Akai AT-A301L FM Receiver > MZ-RH1 MD set for
PCM > Sonic Stage to WAV via USB > Adobe Audition (tracking, fades) >
FLAC

Both versions downloaded from Dime, and I thank both of the uploaders for
their generosity in sharing their filesets.

Lineage: DL’s > WaveLab 5 (DC offset correction, all micro-gaps between
tracks fixed with new edit points throughout) > FLAC (level 8, align to
sector boundaries, all tracks fully tagged)

This new fileset contains everything broadcast (as far as I know) by BBC
Radio 2 and seamlessly reassembled into a fileset close (hopefully) to
the correct running order. Unless a pre-FM surfaces, this is the most
complete version of this show anyone is likely to find.

Review by Pierre Perrone, November 2005

Playing live in the UK for the first time in 11 years to an audience of
Radio 2 competition winners and assorted media and celebrities, the man
who was born Steveland Judkins 55 years ago makes everything seem
effortless. In a formidable 150-minute, 26-song set majoring on his
Seventies heyday but also taking in tracks from his current release,
‘A Time To Love’, Stevie Wonder revives a career that has been on the
slide since the mighty ‘Hotter Than July’ album in 1980. Backed by a
seven-piece band and three vocalists, Wonder eases his way in to the
performance with “Love’s In Need of Love Today”, the opening track from
his ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’ 1976 opus. The message remains more
pertinent than ever but, for now, Stevie wants to “get the party started”
and launches into “Master Blaster (Jammin’)”, his Bob Marley-inspired
track, and then plays one of his trademark keyboard riffs into the
gospel-infused “Higher Ground” (apparently one of the 2 missing songs
performed). “Living For The City” and “You And I” follow, Wonder digging
deep at the grand piano. He switches to smoochie quiet storm mode with
“Ribbon In The Sky”, a slow song dedicated to “all the lovers in the
house”. At last, he touches on the new album with the mid-tempo “My Love
Is On Fire”, which suffers from the odd lyrical cliché and would have
been recorded with Luther Vandross if the soul balladeer hadn’t died
earlier this year. A musical genius who took on Ray Charles’s legacy and
reinvented soul in the Seventies, Wonder is an emotional performer who
runs the gamut of human emotions, from deep, heartfelt sorrow to
exuberance and childish impishness. He produces a harmonica and teases us
with the intro to “Fingertips Pt 2″, his 1963 US chart-topper, but
instead opts to play the infectious “Sir Duke”, his tribute to Duke
Ellington. Daughter Aisha Morris joins him for the staccato funk of
“Positivity”, which has so many lyrics that her father briefly loses his
way and laughs out loud. “Isn’t She Lovely” predictably follows, along
with a gushing appearance by the current Motown president, Sylvia Rhone.
Earlier in the day, Wonder had been adlibbing Beatles lyrics while
recording an interview with Steve Wright, but the man who covered the Fab
Four’s “We Can Work It Out” doesn’t play any Beatles songs. After all,
he’s occasionally recorded at Abbey Road, and Paul McCartney plays guitar
on the title track to ‘A Time To Love’. Thankfully, Wonder avoids the
ghastly “Ebony And Ivory”, though he can’t help playing “I Just Called To
Say I Love You”, which marked the nadir of his career in 1984, and “You
Are The Sunshine Of My Life”, just to prove that the ingredients in his
Motown melting pot include easy listening as well as jazz, rhythm ‘n’
blues and funk. “What The Fuss”, the dancefloor filler that heralded the
arrival of ‘A Time to Love’, proves irresistible, as does “Superstition”,
which segues into “You Haven’t Done Nothin” and an extended “Do I Do”
(apparently one of the 2 missing songs performed). Trumpeter Nolan Smith
Jr beautifully covers the parts Dizzy Gillespie played on the original
recording, and Wonder is truly in his element, scat-singing and
adlibbing. He forgets all about curfews and the poor BBC engineers who
will have to edit this supreme performance for broadcast, and finishes
with “Shelter In The Rain” and “As”, another track from ‘Songs In The Key
Of Life’. On this showing, the tour that is rumoured for next year can’t
come soon enough. The genius is back.
The headline concert in the new BBC Radio 2 In Concert series, Stevie
Wonder, recorded exclusively for BBC Radio 2 at the Abbey Road studios in
London on November 9, 2005. On the 2010-04-22 rebroadcast, the programme
is introduced by Jo Whiley.

Stevie Wonder – 12/18/1979 – Pasadena, CA

Stevie Wonder
The Secret Life of Plants tour
The civic Auditorium
Pasadena, CA
12-18-79

Taped by: Robert Collins
Disc 1

1. Earth’s creation
2. The First Garden
3. Voyage To India
4. Same Old Story
5. Venus Flytrap & The Bug
6. Seasons
7. Power Flower
8. Send One Your Love (inst.)
9. Race Babbling
10. Send One Your Love
11. Outside My window
12. Black Orchid
13. Ecclesiastes
14. Come Back As A Flower
15. A Seed’s A Star / Tree Medley
Disc 2

1. Fingertips
2. For Once In My Life >
3. Uptight >
4. I Was Made To Love Her
5. Signed, Sealed, Delivered….I’m Yours
6. My Cherie Amour
7. If You Really Love Me
8. Superwoman
9. Never Dreamed You’d Leave In Summer
10. You & I
11. Garden of Love > I Can’t Help It > Never Let You Down >
12. I Can See The Sun In Late December >
13. All Is Fair In Love
14. Don’t Worry ‘Bout A Thing >
15. Higher Ground

Disc 3

1. Golden Lady >
2. Boogie On Reggae Woman >
3. Work Like You Intro w/ crowd
4. Work Like You
5. Living For The City
6. Sir Duke
7. I Wish
8. You Are The Sunshine of My Life
9. Superstition >
10. As >
11. Visions >
12. Secret Life of Plants

 

 

Notes: The Secret Life of Plants tour, only six shows long was quite a departure from what Stevie had normally been doing. The first set was played with a large screen above the band which showed portions of the film The Secret Life of Plants which many of these pieces were written to. He pretty much plays the entire album in a tighter form, it’s simply amazing to hear Stevie weave this mesh of melody throughout the set. The second part of the show is more of a usual Stevie Wonder show, many of the usual classics, there is, however, a lot of new material during this set as well. There is a about a 8 minute segment of unreleased compositions sandwhiched between the piano ballads and also a very early live version of Do Like You which at this time is still called Work Like You. The Unfortunate thing about this recording is due to it’s length the original taper didn’t have enough media to cover the final minutes in which Stevie spoke for awhile about the album, film, tour and concept before moving into Tree & Finale.

Stevie Wonder – 3/04/1973 – Berkeley, CA

Stevie Wonder
Berkeley Community Theater
Berkeley, CA
03.04.73

Disc 1

1. Bill Graham Intro >
For Once In My life (splice at 40 seconds) (many channel adjustments)
2. If You Really Love Me
3. Me & Mrs. Jones
4. Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You?) > (discontinuity at about 15 min)
5. Instrumental > Let Me Tell You Something, My Darling
6. Think I’m On The Right Track (discontinuity at 33:01)
7. I Was Made To Love Her
8. Feel It

Disc 2

9. Killing Me Softly
10. You Are The Sunshine of My Life >
11. Big Brother >
12. Blowing In The Wind >
13. Medley:
What’s Going On? >
Betcha By Golly Wow! >
Ma Cherie Amore >
Summer Breeze >
14. Love Having You Around >
15. Signed, Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) >
16. The way you do it last night, you do it like you should >
17. harmonica song
18. Superstition// (w/ Buddy Miles & Paul Keegan?)