Friday, November 9, 2012

The Soul Corner - "Signed, Sealed and Delivered"

The re-election of President Obama was a monumental event this week.
The reasons behind the historic win be analyzed, dissected, and written about in articles, book, dissertations and treatises for many years.
But one key fact may be overlooked - President Obama's events featured much better music! In fact, his victory party on Tuesday sounded like it was sponsored by the Soul Corner,  especially when the President entered the hall to King Floyd's "Groove Me".
But the song that took center stage with the President at the height of the celebration certainly deserved the honor. Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" is an American classic by one of our most gifted and essential artists of all time.
Here's a terrific 1970 live version from the old Dick Cavett television show, especially fitting given that Mr. Cavett's show regularly featured the most progressive and thoughtful political discourse of its day, and in this case, some very cool clothes:
The song, released in 1970, was the first that Wonder self-produced and also his first ever nominated for a Grammy award. How's this for political trivia: it is also reported to be the ringtone on David Axelrod's cell phone when the President calls his senior advisor.
You got the future in your hands...

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