Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Soul Tracks

I was digging through the crates looking for a song that captures my feelings of pride and joy in the aftermath of Barack Obama's historic moment. In the process I stumbled upon Stevie Wonder's 1972 release Music Of Mind. The album was a clear expression of Stevie Wonder, he broke away from the standard Motown formula and displayed his musical ambitions. Music of My Mind marked the beginning of Stevie's classic period ending with 1976's Songs In The Key Of Life. The delightful 'Happier Than The Morning Sun' sums up my post inauguration feelings. Barack Obama is my President and I'm happier than the morning sun. The song, an escape from Stevie's trademark funky sound, slips into Stevie's other musical personality. Simple yet eloquent, the song transcends time and space, taking the listener on an euphoric journey through the mind.
Stevie Wonder 'Happier Than The Morning Sun'