The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie

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The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1962
Recorded1961-62
Genre
Length29:51
LabelTamla
Producer
Little Stevie Wonder chronology
The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie 'Tribute to Uncle Ray
(1962)

The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie is the 1962 debut album by Stevie Wonder (then known as "Little Stevie Wonder") on the Tamla (a label owned by Motown) label. Wonder was eleven years old when it was released.[1] It was also the first album Wonder released in 1962, the second was Tribute to Uncle Ray.[2]

Background[change | change source]

This is Wonder's only studio album in which he does not sing; he plays on percussion, the keyboard, and the harmonica. Wonder's mentors Clarence Paul and Henry Cosby wrote and produced the songs on The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie Wonder, with Wonder also co-writing two of the songs on the album.

Track listing[change | change source]

Side one[change | change source]

  1. "Fingertips" (Henry Cosby, Clarence Paul) – 3:00
  2. "The Square" (Cosby, Paul) – 3:03
  3. "Soul Bongo" (Marvin Gaye, Paul) – 2:20
  4. "Manhattan at Six" (Cosby, Paul) – 3:47
  5. "Paulsby" (Cosby, Paul) – 2:47

Side two[change | change source]

  1. "Some Other Time" (Cosby, Paul) – 5:11
  2. "Wondering" (Paul, Stevie Wonder) – 2:51
  3. "Session Number 112" (Paul, Wonder) – 3:18
  4. "Bam" (Berry Gordy, Jr.) – 3:34

References[change | change source]

  1. Wynn, Ron. "The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie Wonder - Stevie Wonder > Songs, Reviews, Credits > AllMusic". AllMusic. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. "Stevie Wonder > Album Discography > AllMusic". AllMusic. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)