Stevie Wonder releases his seventeenth album : ‘Fulfillingness’ First Finale’ featuring ‘Boogie On Reggae Woman’ (1974)

Stevie Wonder‘s ‘Fulfillingness’ First Finale’ feat. ‘Boogie On Reggae Woman’ is his seventeenth studio album released on July 22, 1974 by Tamla.


Stevie Wonder releases his  seventeenth album : ‘Fulfillingness’ First Finale’ featuring ‘Boogie On Reggae Woman’ (1974)

1 . Boogie on Reggae Woman

2 . You Haven’t Done Nothin’ (Live)

3 . It Ain’t No Use (Live)

4 . Bird of Beauty (London)

Track listing : 1.Smile Please (Stevie Wonder) – 03:28. 2.Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away (Stevie Wonder) – 05:02. 3.Too Shy to Say (Stevie Wonder) – 03:29. 4.Boogie On Reggae Woman (Stevie Wonder) – 04:56. 5.Creepin’ (Stevie Wonder) – 04:23. 6.You Haven’t Done Nothin’ (Stevie Wonder) – 03:23. 7.It Ain’t No Use (Stevie Wonder) – 04:01. 8.They Won’t Go When I Go (Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright) – 05:59. 9.Bird of Beauty (Stevie Wonder) – 03:48. 10.Please Don’t Go (Stevie Wonder) – 04:07.

Musicians : Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocal, Fender Rhodes, drums, Moog bass, piano, T.O.N.T.O. synthesizer, Hohner clavinet, hi-hat, cymbal, keyboard horns, harmonica, handclaps. Bobbye Hall – congas, bongos, cuíca on (1 – 9). Deniece Williams – background vocal on (1 – 7 – 9 – 10). James Jamerson – acoustic bass on (3). Jim Gilstrap – background vocals on (1). Lani Groves – background vocal on (7 – 9) . Larry “Nastyee” Latimer – background vocal on (2). Michael Sembello – electric guitar, acoustic guitar on (1 – 10). Minnie Riperton – background vocal on (5 – 7). Paul Anka – background vocal on (2). Reggie McBride – electric bass on (1 – 6). Rocky Dzidzornu – congas on (4). Sergio Mendes – Portuguese lyrics on (9). Shirley Brewer – Background vocal on (2 – 9 – 10). Sneaky Pete Kleinow – pedal steel guitar on (3). Syreeta Wright – background vocal on (2). The Jackson 5 – background vocals on (6). The Persuasions – background vocal on (10).

Production Produced by Stevie Wonder, Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil. Malcolm Cecil – Engineer, Programming. Peter Chaikin – Tape Operator. Rick Collins – Mastering. Joan Decola – Engineer. Gary Olazabal – Engineer.

Recordedat Record Plant Studios, Westlake Recording Studios (Los Angeles), Media Sound, Electric Lady Studios (New York City).

Released on July 22, 1974 by Tamla.

(Source Stevie Wonder – Fulfillingness’ First Finale | Official Site)

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It was another group of eclectic songs that had no real unifying theme. There were gentle love songs, funky classicsand lyrics with biting political commentary. Still, it was another album of songs that stood on their own and ultimately formed a release united by their quality. […]

Rolling Stone
The album explores rich harmonies with splendid results, particularly the duet with Wonder’s protegee, Minnie Riperton, on the slinky “Creepin’.” The refrain is “in my dreams.” FFF succeeds in making Stevie Wonder‘s dreams seem attractive and real. […]

Following up “Innervisions” would’ve been a near impossible task for anybody since it fully encompassed everything great about musicand essentially peaked Wonder’s career, but “Fulfillingness’ First Finale” is a worthy companion, evoking a sense of nostalgia for past relationships and serving as an overall varied account of the different stages of romance. […]


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