Midweek Modness: Ladies and Gentleman, Little Stevie Wonder

stevie wonders Greatest Hits Cassette

I don’t even remember where or when this cassette tape came into my life. All I know is that it was released in 1968. I remember how excited I would get when “Fingertips Part 2” came on. I still get a little jumped up when I hear it. I also have such happy memories of visiting my dad’s cousins in Windsor and going to Detroit to go to the zoo and get toys and cereals you’d see advertised on the TV as “Not available in Canada.” While I romanticize this time, my Dad recently reminded me that it was a very scary place at that time. But I just associate that time and place with Motown songs and my beloved Leggy doll. And I still think Stevie is the sound of Young America.