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    Any collab b/w Michael & Stevie I consider historic. Both of them are connected forever thanks to their affiliation with MOTOWN, it's something that's binded. Motown was a family and Michael consider Stevie a close friend so it was undeniable they would collaborate. I want their 1970s collaboration to come out.


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    There are so many goodies in Mikes vault its not funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous Incorporated View Post
    It was in Australia but no one has any footage of it except Michael. Unless some local TV stations in Sydney got some video of it at the time but we dont know about it. Someone in Sydney could call up channel 7, 9 or 10 there and see if they can help out.
    Thanks! Actually there is no video. I looked at You Tube I never found anything there. I love to see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous Incorporated View Post
    I would love to hear MJ singing Higher Ground.

    You're right in that you'd think that the Jackson/Wonder collaboration on would have turned out to be more iconic songs like Ebony & Ivory w/ McCartney. Even though Get It and Just Good Friends are still good catchy song, theyre not up there with The Girl Is Mine etc. Maybe its the McCartney factor?
    i don't know. i love 'Just Good Friends'. AND 'Get It'.

    man that is a lot of genius heat in those photos withMJ and Stevie together. that one in black and white with MJ's fro combined wth curls in the front, has his face in an expression that he would later copy in a photo from the bad era, where he's silohuetted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vncwilliam View Post
    i don't know. i love 'Just Good Friends'. AND 'Get It'.
    Hey I love Just Good Friends and Get It also, I just dont see it being on par with TGIM or Ebony and Ivory. But I dont see Say Say Say and The Man on the same parr as TGIM or Ebony and Ivory either but I still love those songs too.

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    spot on, Cam. it's not that they're bad by any means, but a clear decline compared to Stevie's earlier material in the 70s - which is yet to matched.


    Quote Originally Posted by arXter View Post
    and here's the extended disco remix of Get It:

    the flipside of this just said "instrumental" so i thought it was just the beat behind the remix, but after checking it out it seems to be more of a funky dub with some extra vocals (and only background vocals in the chorus):




    Get It

    (Remix
    Instrumental)
















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    I'm hopeing Stevie will appear at one of the conerts this summer


    'I can't help it' is my favoutrite too, it's silky smooth lol

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    Well Just Good Friends was on the list to choose from for the concerts and if its picked, Stevie could come in for one or 2 shows. Thats the beauty of MJ being in one place for so long, anything can happen including surprise guests!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIDEWALK View Post
    I'm hopeing Stevie will appear at one of the conerts this summer


    'I can't help it' is my favoutrite too, it's silky smooth lol


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    Great topic, arx. Obviously, both of these guys top my lists of just about anything musical-related. While underwhelming, I've grown new appreciation for "Get It" and "Just Good Friends" over the years.

    Just Good Friends also tops my list for most-wanted video boot ever. I would love to see that performance. Someone has it somewhere.

    As for the collaboration, it is quite a shame that it was never released. I can only imagine what gems Stevie and MJ have hiding in their vaults. I wonder what year exactly the collab album was from... just if some of the music was redone for either FFF or Songs In The Key Of Life.



    I Want You Back/Bad - Live In Atlanta 1988 (Stevie Wonder forgetting the lyrics, lol)








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    Supe! been waiting for your input, man. cheers and i agree with pretty much everything you said, though i'm still trying to adjust to their '87 collabs (or let them "grow" on me)!

    and i've looked everywhere for that helium pitch-warped performance of his! just that i forgot which songs he covered. but that's both hilarious, cute and funky. as is the multifaceted nature of this genius.

    thanks again, mate.


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    A couple more connections between the two:

    Greg Philinganes was discovered by Stevie Wonder. Greg went on to play record and tour with, among others, Michael Jackson.



    Nathan Watts, Stevie's longtime bass player and musical director, also played bass on several tracks from The Jacksons Destiny and Triumph albums.



    Both have albums that are in the United States National Recording Registry: Stevie's Songs In The Key Of Life and Michael's Thriller.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...rding_Registry

    Both had a number-one single with Paul McCartney: Stevie and Paul with "Ebony & Ivory" and MJ and Paul with "Say, Say, Say". McCartney also appeared an album by each artist: dueting with MJ on "The Girl Is Mine" from Thriller, and playing guitar on Stevie's "A Time To Love" from the album of the same name.

    Both hold Grammy records. Stevie Wonder holds the record for most wins by a male solo artist, and MJ holds the record for most wins in one year.

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    I've always wanted to see these two collaborate again. They had such studio chemistry.

    Rest in peace, Michael. Teach the angels to moonwalk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Superstition View Post
    A couple more connections between the two:

    Greg Philinganes was discovered by Stevie Wonder. Greg went on to play record and tour with, among others, Michael Jackson.



    Nathan Watts, Stevie's longtime bass player and musical director, also played bass on several tracks from The Jacksons Destiny and Triumph albums.



    Both have albums that are in the United States National Recording Registry: Stevie's Songs In The Key Of Life and Michael's Thriller.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...rding_Registry

    Both had a number-one single with Paul McCartney: Stevie and Paul with "Ebony & Ivory" and MJ and Paul with "Say, Say, Say". McCartney also appeared an album by each artist: dueting with MJ on "The Girl Is Mine" from Thriller, and playing guitar on Stevie's "A Time To Love" from the album of the same name.

    Both hold Grammy records. Stevie Wonder holds the record for most wins by a male solo artist, and MJ holds the record for most wins in one year.
    Both were 10 when they signed with Motown - Stevie in 1961 (I think he signed in April of that year but I'm not sure, he turned 11 in May of that year), Michael in 1969 (in March, before his August birthday, though the J5 were supposed to be signed in 1968).

    Both were 13 when they scored their first big solo hit (Stevie with "Fingertips, Pt. 2" in 1963, Michael with "Got to Be There" in 1971).

    Both had songs nominated for Academy Awards (MJ with "Ben" in 1972 and Stevie with "I Just Called to Say I Love You" in 1984, Stevie won his and also wrote it, Michael didn't write "Ben" contrary to popular belief, lol).

    Stevie & Michael's vocals changed dramatically after their 13th birthday. Both of them sounded grown by 15, lol.

    Stevie was 21 when he gained control of his musical career, Michael was also 21 when he gained control of his musical career.

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    They are definitely connected in many ways than one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by troubleman84 View Post

    Stevie & Michael's vocals changed dramatically after their 13th birthday. Both of them sounded grown by 15, lol.
    Haha, yeah.. that I Want You Back/Bad clip I posted a few posts up is in response to that exact situation. Stevie used that voice in many concerts in the 80's, and he mentioned how his Motown career almost came to an end after his voice began to change and he started getting older. He had few hits for a four or five year span. It wasn't until Uptight, I believe, that he went on another streak with major and substantial singles.

    Also, when it comes to black superstars, I think there are three names you'll often hear tossed around and compared to each other: Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince.

    Oh, and both were on Sesame Street:




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