Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius

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Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius
Live album by Little Stevie Wonder
Released May 1963 (1963-05)[1]
Recorded June 1962 at Regal Theater, Chicago
Genre Soul
Length 23:36
Label Tamla
Producer Berry Gordy[1]
Stevie Wonder chronology
Tribute to Uncle Ray
(1962)
Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius
(1963)
With a Song in My Heart
(1963)
Singles from Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius
  1. "Fingertips"
    Released: May 1963 (1963-05)[1]

Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius is the first live album by Stevie Wonder. The album was released on the Tamla record label (catalog #240) on May 31, 1963, the same month as the single release of "Fingertips" (catalog #54080).[1] "Fingertips" topped both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the R&B Singles chart,[2] and Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius topped the Billboard 200,[3] all of which happened in 1963 (see 1963 in music).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fingertips" (Henry Cosby, Clarence Paul) – 6:40
  2. "Soul Bongo" (Marvin Gaye, Paul) – 3:01
  3. "La La La La La" (Paul) – 2:34
  4. "(I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over" (Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel) – 5:13
  5. "Hallelujah I Love Her So" (Ray Charles) – 2:48
  6. "Drown in My Own Tears" (Henry Glover) – 3:23
  7. "Don't You Know" (Charles, Berry Gordy) – 3:19

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1963 Billboard Pop Albums (Billboard 200) 1
Preceded by
Days of Wine and Roses by Andy Williams
Billboard 200 number-one album
August 24, 1963 - August 30, 1963
Succeeded by
My Son, the Nut by Allan Sherman

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The Definitive Collection (CD liner). Stevie Wonder. United States: UTV Records/Motown Records. 2002. p. 10. 440 066 164-2. 
  2. ^ "Stevie Wonder - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Stevie Wonder - Billboard Albums". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 25, 2010.