Stevie Wonder Presents: Syreeta

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Stevie Wonder Presents: Syreeta
Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta.jpg
Studio album by Syreeta
Released June 19, 1974
Recorded 1973–1974, The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California
Genre Soul, R&B, funk, pop, reggae, psychedelic soul
Length 39:37
Label Motown
M 808
Producer Stevie Wonder
Syreeta chronology
Syreeta
(1972)
Stevie Wonder Presents: Syreeta
(1974)
One to One
(1977)

Stevie Wonder Presents: Syreeta is the second full-length release by Motown recording artist Syreeta Wright, issued on the Motown label, in June 1974.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Stevie Wonder and Syreeta Wright unless otherwise noted.

  1. "I'm Goin' Left" (3:36)
  2. "Spinnin' and Spinnin'" (4:21)
  3. "Your Kiss is Sweet" (4:31)
  4. "Come and Get This Stuff" (Wonder) (3:38)
  5. "Heavy Day" (4:00)
  6. "Cause We've Ended as Lovers" (Wonder) (4:30)
  7. "Just a Little Piece of You" (4:01)
  8. "Waitin' For The Postman" (Wonder) (1:47)
  9. "When Your Daddy's Not Around" (Wonder) (1:03)1
  10. "I Wanna Be By Your Side" (Wonder) (with G.C. Cameron) (4:04)
  11. "Universal Sound of the World" (4:06)

Personnel[edit]

  • Produced by Stevie Wonder for Black Bull Productions
  • Lead vocals by Syreeta Wright, Stevie Wonder, Dennis Morrison and G.C. Cameron
  • Background vocals by Wonderlove (Anita Sherman, Lani Groves, Deniece Williams and Shirley Brewer), Minnie Riperton, Stevie Wonder, G.C. Cameron and Syreeta Wright
  • Instrumentation by Stevie Wonder, Reggie McBride, Ollie Brown, Marlo Henderson, Mike Sembello, Dennis Morouse and Steven Madaio

Reception[edit]

The album has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 on Allmusic[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
1974 Stevie Wonder Presents: Syreeta 116 53

Trivia[edit]

Three artists who performed on this album (Stevie Wonder, Deniece Williams, Michael Sembello) would all have Billboard number one songs ("I Just Called to Say I Love You", "Let's Hear It for the Boy", and "Maniac", respectively) within a year of each other, a decade after this album's release. Another artist on this album, Ollie Brown of Ollie & Jerry, would have a Billboard top ten single, "Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us", in the same one-year period.

The song "Come And Get This Stuff" was originally intended for Rufus, but lead singer Chaka Khan refused to do the song. Instead, Stevie wrote "Tell Me Something Good" for them which appeared on their album Rags to Rufus.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guarisco, Donald A. Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta. AllMusic Review
  2. ^ "Syreeta US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13.