The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie

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The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie
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Studio album by Little Stevie Wonder
Released September 1962
Recorded Hitsville USA, Detroit: 1962
Genre Soul, jazz
Length 29:51
Label Tamla
Producer Henry Cosby
Clarence Paul
Stevie Wonder chronology
The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie
(1962)
Tribute to Uncle Ray
(1962)

The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie is the debut studio album by Stevie Wonder (then billed as "Little Stevie Wonder") released in September 1962 on the Tamla Motown label.

The album showcases the twelve-year-old Wonder's talents as a songwriter and instrumentalist and this is one of two Wonder studio albums in which he does not sing (the other being Eivets Rednow); he is featured on percussion, the keyboard, and the harmonica. Wonder's mentors Clarence Paul and Henry Cosby wrote and produced the material on The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie Wonder, with young Wonder himself also co-writing two of the compositions. The original studio version of "Fingertips" is included on the album; a live version would become Wonder's first hit single.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Fingertips" (Henry Cosby, Clarence Paul) – 3:00
  2. "The Square" (Cosby, Paul) – 3:03
  3. "Soul Bongo" (Marvin Gaye, Paul) – 2:20
  4. "Manhattan at Six" (Cosby, Paul) – 3:47
  5. "Paulsby" (Cosby, Paul) – 2:47

Side two[edit]

  1. "Some Other Time" (Cosby, Paul) – 5:11
  2. "Wondering" (Paul, Stevie Wonder) – 2:51
  3. "Session Number 112" (Paul, Wonder) – 3:18
  4. "Bam" (Berry Gordy, Jr.) – 3:34