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With a Song in My Heart (Stevie Wonder album)

With a Song In My Heart
Studio album by Stevie Wonder
Released December 28, 1963
Recorded 1963 at Hitsville USA (vocals); Los Angeles (instrumentation)
Genre Soul
Length 32:41
Label Tamla
Producer Clarence Paul, William "Mickey" Stevenson
Stevie Wonder chronology
Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius
(1963)
With a Song In My Heart
(1963)
Stevie at the Beach
(1964)

With a Song In My Heart is Stevie Wonder's third album, released in 1963 on the Tamla (Motown) label. The album was the first to drop Wonder's Little nickname as the 13-year-old singer went the same route of his label mate Marvin Gaye and covered a set of standards. Like Gaye and other Motown acts, label president Berry Gordy wanted all of his artists to be established on a crossover basis. The album did not immediately spell success for Wonder on the adult contemporary set. Veteran jazz arranger Ernie Wilkins arranged and conducted the album.

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Track listing

  1. "With a Song in My Heart" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 3:11
  2. "When You Wish Upon a Star" (Ned Washington, Leigh Harline) – 2:59
  3. "Smile" (Charlie Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner) – 3:20
  4. "Make Someone Happy" (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) – 5:04
  5. "Dream" (Johnny Mercer) – 2:50
  6. "Put on a Happy Face" (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) – 2:37
  7. "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 3:58
  8. "Get Happy" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 2:12
  9. "Give Your Heart a Chance" (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden, O'Neil) – 2:16
  10. "Without a Song" (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) – 4:14
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