With a Song in My Heart (Stevie Wonder album)

With a Song In My Heart is the third studio album by Stevie Wonder, 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.

With a Song In My Heart
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 28, 1963
Recorded1963 at Hitsville USA (vocals); Los Angeles (instrumentation)
GenreSoul, jazz
ProducerClarence Paul, William "Mickey" Stevenson
Stevie Wonder chronology
Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius
With a Song In My Heart
Stevie at the Beach
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Track listing edit

Side one
  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
Side two
  1. "Put on a Happy Face" (Charles Strouse, Lee Adams) – 2:37
  2. "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 3:58
  3. "Get Happy" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 2:12
  4. "Give Your Heart a Chance" (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden, Kenneth O'Neil) – 2:16
  5. "Without a Song" (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) – 4:14

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References edit

  1. ^ Hull, Tom (November 2013). "Recycled Goods (#114)". A Consumer Guide to the Trailing Edge. Tom Hull. Retrieved June 20, 2020.