One of the songs on the upcoming new album is Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday, a number written in 1966 by Ron Miller and Bryan Wells. It was recorded and released that year by Motown blue-eyed soul singer Chris Clark, but it found success as a 1969 single by fellow Motown artist Stevie Wonder.
It reached #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and went to #2 in the UK.
I've always loved Stevie's version, but I got really inspired when I listened to the original by Chris Clark. I just love that classic Motown sound!
My version can't compare with those of these two brilliant and talented artists, but it was done in a spirit of tribute to Motown.