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Friday, 20 August 2010
Stevie Wonder Joke...
Stevie Wonder is playing his first gig in Tokyo and the place is
absolutely packed to the rafters.
In a bid to break the ice with his new audience he asks if
anyone would like him to play a request.
A little old Japanese man jumps out of his seat in the first row and
shouts at the top of his voice, "Play a jazz chord! Play a jazz chord."
Amazed that this guy knows about Stevie's varied career, the blind
impresario starts to play an E minor scale and then goes into a
difficult jazz melody for about 10 minutes. When he finishes the whole
place goes wild.
The little old man jumps up again and shouts, "No, no, play a jazz chord,
play a jazz chord".
A bit pissed off by this, Stevie, being the professional that he is,
dives straight into a jazz improvisation with his band around the B flat
minor chord and really tears the place apart. The crowd goes wild with
this impromptu show of his technical expertise.
The little old man jumps up again. "No, no. Play a jazz chord, play a
Well and truly pissed off that this little guy doesn't seem to
appreciate his playing ability, Stevie says to him from the stage,
"OK, smart arse. You get up here and do it !"
The little old man climbs up onto the stage, takes hold of the mike and
starts to sing . . .
"A JAZZ CHORD TO SAY I RUV YOU . . . A JAZZ CHORD TO SAY I CARE . . ."
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