Stevie Wonder / Rev. Martin Luther King*Happy Birthday / Greatest Excerpts From His Speeches

Label:Motown – 4517MG
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Genre:Funk / Soul, Non-Music
Style:Soul, Disco, Speech, Political


AStevie WonderHappy Birthday
Written-By, Producer, Arranged ByStevie Wonder
Rev. Martin Luther King: "Greatest Excerpts From His Speeches"
B1Rev. Martin Luther King*I Have A Dream5:30
B2Rev. Martin Luther King*Drum Major Instinct Sermon5:10
B3Rev. Martin Luther King*Dr. King's Desired Eulogy3:03
B4Rev. Martin Luther King*I've Been To The Mountaintop3:00

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Special Motown release B side contains extracts from the album "Free At Last" (G 929) and "The Great March Of Freedom" (G 906)

Another release with a matrix number and a Motown 25 logo printed below the catalogue number can be found here.

A: In album, "Hotter than July" T8-373M1
B1: In album, "The great march of freedom" G 906
B2-4: In album, "Free at last" G 929

Rpm not mentioned on labels.
Issued in generic label sleeve.
Printed in the U.S.A.

Sleeve info:
Long playing 12'' single
© 1981 & Trademark Motown Record Corporation
Label info:
A: Jobete Music Co., Inc. & Black Bull Music, Inc. TM (ASCAP)

℗ 1980 Motown Record Corporation/
Distributed in the United States by MCA Distributing, Inc.

A product of Motown Record Corp.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout groove, etched): 4517MG-A-66210-15A ZJF # 13 QSCI jm
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout groove, etched): 4517MG-A-66210-15B ZJF # 13 QSCI jm
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 4517MGA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 4517MGB
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 10)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Happy Birthday / I Have A Dream (12", Promo, 45 RPM)MotownPSLP 326UK1980
Happy Birthday / Greatest Excerpts From His Speeches (12", Compilation, Promo)Motown4517MGUS1980
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Happy Birthday / Greatest Excerpts From His Speeches (12", Promo, White Label, Test Pressing)Motown4517MGUS1980
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Happy Birthday / Greatest Excerpts From His Speeches (LP, Single)Motown4517MGUS1981
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Happy Birthday (12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single, Reissue)MotownZC 69118Germany1983


  • Perennial_Rhythms's avatar
    Some of MLK's most important and powerful sermons. God bless Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder for using their commercial success and popularity to share these vital messages. Don't just sample or drop over a house beat. Listen to it. Timeless lessons that ring so true in the present era.



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