What Love Has Joined Together
Label: Hip-O Select
The late songwriter Syreeta Wright was Stevie Wonder's former wife and collaborator on hits like "It's a Shame" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)." He tried unsuccessfully to make her a star by producing these two albums for her. Released in 1972, Syreeta is an uneasy mix of flowery pop and synthesizer funk highlighted by "What Love Has Joined Together" and "I Love Every Little Thing About You." Syreeta's 1974 follow-up has a similar template, but it has much better songs like "I'm Goin' Left" and the Betty Wright-influenced "Come and Get This Stuff."