Steven Seagal’s 2004 debut album “Songs From The Crystal Cave” included several guest performers, per AllMusic, including dancehall icon Lady Saw and, incredibly, living legend and R&B superstar Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder has contributed harmonica solos to such pop hits as Chaka Khan’s “I Feel For You” and Elton John’s “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” and his work can also be found on the Steven Seagal song “My God.” In fact, according to the AllMusic review, Wonder’s “killer” solo saves the Seagal-penned number with its “obvious to the point of overkill” lyrics.
How did this seemingly unlikely collaboration come to be? In a 2007 interview with Seagal in the Eastern Daily Press, he called Stevie Wonder “an old friend of mine. A great friend and musician and he was kind enough to come and do it.” Unfortunately, no further details about this fascinating friendship are readily available, and Wonder didn’t appear on Seagal’s follow-up album, 2006’s “Mojo Priest.” However, blues legends Bo Diddley and Ruth Brown cameoed on “Shake” and “Love Doctor,” respectively, per AllMusic, which called the album “a kind of watered-down, nocturnal form of urban blues.” Seagal told the Eastern Daily Press that he’d received his first guitar at the age of 12, which means his love of music dates back nearly as far as his love of the martial arts that made him famous and explained “The blues got into my blood, you know. I started to imitate them and tried to learn from them.”