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The lead single from what has turned out to be my favorite Stevie Wonder album, Innervisions, is all wrapped up in one of the weirder chapters in Stevie Wonder’s life: it was the last song he recorded before he was involved in an automobile accident that left him in a coma for four days, and apparently what revived him was hearing “Higher Ground.” Naturally, with stories like this, there are differing accounts: one has the rhythm track being played for him; another has it that a guy named Ira Tucker — either his publicist or a gospel singer (maybe both!) — sang it to him.