A track that sometimes flies under the Wonder radar is the funky “You Met Your Match.” He co-wrote the tune and it showed that he was on the road to the rhythms he would use on his classic 1970s albums.
There is little filler on the album. The only two tracks that fall into the neutral range are covers of Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny” and Billie Holiday’s “God Bless The Child.” While they were not bad interpretations, they were not songs that fit his style and both will always be associated with their originators.
For Once In My Life finds a maturing Stevie Wonder progressing musically and stylistically toward becoming one of the unique stars of American music. While this album pales a bit today because of what would soon follow, it remains a nice slice of late 1960s soul.