My Life with Earth, Wind, & Fire by Maurice WhiteThe late Grammy-winning founder of the legendary pop/R&B/soul/funk/disco group tells his story and charts the rise of his legendary band in this sincere memoir that captures the heart and soul of an artist whose groundbreaking sound continues to influence music today. With an introduction by Steve Harvey and a foreword by David Foster.
To the readers of this book you need to know that EW&F is simply the greatest living group in my lifetime. No one put together lyrics to a melody like they did; no one put harmony to sound and rhythm like they did; no one added horns in the way that they did and no one, but no one messed with our minds about love and life like they did. . . . EARTH because they grow on you; WIND because it moves you in one loving direction and FIRE because they consume your heart in a single flame of love.—Steve Harvey
With its dynamic horns, contrasting vocals, and vivid stage shows, Earth, Wind & Fire was one of the most popular acts of the late twentieth century—the band that changed the sound of black pop (Rolling Stone)—and its music continues to inspire modern artists including Usher, Jay-Z, Cee-Lo Green, and Outkast. At last, the band’s founder, Maurice White, shares the story of his success.
White reflects on the great blessings music has brought to his life and the struggles he’s endured: his mother leaving him behind in Memphis when he was four; learning to play the drums with Booker T. Jones; moving to Chicago at eighteen and later Los Angeles after leaving the Ramsey Lewis Trio; forming EWF, only to have the original group fall apart; working with Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond; his diagnosis of Parkinson’s; and his final public performance with the group at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Through it all, White credits his faith for his amazing success and guidance in overcoming his many challenges.
My Life with Earth Wind, and Fire is an intimate, moving, and beautiful memoir from a man whose creativity and determination carried him to great success, and whose faith enabled him to savor every moment.
Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove (Official Music Video)
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It's still a staple in dozens of TV shows and movies, at wedding receptions and even political rallies. And those in attendance will almost certainly respond as millions of others have: by dancing, warbling along and for a few blissful minutes, feeling really good. But why has September — "Do you remember the 21st night of September? Why did Subway use it to celebrate an anniversary? That wocka-wocka guitar line, those stuttering unstoppable horns, co-writer Maurice White's midrange vocal accented by Philip Bailey's falsetto, each guy pushing the other. The song plays like one giant crescendo, a full funk explosion. Plus there were, like, 58 members in the Chicago-based EWF, so it even sounds like a slammin' party in full midnight swing.
Watch the video for Get Down On It from Kool & The Gang's Something Special for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Earth, Wind & Fire.
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Classic 70s and 80s Dance and Disco. Thriller- Michael Jackson. September - Earth Wind and Fire. Boogie Shoes - K. I Want You Back - Jackson 5. Best of My Love - The Emotions.
It was originally released on their Something Special album in It entered the UK charts in December and reached number three, their highest-charting hit in the UK at that time. It spent a total of 12 weeks on the British play list. Ten years later, it was re-released in the UK charts — on the Mercury label — but only charted for a week at number The single featured the band Past to Present. The single reached No. This version also features American rapper Lil' Kim.