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Earth Wind and Fire
« on: December 19, 2017, 09:20:37 PM »
Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin, and African. They were one of the most successful bands of 1970s.[1][2] Rolling Stone called them "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop".[3]

The band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1970, having grown out of a previous band known as the Salty Peppers.[4][5] Other members have included Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Fred White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, Al McKay and Andrew Woolfolk. The band has received 20 Grammy nominations; they won six as a group and two of its members, Maurice White and Bailey, won separate individual awards.[2] Earth, Wind & Fire has 12 American Music Awards nominations and four awards.[2] They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and have sold over 100 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time.[6][7][8][4][9]

Five members of Earth, Wind & Fire were also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame: Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn, and Al McKay.[10] The band received Lifetime Achievement awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award 2002), NAACP (Hall of Fame 1994), and the BET Awards (Lifetime Achievement Award 2002).[2]

Earth, Wind & Fire is known for its horn section, energetic and elaborate stage shows, and the contrast between Philip Bailey's falsetto vocals and Maurice White's baritone.[1] In the 1970s and early 1980s, the band's hits "Shining Star", "That's the Way of the World", "Devotion", "Reasons", "Sing a Song", "Can't Hide Love", "Getaway", "Fantasy", "Love's Holiday", "September", "Boogie Wonderland", "After the Love Has Gone", and "Let's Groove". Two songs have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame: "That's the Way of the World" (2004) and "Shining Star" (2007.

Earth, Wind & Fire - Getaway   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN_3nib4r3Y

Earth Wind and Fire- Shining Star    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwc0AW67CmA

Earth, Wind & Fire - Fantasy     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r58GQYFZeLE

Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=god7hAPv8f0

Earth, Wind & Fire - After The Love Has Gone    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUCLNPOjPZw

Earth, Wind & Fire - I'll Write a Song for You     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yKr8Q8PNuc

Earth, Wind & Fire - Sun Goddess (feat. Ramsey Lewis)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPmlJd6WZMo

Earth, Wind & Fire - September    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk&list=PLrrWWJCP6a4gJimesZljQSYHA0-mWLXDD

Philip Bailey, Phil Collins - Easy Lover     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkRKT6T0QLg

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Re: Earth Wind and Fire
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 05:57:37 PM »
Great vocal group. Maurice White is definitely missed great performer. One of my favorites would be this one
Reasons;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJBgmoYzRE8