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.
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Because some members got in touch with the swinging jazz and jazzrock from Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and especially the awesome Mahavishnu Orchestra. One year later the band released their new studio-album To The World Of The Future, how about the musical direction, and the progressive ideas? No, because this composition also contains carat symphonic rock, embellished with majestic Mellotron drops and sensitive guitar leads, along classical orchestrations. Also a wonderful part with a strongly build- up, very moving guitar solo, topped with lush Hammond. How Time Flies : A wonderful ballad with warm vocals, soaring harp play and intense Mellotron violins.
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It was released by Earth and Fire as a single in November and reached the number one spot in the singles charts in the Netherlands , Switzerland , Germany , Denmark and Portugal. Weekend was first covered by the Swedish group Chips on their eponymously titled debut-album. Originally, the version was recorded in , but was only available on the album's first printed issues, as all subsequent releases now called " Sweets'n Chips" replaced the song with the track "Good Morning". The B-Side on the single was the Instrumental track "Tokyo". It was released in February as the first single from their album The Stadium Techno Experience. In Norway, the song is certified Platinum for sales exceeding 10, The video for the song takes place on an illuminated part of a loam -covered floor encircled by dark.
They were later joined by Jerney Kaagman on vocals. Dutch guitar player and founding member of Golden Earring, George Kooymans wrote Earth And Fire's first hit "Seasons" and several singles followed with "Weekend" becoming their biggest one. Besides all their big hits there is a plethora of B sides to be found on the double album. The first classic line-up featured vocalist Manuela Berloth, who was later replaced by Jerney Kaagman with her recognizable voice, and included bass player Hans Ziech and drummer Ton van der Kleij. After becoming the supporting act for Barry Hay's The Golden Earrings a crucial time arrived in their career, the George Kooymans' written "Seasons" provided Earth And Fire with their first hit and an album filled with own work followed. Following their philosophical lyrical albums they scored the biggest hit of their career with "Weekend" which not only scored big in the Netherlands but had similar results in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and other European countries.
Weekend was first covered by the Swedish group Chips on their eponymously titled debut-album. Originally, the version was recorded in , but was only available on the album's first printed issues, as all subsequent releases now called "Sweets'n Chips" replaced the song with the track "Good Morning". The B-Side on the single was the Instrumental track "Tokyo". It was released in February as the first single from their album The Stadium Techno Experience. While Scooter are performing the song, there are Buddhist and Christian monks, nuns, Asian martial artists, topless women, traditional Indian female dancers and Ganesha dancing around them. Baxxter can also be seen wearing a costume resembling those worn by the Roman centurions. The video was censored in the multimedia part of the CD single released in Germany.