The extraordinary journey of Earth, Wind & Fire begins with Maurice White in Chicago in 1970 and continues through to this day. Along the way these musical giants took their unique blend of soul and jazz to the highest levels of creativity and pop success. In 1969 Maurice White founded The Salty Peppers ahead of relocation to Los Angels, California and a name change to Earth, Wind & Fire. Maurice re-configured the group in 1972 making the nucleus himself, his brother Verdine White, Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Al McKay, Ralph Johnson, and began building a horn section around Andrew Woolfolk, Don Myrick, Louis Satterfield, Rahmlee Davis, Michael Harris, and George Bohanon. These are the musicians who created a sound like no other and a style Maurice White would bring to other artists looking to share in its glory. He formed Kalimba Productions and it s music from those sessions that formed the idea for this collection songs, musical or vocal contributions, and productions by members of Earth Wind & Fire in the spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire outside of the group themselves.
1. Dee Dee Bridgewater - Tequila Mockingbird
2. Pockets - Got To Find My Way
3. Deniece Williams - The Boy I Left Behind
4. Mighty Clouds Of Joy - Glow Love
5. Sylvia St. James - Let Love Groove Me
6. Tavares - Love Uprising
7. Alton Mcclain & Destiny - Answer To My Prayer
8. Paulinho Da Costa - Let's Get Together
9. Grey & Hanks - Dancin'
10. Flora Purim - Angels
11. Ronnie Laws - All For You
12. The Emotions - Never Be Another Moment
13. Ramsey Lewis - Sun Goddess
14. Valerie Carter - City Lights
15. Caldera - Ancient Source
16. Abraham Laboriel feat. Philip Bailey - And I Do
17. Chaka Khan - Lover's Touch
18. Blue Magic - I Waited
19. Stargard - Dream Come True
20. Gene Harris - Theme for Relana
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David Nathan is the founder and CEO of SoulMusic.com and began his writing career in 1965; beginning in 1967, he was a regular contributor to Blues & Soul magazine in London before relocating to the U.S. in 1975 where he served as U.S. editor for the publication for several decades and began being known as 'The British Ambassador Of Soul.' From 1988 to 2004, he wrote prolifically for Billboard, has penned bios, produced and written liner notes for box sets and reissue CDs for over a thousand projects. He returned to London in 2009 where he has helped create SoulMusic.com Records as a leading reissue label.