1 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart and No. [274] February 24, 2002 saw EWF performing at the closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City, Utah. As well Sunday Morning was Grammy nominated in the category of Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. [306] Steve Jones of USA Today noted that on the album EWF are as "vibrant as ever". 20 on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart. [28] Al Rudis of The Chicago Sun Times also wrote the LP "works beautifully and while the elements of Earth, Wind & Fire aren't new, this mixture of them is a unique sound". 39 on the Cashbox Top R&B Singles chart. [45][46] Another single called [158], Connie Johnson of the Los Angeles Times wrote Powerlight "does show why EWF is one of the masters of studio pop. Écoutez de la musique en streaming sans publicité ou achetez des CDs et MP3 maintenant sur Amazon.fr. Philip Bailey, the lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire, says groupies are a thing of the past. 33 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart. 1 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart and No. 18 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart. This LP was recorded at Colorado's Caribou Ranch Studio and issued under the title of Open Our Eyes in March 1974. The album rose to No. [1][2] They have been described as one of the most innovative and commercially successful acts of all time. He had previously played in Chicago clubs as a drummer with Donny Hathaway and Little Feat. Brainchild of musical Renaissance man Maurice White, with an expansive R&B sound covering elements of jazz, rock, funk, and African music. A single from this album, “I Think About Lovin’ You,” provided EWF with their first Top 40 R&B hit. The song went on to appear on his 2013 album Authentic. [227], During September 1993, came the release of the band's 16th studio album, Millennium issued on Warner Bros. Records. Dennis Clouseron Maurice White. Kalimba Entertainment / PB Entertainment. [177] Emotion has been certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA. 29 on the UK Singles Chart. The album rose to no. [333] During April 2009 former EWF keyboardist Robert Brookins died from a heart attack, at the age of 46. Considine of The Baltimore Sun noted that the album puts "Earth, Wind & Fire back on the rock and roll road". The band also began to be choreographed by George Faison. As a result, EWF's eleventh album, Raise!, was influenced by this new electronic sound and released in the Autumn of 1981. During their hiatus, Maurice went on to produce Barbra Streisand on her 1984 album Emotion. The album's title track was also nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. EWF sang "Shining Star" and then at Outkast's request crooned "The Way You Move" with them. With the release of this LP, Maurice believed the band needed a break, so he put EWF on hiatus in 1984. Like so many of EW&F's songs, this lends itself perfectly to choral singing while maintaining its up-beat groove. (Billboard 200)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Let's Groove (Hot R&B Songs)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Let's Groove (Hot 100)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Wanna Be With You (Hot Soul Songs)", "American Bandstand's 30th Anniversary Special", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Powerlight (Top R&B Albums)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Powerlight (Billboard 200)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Fall in Love with Me (Hot R&B Songs)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: Fall in Love with Me (Hot 100)", "Rock & Rule Blu-Ray Release: Debbie Harry and Cheap Trick vs. To fill the void created by Bautista's departure, rhythm guitarists Al McKay and Johnny Graham were added to round out the new lineup. [361], EW&F went on to perform on the forum float at the 2018 Rose Parade held in Pasadena, California. Released at the Sundance Film Festival, the film was based on Melvin Van Peebles' struggle to film and distribute the movie Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and was directed by his son Mario Van Peebles. [207], On the album was a track written by an unknown songwriter by the name of Skylark titled "System of Survival". EWF's song "In the Stone" has also been used for several years as the introductory theme for the festival's broadcasts. The album reached No. "[285] Steve Jones of USA Today wrote "with horn-kissed ballads and infectious jazz funk grooves, the band seems to have regained its spark". [98][109] "Fantasy" was Grammy nominated in the category of Best R&B Song. The soundtrack, composed by Van Peebles, was released in April 1971 on Stax Records. Der erste große Erfolg stellte sich mitten im Disco-Zeitalter mit den Grammy-Alben All'N'All (1977) und I Am (1979) ein. A sampler which featured remixes of Can't Hide Love and Let's Groove also came off the LP. They have been described as one of the most innovative and commercially successful acts of all time. [337], During February 2010 the band participated in the recording of the "We Are the World 25 for Haiti" single. 9 on the Billboard Pop singles chart. The album was re-issued in 2008 by Columbia/Legacy. [12][13][292] On February 8, 2004, EWF performed in a tribute to funk at the 46th annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. [148], Ken Tucker of Rolling Stone described Raise! [358], On June 6, 2017 Earth, Wind & Fire performed in downtown Nashville, Tennessee at the CMT concert series program, CMT Crossroads, with artists such as Dan + Shay, Martina McBride, Rascall Flatts, Antebellum, Darius Rucker and Sara Evans. With the album's title EWF paid tribute to Stepney. That album got to No. "[135] Chuck Pratt of the Chicago Sun Times exclaimed "this fine funk soul group puts its best face forward on this ambitious and generous double pocket set of intricately produced, high gloss funk. Kennedy Center Honors Award Sesame Street Sally Field Earth. [31][65], When the band saw the film they were convinced that it would become a box office bomb, which it eventually was. [37], A single called "Mom" got to No. [219] Don Palmer of Spin also proclaimed "EWF's newest kicks with some genuine enthusiasm". [9], Maurice's astrological sign, Sagittarius, has a primary elemental quality of fire and seasonal qualities of earth and air, according to classical triplicities. In 1999, the group also performed on the A&E Network show Live by Request. 1 on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart and No. At the time, he explained that he wanted to take a rest from the rigors of the road. Earth, Wind & Fire is an American funk band, formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1969. "[408] Alicia Keys has proclaimed EWF as being "the best band ever". Die anderen Bandmitglieder, allen voran Verdine White und Philip Bailey, beschlossen, die Band weiterzuführen. After Open Our Eyes was issued, Maurice's younger brother, Fred White, joined the band. [81], With the LP came the song "Sing a Song", which rose to numbers 1 and 5 on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs and Hot 100 charts respectively. [282] The album peaked at No. [265] Maurice, however, had the disease under control, so much so that he occasionally made appearances at EWF performances, and continued to write, record, produce and develop new recordings for EWF and other artists. [130][131] The song was also Grammy nominated in the categories of Best Disco Recording and Best R&B Instrumental Performance. So touren Earth, Wind and Fire heute noch weltweit mit großem Erfolg und nehmen weiterhin Alben auf. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Soul Albums charts respectively. 6 on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart. Earth Wind and Fire singers laying down the backup vocals at Tanglew... ood. [161], The album's first single "Fall in Love with Me" rose to No. 40 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. [10][308][309], A song from the album, called "Pure Gold", reached No. 1. [351] That album rose to No. This is the best disc this outfit has put together in quite some time. "Boogie Wonderland" is a single by Earth, Wind & Fire with the Emotions, released in April 1979 on Columbia Records. [99], During this period, EWF concerts started to become loaded with pyrotechnics, magic, laser lights, flying pyramids, levitating guitarists and elaborate production tricks that included the entire group ascending in a pyramid and a disappearing act. (Smooth Jazz Songs)", "Vocal Group Hall Of Fame Inducts 2003 Class", "The funk tribute was a memorable Grammys moment", "OutKast, Timberlake set to play at Grammys", "Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix", "Louis Satterfield | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links", "EW&F HONORED AT FIRST ANNUAL GRAMMY JAM: Usher, Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, Kanye West & Lots More Show Love", "With Dick Clark laid low, who'll host the party? 9 on the Billboard 200 chart. Other artists performing at this tribute were Parliament Funkadelic, OutKast, and Robert Randolph and the Family Band. 20 on the Billboard 200 chart and No.7 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Philip Bailey, the lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire, says groupies are a thing of the past. rose to No. Earth, Wind & Fire employed 10 musicians during their peak years, as well as the famed Phenix Horns section. [10], In April 1978, the band featured on Natalie Cole's special aired on CBS where they performed a medley. Lori Johnson conducting singers each in an isolation booth. [220], The album's title track, featuring The Boys, got to No. [122][123][124], During June 1979, EWF issued their ninth studio album, I Am. The album got to No. Song by Earth, Wind & Fire; from the album That's the Way of the World; Recorded: Autumn 1974: Genre: Soul, R&B: Length: 4: 59: Label: Columbia: Songwriter(s) Philip Bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White 8 on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart. [116] It rose to No. [259] That soundtrack rose to No. The album reached No. [185][186] White went on to co-produce Pieces of a Dream's 1986 LP Joyride. [38], Soon thereafter, Roland Bautista and Ronnie Laws left the band to pursue new musical opportunities. [249] From the album, a track titled "When Love Goes Wrong" got to No. Nach dem Album Electric Universe (1983) begab sich die Band in eine längere Pause, in dem mehrere Mitglieder Soloalben veröffentlichten. Nach der Aufnahme der Band in die Rock and Roll Hall of Fame im Jahr 2000 gab er bekannt, dass er an Parkinson erkrankt sei. 9 on the UK Blues & Soul Top British Soul Albums chart. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart. The following is a complete chronology of the various line-ups of Earth, Wind & Fire, from the group's inception in 1971 until the present day. Dezember 2020 um 20:45 Uhr bearbeitet. 23 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs chart. [407] Quincy Jones has proclaimed himself to be the "biggest fan of Earth, Wind & Fire since day one. Im November 2011 erschien mit Guiding Lights ein neuer Song (mit Larry Dunn an den Keyboards). [6][7], grau schraffiert: keine Chartdaten aus diesem Jahr verfügbar, Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, Auszeichnung, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/earth-wind-and-fire/1988/bayfront-center-st-petersburg-fl-3ee9d87.html, http://www.jayepurplewolf.com/EARTHWINDFIRE/ewfhalloffameinduction.html, Vorlage:Webachiv/IABot/earth-wind-and-fire.tumblr.com, https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Earth,_Wind_and_Fire&oldid=206769725, Wikipedia:Defekte Weblinks/Ungeprüfte Archivlinks 2018-04, „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“. [248] The LP reached No. [9], Dennis Hunt of The Los Angeles Times declared "Faces is the R&B album of the year. The album also rose to No. • Philip Bailey – vocals, conga, percussion, kalimba (1972–1984; 1987–present) Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind, and Fire, died on February 3 at age 74. 26 on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart. Find similar artists to Earth, Wind & Fire and discover new music. Within July 2002 a compilation album titled The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire was issued by Columbia. The single got to No. Maurice White war bis zu seinem Tod im Jahr 2016 weiterhin Mitglied der Band und trat bei den Studioaufnahmen als Sänger und Produzent in Erscheinung. 17 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart and No. January 2 at 12:31 PM. 14 on the UK Singles Chart. The album was certified triple platinum in the US by the RIAA. Released as a single, the song became a hit, going to number one on both the Billboard R&B and Dance charts. [9] In November 1978, EWF issued a compilation album on the new vanity label entitled The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. The album was certified Gold in the US by the RIAA. [106], A song from the LP called "Serpentine Fire" rose to No. [359][360] During Summer 2017 the band went on a North American tour entitled, 2054-The Tour, with Chic. [181][182][183][184] Another album cut, "I Need You", rose to No. formed in 2009 to develop a fresh approach to improvised music drawing on influences from free jazz, psychedelic rock and noise. By this achievement, EWF became the first black act to top both the Billboard album and singles charts. [82][83] The single "Can't Hide Love" got to No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This following is a comprehensive discography of the band Earth, Wind & Fire.. Earth, Wind & Fire (abbreviated as EWF or EW&F) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, dance, Latin, and Afro pop. Earth, Wind & Fire have 12 American Music Awards nominations and four awards.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. [77], After their first tour of Europe, EWF returned to the studio in June 1975 for a follow-up release. [98][134] The ballad was Grammy-nominated in the category of Record of the Year. 29 on the UK Pop Singles chart. 19 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart and No. Nachdem sich Earth Wind & Fire 1985 wegen musikalischer Differenzen vorübergehend aufgelöst hatten, nahm er sein erstes Soloalbum Maurice White auf. Earth, Wind and Fire vocalist and co-founder Maurice White died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening. Must there be a label?". A performance at New York's Rockefeller Center introduced EWF to Clive Davis, then the President of Columbia Records. [206] Touch the World was also nominated for a Soul Train Award in the category of Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year. [273] In 2001, a biographical documentary of the band titled Shining Stars: The Official Story Of Earth, Wind & Fire was released, directed by Kathryn Arnold. [98] A remix by UK dance duo Phats and Small called "September '99" got to No. 19 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs and No. Earth, Wind & Fire, American pop, soul, and jazz-fusion band that became one of the best-selling and most influential groups of the 1970s, with a string of 11 consecutive gold albums, 8 of which also went platinum. [84] "Can't Hide Love" was Grammy nominated for Best Arrangement For Voices. [155], During February 1983, EWF issued a studio album titled Powerlight. This DVD was released on June 28, 2005, and was certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA. [30], The band developed a growing popularity on college campuses but, in spite of this, some members of EWF started to become restless. 15 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart. Singer had been battling Parkinson’s disease for more than two decades. 1 on the Canadian Dance Songs chart and No. [4] Im September 2013 ist – acht Jahre nach dem letzten Studioalbum – Now, Then & Forever erschienen. Maurice loaned the band's signature Phenix Horns and most of the other band members and put these and others artists who were signed to Kalimba Productions on tour with EWF.[9]. [201] Touch the World rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart and No. 25 Billboard Adult Contemporary Songs chart. 1 (Top Soul Albums)", "Earth, Wind & Fire: The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 30 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart. [47] Jessica Cleaves left the band after the release of this album. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top Soul Albums charts. The concert was Emmy-nominated in the category of Outstanding Individual Achievement - Special Class. is the core trio of Mats Gustafsson (sax), Johan Berthling (bass) and Andreas Werlin (drums). Reno Jazz Orchestra. [344], Earth Wind & Fire, along with former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton and Charlie Wilson, guested on the LL Cool J track "Something About You". 13 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart. The LP was the band's first ever boxset. Die Besetzung der Band hatte sich jedoch verändert. 33 on the Billboard 200 chart. [78] It rose to No. A sum of the proceeds went to the AFS Intercultural Exchanges programme, an international body based in 70 countries which places exchange students with host families. Das Album floppte jedoch und die Zusammenarbeit mit Columbia endete. [350] On October 21, 2014, EWF released their first ever holiday album, titled Holiday. [201][207][208][209] Another single titled "Thinking of You" got to No. The album got to No. Philip Bailey, the lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire, says groupies are a thing of the past. Seit 1998 trat Maurice White aus Krankheitsgründen nicht mehr live mit der Band auf. 3 on the UK Singles Chart. Earth, Wind & Fire ist eine amerikanische Soul- und Funk-Band, die 1969 in Chicago von dem Jazzschlagzeuger Maurice White gegründet wurde. [245][246], EWF's follow-up studio album, In the Name of Love, was released in 1997 on Rhino Records. The song was eventually added to the film's soundtrack. He was survived by his wife, his two sons, daughter and his brothers Verdine and Fred. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart. 1 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart and No. [366] The band later guested on Meghan Trainor's October 2020 Christmas Album A Very Trainor Christmas. 23 on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart. [60][61] [367], Earth, Wind & Fire's songs have been covered by artists including Whitney Houston, D'Angelo, Donny Osmond, Patti LaBelle, Taylor Swift, Olly Murs and Kirk Franklin. 4 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart and No. 28 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Artists such as Phoebe Snow, Roberta Flack, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LaBelle, Animotion, Atlantic Starr, and Anne Murray featured on the album. [231], Tom Sinclair of Vibe proclaimed that EWF "demonstrate they still have the knack for constructing mellifluous R&B on the visionary/romantic tip. 1", "Earth, Wind & Fire: The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. [164], EWF went on to appear on the soundtrack of the April 1983 animated feature film Rock & Rule with the song "Dance, Dance, Dance". [101] It was inspired via a month long trip by Maurice White through Argentina and Brazil. Maurice White, founder and co-lead singer of seminal funk-soul group Earth, Wind & … White founded Earth, Wind & Fire in 1969. [1][3][4] Rolling Stone called them "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop". Twitter Is Cringing At This Jonas Brothers’ Earth, Wind, and Fire Tribute “Was every black person who could sing ever busy?” Published December 16, 2019. [25], In November 1971, EWF's second album, titled The Need of Love, was issued. [9], EWF's fourth studio album, Head to the Sky, was released in May 1973. December 12, 2020. 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Reno Jazz Orchestra. Earth, Wind & Fire recorded two albums for Warner Brothers: the self-titled 1970 album Earth, Wind And Fire and the 1971 album The Need Of Love. Rhythm Band. Maurice White (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) was an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer. Maurice White Earth Wind Fire Singer And Co Founder Dead At. [57], In September 1974, a compilation double album titled Another Time with all the songs from EWF's first two studio albums was released by Warner Bros. Gelegentlich sah man ihn auch noch auf der Bühne, beispielsweise bei der Grammy-Verleihung 2004 sowie während der Japan-Tournee im selben Jahr. Earth, Wind & Fire Biography by Steve Huey + Follow Artist. Another single titled "Kalimba Story" rose to No.