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Line-Up Ex-Members Albums Singles Videos Awards Links Various Refers
EARTH, WIND AND FIRE
Chicago, Illinois, USA
*  1971

Line-Up:

EARTH, WIND AND FIRE (photo)
 

Philip Bailey - voc
Maurice White - voc,ds,kb
Sheldon Reynolds - g
Verdine White - bg
Scott Mayo - sax
Andrew Woodfolk - sax
Ralph Johnson - perc
Sonny Emory - ds

Former Members:

Sherry Scott (voc, 1970-72); Jessica Cleaves (voc, 1972-74)
Michael Beal (g, 1970-72); Roland Bautista (g, 1972-73, 1981-3/84); Alan McKay (g, 1973-81); Johnny Graham (g, 1973-3/84)
Wade Flemons (kb,voc, 1970-72); Don Whitehead (kb,voc, 1970-72); Larry Dunn (kb, 1972-3/84)
Fred White (ds, 1975-3/84)
Chet Washington (sax, 1970-72); Ronald Laws (sax,fl, 1972-73)
Yackov Ben Israel (conga, 1970-72)
Alex Thomas (tr, 1970-72)

Albums Discography:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Earth, Wind And Fire3/1971 Warner Bros
2.The Need Of Love11/1971 Warner Bros 89
3.Sweet Sweetback's Baadaaass Song1972 Warner Bros
4.Last Days And Time10/1972 Columbia 87
5.Head To The Sky6/1973 Columbia 27
6.Open Our Eyes25.03.1974Columbia 10
7.Another Time
credited to: 2
(LP (1)+)
9/1974 Warner Bros
8.That's The Way Of The World11.04.1975Columbia 1
9.Gratitude
(2LP)
11.11.1975Columbia 1
10.Spirit9/1976 Columbia 2
11.All In All11/1977 Columbia13 3
12.The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol 111/1978 Columbia6 6
13.I Am
produced by: Maurice White/Al McKay
22.06.1979Columbia5 3
14.Faces
(2LP)
produced by: Maurice White
24.10.1980Columbia10 9
15.Raise
produced by: Maurice White
11/1981 Columbia14 5
16.Powerlight2/1983 Columbia22 12
17.Electric Universe11/1983 Columbia 40
18.The Collection5/1986 K-Tel5
19.Touch The World11/1987 Columbia 33
20.Dance Tracks1988
21.The Very Best Of ... Vol. 15/1988 Arcade
22.The Very Best Of ... Vol. 25/1988 Arcade
23.The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol 212/1988 Columbia 190
24.Greatest Hits7/1989 Columbia
25.Heritage2/1990 Columbia 70
26.The Very Best Of Earth, Wind And Fire11/1992 40
27.Millennium, Yesterday, Today9/1993 Reprise 39
28.The Best10/1994 Columbia
29.Live And Unplugged11/1995 Avex
30.The Love Songs12/1995 Columbia
31.Plugged In And Live20.05.1996Arcade
32.Boogie Wonderland9/1996 Telstar29
33.In The Name Of Love14.07.1997Eagle/edel
34.Super Hits21.07.1998Columbia
35.The Eternal Dance01.09.1998Legacy/Columbia
36.The Ultimate Collection7/1999 Columbia34
37.3 Pak24.08.1999Legacy/Columbia
38.That's the Way of the World: Alive In '7523.04.2002Legacy/Columbia
39.The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire30.07.2002Legacy
40.Live In Rio19.11.2002Kalimba
41.The Promise20.05.2003Kalimba 89
42.Love Songs13.01.2004Sony
43.Rare Groove EW&F20.07.2004
44.Take Two
& Heatwave
15.03.2005Collectables
45.Essential Plus13.09.2005United States Dist
46.Illumination20.09.2005Sanctuary 32
47.Old School Cruzin' with Earth, Wind & Fire01.11.2005Thump
48.Ballade07.02.2006Sony
49.Greatest Hits Live11.04.2006Music Brokers Arg
50.Rio After Dark10.10.2006Snapper
51.Beautiful Ballads02.01.2007Sony
52.Best of Earth, Wind and Fire20.02.2007Mastercuts
53.X226.02.2008Sony Legacy
54.Ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire25.03.2008Sony BMG
55.Original Album Classics05.08.2008Sony/BMG
56.Earth Wind & Fire: Live In Japan11.08.2008Eagle Vision
57.Mighty Earth, Wind and Fire30.09.2008Collectables
58.Collector's Edition14.10.2008Madacy Special Mkts
59.Fantasy: Perfect Best25.02.2009Sony
60.Live in Tokyo10.03.2009Immortal
61.Super Hits, Vol. 226.05.2009Sony/BMG
62.Music of Earth, Wind & Fire29.09.2009Sony
63.Triple Feature17.11.2009Sony/BMG
64.Boogie Wonderland: Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire04.05.2010Sony
65.The Greatest Hits27.07.2010Sony Music9 40
66.The Columbia Masters22.11.2011Sony Music
67.Flashback International23.10.2012Columbia
68.S.O.U.L.11.06.2013BMG
69.Let's Groove: The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire18.06.2013BMG
70.Now, Then & Forever10.09.2013Legacy25 11
71.The Box Set Series28.01.2014Legacy
72.Ultimate Collection9/2014 Columbia68
73.Holiday21.10.2014Sony Legacy
74.The Classic Christmas Album02.10.2015Columbia

Philip Bailey:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Continuation9/1983 Columbia 104
2.Chinese Wall10/1984 Columbia29 22
3.The Wonders Of His Love11/1984 Myrrh
4.Inside Out5/1986 Columbia 84
5.Triumph11/1986 Myrrh/Word
6.Family Affair2/1990 Myrrh
7.Walking On The Chinese Wall22.06.1998Columbia
8.Life And Love29.06.1998Eagle/edel
9.Dreams22.06.1999
10.Soul On Jazz23.04.2002Heads Up

Maurice White:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Maurice White9/1985 Columbia 61

Roland Bautista:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.The Heart Of The Wind
produced by: Wayne Henderson
21.07.1978ABC

Singles Discography:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.This World Today / Fan The Fire1/1971 Warner Bros
2.Love Is Life / This World Today3/1971 Warner Bros 93
3.Love Is Life / Help Somebody5/1971 Warner Bros 93
4.C'mon Children / I Think About Lovin' You11/1971 Warner Bros
5.Evil / Clover7/1973 Columbia 50
6.Keep Your Head To The Sky / Build Your Nest11/1973 Columbia 53
7.Mighty, Mighty / Drum Song2/1974 Columbia 29
8.Kalimba Story / The Nine Chee Bit
(v GB 11/74)
6/1974 Columbia 55
9.Devotion9/1974 Columbia 33
10.Keep You Head To The Sky / Evil1975 Columbia
11.Sun Goddess / Hot Dawgit
& Ramsey Lewis
1/1975 Columbia 44
12.Shinin' Star / Yearnin' Learnin'2/1975 Columbia 1
13.That's The Way Of The World / Africano7/1975 Columbia 12
14.Sing A Song (live) / Sing A Song (instrumental)11/1975 Columbia 5
15.Shining Star (Live) / Happy Feeling
(v GB)
05.12.1975CBS
16.Can't Hide Love / Gratitude3/1976 Columbia 39
17.Gratitude / Reasons (live)
(v GB)
28.05.1976CBS
18.Getaway / Getaway (instrumental)7/1976 Columbia10 10
19.Saturday Nite / Departure
produced by: White/Stepney
11/1976 Columbia14 21
20.Biyo / On Your Face
(v USA)
4/1977 Columbia
21.Singasong / Biyo
(v GB)
22.04.1977CBS
22.On Your Face / Departure
(v USA)
6/1977 Columbia
23.Serpentine Fire / Serpentine Fire (instrumental)21.10.1977Columbia 13
24.Fantasy / Runnin'
produced by: Maurice White
1/1978 Columbia13 32
25.Fantasy / Boogie Wonderland
(v GB)
1/1978 CBS13
26.Jupiter / Runnin'14.04.1978Columbia41
27.Got To Get You Into My Life / I'll Write A Song For You7/1978 Columbia33 9
28.September / Love's Holiday7/1978 Columbia 6
29.Magic Mind / Love's Holiday28.07.1978CBS54
30.September / Can't Have Love11/1978 CBS3
31.Boogie Wonderland / Boogie Wonderland (instrumental)
& The Emotions
27.04.1979Columbia4 5
32.After The Love Has Gone / Rock That6/1979 Columbia4 2
33.Star / You And I9/1979 CBS16 64
34.In The Stone / You And I10/1979 Columbia 58
35.Can't Let Go / Love Music30.11.1979CBS46
36.Fantasy / Boogie Wonderland1980 CBS
37.In The Stone / African Biyo2/1980 CBS53
38.After The Love Has Gone / That's The Way Of The World8/1980 CBS
39.Let Me Talk / Let Me Talk (instrumental)26.09.1980Columbia18 44
40.You / Share Your Love11/1980 Columbia 48
41.Back On The Road / Take It To The Sky12/1980 Columbia63
42.And Love Goes On / Win Or Lose1/1981 Columbia 59
43.And Love Goes On / Faces
(v GB)
2/1981 CBS
44.You / Pride
(v GB)
22.05.1981CBS
45.Let's Groove / Let's Groove (instrumental)
(v GB 6.11.81)
9/1981 Columbia2 3
46.I've Had Enough / Kalimba Tree22.01.1982CBS18
47.Wanna Be With You / Kalimba Tree1/1982 Columbia 51
48.Wanna Be With You / My Love12.03.1982CBS
49.September / After The Love Has Gone4/1982 CBS
50.Sing A Son / Biyo / Shining Star / That's The End Of The World1982 CBS
51.Fall In Love With Me / Lady Sun1/1983 Columbia47 17
52.Spread Your Love / Heart To Heart
(v GB)
3/1983 CBS
53.Side By Side / Something Special5/1983 Columbia 76
54.Spread Your Love / Freedom Of Choice
(v USA)
7/1983 Columbia
55.Magnetic / Speed Your Love18.11.1983Columbia92 57
56.Touch / September2/1984 CBS
57.Touch / Sweet Sassy Lady2/1984 Columbia
58.Moonwalk / We're Living In Our Own Time
12" + After The Love Has Gone / Boogie Wonderland
5/1984 Columbia
59.Fantasy / September9/1985 Old Gold
60.Boogie Wonderland / Let's Groove9/1985 Old Gold
61.Star / Saturday Nite / After The Love Has Gone / I've Had Enough2/1986 Old Gold
62.Boogie Wonderland / Let's Groove
& The Emotions
6/1986 CBS97
63.System Of Survival / Writing On The Wall10/1987 Columbia54 60
64.Musical Interlude: New Horizons / You And I12/1987 Columbia
65.Thinking Of You / Money Tight2/1988 Columbia94 67
66.Evil Boy / Evil Boy (Part 2)2/1988 Columbia
67.Turn On (The Beat Box) / Turn On (The Beat Box) (part 2)12/1988 Columbia
68.Heritage / Gotta Find Out
12" + Let's Groove (extended)
CD1 + Fantasy / September
CD2 + Brazilian Rhyme (Interlude) / Got To Get You Into My Life / I've Had Enough
2/1990 Columbia
69.For The Love Of You / Motor4/1990 Columbia
70.Wanna Be The Man / Welcome9/1990 Columbia
71.Boogie Wonderland8/1993
72.Sunday Morning / The L Word8/1993 Reprise 53
73.September 99 (Phats & Small mixes)
& Phats & Small
19.07.1999Incredible25
74.Megamix 200026.07.1999Columbia
75.Boogie Wonderland 2000 (Stretch'n'Vern remix, instrumental & "Chorusapella")
& Stretch & Vern
20.09.1999white label
76.September / Boogie Wonderland21.02.2000Vinyl Junkie
77.Boogie Wonderland 2K
meets Tiefschwarz
20.03.2000Dance Division
78.Moment Of Truth / Fan The Fire / Bad Time / Com'on Children
credited to: reissue
06.05.2002The Power Of Sound & Funk
79.The Essential Earth Wind & Fire (Remix Sampler)
(Can't Hide Love (MAW album mix) / Let's Groove (Restless Soul "Inspiration Information" mix))
14.10.2002Sony
80.All In The Way5/2003 Kalimba
81.Boogie Wonderland
(reissue)
09.06.2003Columbia
82.Club Culture Club Compilation (Vinyl Pack Volume Four Of Four)
(Ain't Nobody / All Night Long / Don't Stop The Music / Brazillian Rhyme / All Night Long / Back 2 Life / Outstanding / Don't Look)
& Chaka Khan & Rufus & Lionel Ritchie & Yarbrough & Peoples & Mary Jane Girls & Soul 2 Soul & Gap Band & Dennis Edwards
27.10.2003NEWS
83.All In The Way
& Fire & Jay "Sinister" Sealee
09.02.2004Atal Music
All In The Way (Reel People club mix)19.04.2004Kartel
84.Illumination
(Love Together / Show Me They Way / Pass You By / Work It Out / The One)
26.09.2005Sanctuary
85.Getaway09.09.2015Groove Line

Philip Bailey:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.I Know / The Good Guys Are Supposed To Get The Girls8/1983 Columbia
2.Waiting For Your Love / Vaya (Go With Love)10/1983 Columbia
3.Vaya (Go With Love) / Trapped11/1983 Columbia
4.Children Of The Ghetto / Show You The Way To Love10/1984 Columbia
5.Easy Lover / Woman
& Phil Collins
11/1984 Columbia1 1
6.Walking On The Chinese Wall / Woman
12" + I Know
1/1985 Columbia
7.Walking On The Chinese Wall / Trapped4/1985 CBS30
8.Walking On The Chinese Wall / Children Of The Ghetto4/1985 Columbia 46
9.Children Of The Ghetto / Show You The Way To Love
(reissue)
7/1985 Columbia
10.State Of the Heart / Take This With You5/1986 Columbia
11.Echo My Heart / Special Effect
(v USA)
6/1986 Columbia
12.Echo My Heart / Take This With You
12" + Walking On The Chinese Wall / Children Of The Ghetto
(v GB)
7/1986 CBS
13.Twins
& Little Richard
11/1988 W.T.G.82
14.How Can I Rely On You10.08.1998Eagle/edel
15.Easy Lover
& Phil Collins
6/2013 Columbia89

Maurice White:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Stand By Me / Can't Stop Love8/1985 Columbia 50
2.Believe In Magic / I Need You1/1986 Columbia 95
3.Invitation / Lady Is Love3/1986 Columbia

Wade Flemons:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Slow Motion7/1959 Vee-Jay 101
2.What's Happening2/1960 Vee-Jay 94
3.Easy Lovin'4/1960 Vee-Jay 70

Verdine White:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.I Don't Like It, I Love It
& Flo Rida & Robin Thicke
4/2015 Atlantic7 43

Videos:

1. In Concert - 3/1984, Videoform Music, live
2. Live In Japan - 20.4.1999, live
3. Funky Wonderland - 14.6.2013, Access All Areas

Awards:

1975 Grammy Awards - Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance By A Duo Group Or Chorus (SP "Shining Star")
1978 Grammy Awards

- Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo Group Or Chorus (LP "All'N All")
- Best R&B Instrumental Performance (track "Runnin'")
- Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) (track "Got To Get You Into My Life")
1979 Grammy Awards
- Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo Group Or Chorus (track "After The Love Has Gone")
- Best R&B Instrumental Performance (SP "Boogie Wonderland")
- Best Rhythm & Blues Song (track "After The Love Has Gone")
1979 Melody Maker Soul Album Of The Year ("I Am")
1982 Grammy Awards - Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal (SP "Wanna Be With You")
2000 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
2002 BET Awards - Lifetime Achievement Award
2004 Grammy Hall Of Fame (LP "That's The Way Of The World", 1975)
2008 Grammy Hall Of Fame (SP "Shining Star", 1975)
2016 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
2019 Kennedy Center Honors

WWW Links:

http://www.earthwindandfire.com

Various:

disbanded 3/1984
reunited cca 1987

Compilation Appearances:

"Whatever Happened to the Brotherhood" on OST "Undercover Brother" (21.5.02, Hollywood)
"Shining Star" on OST "Austin Powers in Goldmember" (16.7.02, Maverick)
"Love Together" on Athens 2004 Olympics compilation "Unity" (10.8.04, Capitol, & Roots Manuva)
"Fantasy" on OST "Be Cool" (1.3.05, TVT)

appeared on the LP:
Kenny G: At Last ... The Duets Album (23.11.04, Arista)

Philip Bailey:

Awards:

1986 Grammy Awards - Best Gospel Performance, Male (LP "Triumph")
2010 Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Maurice White:

appeared on the LP:

The Tubes: Outside Inside (4/83, Capitol)

produced by LP:
Level 42: Standing In The Light (8/83, Polydor)

Awards:

2010 Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Roland Bautista:

appeared on the LP:

Tom Waits: Blue Valentine (8/79, Asylum)
Tom Waits: Heartattack And Vine (10/80, Asylum)

Verdine White:

appeared on the LP:

Harvey Mason: Groovin' You (2/80, Arista)
Chicago: Now: Chicago XXXVI (8.7.14, Frontiers)

produced by LP:
Level 42: Standing In The Light (8/83, Polydor)

Awards:

2010 Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Press References:

Bang!
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19931201.12.19937album review
Melodie
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
198111 340profile
Melody Maker
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19752017.05.197547Caught In The Actgig review
19752414.06.197539Soul Foodinterview
19753713.09.197519Singlessingle review
19753820.09.197549Soul Foodinterview
19754906.12.197516Singlessingle review
1976928.02.197639Singles Extrasingle review
19764513.11.197620Caught In The Actgig review
19774505.11.197728Singlessingle review
1978825.02.197814profile
19781622.04.197822Singlessingle review
19783029.07.197816Singles - Soulsingle review
19785230.12.197822Albumsalbum review
1979106.01.19793News
19791414.04.197943Any Questions?discography
19793913.10.197951Any Questions?
19794501.12.197928Singlessingle review
19795229.12.1979171979 Records Of The
1980823.02.198024Singlessingle review
19803327.09.198014Singlessingle review
19804413.12.19808interview
19812123.05.198127Singlessingle review
19814507.11.198114Singlessingle review
19814507.11.198115Albumsalbum review
1982423.01.198212Singlessingle review
19821113.03.198216Singlessingle review
19821220.03.198234Caught In The Actgig review
1983712.02.198316Albumsalbum review
19831112.03.198315interview
19834719.11.198326Singlessingle review
New Musical Express
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
1973013.10.197358This Is America
1974011.05.197423Albumsalbum review
1974018.05.19742News Desk - Record News
1975017.05.197535Soul
1975013.09.197537On The Towngig review
1975020.09.197528
1975020.09.197541On The Towngig review
1975018.10.197520Plattersalbum review
1976029.05.197617Plattersalbum review, single review
Rock & Pop
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19941221.06.19947Galerie
19989 103Recenze - Novinkyalbum review
20002 102Recenze - Novinkyalbum review
20046 75Recenzealbum review
200511 63Recenzealbum review
20065 59Recenzealbum review