“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening, will feature music by: Thelma Houston, the Bar-Kays, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Shalamar, Run D.M.C., Anita Baker, Philip Bailey, the Jones Girls, Oran “Juice” Jones, Roy Ayers, Sharon Redd and several others. The show airs at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. I’m enjoying these record breaking warm temperatures here on the east coast and hope that the weather is fine where you are, and that you’ll join me later for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” here on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Coming up in a couple of hours, it’ll be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” where you’ll hear songs from the likes of: Philip Bailey, Howard Hewitt, Rodney Franklin, Salt-N-Pepper, Barry White, the Manhattans, Etta James, Doug E. Fresh, Tina Turner, B.T. Express and more. It begins at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT, with a encore of last night’s “Great Soul Performances” at 7PM eastern. A nice afternoon of music just for you, with me, and RadioMaxMusic.Com. See Ya Later!
Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of soul, disco, R&B, funk, jazz and rock. They are one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the twentieth century. Rolling Stone has described them as “innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing” and has also declared that the band “changed the sound of black pop”.
Also known as EWF, the band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1969. Other members have included Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, and Al McKay. 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. 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 sold over 90 million albums worldwide. 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. The music industry and fans have bestowed Lifetime Achievement honors 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).
Earth, Wind & Fire is known for the dynamic sound of their horn section, their energetic and elaborate stage shows, and the interplay between the contrasting vocals of Philip Bailey’s falsetto and Maurice White’s tenor. The kalimba (African thumb piano) is played on all of the band’s albums.] In the 1970s and early 1980s, the band had many hits, including “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 Earth, Wind & Fire classic songs have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame: “That’s the Way of the World” (2004) and “Shining Star” (2007).
The band is also known as having been the first African-American act to sell out Madison Square Garden and to receive the MSG Gold Ticket Award. President Barack Obama invited Earth, Wind & Fire to perform at the White House for the first social event of the new administration. Source: Wikipedia
|2||Boogie Wonderland (with The Emotions)|
|4||After the Love Has Gone|
|5||Got to Get You into My Life|
|7||Fall in Love with Me|
|8||System of Survival|
|10||Sing a Song|
|14||Let Me Talk|
|15||Thinking of You|
|18||In The Stone|
|20||And Love Goes On|
|21||That’s the Way of the World|
|23||Sun Goddess (with Ramsey Lewis)|
|27||Keep Your Head to the Sky|
|29||Can’t Hide Love|
|31||Wanna Be With You|
|32||Can’t Let Go|
|33||Side by Side|
|34||Love Is Life|
|35||All in the Way (with The Emotions)|
|36||Hot Dawgit (with Ramsey Lewis)|
|37||The Way You Move (with Kenny G)|
|38||On Your Face|
|39||I’ve Had Enough|
|41||I Think About Lovin’ You|
|43||Back on the Road|