Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2021 - Earth, Wind and Fire

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000

 

Today we are going back to my old hometown of Chicago to listen to a band that originated in Chicago but went on to international acclaim. Earth, Wind and Fire. Earth Wind and Fire’s music fits into a lot of categories. Some consider it R&B, others Soul, still others identify with their funky Disco sound.

Their music is complex with a variety of percussion and horn sections. Their stage shows were equally complex with elaborate costumes, perfect for the times, and precision dance routines.

Earth, Wind and Fire has been honored with 6 Grammy Awards, 4 American Music Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. They have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2019, as well as other honors. They have their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

With sales of over 90 million records, they are one of the most successful musical groups of all time.

To honor Earth, Wind and Fire’s achievements I chose one of their more popular songs September. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B Song chart and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2018 it was added to the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.

So put on your dancing shoes. Get up and get down to September.

 

Posted by

Joseph Domino

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Comments (6)

faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Earth, Wind and Fire is the soundtrack of my college years. Brings back such fun memories at LSU.

Jun 08, 2021 06:39 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - you're right Earth Wind and Fire does not easily fit into a musical category.  I am far from an expert on the subject so I appreciate your analysis as well as your choice of song.  

Jun 08, 2021 06:58 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Joseph,

You are a font of information, and we both enjoy Earth, Wind and Fire.  Thank you for your song choice also.  A

Jun 08, 2021 07:01 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Joseph,  Thanks for sharing Earth, Wind and Fire.  My wife came in singing and dancing to September - bringing back many memories.  Really enjoy the variety of instruments they use.

Jun 08, 2021 07:04 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Wow I haven't thought about Earth Wind and Fire in a long time....but whenever I hear their music I know it's them!  Very fun trip!

Jun 11, 2021 03:26 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I remember seeing them at a small venue about 20 years ago. They were always fun to see live. 

Jun 12, 2021 05:50 AM