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.