Earth,Wind & Fire @ Blue Note Jazz Festival

Live perfor,mance of Earth,Wind & Fire raised the curtain at last!
BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL held by Yokohama red brick on the last Saturday.

Featuring Earth,Wind & Fire, Georege Benson, Marcus Miller.
 Andra Day and MISIA appeared fromJapan.

I am the  EWF fan of course, but I'm also a fan of George Benson.
I also wanted to expriense of Marcus Miller !

So It was so amazing music event like being arraneged for me.

Horn rang to get to know the audience to starat the live of EWF!

The dat before tihs, I went to the live of EWF.

It's in a step destination on the previous day in Studio Coast in Shin-kiba.
I satisfied with EWF live
Though it's seat A was  at the far  distance to the stage  than yesterday's standing. live.

Progress and a set list were almost same as the previous day....
The number of songs decreased for a short while.

But, the valuable performance was exsisutanced only at this day
The thing that reae corraboration.

After the 6th number, "Serpentine Fire".
Philip Bailey did inform the special for the first time only at this day!

Marcus Miller.

He battled with each base to Verdine White!
Like Verdin did with Mo Pleasure before.

It sounded and looked so go Gorgeous!

① Power,Africano,Faces
➁ Boggie Wonderland

③ Sing A Song
④ Shining Star
⑤ Saturday Knight / On Your Face
⑥ Serpentine Fire 
⑦ Base battle by Verdine White & Macus Miller
⑧ Kalimba Tree
⑨ Evil
⑩ That's The Way Of The World

⑪ SunGodness
⑫ After The Love Is Gone
⑬ Reasons
⑭ September

⑮ Let's Groove
⑯ In The Stone

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Earth,Wind & Fire @ Studio Coast

I was waitting for this time.
When I could see the performance of Earth,Wind & Fire.

It was held ,last friday at Studio Coast in Shinkiba,Japan.

Many fans gethered there and enjoyed their play.

There was a large screen behind the stage, where various images were projected on.

When that picuture was projected on the wall, I was almost tears.

Maurice White!
His soul did also participating in that live.

Members of this live were as bellow.

Philip Bailey / Leadvocal,Percussion

Verdine White / Bass

Ralph Johnson/ Vocal,Percussion

Morris O'Connor/ Vocal,Gutar

David B Whitworth/ Vocal,Percussion

John Paris/ Vocal,Drums

Serg Dimitrijevic/ Gutar

Myron McKinley/ Keyboard

Robert Burns Jr/ Trumpet

Gary Bias/ Sax

Reggie Young/ Trombone

① Power,Afuricano,Faces

➁ Boggie Wonderland

③ Jupitar

④ Yearnin' Learning

⑤ Sing A Song

⑥ Shining Star

⑦ Saturday Knight / On Your Face

⑧ Sun Godness

⑨ Kalimba Story

⑩ Evil

⑪ That's The Way Of The World

⑫ After The Love Is Gone

⑬ Reasons

⑭ September

⑮ Let's Groove


⑯ Fantasy

⑰ In The Stone

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Earth,Wind & Fire with Prince

Prince has passed away

No way?

Incredible news hit my heart with pain.
We can't wait his new masterpieces no more.

Too large loss at the music industry and for all hearts who love his music.

Our Earth, Wind & Fire left message at their FACEBOOK PAGE.

Thank you Prince for the music, for the journey, for the example.
Thank you for inspiring generations of musicians.
Thank you for being true to yourself.
Thank you for Super Hero.

In the album "Millennium"of EWF,
Prince played together with them.

"Super Hero"

I was so excited when I first listened to it.

Produced by Maurice White.
Written by Prince
Rhythm Arrangement by Prince
Horn Arrangement by Bill Meyers & Maurice White
Vocals by Philip Bailey & Maurice White
Background vocal by Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Sheldon Reynolds & Prince

We will never forget him, Super Hero.

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Funky Wonderland

Funky Wonderland / Earth, Wind & Fire (2008)

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DVD product that contains the live performance at the 2008 Chili.

At that time, Kim Johnson  participated , I felt it gorgeous to listen to their chorus with female member.

Philip Bailey lead the performance on  the center,.
and B David Whitworth also played a major role!

The camera was chasing only 3 of the original members,
Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson.
There was dissatisfied point for me coz I really love all the members of EWF.

Cavalcade of hit songs!

Hundreds of times would have been listened , but these songs  never get us tired.
Also attractive arrangement was changing.

Interlude that connects the songs, solo play at the time of the member referral・・・
There were really cool!

For me,this DVD became in one important thing to watch on a regular basis in the future.

1 Opening    
2 Boogie Wonderland    
3 Sing a song    
4 Shining Star    
5 Sun Goddess    
6 Serpentine Fire    
7 Kalimba Story    
8 Evil    
9 Brazilian Rhyme    
10 After The Love Has Gone    
11 Reasons    
12 In The Stone    
13 Got To Get You Into My Life    
14 Fantasy
15 September
16 Let's Groove

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Sol To Soul

Sol To Soul / Freddie Ravel  (1999)

Really exciting album, especially for the EWF lovers.

Freddie Ravel was the great keyboard player at Earth,Wind & Fire.

This solo album was produced by Maurice White in 1999.

Luxurious album that was filled in a variety of facial expressions.

Friendly feelings and exciting elation were in the one disc .

"Sol To Soul" of the album title track might not be away from the ear after listening once. 

Funky tune that was progress in the scat of Maurice White would knock you!

Verdine White also participated in this album.

Produced by Maurice White/ ①、③、⑤、⑪、⑫、⑬

Vocals on ①,④by Maurice White

Bass on ⑥ by Verdine White

 1  Sol to Soul 
(Freddie Ravel) 

 2  Havana Nights 
(Freddie Ravel)  

 3  We Belong Together 
(Sami McKinney / Freddie Ravel ) 

 4  Erotika 
(Freddie Ravel / Maurice White)

 5  A Perfect Day 
(Freddie Ravel )

  6  Quedate Conmigo 
(Luis Enrique / Freddie Ravel)   

 7  Sailaway (Navegando Sin Rumbo) 
(Freddie Ravel)  

 8  Slip in the Gap 
(Freddie Ravel / Anjani Thomas / Verdine White ) 

 9  Dance for the Sol 
(Freddie Ravel) 

 10  Over You 
(Freddie Ravel / Anjani Thomas) 
11  Mambozique 
(Freddie Ravel)  
12  Passion Dance 
(Freddie Ravel)  

 13  In a Sentimental Mood 
(Duke Ellington / Manny Kurtz / Irving Mills) 

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Electric Universe (Expanded Edition)

Electric Universe (Expanded Edition)  (2015)

This album might be the posthumous work of Maurice White.

Maurice intended this album  as an album which reaches the present young people instead of the mere past repackage.

It was an experimental album that electric sound was taken in on a large scale, though with the phones of Andlew Wolfolk,.
I really love this album!

The tracks were added to this Expanded Edition , eight trucks to the original.

Since the number of original was eight, this had double contents.

Different Version of "Magnetic" which is the highlight music of an album were three kinds.

The sound source of first public presentation were five .

12 and 13 were demo version of album inclusion music.

I  was surprised with the chorus portion of the  "Were Living in Our Own Time"
Low voices of chorus were added to the demo instead of high-pitched sound.

Furthermore, the last three music was precious music first exhibited in this album.
All 3 music were written by Maurice White.

1.  Magnetic 
2.  Touch 
3.  Moonwalk 
4.  Could It Be Right 
5.  Spirit Of A New World 
6.  Sweet Sassy Lady 
7.  We re Living In Our Own Time 
8.  Electric Nation 
9.  Magnetic (Extended Dance Remix) 
10. Magnetic (Instrumental) 
11. Magnetic (7 Inch Version) 
12. Spirit of a New World (Demo Version) (Previously Unreleased) 
13. El Solitario (Were Living in Our Own Time Demo Version) (Previously Unreleased) 
14. Heres to Love (Instrumental) (Previously Unreleased) 
15. Club Foot (Previously Unreleased) 
16. Milky Way (Previously Unreleased)

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Thank you, Maurice!

I did not want to believe this news

I was so shocked .

Maurice White died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

He is for mereally big presence.

It feels like a hole in my heart had opened.

Maurice has  given a lot of things to us until nowand will continue to have an impact in the future.

Thank you so much , Maurice!

You are shinning star, forever!

★ Index of Maurice White 

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Fresh And Bone

 Fresh And Bone / Richard Marx (1997)

Maurice White appeared with a background vocal of

"You Never Take Me Dancing" collected to the second piece.

A voice of that unique Maurice climbs all over it in the back of the voice of Richard from the latter half of the song.

If say the arising of the end game of the musical piece; ...

1. Fool's Game
2. You Never Take Me Dancing
3. Touch Of Heaven
4. What's The Story
5. Can't Lie To My Heart
6. Until I Find You Again
7. My Confession
8. Eternity
9. What's Wrong With That
10. The Image
11. Breathless
12. Miracle

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"December" Earth, Wind & Fire Feat. Tyler Ward

This song is in "Holiday"Album , The first Christmas album that Earth, Wind & Fire released in 2015.

I got disappointed when I first listened to this song.
I expected new song besed on "September", but only difference between 2 was just a word.
September to December.

Moreover September is the great song ,so we can feel so nice when listening.
Though how many times I experienced this groove, it takes to fancu world.

I found a gorgeous "December" performance video on YouTube."December (September)" Earth, Wind & Fire (Feat Tyler Ward.) - LIVEEWF played this song with Tyler Ward now popurar artist with sweet voice.

Nice to see to have fun.

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33rd Annual Christmas In Washington

I found in the excited video of Earth,Wind & Fire performing their Christmas songs.

Earth,Wind & Fire released their first Christmas album "Holiday" last year, you know.

This year, they did add 5songs to that album
after renaming the tittle ,"The Classic Christmas Album"

 However, these official music video, any member of the EWF has appeared.
Stitched together a Christmas image.

That is why I never seen the performance EWF played these Christmas songs.

This was EXCITED to  me.
I could check the scene of their playing "Winter Wonderland" and "December"

This was recorded at the stage of 33rd Annual Christmas in Washington.

Check it out!  I wish you a Merry Christmas!

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