Definitely one of my favorite groups EVER! Earth, Wind and Fire was a staple in black homes in the mid to late 70’s and throughout, for I remember to this day the feeling that the music gave me and how enthralled I was with each and every albums music as well as the artwork. Shusei Nagaoka is the artist behind many of their album cover masterpieces which appropriately matched the audio-masterpieces of Earth, Wind and Fire. I’ll get to Shusei Nagaoka (artist) at another time.
[Nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals – 1981]
Earth, Wind and Fire is one of those special groups that no only put out GREAT bodies of work, in fact some of the BEST bodies of work among their peers and competitors, but they’ve never seemed to actually have a problem getting recognized by the academy for their contributions. “Shining Star” from their debut album snatched a Grammy in 1975 for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and from that point on well up into 2005, they’ve received numerous awards as well as nominations.
Here is a bonus for you to play in the background while you work, clean and chill. (just audio, no video)
[Won Grammy 1978 for Best R&B Instrumental Performance]