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]


About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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