Posts tagged "Earth Wind & Fire"
My Tumblr Blog...Five Star Jamz

My Tumblr Blog…Five Star Jamz

I’m talking about every single 5-star song in my iTunes library. Take a trip with me!!

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles (Episode 6)

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles (Episode 6)

Ladies and gentlemen out there in podcast land, Thomas Inskeep and I would like to welcome you to the SIXTH episode of the Jheri Curl Chronicles podcast. Yes, folks, we’re taking you down memory lane for a discussion about songs that hit #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot R&B Singles chart in the ’80s. If you’ve missed an installment, never fear. You can find them by clicking on the link for each respective episode. We’re up to Episode 6! This installment finishes out […]

Jheri Curl Special: Ranking Every #1 R&B Hit Of The ’80s From Worst To First (150-141)

Jheri Curl Special: Ranking Every #1 R&B Hit Of The ’80s From Worst To First (150-141)

Luther, I don’t know how exactly to tell you this; but there is a REALLY weird forest scene behind you.

Note For Note: A Guide To The Discography Of Earth, Wind & Fire (Part II)

Note For Note: A Guide To The Discography Of Earth, Wind & Fire (Part II)

Part Two of our stroll through EW&F’s discography looks at their post-1980 catalog. Let’s groove!

Note For Note: A Guide To The Discography Of Earth, Wind & Fire (Part One)

Note For Note: A Guide To The Discography Of Earth, Wind & Fire (Part One)

The Note for Note series returns with a funky jaunt through the catalog of Earth, Wind & Fire.

A Thought On Beatles Covers and a Few of My Favorites

A Thought On Beatles Covers and a Few of My Favorites

Daniel Johnston loves the Beatles, so does Charlie, and so should you. Here’s a list of some of Charlie’s favorite Beatles covers.

Chart Stalker 8/11/11: Spirit of ’75

Yet another boring week on the Billboard album charts. Adele spends a 12th week at the top of the charts with 21, although she only needed to sell 70,000 albums to do it. Country star Trace Adkins and singer/songwriter type Mat Kearney debut in the Top Five. The biggest news comes from hipster-pop band Foster the People, as their debut album, Torches, jumps into the Top 20 and “Pumped Up Kicks” looks to be one of the year’s surprise hits. […]

The 5ive at 5: They Went Solo, Too (#5)

Earth, Wind & Fire is known for many things. Being able to fit more people per square inch of stage than any other band in history. Bassist Verdine White is in possession of the Most Luscious Perm Ever award, and as I mentioned just a few days ago, Philip Bailey was, is, and always will be one of the greatest falsetto singers ever in music. Most casual fans know that Mr. Bailey has pursued solo ventures in between making EW&F […]

How Does He Still SOUND Like That?: Philip Bailey is Back with “Love is Real”

35 years ago, Earth Wind & Fire scored their first (and strangely, only) #1 pop single with “Shining Star”. It catapulted the band into huge stardom, and they, along with Parliament/Funkadelic, were the pre-eminent soul/funk band of the Seventies. Songs like “Reasons” and “Can’t Hide Love” became soul classics, while “September” is a perennial of any oldies station these days. The main voice on many of EW&F’s hits was, of course, the incomparable Philip Bailey. He’s alternated between pop and […]

The Disco 100: Numbers 100-91

It’s been almost a week since I posted my preamble to the Disco 100 . Now I’m ready to get into the actual 100 songs that I think are the best the disco genre had to offer. As I mentioned previously, these are the songs that I think had the best combination of vocal and instrumental prowess, memorable melodies, and sheer ability to make your ass move involuntarily. The disco era will also be the focus of today’s MisenPOPic Radio broadcast, so make sure […]