Spending Sunday Morning With EWF (Sunday Song Series)

Throughout Earth, Wind & Fire’s legendary recording / performing history, this band with Chicago roots, founded by Maurice White back in 1969, has managed to consistently keep their sound innovative via the unflinching exploration of a vast array of musical genres… R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, dance, Latin, and Afro pop.

Even were a DJ to cut off her/his talkover microphone to spin their songs, unannounced, it’d be this ensemble’s melodious, layered vocal arrangements and horn section’s charismatic, captivating, driving force that’d readily identify them as EWF.

The following links tell the backstory to our above clip’s selection, Sunday Morning, and the Millennium album on which it originally appeared… the Wikipedia excerpt, below affords us a small glimpse into EWF’s accomplishments…

“The band has won six Grammys from their 17 nominations and four American Music Awards out of 12 nominations. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the NAACP Image Award Hall of Fame, and Hollywood’s Rockwalk, in addition to receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. With sales of over 90 million records, they are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time. The band has also received an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award, BET Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Soul Train Legend Award, as well as a NARAS Signature Governor’s Award, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2012 Congressional Horizon Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2019.” read more here

Or, to sum up their credentials in one word… WOW!

In the event that earwitnessing this Week #93 edition of our Sunday Song Series has wowed you, even in some small way, why not c’mon back to check out our next Sunday titled song? That’ll hit the www seven days from now…

Stay Safe… Stay Home… Stay Healthy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Clip To Help De-Ice Our World (Vid of the Day)

Today’s video features the lively Woodstock 1999 appearance of Los Lobos… a band renown for their genre spanning diversity of rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, zydeco, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional music.

Their translated into English lyrics…

For my mother I am Mexican. By destiny I am American. I am from the golden race. I am Mexican American. I understand you English. I also speak to you in Spanish. I am from the golden race. Zacatecas to Minnesota. From Tijuana to New York. Two countries are my land. I defend them with honor. Two languages ​​and two countries. I have two cultures. In my luck I have pride. Because that’s how God commands it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlogCast: Tom’s Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas: Song 15

 

Today’s featured recording artist is certainly easy on the ears. In other words, we’re talking about an impressive, sing your heart out, vocal delivery / style, which is always a pleasure to earwitness.

Indeed… were there ever such a thing as an Aural Thesaurus… where one could “look up” synonyms for hip / cool vocalists… we would not need to “leaf” through the pages long before discovering the three-time, Grammy Award winning, R&B singer… Mr. Lou Rawls… before hearing his trademark sound… his smooth as silk, dulcet tones… which have consistently permeated throughout his acclaimed repertoire… inclusive of… Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

If you have yet to do so, go click onto that video playback button… NOW!

I’d like to take this time to extend my thanks to you for spending your precious time listening to my “Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas”… a musical mix that’ll feature a blend of spiritual content, social commentary, secular…and yes… even some humorous elements. My plan is to get as many of us into the holiday spirit as is possible. Towards that future, I’ll continue presenting my selections… classics all… counting ‘em down one-a-day… from now until we reach #1 on the 25th. So… be sure to stop back here again… if not daily… as often as your time permits.

I’d also like to invite you to click back for my regular monthly BlogCast… one that typically features anywhere from 3 to 5 segued songs… this program slated to hit the www on Sunday, December 24, 2017.

 

To now borrow the apt title lyric from today’s track, I hope you… my listeners… will…

 

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!

 

FYI, my past musical presentations are archived within my BlogCast and music categories.

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