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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

For What It’s Worth (Vid of the Day)

Our Vid of the Day features the remake / reinvention of the Buffalo Springfield folk/rock classic, For What It’s Worth. The song starter verse…

There’s something happening here
But what it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware (read full lyrics here)

Seeing how the ideological landscape worsens globally as I type / as you read this… has been deteriorating at varying rates since time immemorial, now, more than ever, singer / songwriter Stephen Stills’ lyrical admonition still applies. And Oui 3’s acid jazz, hip hop, trip hop cover amply updates / translates his sentiments into the Nineties. Little doubt, as I type / as you read this, someone may already be building upon / updating / ushering all of these above sentiments into the Twenty-Teens… into the rapidly approaching, roaring Twenty-Twenties.

 

 

 

 

Bad Clickable Poetry To Get Ur Good Weekend Clickin’

 

Whether planning to roam or just chillin’ at home,

If it’s good times you seek at the end of this week,

To make it all happen first get your toes tappin’

Let a rock legend, supreme, help you run down your dream,

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Wishing all of you a great weekend!