The band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in , having grown out of a previous band known as the Salty Peppers. The band has won six Grammys from their 17 nominations  and four American Music Awards out of 12 nominations. With sales of over 90 million records, they are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. In , Maurice White , a former session drummer for Chess Records and former member of the Ramsey Lewis Trio , joined two friends in Chicago, Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead, as a songwriting team composing songs and commercials in the Chicago area. The three friends eventually got a recording contract with Capitol Records. Maurice moved on from Chicago to Los Angeles. He added to the band singer Sherry Scott  and percussionist Yackov Ben Israel, both from Chicago, and then asked his younger brother Verdine how he would feel about heading out to the West Coast.
They were arguably the biggest black rock band in the world, scoring nearly a dozen gold and platinum albums, and charting Top 10 singles like "Shining Star," "Sing a Song" and "After the Love Is Gone. White was always at the center, whether singing lead vocals with the gospel-trained Philip Bailey, or working in the studio alongside legendary producer Charles Stepney who tragically passed away in He oversaw the intricately designed gatefold covers that depicted Egyptian pyramids and Biblical symbols, and inserted references to his beliefs in his lyrics. Whether the audience understood everything he sang about or not, no one could deny the power of EWF. Here's some of the group's best. Newswire Powered by. Close the menu. Rolling Stone.
He was EWF were the very first African-American music group I was exposed to as a child of the s, given their omnipresence on network television at the time with appearances on awards shows, Solid Gold , Bob Hope specials and their cameo in the otherwise un-watchable box office bomb Sgt. However, Mr. The deeper I got into music, the more I realized just how broad of a net the Chicago native cast on the pop music landscape. Long before they became a commodity on the Billboard charts, the early incarnation of EWF was an adventurous and experimental funk outfit in the vein of early Funkadelic, highlighted by this confrontational opening cut from their album The Need of Love , which somehow finds a perfect balance between Sun Ra and Sly Stone. This particular tune is most definitely the highlight for anyone who was obsessed with the bug-eyed variation of the song Madlib conspired for the very first Quasimoto album, The Unseen. When Lewis wanted to take a funkier turn in the s, the piano man reached out to his old drummer to play on a trio of LPs for Columbia Records, which have been serious favorites for crate diggers and beatmakers for at least two generations now. And with the sole exception of casting George Burns as Mr. We get it: you like to have control of your own internet experience.
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