|By David Meikle (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 04:37 pm:|
I remember the excitement of my first Earth Wind and Fire album.
Thanks to 1Wicked therefore for these excellent images.
|By David Meikle (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 04:39 pm:|
|By Handsome (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 05:00 pm:|
Thanks for sharing...I LOVE Earth, Wind, & Fire!
|By fayette (126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 05:53 pm:|
i am sitting here my mouth open wide. thanks
for sharing such vivis photos(i think philip
bailey is one of da sexiest men alive)
except for ole paulie
|By SisDetroit (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 05:55 pm:|
EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE!!! Great group.
|By 1Wicked (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 06:49 pm:|
BTW...the 1st pic is that of comedian Steve Harvey, who introduced E,W,&F @ their induction into Hollywood's "RockWall".
|By Des (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 07:09 pm:|
One of my most vivid memories of mid-70's Glasgow was hearing September being blasted out at least three times on one night I was at this Disco off Sauchiehall Street(the name of which I can't recall,but it was like an old Dance Hall with Balconies looking down on the Dancefloor.Had a huge Mirrorball...the whole 9 yards)
The sheer joyous verve of the track (especially pumped up on a decent system) gave everyone goosebumps and created that "special moment" atmosphere you'll remember all your life.
|By David Meikle (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 07:21 pm:|
Was it across from the Griffin on Bath Street?
The Albert dance hall was there. Joanna's discotheque was beneath the dance hall.
Balconies were also in the Locarno/Tiffany's ON Sauchiehall Street.
|By Des (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 07:33 pm:|
David / I forgot you were from/in Scotland,of course.
I just can't quite be certain on the Disco concerned.My inclination is now towards Tiffany's.
My wife is asleep and wouldn't take to me waking her to verify this....
She'll remember cos my previous post is a shared moment - pretty corny when you write it down !!!
I'll add defnition tomorrow.
Are you in Glasgow now? It's funny me saying I'd never met people of musical like-minds and,if you were in Glasgow in the 70's (when I lived in Clydebank and socialised extensively "in Town") it's just a shame the Net didn't exist to facilitate the kind of connection we're making here....
|By David Meikle (126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 07:43 pm:|
We'll have a beer someday.
I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org
|By Common (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 07:50 pm:|
Glad to see EWF up & touring again. It's especially great to see Maurice White out there. I saw him on one of the entertainment shows & he said that he has gotten his illness under control. I've never saw EWF live & I hope to if they swing this way.
|By Wonder B (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 08:14 pm:|
Yes just be careful though about EWF shows... I just went to one in Paris and what they had advertised as EWF, was in fact EWF Experience Feat Al McKAY... I have nothing against Mr McKay except that he left EWF some 23 years ago... and that he has absolutely NO rights to the EWF name...
|By Jay (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 10:27 pm:|
The songs, arrangements/orchestrations and performances were truly unique and amazing.
Because the mixes were so dense it would be great to do some 5.1 surround remixes of their hits.
; - )
I have "In the Stone" cued up on my CD player in the car and the song and production is just killer.
|By dvdmike (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, July 12, 2003 - 01:12 am:|
Here's a list of EWF songs my good and great friend Tom Tom 84 arranged horns and/or strings for:
BE EVER WONDERFUL
CAN'T LET GO
LET YOUR FEELINGS SHOW
WAIT (Co-arranged by Jerry Hey)
YOU AND I
BACK ON THE ROAD
TAKE IT TO THE SKY
WIN OR LOSE (Horns only, Jerry Peters did the strings)
YOU WENT AWAY (Horns only, Erich Bulling did the strings)
SIDE BY SIDE
WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING ABOUT YOU
|By JoB (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, July 12, 2003 - 03:54 am:|
...great pictures...great group...great music...hope they tour in the midwest sometime, I'll definitely be at that concert.
...listening to "Can't Hide Love", one of my fav EWF joints...
|By KevGo (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 05:49 pm:|
Great photos of my heroes...thank you.
They were in NYC at the Beacon Theater a couple of weeks ago and from what I was told they were astounding (I had a biz meeting to attend and couldn't go to the gig ).
Congrats to Maurice & company...
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By Des (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 06:12 pm:|
BTW,David-M -- ref earlier exchanges on Glasgow Discotheques and September blasting through....my wife reckons it was "Roseland" (clearly the Glasgow version all you Native New Yorkers !!!).
Am I right,David,in thinking this was one of the many names of the Locarno (you mentioned Tiffany's and I'm thinking that was its' next incarnation after Roseland)....Hope you can help define.
BTW 2 / I sent u an email - you get it ok??
|By Larry (184.108.40.206) on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 04:07 am:|
No thread on Earth, Wind and Fire is complete without mention of a fantastically hip mutha bass player:
|By David Meikle (220.127.116.11) on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 07:43 am:|
The Maryland on Rose Street (north side of Sauchiehall Street) may be the place you refer to. It didn't have balconies however. It was a dance studio during the day.
It was Glasgow's best club in the late sixties IMO.
I don't think Tiffany's was ever known as Roseland.
|By jan (18.104.22.168) on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 09:13 am:|
did anyone else buy themselves a 'kalimba' , after listening to earth wind and fire ? i certainly did but it soon joined the rubiks cube, hoolahoop and deelybopper in the attic
i was inspired by one of their first lps on CBS had 'mighty mighty' and 'kalimba song' on it - on the whole i prefer their earlier stuff
( the kalimba an african finger drum and featured prominently on their earlier material )
|By steve w (22.214.171.124) on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 04:35 pm:|
I remember seeing EWF with santana at the palace in Manchester in 75, I still have this image of two sets of drummers revolving around 360 degrees with what seemed like fireworks going off in the background and the drummers not missing a note, Do they still do some kind of stage show? I have just bought their latest CD and I well recommend it
|By Des (126.96.36.199) on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 05:36 pm:|
I'm struggling now.I'm pretty sure it wasn't Rose Street - wasn't that where the GFT was located - and I'm fairly sure it wasn't up there...
I didn't mention my own idea on the name of the Disco,as my wife was fairly certain it was Roseland,and that was "White Elephant" (or something like that).
I guess you kinda know what I mean anyway....I'm going to research the Net and see if there's any means by which a name will jump out at me and close this out once and for all !!!
Did you get my email??
|By KevGo (188.8.131.52) on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 05:42 pm:|
Our family received a kalimba as a Christmas present around the time EW&F made their debut (circa 1970).
My mother still has the kalimba - she keeps it inside a china cabinet along with other heirlooms.
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By 1Wicked (184.108.40.206) on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 05:48 pm:|
I was torn between buying a kalimba and buying a harmonica...because I was also into what Lee Oskar was doing with WAR. I opted to just keep buying vinyl.....
(But I happened to pick up a nice pre-CBS Fender Jazz a few years later !!)
|By JoB (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 04:43 am:|
...Larry, I'm with you 100% regarding your post on Verdine White, whose bass lines I found myself trying to imitate on my bass just last night...yep, I still need a little more practice :o)
|By Harry Dhesi (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 07:39 am:|
The White Elephant was in Sauchiehall St.It had balconies and was later called Roseland.You had
to take a lift to get there and it was above a Chinese restaurent.
|By Des (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 06:55 pm:|
The things you describe all ring true & I'm pleased to lay this torment to bed now.....
I must admit that with all the snippets of peoples' opinion on where and what -- all of which I recognised but couldn't define -- I was thinking I'd give it up and just bask in the memory.
Thanks for your input -- let's see if David-M picks this up and the light dawns for him,too...
Glasgow Disco's of the 70's,eh???.....I seem to remember a major buzz at the opening of The Warehouse,off the Broomielaw....that was where I first heard a couple of singles by the group named "Savanna" (yes without an 'h') .....I bought both 12" singles in Listen Records(as was) and it's driving me crazy that I can't remember their names (I've tried this before but no-one took me up.....pls heeeeeeeeelp
|By Larry (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 03:13 am:|
I admit I haven't put on an EWF lp in 20 years, but, I vividly remember his playing on Shining Star. That man was locked in a groove, drippin funk out the seams...
|By Wonder B (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 01:21 am:|
This morning and for all the EWF fans in the Big Apple, EWF including Maurice were live on CBS and in the streets of NYC... Some people must have fled from work because the area seemed overpacked...
|By David Meikle (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 03:43 am:|
Never made it inside the White Elephant but know that it was incredibly popular.
Des, e-mail sent last Sunday. If you can't find it I'll send again.
|By fayette (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 03:17 pm:|
wasn't don myrick killed(saxaphone player on
reasons) how was he killed if anybody knows.
i heard he had a drug problem.
|By john c (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 03:51 pm:|
Verdine is a good one. An article on him and tabs of the EWF bassline grooves from the new CD in this month's Bass Player.
|By 1Wicked (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 18, 2003 - 04:11 pm:|
Fayette, there was much speculation and rumor regarding Donald Myrick's death...but you can read the "official" account at: www.jayepurplewolf.com/EARTHWINDFIRE/thephenixhorns.html
It seems that he was killed by LAPD when they mistakenly raided his home. They thought the lighter he was holding was a weapon. (Damn....that excuse sounds familiar !!)