Showing posts with label Earth Wind & Fire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Earth Wind & Fire. Show all posts

Apr 13, 2019

Let's Groove by Earth, Wind & Fire (1982)

Let's Groove by Earth, Wind & Fire (1982)
"Let's Groove" is a song by the American band Earth, Wind & Fire from their eleventh studio album Raise! (1981). Written by Maurice White and Wayne Vaughn, and produced by White, the song was chosen as the lead single from the album.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, disco music was undergoing a severe backlash. In spite of this, the band decided to revive the disco sound that was later included on their previous works and records. Musically, "Let's Groove" is a post-disco, pop and funk song which includes instrumentation of synthesizers and keyboards along with live electric guitars.




Critical reception

Ed Hogan from AllMusic said, "He brought in guitarist Roland Bautista and began co-writing, with Emotions member Wanda Vaughn and her husband Wayne Vaughn, a song that reflected the then-emerging electronic sound of the '80s. Not to be confused with the same-named hit by Archie Bell & the Drells, "Let's Groove" certainly was a change. Starting off with a robotic-sounding vocoder riff, it served up a more gritty-sounding EWF for the 1980s, laced with Brecker Brothers-supplied horn blasts that rival those of EWF's 1976 gold single 'Getaway'."However, reviewing the parent album, William Ruhlmann said the song was a recycled mid-tempo tune from the mid-'70s, and stated that everything else sounded desultory and uninspired. He, however, highlighted the song as an album standout.

Rolling Stone described Let's Groove as "city music" where "the horn section screams like a car running a red light."The Baltimore Sun noted that the song was "quite possibly the funkiest thing to come out of the early 1980s". NME also placed Let's Groove at number 16 on their Singles of the Year list of 1981.

"Let's Groove" was Grammy nominated for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.

Feb 6, 2017

Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland on I Am (1979)

Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland
"Boogie Wonderland" is a song by American R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire, featuring The Emotions. Released as a single on March 20, 1979 by The American Record Company and Columbia Records, The song was certified Gold by the RIAA on May 29, 1979. "Boogie Wonderland" was written by Allee Willis and Jon Lind, and recorded by Earth, Wind & Fire. It was included on the album I Am. It is regarded as a classic of the disco era, peaking at number 14 on the disco chart. On other US charts, "Boogie Wonderland" peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.



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Jan 29, 2017

Earth, Wind & Fire - September on Greatest Hits (1978)

Earth, Wind & Fire - September on Greatest Hits
"September" is a song by American funk band Earth, Wind & Fire, written by Maurice White, Al McKay, and Allee Willis. It was recorded during the I Am sessions and released as a single in 1978. Featured on the band's album The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1, "September" reached number one on the US R&B chart, number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, and number three on the UK singles chart.

White's unusual lyrics for the chorus were debated by Willis: "I said, 'We are going to change 'ba-dee-ya' to real words, right?' ... I learned my greatest lesson ever in songwriting from him, which was never let the lyric get in the way of the groove."



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