"Earth, Wind & Fire were one of the most musically accomplished, critically acclaimed, and commercially popular funk bands of the '70s. Conceived by drummer, bandleader, songwriter, kalimba player, and occasional vocalist Maurice White, EWF's all-encompassing musical vision used funk as its foundation, but also incorporated jazz, smooth soul, gospel, pop, rock & roll, psychedelia, blues, folk, African music, and, later on, disco."
By Steve Huey for Allmusic.com
Al McKay, Andrew Woolfolk, Fred White, Johnny Graham, Larry Dunn, Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Ralph Johnson, Verdine White
EWF founder Maurice White was a studio percussionist with the legendary Chicago label, Chess Records. At Chess, he played artists such as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart, Willie Dixon, Sonny Stitt and Ramsey Lewis. He joined the Ramsey Lewis Trio in 1967.
New Orleans funk originators.
The first great funk bass player.
The Queen of Funk.
The Maestro of P-Funk.
The Freaky One.
All about the groove.
It went from the underground club scene to the mainstream.
Polished sound and sophisticated production.
A genre unto himself.