On November 21, 1977.

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On November 21, 1977, “Columbia” label released “All ‘N All”, the eighth Earth, Wind & Fire studio album. It was recorded August 1977, at “Hollywood Sound” and “The Burbank Studios” in California, and was produced by Maurice White  The album won a “Grammy” for “Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus” and the song “Runnin'” also won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental in 1978. “All ‘N All” was also the best selling R&B album of 1978, and was certified Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Maurice White– vocals, drums, kalimba, original recording, mixing
  • Larry Dunn– synthesizer, piano, keyboards, Moog synthesizer, Oberheim
  • Verdine White– vocals, bass
  • Philip Bailey– vocals, percussion, conga
  • Eduardo del Barrio – piano
  • Johnny Graham – guitar
  • Art Macnow – direction
  • Al McKay– guitar, percussion
  • Terry Harrington – flute
  • Fred Jackson, Jr. – flute
  • Abe Most– flute
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Garnett Brown– trombone
  • Louis Satterfield– trombone
  • Michael Harris – trumpet
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • Oscar Brashear– trumpet
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Don Myrick– alto, baritone and tenor saxophones
  • Andrew Woolfolk – tenor saxophone, wind
  • Alan Robinson – French horn
  • Richard Klein – French horn
  • Gale Robinson – French horn
  • David Duke – French horn
  • Marilyn Robinson – French horn
  • James M. McGee – French horn
  • Roger Bobo – tuba
  • Richard Salvato – direction
  • Dorothy Ashby– harp
  • Haim Shtrum – violin
  • Betty LaMagna – violin
  • Sheldon Sanov – violin
  • Carl LaMagna – violin
  • Mary D. Lindquist – violin
  • Barry Socher – violin
  • Lya Stern – violin
  • David Stockhammer – violin
  • Blanche Belnick – violin
  • Ruth Henry – violin
  • Marcia Van Dyke – violin
  • Harris Goldman – violin
  • Jack Gootkin – violin
  • Ronald Clark – violin
  • Janice Gower – violin, concertmaster
  • Barbara Thomason – viola
  • Linda Lipsett – viola
  • Renita Koven – viola
  • Norman Forrest – viola
  • Daniel Smith – cello
  • Ronald Cooper – cello
  • Jan Kelly – cello
  • Meyer Rubin – bass
  • Susan Ranney – bass
  • Ralph Johnson– vocals, percussion, drums
  • Skip Scarborough– percussion, piano
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Phil Ayling – drums
  • Fred White – percussion, drums
  • George Massenburg– engineer
  • Paul Klingberg – mixing
  • Cameron Marcarelli – mixing assistant
  • Mark Wilder – mastering
  • Shusei Nagaoka – cover art

Track listing:

  1. Serpentine Fire – Maurice White, Verdine White, Reginald “Sonny” Burke
  2. Fantasy – Maurice White, Verdine White, Eduardo DelBarrio
  3. In the Marketplace (Interlude) – Maurice White
  4. Jupiter – Maurice White, Verdine White, Larry Dunn, Philip Bailey
  5. Love’s Holiday – Maurice White, Skip Scarborough
  6. Brazilian Rhyme (Beijo) – Toninho Horts
  7. I’ll Write a Song For You – Philip Bailey
  8. Magic Mind – Maurice White, Verdine White, Freddie White, Larry Dunn, Philip Bailey, Andy Mckay
  9. Runin’ – Maurice White, Larry Dunn, Eduardo DelBarrio
  10. Brazilian Rhyme (Ponta de Areia) – Milton Nascimento
  11. Be Ever Wonderful – Maurice White, Larry Dunn

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