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On September 17, 1991.

On September 17, 1991, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Fourplay album. It was recorded 1990 – 1991, at “Ocean Way Recording”, “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, “Pyramid Studios” in Los Angeles, “Starlight Studios” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– Yamaha C7 MIDI grand piano, keyboards, synthesizers, programming, executive producer
  • Lee Ritenour– electric guitars, classical guitars, guitar synthesizer
  • Nathan East– 5-string bass, 6-string bass, backing vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Harvey Mason Jr.– synthesizer programming, computer programming
  • El DeBarge– lead and backing vocals
  • Darryl DeBarge – backing vocals
  • Patti LaBelle– backing vocals, BGV arrangements
  • Philip Bailey– backing vocals
  • Don Murray – recording, mixing
  • Geoff Gillette – additional recording
  • Khaliq Glover – additional recording
  • Femi Jiya – additional recording
  • Mike Kloster – assistant engineer
  • Paul May – assistant engineer
  • Clif Norrell– assistant engineer
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – technical assistance
  • Robert Vosgien – digital editing
  • Wally Traugott – mastering
  • Debra Johnson – production coordinator
  • Kim Champagne – art direction
  • Leslie Wintner – design
  • Stuart Watson – photography
  • O’Brien and Schridde – band photography

Track listing:

  1. Bali Run – Lee Ritenour, Bob James
  2. 101 Eastbound – Nathan East, Marcel East
  3. Fourplay – Lee Ritenour
  4. Moonjogger – Bob James
  5. Max-O-Man – Harvey Mason Sr, Michael Lang
  6. After the Dance – Marvin Gaye, T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware
  7. Quadrille – Bob James
  8. Midnight Stroll – Harvey Mason
  9. October Morning – Lee Ritenour
  10. Wish You Were Here – Lee Ritenour
  11. Rain Forest – Bob James

In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Columbia” label released “Head to the Sky”, the fourth Earth, Wind & Fire studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Clover Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joseph Wissert. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Verdine White– vocals, bass, percussion
  • Philip Bailey– vocals, congas, percussion
  • Maurice White– vocals, drums, kalimba, leader
  • Jessica Cleaves – vocals
  • Johnny Graham – guitar, percussion
  • Al McKay – guitar, sitar, percussion
  • Larry Dunn– clarinet, piano, organ
  • Ralph Johnson– drums, percussion
  • Andrew Woolfolk– soprano saxophone, flute
  • Oscar Braschear – trumpet
  • Arranged by Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Robert Appère – engineer, mixing
  • Lee Lawrence – cover design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Evil – Phillip Bailey, Maurice White
  2. Keep Your Head to the Sky – Maurice White
  3. Build Your Nest – Maurice White, Verdine White
  4. The World’s a Masquerade – Skip Scarborough
  5. Clover – Larry Dunn, Maurice White
  6. Zanzibar – Edu Lobo

 

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

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

 

 

On March 15, 1975.

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On March 15, 1975, “Columbia” label released “That’s the Way of the World”, the sixth Earth, Wind & Fire studio album. It was recorded September – October 1974, at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, Colorado, and was produced by Maurice White and Charles Stepney. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 486 on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Verdine White – bass
  • Fred White, Maurice White, Ralph Johnson – drums
  • Andrew P. Woolfolk – flute, saxophone
  • Al McKay, Johnny Graham – guitar
  • Maurice White – kalimba
  • Al McKay, Fred White, Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Ralph Johnson, Verdine White – percussion
  • Larry Dunn – piano, organ, Moog synthesizer
  • Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Shining Star – Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Maurice White
  2. That’s the Way of the World – Charles Stepney, Maurice White, Verdine White
  3. Happy Feelin’ – Verdine White, Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn
  4. All About Love – Larry Dunn and Maurice White
  5. Yearnin’ learnin – Philip Bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White
  6. Reasons – Philip bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White
  7. Africano – Larry Dunn, Maurice White
  8. See the Light – Louise Anglin, Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn