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Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin, and African. They were one of the most successful bands of 1970s. Rolling Stone called them "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop".

The band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1970, having grown out of a previous band known as the Salty Peppers. Other members have included Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Fred White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, Al McKay and Andrew Woolfolk. The band has received 20 Grammy nominations; they won six as a group and two of its members, Maurice White and Bailey, won separate individual awards. Earth, Wind & Fire has 12 American Music Awards nominations and four awards. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and have sold over 100 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time.

Five members of Earth, Wind & Fire were also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame: Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn, and Al McKay. The band received Lifetime Achievement awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award – 2002), NAACP (Hall of Fame – 1994), and the BET Awards (Lifetime Achievement Award – 2002).

Earth, Wind & Fire is known for its horn section, energetic and elaborate stage shows, and the contrast between Philip Bailey's falsetto vocals and Maurice White's baritone. In the 1970s and early 1980s, the band's hits "Shining Star", "That's the Way of the World", "Devotion", "Reasons", "Sing a Song", "Can't Hide Love", "Getaway", "Fantasy", "Love's Holiday", "September", "Boogie Wonderland", "After the Love Has Gone", and "Let's Groove". Two songs have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame: "That's the Way of the World" (2004) and "Shining Star" (2007).

Earth, Wind & Fire is the first African-American act to sell out Madison Square Garden and to receive the MSG Gold Ticket Award. President Barack Obama invited Earth, Wind & Fire to perform at the White House.

The kalimba (African thumb piano) is played on all of the band's albums.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Schinkenstrasse Various Artists 1
2003 Smooth Jazz 2 Various Artists 1
2003 Summer Party Hits Various Artists 1
2003 The 70s Box (The Best of Disco, Glam, & Soul) Various Artists 1
2003 The 70s Collection (The Mirror) Various Artists 1
2003 The Best of Me: A Collection of David Foster's Greatest Works Various Artists 1
2003 The Ultimate Party Album Various Artists 1
2003 The Very Best of 1970s Various Artists 1
2003 Top Hits of the Seventies: Chart Toppers Various Artists 1
2003 Ultimate Seventies: 1977 Various Artists 1
2003 Unwind Various Artists 1
2004 Super Stars of Seventies Soul Various Artists 1
2004 3am Party Various Artists 1
2004 Superbad Various Artists 1
2004 80’s Groove: The Reunion Various Artists 1
2004 Late Night Moods Various Artists 1
2004 Rue Oberkampf Various Artists 1
2004 Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Various Artists 2
2004 Black Power: Music of a Revolution Various Artists 1
2004 Ghetto Funk Sessions Various Artists 1
2004 Funk Masters Various Artists 1
2004 Funk Drops 3: Breaks, Nuggets and Rarities Various Artists 1
2004 Uncut 2004.06: 15-track Pick of the Best Recent Music Various Artists 1
2004 7th DJ Awards Pacha Ibiza Various Artists 1
2004 Make the Style “Drivin’ Slow” Compiled by Shinichi Osawa Various Artists 1
2004 Disco Fever Best Various Artists 1
2004 Mega Funk Various Artists 1
2004 The Encyclopedia of Music: Best of 70's, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2004 Ultimate Feelgood Anthems Various Artists 1
2004 The Very Best of School Disco.com Various Artists 1
2004 Die Hit-Giganten: Disco Hits Various Artists 1
2004 The Very Best of Legends Various Artists 1
2004 Classic Soul Ballads Love Power Various Artists 1
2004 Hütten Charts 2005 Various Artists 1
2004 The Ultimate All Time Classic Tearjerkers Various Artists 1
2004 Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion Various Artists 1
2004 Party On: The Only Party Album You’ll Ever Need Various Artists 1
2004 Pure Groove: 80’s Slowjams: The Ultimate Smoochy Soul Soundtrack Various Artists 1
2004 Kings & Queens of Soul Various Artists 1
2004 40 Jaar Top 40: 1977-1978 Various Artists 1
2004 70s Classic Grooves Various Artists 1
2004 80's Disco Non Stop Dancing Various Artists 1
2004 100 Hits Papa Was a Rolling Stone Various Artists 1
2004 100.4 smoothfm Go With the Flow Various Artists 1
2004 Body & Soul: Love & Rhythm Various Artists 1
2004 Body & Soul: Love & Tenderness Various Artists 1
2004 Body & Soul: Love Serenade Various Artists 1
2004 Boxfresh Summer 2004 Various Artists 1
2004 Die Hits der 70er: Disco Edition Various Artists 1
2004 Disco Inferno III Various Artists 1
2004 Funk Club: Sensational Funk Grooves Various Artists 1
2004 Funky Jazz 5 - Dancin' Jazz Various Artists 1
2004 Funky Jazz 6 - Cool & Soul Various Artists 1
2004 Heart and Soul Various Artists 1
2004 Hit Mania '80s, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2004 Hit Mania '80s, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2004 ims: 50: Fünfzig Jahre Innovation: Fifty Years of Innovation Various Artists 1
2004 Mega Disco Funk Various Artists 1
2004 Pure Soul Various Artists 1
2004 Rocking All Over the World Various Artists 2
2004 Solid Gold, Volume 3: Sweet Soul Music Various Artists 1
2004 Solid Gold, Volume 4: Dancing in the Streets Various Artists 1
2004 Soul Ballads Various Artists 1
2004 Soul Classics Various Artists 1
2004 The Encyclopaedia of Music: Best of 80's, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
2004 The Essential Collection Various Artists 1
2004 The Ultimate Disco Album Various Artists 1
2004 The Ultimate Funk Party Various Artists 1
2004 Ultimate Seventies Collection, Vol. 3 Various Artists 1
2004 Ultimate Seventies Collection, Vol. 4 Various Artists 1
2004 Unity: Athens 2004 Various Artists 1
2005 Funk Soul Anthems Various Artists 1
2005 Lovin' You Various Artists 1
2005 Love Songs Chicago 2
2005 Sound Concierge ANNEX: "Contemporary Love Songs" Fantastic Plastic Machine 1
2005 The Complete 80's Soul Weekender Various Artists 1
2005 We Can Work It Out (Straight Up) Various Artists 1
2005 ID&T Classics - The Megamixes II Various Artists 1
2005 Megadance Top 100 Various Artists 1
2005 Body and Soul: Soul Fantasy Various Artists 1
2005 Die Hit‐Giganten: Cabrio Hits Various Artists 1
2005 Smooth Summer Soul Various Artists 1
2005 Uncut: The Original Funk Soul Brothers and Sisters! Various Artists 3 1
2005 Mastercuts Soul Various Artists 1
2005 Body + Soul: Platinum Various Artists 1
2005 Winter Lounge Various Artists 1
2005 A Brief History of Soul: Sock It to Me Various Artists 1
2005 One Shot Disco, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2005 Hairbrush Divas Party! Various Artists 1
2005 Sad Songs II Various Artists 1
2005 #1 Hits of Disco: The Original Masters Various Artists 1
2005 1977 – Süddeutsche Zeitung | Diskothek – Ein Jahr und seine 20 Songs Various Artists 1
2005 Bar Guru Bar: The Music Various Artists 1
2005 Big on 70s Various Artists 1
2005 Bittersweet (Mixed by DJ Neil Armstrong) Various Artists 1
2005 Black Pearls Various Artists 1
2005 Body & Soul: Legends of Soul Various Artists 1
2005 Body & Soul: Love Undercover Various Artists 1
2005 BODYSTYLING: Disco Hits Vol.5 Various Artists 1
2005 Bringing People & Music Together: J&R Various Artists 1

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