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Sing a Song - Earth Wind & Fire

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Legbamel Not-Pop

I have a confession to make: I'm a child of the 70s, darlings, and I love Earth Wind & Fire. "Raise!" lives on my Top 25 Albums of All Time list. The band raises the age-old question (at least, the one as old as I am) of where that fine line between disco and funk lies. Are they a disco band? Do they play funk? Can you do both at the same time?

Earth Wind & Fire refers to itself as a jazz/funk band, and their sound shares much in common with Tower of Power. You'd never accuse those folks of being a disco band, would you? I believe that they qualify as a funk band and that they happened to have some wildly successful hits during the era when disco was so prevalent. That way, I don't have to confess my adoration of the band again. Everybody loves funk, right?

3 Responses so far.

  1. Claire says:

    I adore Earth, Wind & Fire. The mum went to see them a few times and it has been a soundtrack to my life :)

  2. legbamel says:

    I knew I liked you, Claire. :P

  3. Claire says:

    Lol you mean there was doubt?

    I was asking the mum about them and she said that seeing them live was cool, but it took an age to get all of them on stage.

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