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My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire Audiobook

My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire

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The late Grammy-winning founder of the legendary pop/R&B/soul/funk/disco group tells his story and charts the rise of his legendary band in this sincere memoir that captures the heart and soul of an artist whose groundbreaking sound continues to influence music today. With a foreword by David Foster.

With its dynamic horns, contrasting vocals, and vivid stage shows, Earth, Wind & Fire was one of the most popular acts of the late 20th century - the band "that changed the sound of black pop" (Rolling Stone) - and its music continues to inspire modern artists including Usher, Jay Z, CeeLo Green, and Outkast. At last the band's founder, Maurice White, shares the story of his success.

White reflects on the great blessings music has brought to his life and the struggles he's endured: his mother leaving him behind in Memphis when he was four; learning to play the drums with Booker T. Jones; moving to Chicago at 18 and later Los Angeles after leaving the Ramsey Lewis Trio; forming EWF, only to have the original group fall apart; working with Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond; his diagnosis of Parkinson's; and his final public performance with the group at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Through it all White credits his faith for his amazing success and guidance in overcoming his many challenges.

My Life with Earth Wind, & Fire is an intimate, moving, and beautiful memoir from a man whose creativity and determination carried him to great success and whose faith enabled him to savor every moment.

©2016 Maurice White (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Stephanie 09-19-16
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    "the story was beautifully told"

    the story is one of faith truth honesty mysticism the man was open about his life as much as he could be I will apply some of the things that he used as ingredients for his success and I love her he was so articulated and so sure of how he felt about what he was going to do for Earth Wind & Fire thank you Maurice White you are so wonderful thank you for the words in the story with the songs that affected my life as I was growing up as a young girl I will always hold this book deer thank you

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    Mike Stone 09-18-16
    Mike Stone 09-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very well written book of Maurice White"

    This autobiography of the legendary Leader & Founder of Earth, Wind & Fire is astounding! It just took you down a journey of Maurice's life to the milestones of how he was able to keep such a supergroup up on its success. Grade: A+

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    Dr. Judy A. Alston 09-16-16
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    "Excellent"

    If you are an EWF fan, this book will make you sing along through the journey that Maurice White's life presents.

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    Keith Mililani, HI, United States 09-22-16
    Keith Mililani, HI, United States 09-22-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Insightful. Inspirational. A wonderful biography of a gifted musician and positive role model."

    I love EWF music. I love going to their concerts when they come to town. Maurice White is one of my favorite vocalists.

    I bought this audiobook to finally get an inside look at this musical genius. I want to share this book with my sons. Maurice provides such a positive outlook on life and music. Maurice is Earth, Wind & Fire. I loved this book. I'll be purchasing a hardcover. I'll be listening to this again soon. I love Audible.

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    Kevin 09-17-16
    Kevin 09-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "An audio book for true Earth Wind & Fire fans"

    This audio book will satisfy true R&B music lovers who have always wanted a look into the mind of the musical founder & genius behind Earth Wind & Fire, Maurice White. Dione Grham gives a warm sinciere and earnest narration. This audio book is compelling and exciting to hear the back story behind pop music's most thrilling hits of the 70's.
    Maurice talks about them all from Shining Star to After the Love Has Gone and September and so many more. This audio book is a non-stop listen!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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