Earth Wind and Fire

The Emotions Classic Soul 1979 Interview

2021 Introduction: Recently inducted into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame in the ‘R&B Pioneer’ category (in addition to their previous inductions in the Lifetime Achievement, Group and ‘Classic Soul Single-“Best Of My Love” categories), The Emotions were more than happy to share in a 1979 interview with founder David Nathan about their collaboration with Earth, Wind & Fire on the now-classic “Boogie Wonderland” and more

EARTH, WIND & FIRE: Classic Soul 1979 Interview

2021 Introduction: With the induction of legendary supergroup Earth, Wind & Fire into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame in the Lifetime Achievement category, we revisit a July 1979 interview founder David Nathan conducted with Verdine White about the success of the multi-platinum “I Am” album, a visit to Egypt, his own work as a producer and much more...

My Classic Soul Podcast Goes 'In the Storm' on Lost El DeBarge Classic

You might know the biggest part of the El DeBarge story: as part of a musical family that gave way to Motown acts Switch and DeBarge, El became a darling of the R&B and pop charts in the '80s, before issuing the hit solo single "Who's Johnny" in 1986. After the '80s, the members of DeBarge struggled with personal problems and went their separate ways.


Before his untimely passing in February of 2016, MAURICE WHITE left an indelible mark on the music world. Whether through his unmistakable work with his group EARTH, WIND & FIRE, his solo music, or songs he produced and wrote for other artists, the musical genius of MAURICE WHITE remains unparalleled....