Earth Wind and Fire

Deniece Williams: Classic Soul 1976 Interview

2021 Introduction: A two-time inductee into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame in the categories ‘Female Artist’ and ‘Lifetime Achievement,’ Deniece Williams is one of the semi-finalists for her timeless track, “Free” in the ‘Classic Soul Single’ category. In 1976, her recording career was just getting started as David Nathan discovered…

EARTH, WIND & FIRE: Classic Soul 1977 Interview

2021 Introduction: Legendary supergroup Earth, Wind & Fire celebrate three recent inductions into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame via popular vote online with the group’s “September” (Classic Soul Single), renowned keyboardist Larry Dunn in the “Instrumentalist/Musician” category and the group’s creator Maurice White in the ‘Producer’ category. We look back at EW&F’s journey in this 1977 in person interview with Verdine White…

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.