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My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire Audiobook

My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire

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Publisher's Summary

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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    darren London, United Kingdom 29/12/2016
    darren London, United Kingdom 29/12/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "A great look at a great musician"
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    EWF are my all time favourite group but I did not know too much about their history and virtually nothing of Maurice White's life, so I found this book very interesting. The story although not containing any real surprises was very well told and the reader was perfection.
    A great insight into the 1970's and 1980's music scene.

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  • A User
    25/04/17
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    "If You Ever Loved any Earth, Wind & Fire Song..."

    You are going to love this book! I loved the music of EWF from the very first note I heard. Herb Powell marvelously reveals the mystery and magic of Maurice White. This book is an incredibly compelling revelation of the creative genius behind Earth, Wind and Fire. Maurice White's life story is as inspiring and majestic as his music.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eric
    04/03/17
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    "Great Book"

    Very interesting and intriguing book from start to finish. This book was also read very well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Linda Ealey
    Stone Mountain, GA
    28/02/17
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    "Maurice--Earth, Wind and Fire"
    What made the experience of listening to My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire the most enjoyable?

    To be able to see the human side of Maurice and EWF.....they are one of the greatest groups of all time!!!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maurice White, of course.


    What does Dion Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice of experience and expression.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The road traveled for Earth, Wind and Fire


    Any additional comments?

    Maurice White's story did not disappoint....thanks for the music.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Davis
    28/11/16
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    "My personal favorite band - EWF"

    My music-Earth, Wind & Fire. The best audible book of the year. Get it now

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Marty Cohn
    USA
    12/11/16
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    "Told in a way to: Keep Your Head (In This Book!!)"

    This is officially the best audible bio book I've listened to!. Brother Maurice was the definition of a man. I literally couldn't stop listening to his story. AND... I'm going to listen to it again. It's that heavy. Thanks Maurice for the music and the no holds barred look into your life. Extremely well arranged and told. Wow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Melvin
    08/11/16
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    "To me urban if I was the best band overall"

    The passing of Maurice White was a big pill to swallow I enjoy all the music that he put us and I enjoy the happiness that or when the fireboard to me God bless Maurice White and God bless his family thank you or wind and fire

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rickey
    08/11/16
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    "Outstanding!"

    Great insight on what makes the Earth Wind and Fire sound so uplifting! and spiritual.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Steven Moore
    16/10/16
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    "His life, his Legacy"

    What a tribute to a great man, when I think of the word history I look at it as two singular words His Story! Being an Earth Wind Fire learner over the years utilizing EWF music as the soundtrack of my life and musical aspirations, I must say that this last presentation is befitting of no word less than awesome! I feel like Maurice himself just shared with me his life story and musical journey, and for that I will be forever grateful!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    08/10/16
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    "Thank you MW! and beautiful. EWF forever"

    Thank you MW! Fantastic and beautiful. EWF forever and ever amen! I love this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    02/10/16
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    "Best Audiobook of my Collection"

    Thank you Maurice.

    Heartfelt. Inspiring. Awesome. Moving. Real. And for the music ... words cannot describe.

    RIP

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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