It’s the last day of October, meaning it’s the last day of the Rocktober Music Fest. Mary has, once again, done a great job with coordinating everything and has been patient despite the fact that some of us (i.e. me) keep forgetting to post our links to her daily post. This is a fun blog hop and I encourage everyone to join us next October to play along.
For my last selection for this month, I’ll go with another band from my home town of Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire. They do a little bit of everything: R&B, funk, soul, jazz, disco, pop, dance, Latin and Afro pop. They’ve been around since 1969, been nominated for 17 Grammys and received 6, been nominated for 12 American Music Awards and won 4, they’re members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame, and have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They’ve sold 90 million records worldwide, too. And everyone loves them. (Well, almost everyone, but I don’t know too many people who don’t.)
"September" was released as a single in 1978 and was included on the album The Best of Earth Wind & Fire Vol. 1 from that year. It came on the heels of their cover of "Got To Get You Into My Life" and outdid that, reaching #1 on the R&B chart, #8 on the Hot 100, and #3 on the UK Singles Chart. The Russian tribute band Leonid And Friends do a spectacular cover of the song as well.