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Gilles Peterson Pays Tribute To A Legend w/ His 'In Memory of Maurice White Mix'

by shamz
February 10, 2016 6:33 AM

Maurice White

As we all know at this point, last week we sadly lost the legendary Maurice White to a long bout with Parkinsons. The impact his music had on my youth through Earth Wind & Fire can’t be overstated (“Reasons” will always be one of my favorite songs). Though he has sadly passed, Maurice’s legacy will forever live on through his music. Gilles Peterson pays tribute to Maurice with this amazing 2 hour plus 37 song mix, In Memory of Maurice White.

I avoided the really obvious hits that you can hear everywhere and went for my personal faves, and a solid dose of the music that went on to shape the unique sound of Earth Wind and Fire from his early years working with two great mentors to him, Ramsey Lewis and Charles Stepney.

Listen to the mix in full, below.

1 – EWF – Energy (The Need of Love 1971)
2 – EWF – Faces (Faces 1980)
3 – The Salty Peppers – Open Your Heart
4 – The Dells – A Summer Place (Love is Blue 1969)
5 – Ramsey Lewis – Eternal Journey (Maiden Voyage 1968)
6 – Come on Feet segments (Sweet Sweet Badass Song)
7 – EWF – Moment of Truth (Earth Wind & Fire 1971)
8 – Ramsey Lewis – Uhuru (Another Voyage 1969)
9 – Billy Stewart – Summertime (1966)
10 – Fontella Bass – Rescue Me (The New look 1966)
11 – Sonny Cox – The Wailer (The Wailer 1966)
12 – Ramsey Lewis – Blue Bongo (Goin’Latin 1966)
13 – The Pharaohs – Damballa (Awakening 1972)
14 – EWF – Beauty (The Need of Love 1971)
15 – EWF – Mom (Last Days and Time 1979)
16 – Minnie Ripperton – Memory Band (Janus 1974)
17 – EWF – Reasons (That’s the way of the World 1975)
18 – EWF – Earth, Wind & Fire (Spirit 1976)
19 – EWF – Wanna Be with You ( Raise 1981)
20 – EWF – You can’t Hide Love (Gratitude 1975)
21 – EWF – Step’s Tube ( Open your Eyes 1974)
22 – EWF – Caribou (Open your Eyes 1974)
23 – Ramsey Lewis – Slick (Salongo 1976)
24 – EWF – Runnin’ (All n All 1977)
25 – EWF – Let Your Feelings Show (I Am 1979)
26 – EWF – And Love Goes On (Faces 1980)
27 – The Emotions – Best of My Love (Rejoices 1977)
28 – Ramsey Lewis – Wade on the Water (Wade in the Water 1966)
29 – Marlena Shaw – Wade in the Water (Chess 45 1966)
30 – EWF – Shining Star (Thats the way of the world 1975)
31 – Deniece Williams – Free (This Is Niecey 1976)
32 – EWF – Dreams (Open Your Eyes 1974)
33 – EWF – Zanzibar (Head to the Sky 1973)
34 – EWF – Fantasy (All n All 1977)
35 – Ramsey Lewis – Sun Goddess (1974)
36 – EWF – Brazilian Rhyme (unreleased version 1977)
37 – EWF – Intro (Gratitude 1975)



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