My Life with Earth Wind Fire

Author: Maurice White
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062329170
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Foreword by Steve Harvey and afterword by David Foster The 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 its dynamic horns, contrasting vocals, and vivid stage shows, Earth, Wind & Fire was one of the most popular acts of the late twentieth century—the band “that changed the sound of black pop” (Rolling Stone)—and its music continues to inspire modern artists including Usher, Jay-Z, Cee-Lo Green, and Outkast. At last, the band’s founder, Maurice White, shares the story of his success. Now in his seventies, 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 eighteen 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. Keep Your Head to the Sky 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.

My Life with Earth Wind Fire

Author: Maurice White
Publisher: Amistad
ISBN: 9780062329165
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Foreword by Steve Harvey and afterword by David Foster The 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 its dynamic horns, contrasting vocals, and vivid stage shows, Earth, Wind & Fire was one of the most popular acts of the late twentieth century—the band “that changed the sound of black pop” (Rolling Stone)—and its music continues to inspire modern artists including Usher, Jay-Z, Cee-Lo Green, and Outkast. At last, the band’s founder, Maurice White, shares the story of his success. Now in his seventies, 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 eighteen 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. Keep Your Head to the Sky 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.

Shining Star

Author: Philip Bailey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101607939
Format: PDF
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Earth, Wind & Fire has sold some ninety million records and won eight Grammy awards. But while its charismatic founder, Maurice White, and Philip Bailey, one of popular music’s greatest voices, are remarkable musical talents, their relentless work ethic exhausted and emotionally gutted the group. Now, Bailey shares the inside story of his professional and spiritual journey, from his origins to the band’s meteoric rise to stardom, and from its breakup to its triumphant reinvention. Shining Star will mesmerize the supergroup’s millions of fans and anyone who loves an inspiring story about what happens when real life exceeds your dreams.

Traveling Soul

Author: Todd Mayfield
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613736827
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Curtis Mayfield was one of the seminal vocalists and most talented guitarists of his era, and his music played a vital role in the civil rights movement: "People Get Ready" was the black anthem of the time. In Traveling Soul, Todd Mayfield tells his famously private father's story in riveting detail. Born into dire poverty, raised in the slums of Chicago, Curtis became a musical prodigy, not only singing like a dream but growing into a brilliant songwriter. In the 1960s he opened his own label and production company and worked with many other top artists, including the Staple Singers. Curtis's life was famously cut short by an accident that left him paralyzed, but in his declining health he received the long-awaited recognition of the music industry. Passionate, illuminating, vivid, and absorbing, Traveling Soul will doubtlessly take its place among the classics of music biography.

The Best of Earth Wind and Fire

Author: Earth, Wind & Fire
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9780793533237
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Includes 18 top hits by this soulful supergroup: After the Love Has Gone • Boogie Wonderland • Devotion • Fantasy • Getaway • Got to Get You into My Life • In the Stone • Let's Groove • Mighty Mighty • Reasons

Tell the Wind and Fire

Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544318846
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Sarah Rees Brennan writes with fine control and wit, and I suspect that word of this magical thriller will pass through the populace with the energy of wind, of fire.” —Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Egg and Spoon In a city divided between opulent luxury in the Light and fierce privations in the Dark, a determined young woman survives by guarding her secrets. Lucie Manette was born in the Dark half of the city, but careful manipulations won her a home in the Light, celebrity status, and a rich, loving boyfriend. Now she just wants to keep her head down, but her boyfriend has a dark secret of his own—one involving an apparent stranger who is destitute and despised. Lucie alone knows the young men’s deadly connection, and even as the knowledge leads her to make a grave mistake, she can trust no one with the truth. Blood and secrets alike spill out when revolution erupts. With both halves of the city burning, and mercy nowhere to be found, can Lucie save either boy—or herself? Celebrated author Sarah Rees Brennan weaves a magical tale of romance and revolution, love and loss.

The Book of Five Rings

Author: Musashi Miyamoto
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635243979
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Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings,is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra. The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.

Earth Wind and Fire

Author: Barbara Ellen Bowe
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814651100
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Today's world demands an integrated attitude and Vision toward al of life; - an approach embraced and enhanced by the contributors to Earth, Wind, and Fire. In this scholarly and passionate work members of the Feminist Hermeneutics Task Force of the Catholic Biblical Association orchestrate an approach to understanding a feminist model of creation that is faithful to biblical tradition and celebrates the rich diversity of al creation. Inviting conversation between Bible and theology, feminist scholars and theologians, the contributing writers explore themes such as the significance of embodiment, the integrity of creation, the interconnectedness of humanity with other creatures, the evolutionary nature of creation, and integral connections between creation and salvation, ecojustice and human liberation. Both detailed and holistic, Earth, Wind, and Fire is a compelling, insightful, and reader-friendly approach to the creative artistry of God. Chapters and contributors are: &Creation, Evolution, Revelation, and Redemption: Connections and Intersections;" by Carol J. Dempsey, O.P.; & *The Priestly Creation Narrative: Goodness and Interdependence; - by Alice L. Laffey; & *Everyone Called By My Name: Second Isaiah;'s Use of the Creation Theme; - by Joan E. Cook, SC; & *Wild, Raging Creativity: Job in the Whirlwind; - by Kathleen M. O;'Connor; & *Soundings in the New Testament Understandings of Creation; - by Barbara E. Bowe, RSCJ; & *Sabbath: the Crown of Creation,& - by Barbara E. Reid, OP; & *Creation Restored: God's Basileia, the Social Economy, and the Human Good ; - by Tatha Wiley; & *The Samaritan Woman and Martha as Partners with Jesus in Ministry: Recreation in John 4 and 11 - by Judith Schubert, RSM; & *All Creation Groans in Labor: Paul's Theology of Creation in Romans 8:18-23; - by Sheila E. McMinn; & *Of New Songs and An Open Window ; - by Mary Ann Donovan, SC; & *Being a New Creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) is Being the Body of Christ: Paul and Feminist Scholars in Dialogue; - by Mary Margaret Pazdan, OP; & *Creation in the Image of God and Wisdom Christology; - by Mary Catherine Hilkert, OP Also includes a Prologue and Epilogue by Carol J. Dempsey, OP, and Mary Margaret Pazdan, OP, a Bibliography, and Indexes. Carol J. Dempsey, OP, PhD, is associate professor of biblical studies and theology at the University of Portland. She also co-edited al Creation is Groaning: An Interdisciplinary Vision for Life in a Sacred Universe, published by Liturgical Press. Mary Margaret Pazdan, OP, PhD, is professor of biblical studies at Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis. She is the author of a commentary on the minor prophets in The Collegeville Bible Commentary, published by Liturgical Press. "

We All Looked Up

Author: Tommy Wallach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481418777
Format: PDF
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The lives of four high school seniors intersect weeks before a meteor is set to pass through Earth's orbit, with a 66.6% chance of striking and destroying all life on the planet. Simultaneous eBook.

Water Wind Earth and Fire

Author: Christine Valters Paintner
Publisher: Sorin Books
ISBN: 9781933495224
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Organized around 'The Canticle of the Creatures' by St Francis of Assisi, this book considers the ways in which praying with the natural elements can enliven Christian spiritual life.