Friday, February 5, 2016

Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Remembered In Memphis

Earth, Wind & Fire founder's friend talks about Maurice White

Not everyone knew Maurice White was from Memphis.  But everyone knows the music of Earth, Wind, & Fire.  I was on the phone with a lot of Memphis music folks upon news of White's death.  I found out that Stax Records legend David Porter grew up with him.  He still considered White his best friend.  Porter agreed to meet and discuss his late friend.  He called White a visionary who was ahead of his time.  One of White's sisters still lives in Memphis.  She was very welcoming when I knocked on her door.  Understandably, she wasn't ready to speak on TV.  She said White was a "cool brother."

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