“Taking these three albums together, you have all of the band’s classic songs from the ‘70s. I used to listen to them so much that I can’t actually remember which songs are on what albums, but I know that all three are absolutely killer.
“The drummer is Freddie White, who is simply fantastic. At the time of these records, in the mid- to late-‘70s, it was the punk revolution in England. While my friends were buying The Clash and the Sex Pistols, I would have to hide my Art Farmer, Pat Williams and Earth, Wind & Fire records. The only album I had that people would accept was New Boots And Panties!! by Ian Dury, which isn’t on my list here, although it is a great record.
“Earth, Wind & Fire have amazing songs and grooves. Freddie White never gets enough credit, in my estimation, as being somebody who made a big difference. I don’t know how these records were made, whether the band all played live in the studio or if things were done some other way, but however it happened, it worked beautifully. Amazing stuff.”