23 October 2023

Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Chicago (Chi-Town) Blues” From Their 1993 Album Millennium

From Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1993 release Millennium, here’s the track “Chicago (Chi-Town) Blues.”

In late 1992 we started recording our next album, Millennium. In my mind Millennium was supposed to be Earth, Wind & Fire’s last album, and in many ways it is. I saw it as symbolic that EW&F’s career would end where it started, at Warner Bros. I wanted to conclude Earth, Wind & Fire’s recording career in a manner that was respectful to our musical legacy. For the most part Mo Ostin gave me complete creative freedom; the whole idea was that this was to be a return to the classic EW&F sound. And I achieved some of that on the album.

– Maurice White. My Life With Earth, Wind & Fire, by Maurice White with Herb Powell, 2016.

“Chicago (Chi-Town) Blues”
Written by Maurice, Jon Lind, Brock Walsh, Nicky Brown
Produced by Maurice & Bill Meyers
Horns arranged by Bill Meyers

Maurice: Lead & Background Vocals
Philip Bailey: Background Vocals
Verdine White: Bass
Paulinho da Costa: Percussion
Sheldon Reynolds: Guitar, Background Vocals, Synthesizer, Rhythm Programming
Mike McKnight: Synthesizer, Synthesizer Programming, Rhythm Programming
Bill Meyers: Synthesizer, Synth Bass
Nicky Brown: Synthesizer
Gerald Albright: Saxophone
Ronnie Laws: Saxophone Solo
Ray Brown: Trumpet
Michael “Patches” Stewart: Trumpet
Gary Bias: Saxophone
Reggie Young: Trombone

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