From Earth, Wind & Fire’s 2002 release Live In Rio, here’s the group performing “Getaway” live in 1980.
Written by Beloyd Taylor, Peter Cor
We were always popular in South America, but for some reason or another we’d never gone beyond Mexico City. The people of Brazil loved us, and we loved them. I believe they embraced Earth, Wind & Fire on some primal musical level, because there’s so much of a Latin feel in all of our music.
– Maurice White. My Life With Earth, Wind & Fire, by Maurice White with Herb Powell, 2016.
Message from Maurice (‘Live In Rio’ CD);
There are many mountains to climb while fulfilling your dreams. Our goal has been to be the baddest band in the land, so we played around the world with that thought in mind. One of the highlights of our travels was Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – We connected instantly with the culture and their music. We feel good about this piece of work, – so we share it with you. Peace, Maurice White
Musicians on the live album –
Maurice: Lead and Background Vocals, Percussion, Kalimba
Philip Bailey: Lead and Background Vocals, Percussion
Verdine White: Bass
Larry Dunn: Keyboards
Ralph Johnson: Background Vocals, Percussion
Fred White: Drums
Al McKay: Guitars, Background Vocals
Johnny Graham: Guitars
Andrew Woolfolk: Saxophones
Carla Vaughn: Background Vocals
Sylvia Cox: Background Vocals
Judy Jones: Background Vocals
The Phenix Horns –
Don Myrick: Saxophones
Louis Satterfield: Trombone
Michael Harris: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Rahmlee Michael Davis: Trumpet, Flugelhorn