29 January 2023
Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Wait” From Their 1979 Album I Am
Here’s the track “Wait” from Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1979 album, I Am.
Written by Maurice, David Foster, Allee Willis
Without question, when the I Am album was finished, I knew we had a winner, full of musical diversity. It had Dixieland swing in “Star,” and 1950s doo-wop in “Wait.” Of course it also had the Afro-Cuban/funky/pop/percussive vibe only Earth, Wind & Fire could do in the mystical anthem “In The Stone.” The songs were happening, the mixes were stellar, and the band never sounded better. Before its release, both Prince and Quincy Jones told me it was our finest record.
– Maurice White. My Life With Earth, Wind & Fire, by Maurice White with Herb Powell, 2016.