1979 Earth, Wind & Fire – I Am

Earth Wind and Fire 1979I Am is the ninth studio album by the R&B band Earth Wind & Fire, released in June 1979 on CBS Records. The album features the singles “Boogie Wonderland” with The Emotions and “After the Love Has Gone”. I Am has been certified double platinum in the US by the RIAA and platinum in the UK and in Canada by the British Phonographic Industry and Music Canada.

Tracks

In the Stone (Maurice White, Allee Willis, David Foster) 4:47
2  Can’t Let Go (Bill Meyers, Maurice White, Allee Willis) 3:29
After the Love Has Gone (David Foster, Jay Graydon, Bill Champlin) 4:26
4  Let Your Feelings Show (Maurice White, Allee Willis, David Foster) 5:24
5  Boogie Wonderland (Jon Lind, Allee Willis) 4:48
6  Star (Eddie Del Barrio, Maurice White, Allee Willis) 4:24
7  Wait (Maurice White, Allee Willis, David Foster) 3:39
8  Rock That! [Instrumental] (Maurice White, David Foster) 3:07
9  You and I (Maurice White, Allee Willis, David Foster) 3:31

Musicians

Bass Verdine White
Drums Maurice White
Drums Fred White
Guitar Al McKay
Guitar Johnny Graham
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Marlo Henderson
Keyboards David Foster
Keyboards Bill Meyers
Keyboards Eduardo Del Barrio
Piano Larry Dunn
Synthesizer Larry Dunn
Programming Steve Porcaro
French Horn Barbara Korn
French Horn Marilyn Robinson
French Horn Richard Perissi
French Horn Sidney Muldrow
Sax Andrew Woolfolk
Sax Don Myrick
Sax Fred Jackson
Sax Herman Riley
Sax Jerome Richardson
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Louis Satterfield
Trombone Benny Powell
Trombone Garnett Brown
Trombone George Bohanon
Trombone Maurice Spears
Trumpet Rahmlee Michael Davis
Trumpet Bobby Bryant
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Michael Harris
Trumpet Oscar Brashear
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Kalimba Maurice White
Timpani Richard Lepore
Congas Philip Bailey
Percussion Ralph Johnson
Percussion Philip Bailey
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Vocals Philip Bailey
Vocals Maurice White

Other Musicians

8 Rock That! [Instrumental]

Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather

Strings

Cello – Daniel Smith, Delores Bing, Jacqueline Lustgarten, Jan Kelley, John Walz, Kevan Torfeh, Larry Corbett, Miguel Martinez
Harp – Dorothy Jeanne Ashby
Viola – James Ross, Laurie Woods, Linda Lipsett, Marilyn Baker, Rollice Dale, Virginia Majewski
Violin – Anton Sen, Sherman Bryana, Carl LaMagna, Cynthia Kovaks, Gina Kronstadt, Haim Shtrum, Harris Goldman, Henry Ferber, Henry Roth, Ilkka Talvi, Jack Gootkin, Jerome Reisler, Jerome Webster, Joseph Goodman, Joseph Livoti, Judith Talvi, Leeana Sherman, Marcy Dicterow, Pam Gates, Pavel Farkas, Ronald Clarck, Rosmen Torfeh, Sheldon Sanov, William Henderson

Liner Notes

Producer – Maurice White
Producer – Al McKay (Track 5)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 1, 3, 7, 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – David Foster (Tracks 1, 3, 8)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Tom Tom 84 (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Benjamin Wright (Track 5)
Concertmaster – Janice Gower
Engineer – Tom Perry
Engineer (Assistant) – Craig Widby, Ross Pallone
Engineer – George Massenburg
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Mixed By – George Massenburg

Design – Roger Carpenter
Illustration – Shusei Nagaoka

Recorded At Hollywood Sound Recorders
Recorded At Sunset Sound
Recorded At Davlen Sound Studios
Phonographic Copyright CBS Inc
Copyright CBS Inc