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.


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


Bass Verdine White
Drums Maurice White
Drums Fred White
Guitar Al McKay
Guitar Johnny Graham
Guitar Marlo Henderson
Keyboards Larry Dunn
Keyboards David Foster
Keyboards Bill Meyers
Keyboards Steve Porcaro
Percussion Ralph Johnson
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Sax Andrew Woolfolk
Trombone Louis Satterfield
Trumpet Rahm Lee Davis
Vocals Phillip Bailey

Other Musicians

8 Rock That! [Instrumental]

Guitar Steve Lukather

Strings & Horns

Concertmaster – Janice Gower
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Don Myrick
Cello – Daniel Smith, Delores Bing, Jacqueline Lustgarten, Jan Kelley, John Walz, Kevan Torfeh, Larry Corbett, Miguel Martinez
French Horn – Barbara Korn, Marilyn Robinson, Richard Perissi, Sidney Muldrow
Harp – Dorothy Jeanne Ashby
Saxophone – Fred Jackson Jr, Herman Riley, Jerome Richardson
Tenor Saxophone – Andrew Woolfolk
Timpani – Richard Lepore
Trombone – Benjamin Powell, Bill Reichenbach, Garnett Brown, George Bohanon, Louis Satterfield, Maurice Spears
Trumpet – Bobby Bryant, Jerry Hey, Michael Harris, Oscar Brashear, Rahmlee Michael Davis, Steve Madaio
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*, Pamela Gates, Pavel Farkas, Ronald Clarck, Rosmen Torfeh, Sheldon Sanov, William Henderson
Record Company – ARC

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

Published By – Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Produced For – Kalimba Productions
Printed By – Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd.
Record Company – ARC