Verdine White Keeps it Real on Earth, Wind & Fire's Latest

JAMES BROWN TAUGHT ALL BASS PLAYERS THE importance of “the one,” but few bassists have ever framed it like Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White. Between his running-start pickups and his pocket-widening post-one pops, White enshrouds his downbeats in melodic and rhythmic robes of purple and gold. Chart gold, that is, as EWF has sold over 90 million
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