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Encyclopedia > Philip Bailey

Philip Bailey (born May 8, 1951, Denver, Colorado) is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, best known as one of the longtime members of Earth, Wind & Fire. Together with Verdine White and Ralph Johnson he forms the heart of the current EWF line-up on stage. is the 128th day of the year (129th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Gospel music is a musical genre characterized by dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) referencing lyrics of a religious nature, particularly Christian. ... Funk is an African American musical style. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... Earth, Wind & Fire is a world-renowned American band which fuses different genres of music, formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1969 and is led and founded by Maurice White. ... Sexual Chocolate! is the bass player for Earth Wind_and Fire. ...

Before joining Earth, Wind & Fire in 1971, Bailey sung with different ensembles in the Denver and Chicago area. Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...

Bailey found fame by sharing the lead vocals on EWF songs with EWF-founder Maurice White. Their harmonic voices are legendary. Bailey is most famous for his falsetto and sung lead on such songs as "Devotion", "Head to the Sky", "Reasons", "Fantasy" and "I´ve Had Enough". Some of Bailey’s earliest heroes included jazz giants like Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Max Roach. But he also developed a taste for the Motown sound, especially the music of Stevie Wonder, who was just beginning to make his mark in the early 1960s. He was also greatly influenced by female singers like Dionne Warwick. Maurice White in Munich, Germany in 1975 Maurice White (born December 19, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American soul, funk, and R&B singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and bandleader. ... The human voice consists of sound made by a human using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying and screaming. ... Falsetto (IPA: Italian , General American , RP ) is a singing technique that produces sounds that are pitched higher than the singers normal range. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (26 May 1926 – 28 September 1991) was one of the most influential musicians of the latter half of the 20th century. ... John William Coltrane (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), nicknamed Trane, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. ... Jazz in 3/4 time cover released in 1957 on EmArcy Maxwell Lemuel Roach (born January 10, 1924) is a percussionist, drummer, and jazz composer. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City), where it achieved widespread international success. ... // Music is an art form consisting of sound and silence expressed through time. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an African-American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ...

Bailey is currently the on-stage leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, along with bassist Verdine White, vocalist/percussionist Ralph Johnson and vocalist/percussionist B. David Whitworth. ||/ | @___oo / / / (__,,,,| ) /^) ^/ _) ) /^/ _) ) _ / / _) / )// || | )_) < > |(,,) )__) || / )___) | ____( )___) )___ ______(_______;;; __;;; A bassist is not a musician, so much as a guy or girl trying to play an instrument with four strings and a long neck. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... Ralph E. Johnson is co-author of the influential Computer science textbook, Design Patterns. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... B. David Whitworth has been with Earth, Wind,& Fire Since 1996 as a percussionist/vocalist. ...

Bailey has also recorded as a solo artist, as well as duets with Phil Collins and Eric Benet. His most notable song was a duet with Phil Collins, "Easy Lover" from his solo album Chinese Wall. Phil Collins, during a radio interview, was asked how "he discovered" Philip Bailey. Annoyed at the lack of knowledge of the interviewer he made up a story about how he had been filling his car with gas/petrol when he heard the attendant singing...and that turned out to be Philip Bailey. The interviewer believed the whole story, which was also picked up by other media outlets. In music, solo means to play or sing alone. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... The duet, by Hendrik ter Brugghen A duet is a musical composition or piece for two performers, most often used for a vocal or piano duet. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English singer, songwriter, drummer and actor. ... Eric Benét (born October 15, 1966 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer. ... Easy Lover is a song written by Philip Bailey, Phil Collins, and Nathan East. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ...

Bailey also records gospel albums and did a jazz-styled album entitled Soul on Jazz.

Philip is married to vocalist, and EWF backing singer, Krystal Bailey. A backing vocalist or backing singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ...


  • 1983 Continuation, Columbia Records
  • 1985 Chinese Wall, Columbia Records
  • 1985 The Wonders of His Love, Word Records
  • 1986 Triumph, Word Records
  • 1986 Inside Out, Columbia Records
  • 1989 Family Affair, Word Records
  • 1994 Philip Bailey, Zoo
  • 1999 Dreams, Heads Up
  • 2002 Life and Love, Import
  • 2002 Soul on Jazz, Heads Up

Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Word Records is a giant in Christian Music. ...

External links

  • Philip Bailey's official website

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Philip Bailey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (287 words)
Philip Bailey (born 1952 in Denver, Colorado) is an American RandB, soul and funk singer, best known as one of the founding members of Earth, Wind and Fire.
Bailey found fame singing lead on EWandF songs such as "Devotion," "Head to the Sky," "Reasons," "Shining Star," and "Let's Groove" and though in the latter he sung in tenor, he mostly has sung the EWandF classics in falsetto.
Bailey is currently the on-stage leader of Earth, Wind and Fire, along with bassist Verdine White and vocalist/percussionist Ralph Johnson.
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