from LOVE SONGS
written by David Foster, David Paich, Maurice White & Allee Willis
The Emotions is one of the most successful female soul trios of the past forty years.
Through their association with the legendary Maurice White, the creative genius ofof Earth, Wind & Fire, the three Hutchinson sisters have reached the top of the charts with timeless tunes like “Best Of My Love” and “Don’t Ask My Neighbours.”
The Emotions felt absolutely at home singing dance anthems like “Boogie Wonderland,” their #1 collaboration with EWF but also performing smooth balladsand mid-tempos crafted for them by White and his main collaborators like the late Charles Stepney, Al McKay and David Foster. “Love Songs,” a fine collection of those slower gems was released in 1999 by Sony Music and presents top notch material coming from classic albums like “Flowers,” “Rejoice,” “Sunbeam” and “Come Into Our World.” There are beautiful themes like “Blessed,” “Key To My Heart” and “Special Part” that showcase the wonderful voices and flawless harmonies of the trio. A couple of goodies, the intense ballad, “On & On” and the mid-tempo, “The Movie” were co-written by Foster and appeared on the 1979 album “Come Into Our World.” “On & On” is a classic ballad with spectacular vocal and instrumental performances while “The Movie,” co-written with White, Allee Willis and Toto member, David Paich is a feel-good ditty that benefits from White’s guest vocal as well as tight instrumentation and a catchy refrain.
Vocals: The Emotions & Maurice White
Keyboards: David Foster & David Paich
Guitar: Marlo Henderson & Roland Bautista
Bass: Verdine White
Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa
Drums: Fred White, Ricky Lawson & Steve Ferrone
Strings & Horns Arranged by Greg Mathieson
Produced by Maurice White