Maurice White

Maurice White

Real Name:
Maurice White
Known to his friends as "Reese" Maurice White was an American R&B and funk singer (born on December 19, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee, died on February 3rd, 2016 in Los Angeles). A childhood friend of Booker T. Jones he was bitten by the music bug early and after finishing high school moved to Chicago where he worked as a session musician, usually playing drums, on many Chess sessions of the early 60s.

He spent the mid to late 60s working with Ramsey Lewis and then formed Earth, Wind & Fire in 1969 with local Chicago singers, but relocated the band to Los Angeles in 1970 where they found success. He is the brother of Fred White and Verdine White.

Sadly, suffered from the illness known as Parkinson´s since the mid 90´s.

Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.
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Maurice White Discography Tracks


Maurice White Maurice White (Album) Columbia USA & Canada 1985 Sell This Version
A8-1061 Maurice White, Bill Meyers Maurice White, Bill Meyers - Gatchaman(CD) Ever Anime International Records A8-1061 Japan 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1003 Maurice White Rhythm Un-Huh / Love A-By To You(7") Pride (3) 1003 US 1960 Sell This Version
Maurice White Lady Is Love / Invitation Columbia US 1985 Sell This Version
Maurice White I Need You Columbia US 1985 Sell This Version
Maurice White Switch On Your Radio (Maxi, Single) CBS Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
Maurice White Stand By Me (Single) CBS, CBS Australia 1985 Sell This Version
BA 3420 Maurice White I Need You(7", Single) CBS BA 3420 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
CRDP-36 Maurice White ,& Charito, Charito Maurice White ,& Charito, Charito - Rainbow Colors(CD, Mini, Single) Panam CRDP-36 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
EAGXS002 Earth, Wind & Fire Featuring Philip Bailey & Maurice White Earth, Wind & Fire Featuring Philip Bailey & Maurice White - When Love Goes Wrong(CD, Single) Eagle Records EAGXS002 UK 1997 Sell This Version
N2K-10019 Maurice White Open Your Heart To Love(CD, Single, Promo) N2K Encoded Music N2K-10019 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Maurice White Young Hearts(CDr, Single, Promo) Time Life Music none US 2009 Sell This Version

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July 10, 2016


February 5, 2016
such a sad day today, 40 years listening to the great music of maurice white and earth wind an fire RIP maurice


February 5, 2016
RIP, Brotha. I grew up listening to Earth, Wind, and Fire from my Dad's collection.

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