soulback podcast phillip bailey earth wind fire

We are back with another episode of the #SoulBackPodcast. This week we interview Philip Bailey of the legendary group Earth, Wind And Fire. We’ve had some big names come through this podcast, but there’s no one bigger than Philip. His group paved the way for many of our favorites and he joins us to discuss the impact of the group on music. He also talks about his new solo album “Love Will Find A Way” which contains production from Robert Glasper. He also shares wisdom about the evolution of music over the last 30 years and what the key is to stand out from the crowd. On our end we talk about new music from Johnny Gill, Snoh Aalegra, Bridget Kelly and also discuss Keri Hilson’s comeback. We also touch on Brian McKnight’s recent social media video and celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Mary J. Blige’s “Mary” album.

0:01:25 – More on the exclusion of Guy on Edd’s “op 50 R&B Artists
0:07:00 – Our thoughts on Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant’s new song
0:09:05 – Snoh Aalegra’s new album “Ugh, Those Feels Again” might be the best this year
0:12:30 – Keri Hilson’s new music is coming in September
0:16:37 – Celebrating Mary J Blige’s “Mary” album 20 year anniversary
0:20:35 – Who has the better discography: Kelly Rowland or LeToya Luckett?
0:27:45 – Philip Bailey joins the #SoulBackPodcast
0:28:19 – The new album “Love Will Find A Way”
0:34:02 – Getting day one fans on board with newer music
0:38:45 – The lack of music education in the school system
0:41:00 – The key to longevity for Earth, Wind And Fire and dealing with failure
0:46:40 – Philip Bailey’s definition of a “classic” and “legend”
0:49:15 – His foundation “Music Is Unity”
0:52:10 – Philip shares a memory of Maurice White
0:55:45 – Playa Please Award: Brian McKnight’s video on social media
1:01:00 – SoulBack Track Of The Day: Brian McKnight – Anytime

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