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The 21st night of September

I should have posted this 2 days ago. It is about a classic song of Earth, Wind & Fire, one of my fave bands: September. Call me old-school I don’t care.  Everytime I hear this song, I can’t stand but moving to the beat.

 

September

Do you remember the 21st night of September?
Love was changing the minds of pretenders
While chasing the clouds away

Our hearts were ringing
In the key that our souls were singing.
As we danced in the night,
Remember how the stars stole the night away

Ba de ya – say do you remember
Ba de ya – dancing in September
Ba de ya – never was a cloudy day

My thoughts are with you
Holding hands with your heart to see you
Only blue talk and love,
Remember how we knew love was here to stay

Now December found the love that we shared in September.
Only blue talk and love,
Remember the true love we share today

Ba de ya – say do you remember
Ba de ya – dancing in September
Ba de ya – never was a cloudy day

Ba de ya – say do you remember
Ba de ya – dancing in September
Ba de ya – golden dreams were shiny days

Another version
Kirk Franklin a Gospel musician recorded September in an urban contemporary gospel style a couple of years ago. His version was insanely good. It was part of an album called Interpretations in which several artists sing the classics of EW&F. In the clip of Franklin’s version you see Maurice White behind the mixer.

Live performance
I saw the band performed this at the 2nd day of North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam. They went on stage as a last act. Although not with original members but the gentlemen of EW&F surely knew how to stir their public. It wasn’t a surprise to me when they sang September as a finale. Man, what a party that was!

2 thoughts on “The 21st night of September

    • Dat is niet zo moeilijk, toch?🙂 Het was er warm. Ik kan me goed herinneren dat iedereen in de goede stemming was omdat Nederlands Elftal de dag daarvoor de Mannschaft verslagen heeft.

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