Back in 1994, 95 North worked with Phillip Ramirez to record a well-received cover of this classic Earth, Wind, and Fire song. Flash forward 20 years later and Richard presents brand new mixes of the record with driving synth chords, rhythm guitars, organ licks, and a thick bass along with additional background vocals from Phillip.
The Vocal Mix starts off with beats and then brings in the bass, chords, and background vocals leading into the first verse. The Build Vocal provides a long keyapella intro with just the synth chords, background vocals, rhodes and organ before dropping in the beat right before the first verse. The Smooth Dub features a double time chord progression along with solo guitar licks, organ, and vocal lines sprinkled in. And the Instrumental is based off of the vocal mix.
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Originally produced by Richard Payton and Doug Smith for 95 North Productions, Inc.
Remixes by Richard Payton for 95 North Productions, Inc.
Additional Background Vocals: Phillip Ramirez
Keyboards and Drum Programming: Richard Payton
Guitar: Cameron Payton
Mastering: Clinton McCreery
Artwork: Richard Pring
God, my wife and daughter, my son for the guitar parts, the DC-Baltimore crew, Doug, Phillip for the patient prompting to do these remixes, Richard Pring for the outstanding artwork, Richard Wilson for early feedback, Sean McCabe for early support, and all the fans of 95 North music that continue to provide inspiration .