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Earth, Wind and Fire: “That’s the Way of the World”, Live (1981)

Of all the great EWF songs out there, “That’s the Way of the World” might be my favorite. Here’s the band performing that tune line at a 1981 concert in Oakland, and they are in top shape.

Of course, the legendary Verdine White is helping to lay down the “almighty groove.”

As one commenter reacted, “Verdine on bass. It just doesn’t get any better!”

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

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His bass line on Shining Star is the gold standard of funk. That’s the tune I would have picked to demonstrate his transcendental grooviness!