Tributee: Earth, Wind & Fire.
Personnel: Musiq (Soulchild) (vocals, background vocals); Daphanie Wright, Jason Champion, Faith Anderson, Erica Davis, Lalah Hathaway, Meshell Ndegeocello, Nikki Ross, Angie Stone, Ashley Guilbert, Sy Smith, Anaysha Figueroa, Chaka Khan, Isaac Carree (vocals); Michael "Ese" Severson, Paul Jackson, Jr. , Errol Cooney (guitar); Christopher Farr, Ryan Zoidis (saxophone); Jeffrey Allen, Kebbi Williams (tenor saxophone); Dontae Winslow, Jason Freeman , Jerry Freeman, Rashawn Ross (trumpet); Garrett Smith, Richard L. Owens , Jeff Bradshaw (trombone); Lawrence Waddell (piano, keyboards); Kirk Franklin (keyboards, drums, programming); Mano Hanes, Rex Rideout (keyboards, programming); David Delhomme, Neil Evans (keyboards); Shaun Martin (mini-Moog synthesizer); Ricky Kinchen (bass guitar, background vocals); Deantoni Parks, Lil John Roberts, Teddy Campbell, Adam Deitch (drums); Gilmar Gomes, Warryn Campbell (percussion); Sherena Wynn (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Michael Caffery; A.J. Jeffries; Stephen L. Joseph; John Jaszcz; Kirk Yano; Musiq (Soulchild); Ray Bardani; Anthony Jeffries; Brian Ricke.
Recording information: A House Called Quest, Illadelph, PA; Audio Vision, North Maimi, FL; Fever Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Funktional Studios, New York, NY; Glenwood Place; KAR Studio, Burbank, CA; Luminous Studio, Dallas, TX; Monster Island Studios, New York, NY; Paramount Studios, Los Angeles, CA; R.J. Rice Studios, Southfield, MI; The Currie House, Minnneapolis, MN; Westlake Audio, Hollywood, CA.
Arrangers: Craig Lane; Meshell Ndegeocello.
The revived Stax label marks its 50-year anniversary with a tribute album to one of the best-loved bands in modern R&B. Among the artists performing their interpretations of Earth, Wind & Fire favorites are the singer Angie Stone, who channels Aretha Franklin on her rendition of "Be Ever Wonderful," the fiery Chaka Khan, who tears up "Shining Star," and the nu-soul diva Meshell Ndegeocello, whose version of "Fantasy" is almost a match for the original.