Back in the day, Earth, Wind & Fire leader, Maurice White was considering a funkier sound for EWF.  During this time, Cameo was red hot!  Group leader Larry Blackman produced the majority of Cameo's hits and he had become so successful, he was rolling in a red Ferrari in the ATL and he resided in a spacious home.

White allegedly contacted Blackman and tracks were submitted.  The tracks were funky and the sound was pure Cameo but White had a change of heart and declined to use the tracks at the last minute.  Instead, he decided to stay with the EWF formula that had proved successful.

He had good instincts because their next album went double platinum and White would purchase a spectacular compound in Carmel, California-within walking distance of the famous 17-mile drive.

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