Maintaining a foothold in popular music is nearly impossible, yet Frankie Beverly and Maze have been entertaining audiences all over the world for decades. Their classic s and s catalog is rife with timeless musical moods and lyrics that transcend eras. Quite simply, Maze creates beautiful music that rounds off the edges of rough days. Maze got their big break when they met Marvin Gaye. The Motown superstar mentored them and made them his opening act in their early years.
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In , a demo tape came across the desk of Capitol Records vice president Larkin Arnold. The clunky reel-to-reel featured songs written and performed by Raw Soul, an unsigned San Francisco combo that had created a buzz opening shows for Marvin Gaye. Before you realized it, they had you moving. Arnold was sold.
The sound is distinctive - passionate, creative, original, soulful, honest and powerful. For nearly thirty years Frankie Beverly and Maze have created a unique sound and become one of the most influential groups in modern history. But, most importantly, we believe in what we do," remarks Frankie. The journey began when Frankie relocated from his hometown of Philadelphia to San Francisco and formed Maze. In , he released his first album, Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly which yielded a string of hit singles, including "Lady of Magic" and "Workin' Together. The group gained worldwide appeal with its legendary sold-out live appearances, and released the deluxe album Live in New Orleans which captured the energy, excitement and electricity of a Maze stage show and offered a fourth side of new studio material which included the hit single "Running Away". The band released Silky Soul, one of their most successful albums, which included the smash singles, "I Can't Get Over You" and the title track. After a solid year of touring North America and Europe, the group took a break to recharge their creative juices. With anticipation and excitement, the group released Back to Basics which captured the passionate, electrifying essence of the group, and included the hit singles, "Laid Back Girl," "The Morning After" and "What Goes Up.
You just can't imagine the heap o' hurt you're potentially setting yourself up for. Is it just the expectation that the SOs of people in these fields are on the backburner. I think love and caring can be more important. Do you really love him, honey. There's a picture of the magic rock he found while digging a neighbor's well. So that's something I can't say is good or bad.