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".
By the end of that decade, Beverly was leading a new group, a self-contained octet called Raw Soul, who cut their debut 45 in for a local Philly indie label. They recorded several more singles in the early 70s, though none of them made an impact with the US public. The relocation yielded immediate results as soul superstar Marvin Gaye caught their live show, was greatly impressed, and immediately offered them a job as both his support act and backing band. The only condition he made was that that the group change their name. Gaye came up with Maze, which Frankie Beverly and his cohorts readily embraced as their new moniker. In late , they inked a deal with Hollywood-based Capitol Records. It was released in March , a time when a frantic disco-funk inferno was consuming black music. But Maze dared to be different. Sure, they could increase the funk quotient when they wanted to, but mostly they were looking for something deeper and more meaningful, welding soaring melodies with reflective lyrics to extended, jazzy, mid-paced grooves. What also distinguished Maze from the pack was that they had complete creative control in the studio.
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly has established a trust fund with music lovers worldwide. Fans know when they attend a Maze concert they will be treated to an evening of honest, raw soul music. Nothing has changed. The band has stayed in its lane, continuing to do its thing, bringing quality music from the heart night after night. There are no gimmicks, no stage tricks in their shows. Just Beverly with his smooth, soulful vocals supported by the tight Maze band. It goes beyond having hit records.
It's not that she doesn't believe you right now, but it is a bone she will never drop. See to it that she is aware of your plan, so you both can properly dress. Well in my case and at this time, some of their words and advice are really hitting home and taking root because we are yet another casualty of the residency firing brigade. Whatever you do, just don't let on to your child ren that you and their father are in disagreement. I have this brain trapped after all these years. Mormon girls are raised to believe their worth is how young they marry and how many kids they have. If you want to go against that trend, one of you will almost certainly change perspective. Mormons follow the law of Chastity; they believe that the intimate act of lovemaking must be saved for after marriage. No doubt that some will be valiant up on the other side of the veil, but just as sure there will others who will reject salvation because of their high mindedness. Then be clear you will never convert.