Born January 13, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois Capricorn Freddie White was exposed to music at an early age by his talented brothers (Maurice and Verdine White).  Fred began to play drums professionally at the age of 13, and later studied under Jimmy Slaughter.

Fred played with The Drifters, Jackie Wilson, Al Green, Ike Turner, Bobby Womack, Donny Hathaway, The Jackson Five, Willie Hutch, Bonnie and Delaney, and Syl Johnson before joining the legendary group Earth, Wind and Fire in 1975.  He performed for twelve years where he served as drummer with other band member Ralph Johnson. 

Fred has also recorded with the notable likes of Ramsey Lewis, The Emotions, Deniece Williams, Valerie Carter, Deodato, and Stanley Turrentine.  In later years, he joined former band mate Al McKay and the L.A. All-Stars, where they have toured Europe extensively.

Fred enjoys spending his leisure time studying astrology and studying the piano.


Ricky Lawson -
First Things 1st (1998)

"First soloalbum from drummer Ricky Lawson"
The Tracks are: Real Love, Plain Old Fashion Love, Slow And Gentle, I Will Be Here Waiting For You, Sweet Love, Blues Club, Need Somebody, Simple Man, Sunlight, So Special & Love Will Bring Us Back Around .
Musicians on the First Things 1st album: Ricky Lawson, Bridgette Bryant, Sean Holt, Vesta Williams, James Ingram, Al Jarreau, David Thomas, The Emotions, Arnold McCullor, Linn Fredmont, Fred White, Bill Cantos, Amy Keys, Nigel Martinez, Joseph James, Perry Sisters, Jason Brown, Israel Hollingworth, Lyndon Peats, Sheryl Cagelese, Sonya Sampson, Al McKay, Greg Moore, Carlos Rios, Robben Ford, Tony Maiden, Jimmy Haslip, Nathan East, Marcus Miller, Byron Miller, Neil Stubenhaus, Joe Wolfe, Brad Buxer, Russell Ferrante, George Duke, Donald Fagen, Greg Phillingaines, Sheila E, Peter Michael, Luis Conte, Phil Collins, Paulinho Da Costa, Andrew Woolfolk, Kirk Whalum, Boney James, Gerald Albright, Jim Reid, Roger Burns & Victor Hall. Available from Samsung Music Korea/Original release year: 1998

Various Artists Pop Music: The Golden Era 1951-1975 Drums, Percussion
Akira Jimbo Slow Boat Choir,Chorus
32 Phreeze 32 Phreeze ?
Earth, Wind & Fire Powerlight Drums, Percussion
Jennifer Holliday Feel My Soul Drums
Earth, Wind & Fire Raise! Drums, Percussion
Stanley Turrentine Tender Togetherness Drums
Earth, Wind & Fire> Faces Drums, Percussion
Ramsey Lewis Routes Percussion
Earth, Wind & Fire I Am Drums, Percussion
Ronnie Foster Delight Drums
Deodato Love Island Drums
The Emotions Sunbeam Drums
Earth, Wind & Fire All 'N All Drums, Percussion
Valerie Carter Just a Stone's Throw Away ?
The Emotions Rejoice Drums
Deniece Williams Song Bird Drums
Earth, Wind & Fire Spirit Drums, Percussion
Deniece Williams This Is Niecy Drums
The Emotions Flowers Drums
Earth, Wind & Fire Gratitude Drums, Percussion
Howdy Moon Howdy Moon Drums
Donny Hathaway Extension of a Man Drums
Willie Hutch Fully Exposed Drums
Donny Hathaway Live Drums
Rhythm Logic Rhythm Logic Percussion