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People Get Ready - The Best of the Impressions featuring Curtis Mayfield (1961-1968)

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People Get Ready: The Best of Curtis Mayfield with the Impressions covers the group's ABC years, from 1961 through 1968. All of the significant singles from the era are here, including the Top Ten U.S. R&B singles "Gypsy Woman," "It's All Right," "People Get Ready," "Woman's Got Soul," and "We're a Winner." Casual fans will probably look to get later Mayfield-era Impressions hits such as "Fool for You," "I Loved and I Lost," "This Is My Country, and "Choice of Colors," but those were issued on Curtom rather than on ABC. Ultimate Collection, released on Hip-O in 2001, also has its faults, but it does anthologize the ABC and Curtom hits.

Biography

Born: 03 June 1942 in Chicago, IL

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Perhaps because he didn't cross over to the pop audience as heavily as Motown's stars, it may be that the scope of Curtis Mayfield's talents and contributions have yet to be fully recognized. Judged merely by his records alone, the man's legacy is enormous. As the leader of the Impressions, he recorded some of the finest soul vocal group music of the 1960s. As a solo artist in the 1970s, he helped pioneer funk and helped introduce hard-hitting urban commentary into...
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