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Customer Reviews

After Superfly the best Curtis Mayfield LP

To keep it simple - don't forget Can't Say Nothin' - a smokin' funk track. However, the real holy grail is Right On For the Darkness - one of the best soul and funk tracks on record. There are few songs that are this heavy both in Curtis' powerful vocals (work great here) and in a funk song that consistently builds to one of my favorite deep-pocketed grooves. Big mistake to pass on this one.

Biography

Born: June 3, 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 soul music. "Gypsy Woman," "It's...
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