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Though it clocks in at a shockingly brief 25 minutes, The Impressions’ 1967 release The Young Mods’ Forgotten Story may well be one of the strongest collections of original material that Curtis Mayfield would ever assemble as leader of The Impressions. (No small claim for a man whose songwriting credits include the likes of “People Get Ready” and “Keep on Pushin’.”) None of the selections on The Young Mods’ Forgotten Story have the monumental, epoch-defining quality of those more politically conscious tracks, but the album is nonetheless rich in examples of perfect songcraft. Mayfield’s impeccable songwriting is bolstered by talented arrangers, including longterm collaborator Johnny Pate and a gifted young musician named Donny Hathaway, who'd soon launch his own solo career under Mayfield’s auspices. While Pate’s arrangements more often hark back to The Impressions’ doo-wop and gospel-inflected early work, the selections on which Hathaway’s sensibility dominates look forward to the funkier productions of Mayfield’s early solo career.


Formed: 1958 in Chicago, IL

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '10s

The quintessential Chicago soul group, the Impressions' place in R&B history would be secure if they'd done nothing but launch the careers of soul legends Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield. But far more than that, the Impressions recorded some of the most distinctive vocal-group R&B of the '60s under Mayfield's guidance. Their style was marked by airy, feather-light harmonies and Mayfield's influentially sparse guitar work, plus, at times, understated Latin rhythms. If their sound was sweet and lilting,...
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