||Get Down||Curtis Mayfield||5:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Keep On Keeping On||Curtis Mayfield||5:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Underground||Curtis Mayfield||5:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||We Got to Have Peace||Curtis Mayfield||4:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Beautiful Brother of Mine||Curtis Mayfield||7:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Now Your're Gone||Curtis Mayfield||6:52||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Love to Keep You In My Mind||Curtis Mayfield||3:56||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Underground||Curtis Mayfield||3:11||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Get Down||Curtis Mayfield||3:55||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||We Got to Have Peace||Curtis Mayfield||3:39||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Beautiful Brother of Mine||Curtis Mayfield||3:09||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Aside from the Superfly soundtrack (which has rightfully attained legendary status), much of Curtis Mayfield's early-'70s work has been criminally overlooked. 1971's Roots is a perfect case in point. It's a compelling suite of songs that explore Mayfield's interests in socio-political issues, and there's a strong feel for romance in the sound. Horns, strings, guitars, keyboards, and complex percussion outline the landscapes that have Mayfield seeking equality for people everywhere. It should have been every bit as important and influential as Marvin Gaye's well-known classic What's Goin' On. Songs such as "Keep On Keeping On," "We Got to Have Peace," and "Beautiful Brother of Mine" offer a worthy counterpoint to (and cohesion with) Gaye's anthems of the era. This edition of the album features four bonus tracks, including a demo version of "Underground" and single edits of three of the album's best cuts. Mayfield's knowledge of the recording studio ensures that everything he touches has an eloquence rare in any age.
Curtis is the Greatest
This is just another example of the pure genius of Curtis Mayfield
Another great example of Curtis Mayfield's timeless social commentary and incredible musicianship.
RE: Quite Boring - You're obviously too young to understand what good music is. And it's obvious you don't know Curtis Mayfield, as your only reference is the Superfly Soundtrack...kids these days!
Born: June 3, 1942 in Chicago, IL
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s