Curtis Mayfield
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Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was a soul, R&B, and funk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, who was one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. He first achieved success ...

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Biography

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was a soul, R&B, and funk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, who was one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. He first achieved success and recognition with the Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and 1960s, and later worked as a solo artist.

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Superfly
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Superfly Superfly Superfly Superfly
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Freddie's Dead
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Freddie's Dead Freddie's Dead Freddie's Dead Freddie's Dead
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We the people who are darker than Blue (live at Bitter end)
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We the people who are darker than Blue (live at Bitter end) We the people who are darker than Blue (live at Bitter end) We the people who are darker than Blue (live at Bitter end) We the people who are darker than Blue (live at Bitter end)
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Back To The World
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Back To The World Back To The World Back To The World Back To The World
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Tripping Out
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Tripping Out Tripping Out Tripping Out Tripping Out
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Give Me Your Love
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Move On Up (Radio 1 In Concert, 5 May 1990)
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Move On Up (Radio 1 In Concert, 5 May 1990) Move On Up (Radio 1 In Concert, 5 May 1990) Move On Up (Radio 1 In Concert, 5 May 1990) Move On Up (Radio 1 In Concert, 5 May 1990)
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1983 Glastonbury
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1983 Glastonbury

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Biography

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was a soul, R&B, and funk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, who was one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. He first achieved success and recognition with the Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and 1960s, and later worked as a solo artist.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Mayfield started his musical career in a gospel choir. Moving to Chicago's North Side he met Jerry Butler in 1956 at the age of 14, and joined vocal group the Impressions. As a songwriter, Mayfield became noted as one of the first musicians to bring more prevalent themes of social awareness into soul music. In 1965, he wrote "People Get Ready" for the Impressions, which displayed his more politically charged songwriting. Ranked at no. 24 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, the song received numerous other awards, and was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, as well as being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

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