Curtis Mayfield
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Curtis Mayfield

Biography

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American 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 ...

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Biography

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American 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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I'm The One Who Loves You
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I'm The One Who Loves You
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Future Shock
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Future Shock
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Freddie's Dead
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Freddie's Dead
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Mr. Welfare Man
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Mr. Welfare Man
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Pusherman
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Pusherman
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Move On Up (Album Version)
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Move On Up (Album Version)
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I Love and I Lost
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I Love and I Lost
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Billy Jack
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Billy Jack
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Playlists featuring Curtis Mayfield
A Song for Guy
A Song for Guy
Lauren Laverne's People's Playlist 2014
Lauren Laverne's People's Playlist 2014
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox 2016
BBC 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox 2016
Jamie Cullum
Jamie Cullum


Past BBC Events

1983 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1983-06-17T10:01:37
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1983 Glastonbury

17 June 1983


Curtis Mayfield Biography

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American 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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