Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and for composing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Super Fly, Mayfield is highly regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music. He was also a multi-instrumentalist who played the guitar, bass, piano, saxophone, and drums. Mayfield is a winner of both the Grammy Legend Award (in 1994) and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (in 1995), and he was a double inductee into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted as a member of The Impressions into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, and again in 1999 as a solo artist. He is also a two-time Grammy Hall of Fame inductee.
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Reviewed by David O'Donnell
Perfectly captures the sounds of 1970's black America.
Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
An intimate live portrait of a unique performer.
Reviewed by Chris Jones
It opened up Mayfield's career to the extent that he shook off the chains of...
Reviewed by Greg Boraman
This special edition CD allows a glimpse to a soul/funk classic from a slightly...