Monday, February 16, 2009

not new music tuesdays

Curtis Mayfield - Curtis (1970, Curtom)

My introduction to Curtis Mayfield is one of those indelible memories of youth that I recall every time I hear his music. I'll never forget watching Superfly on late night tv and seeing Curtis and his band playing live during the nightclub scenes. It was like watching Rock n Roll High School without knowing who the Ramones were... fucking spellbinding!

Having fronted the Impressions throughout the 60s, Mayfield was an established and well respected musician/songwriter by the time he released this album, his solo debut. This record represents a huge step forward in an already successful career, giving a funkier sound to the socially conscious soul of his former group.

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

black people make better music

1:59 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

I forgot about the fact that "Move on Up" is, like, one of the best songs of all time and stuff...

2:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, it was really great in that WAMU commercial... they went bankrupt about ten minutes later.

2:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

black people steal the best music

3:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from who, eskimos?

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's quite simple: robert johnson AND willie dixon. that is all. some would say muddy...

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

black people, schmlack people.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't forget about sydney portier.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

News Section... "Touch and Go Stops Releasing New Music, Stops Distribution, Lays Off Workers"

Main Page... Free album download.

3:03 PM  
Anonymous twin cheeks said...

This album was released on Curtis Mayfield's label. He's been dead for 10 years. I don't think he's complaining. I buy every new record that I like.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i didnt know he made a krautrock record ....

5:56 PM  
Anonymous asilenceproduction said...

I've never formally known who this guy's name but the lead track on this record is gold.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous asilenceproduction said...

^^ delete the who

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