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Curtis Mayfield - Curtis (1970) {2000 Rhino Remaster}

Author: ruskaval Date: 2010-07-07 15:09:02


Curtis Mayfield - Curtis (1970) {2000 Rhino Remaster}
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© 2000 Curtom Records / Rhino | 8122-79932-2
Soul / Psychedelic Soul / Funk



CURTIS is the first solo album by R&B/soul legend Curtis Mayfield. After leaving the Impressions, Mayfield began to write lyrics that were more politically charged. With the 1970 release of CURTIS, he became one of the most important socially conscious artists of his generation. The album's opener, "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go" uses racial epithets openly, as Mayfield asserts the shiftlessness of America. Set to a funky groove, with smart horn arrangements and wah-wah guitar, this song is a brazen attack on social mores, racism, the Vietnam War, religious impropriety, and Nixon-era politics.

Curtis Mayfield - SuperFly (1972) [2CD] {Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition}

Author: ruskaval Date: 2010-07-13 09:10:32


Curtis Mayfield - SuperFly (1972) [2CD] {Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition}
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© 1997 Curtom Records / Rhino | R2 72836
Soul / Psychedelic Soul / Funk / Blaxploitation



This expanded version of the classic album adds so much material that it really needs to be reviewed separately from the original article. The first disc of the two-CD set presents the entire album as it was originally sequenced, with the addition of the single mixes of "Freddie's Dead" and "Superfly." It's disc two that's really of interest to collectors, assembling about 40 minutes of different material from the same era, all but two tracks previously unissued (and those two were not released in the U.S.).

Curtis Mayfield - Give, Get, Take And Have & Never Say You Can't Survive (1976)

Author: tiburon Date: 2011-10-27 21:20:01


Curtis Mayfield - Give, Get, Take And Have & Never Say You Can't Survive (1976)
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 439MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 166MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul, Funk

Less sociopolitical than previous efforts, Give Get Take Have offers "Mr. Welfare Man" as its sole attempt to enlighten and enhance. Mayfield was obviously experiencing the joys of new love when he cut "Only You Babe" and "This Love Is Sweet," and the tear-jerking numbers "In Your Arms Again" and "Party Night." His aching falsetto coos and purrs, but sounds weakened on this LP. Overall, the album falls short of Mayfield's former releases, but even great artists don't always achieve their usual high standards. Never Say You Can't Survive was the last Curtis Mayfield album done in a pure soul vein for the next three years.

Curtis Mayfield - Live In Europe (1988) {Curtom Records}

Author: ruskaval Date: 2010-09-14 06:56:27


Curtis Mayfield - Live In Europe (1988) {Curtom Records}
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© 1988 Curtom Records | CUR-2901-CD
Soul / Psychedelic Soul / Funk



Although Curtis Mayfield's album sales had decreased significantly by the late '70s, the smooth Chicago soul veteran remained a popular live attraction well into the '80s. Audiences still longed to hear gems from both his years with the influential Impressions and his early solo hits, and he gives them exactly what they want on this album (released as both a single CD and a two-CD set). Mayfield reminds us just how great the Impressions were on heartfelt versions of such '60s classics as "Gypsy Woman" (which greatly influenced the Isley Brothers), "It's Alright" and the inspirational "People Get Ready," and is equally captivating on incisive, early-'70s sociopolitical hits like "Pusherman," "Freddie's Dead," and "If There's a Hell Below."

Curtis Mayfield - Roots (1971) {1999 Rhino Remaster}

Author: ruskaval Date: 2010-08-25 11:22:46


Curtis Mayfield - Roots (1971) {1999 Rhino Remaster}
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© 1999 Curtom Records / Rhino | R2 75569
Soul / Psychedelic Soul / Funk



ROOTS is an essential Curtis Mayfield album. Released in 1971 when he was 29 years old, this set of songs is by turns wise, world-weary, spiritual, and mostly full of love and hope. The album was his follow-up to the successful CURTIS/LIVE set. Extensive touring and performance had infused Mayfield's technique with a casual grace mingled with just enough tension to underscore the edginess of some of his subject matter.

William Parker - The Inside Songs Of Curtis Mayfield. Live In Rome (2007) {Rai Trade}

Author: ruskaval Date: 2010-09-25 08:25:25


William Parker - The Inside Songs Of Curtis Mayfield. Live In Rome (2007) {Rai Trade}
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© 2010 Rai Trade | RTPJ 0011
Jazz / Soul / Funk / Avant-Garde Jazz



A powerful live set including timeless classics such as People Get Ready and We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue. A celebration of Mayfield's genius through Amiri Baraka's intense voice and the deep singing of Leena Conquest. A very cool project from bassist William Parker – a set that's unlike anything else we've ever heard from him before, and a loving tribute to the music of Curtis Mayfield! Instrumentation is mostly jazz-based, but there's also some vocals on the record too – sung by Leena Conquest, and spoken by Amiri Baraka – both of whom really help add some depth to the record.

Sade Discography (1984-2002) (320 Kbps)

Author: hobarey Date: 2009-05-05 22:38:12


Sade Discography (1984-2002)
Jazz, Soul, R&B | 1983 Present | London, England | 320 Kbps | 885 MB

Rolling Back The 70s [Coffret 2 CD] @320

Author: galmuchet Date: 2007-10-05 10:11:00


Rolling Back The 70s [Coffret 2 CD]
POP | RIP+UP | MP3 | 320 | Reedit 2004 169+156 Mb
PRISM Leisure | All CD Covers & Stickers

What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Box set) (Original recording remastered) (2006)

Author: __Stone_Cactus__ Date: 2010-06-17 13:39:43


What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977) (Box set) (Original recording remastered) (2006)
Funk - Soul | EAC rip | Flac(tracks) - Cue - Log | Full Covers | Rar 5% rec. | 4 CDs
Catalog Number: R2 77635 | Label: Rhino / Wea | 1.76 GB | RS.com + Hotfile + FileServe

Too many reissue compilations are content to merely slice 'n' dice familiar catalog choices in not particularly original ways. But this four-disc, 91-track trove of obscure '70s R&B and funk from Warner-distributed labels great and small argues there's still treasure to be gleaned from studio vaults--a five-hour groove-fest that's as interested in shaking booty as in opening ears. Even the genre's groundbreaking usual suspects (Wilson Pickett, the Bar-Kays, Curtis Mayfield, Earth, Wind & Fire, et al) are represented by selections that aren't immediately familiar, while Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin serves up a radically different, previously unreleased take of "Rock Steady." Still other stars contribute their sonic touches to some of the lesser-known cuts, as witnessed by the patent trippiness of Sly Stone alter-egos 6ix and Stanga on "I'm Just Like You" and "Little Sister," respectively; the stark, party-not-so-hearty contrast of the Mayfield-written-and-produced "Hard Times" by Baby Huey & Baby Sisters; and the Meters' version of "Tampin'," released under the moniker of the Rhine Oaks.

Various Artists - Blaxploitation. The Payback (1997) [2CD] {Global}

Author: ruskaval Date: 2014-03-18 02:13:06


Various Artists - Blaxploitation. The Payback (1997) [2CD] {Global}
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© 1997 Global Television / BMG | RADCD76
Jazz / Funk / Soul / Fusion

Strictly speaking, the double-disc collection Blaxploitation: The Payback, Vol. 3 isn't solely a blaxploitation collection, since it features just as many early-'70s soul hits that were never in films as movie music. That ultimately leads to a better compilation, since forgotten gems like Bobby Womack's incredible "Across 110th Street" can sit next to hits like the O'Jays' "Back Stabbers," as well as artists like Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Isaac Hayes and Marvin Gaye. There are a few dull moments scattered throughout the collection, but even those will be of interest to fans of this stylish, funky sound, which makes Blaxploitation: The Payback, Vol. 3 necessary for collectors of this sound and style.
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