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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 - 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.

Curtis Mayfield - Love Songs, Vol. 1 (2014)

Author: varrock Date: 2014-10-11 12:30:00


Curtis Mayfield - Love Songs, Vol. 1 (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 15 | 69:50 min | 160 Mb
Style: Soul, R&B, Funk | Label: Lilith Records

Curtis Mayfield did it all, from playing guitar to arranging and producing recording sessions to running his own label. He also wrote songs, and great ones, like "People Get Ready," that should make the personal, social, and political soundtrack of just about everyone in the late 20th century. He also wrote scores of beautiful love songs, all of which sounded exactly like Curtis Mayfield, which was great if you got it, pretty repetitive if you didn't. This set features 15 of Mayfield's post-Impressions love songs, including the almost-country "Dirty Laundry," the gentle and assured "What You Gawn Do?," and a soothing plea for solace, "Just Ease My Mind," but there's a whole lot more of them out there.

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

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


Rolling Back The 70s [Coffret 2 CD]
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Various Artists - 100% Blaxploitation (2009)

Author: jclane Date: 2014-11-06 22:43:39


Various Artists - 100% Blaxploitation (2009)
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Label: Union Square Music | Catalog.#: ONEPCD011 | Genre: R&B, Funk, Soul

2009 five CD set. 100% Blaxploitation brings together 100 original Funk and Soul tracks from the 1970s Blaxploitation era. Including cuts from Curtis Mayfield, Bobby Womack, The Meters, Aaron Neville and Funkadelic, 100% Blaxploitation is an essential collection, with every funky Soul classic you'll ever need.

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.

Various Artists - Blaxploitation. Soul Jazz & Funk From The Inner City (1996) [2CD] {Global} [re-up]

Author: ruskaval Date: 2014-01-26 05:16:37


Various Artists - Blaxploitation. Soul Jazz & Funk From The Inner City (1996) [2CD] {Global}
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© 1996 Global Television / BMG | RADCD45
Jazz / Funk / Soul / Fusion

This title of this generous two-CD anthology is a bit of a misnomer: While it includes several blaxploitation film themes, it is much more than just a strict genre compilation. Although there are the expected soundtrack picks like "Shaft" by Isaac Hayes and "Superfly" by Curtis Mayfield, this album also includes plenty of non-soundtrack items to create a convincing urban atmosphere. The producers wisely layer in some interesting obscurities along with the obvious choices, and this helps to keep things fresh and interesting.
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