Mayfield's Stunning 1970 Solo Debut Set Benchmarks in Music, Songwriting, and Production Fields
Curtis Mayfield might best be remembered for producing the Super Fly soundtrack but the incomparable soul singer / multi-instrumentalist / composer never eclipsed the musical and songwriting genius of 1970's groundbreaking Curtis. Released shortly after he departed the Impressions, a vocal group that he had already taken in socially conscious directions, Mayfield's self-titled solo debut set new standards in areas of production, songwriting, and musical fusion. A gripping statement that fearlessly confronted the controversial issues consuming America and urban life, it served as an influential precursor to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On and remains an inextricable part of the R&B landscape. Seldom has an album registered with so many audiences and groups.
At Last, Sonics That Reveal the Record's Soulfulness
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Rarely has any album more saliently addressed prejudice, disparity, and injustice in such an intelligent and biting manner. The record's crossover appeal and catchy melodies spread Mayfield's sentiments to the mainstream, which embraced powerful emotional fare such as "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go," an attention-getting single that reached number three on the Billboard charts.
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1. (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go 7:50|
2. The Other Side of Town 4:01
3. The Makings of You 3:43
4. We the People Who are Darker than Blue 6:05
5. Move on Up 9:00
6. Miss Black America 2:53
7. Wild and Free 3:16
8. Give It Up 3:49