Tonight, we have some funk for you from Curtis Mayfield. He wrote this song as a part of his soundtrack to the film Super Fly, which actually out-grossed the film itself. This was funk in its early stages, but funk nonetheless. It helped set the stage for the burgeoning genre with backbeat rhythms and arrangements incorporating unorthodox percussion instrumentation like talking drums and bongos. This piece, along with the rest of the soundtrack, became a milestone in its genre and would influence funk musicians for years to come.
Know any good songs from the early stages of their genre?