May 26, 2012

Curtis Mayfield -Pioneered that unbeatable combination of Soul, Funk and Consciousness Raising.

Taking a break from Festivals the week for an appreciation of one of the world's great Soul/Funk geniuses. Curtis Mayfield, live in Concert from Nottingham, England and recorded by The BBC on February 18, 1984.

Mayfield is probably best known for his soundtrack to SuperFly, but his legend goes back way further than that. As a member of the R&B Vocal group, The Impressions, he was responsible for such 60's anthems as Amen, People Get Ready and a string of other hits.

As an artist, writer and producer, he pioneered that combination of Soul, Funk and Consciousness raising that was such am integral part of the '70's and '80's in music.

Here is a rundown of this week's concert:

Curtis Mayfield - 1984-02-18 Nottingham,England
Venue: Marcus Garvey Centre

1. Mighty Mighty, Spade and Whitey (5:58)
2. Gypsy Woman (3:34)
3. All Night Long (6:00)
4. People Get Ready (2:39)
5. Superfly (3:45)
6. Freddy's Dead (4:54)
7. Move On Up (7:05)
8. We Gotta Have Peace (5:27)

Enjoy the long weekend and don't get crazy out there.

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