Is anyone here a big Curtis Mayfield fan? I don’t know much beyond the obvious candidates, but I want to dig deeper and need to know where to start.
– Move On Up. Classic. Best breakdown bar none.
– Super Fly soundtrack. I bought it for the twin standout tracks Super Fly and Pusherman, but I also have a fondness for the little instrumental track buried on side two, Think. (I love the oboe on it).
– Keep On Keeping On. Great pleading joyous-with-a-hint-of-melancholy falsetto. Goosebumps.
– Give It Up. Ditto. More goosebumps.
I haven’t knowingly heard much of The Impressions, but I know and love the Chambers Brothers’ People Get Ready. And I also know and love Patti Jo’s version of Make Me Believe In You.
Where do I go next? A Greatest Hits? One of his other albums? Is his later work worth exploring or did he peak in the early seventies like Stevie and Marvin? I mean, I could just google it or find a Spotify playlist, but it’s more fun to ask you guys….