||Movin' On Up. 1965/1973
This DVD tells the Mayfield / Impressions story through interviews as well as 22 complete performances from The Impressions and Curtis Mayfield's solo career, filmed between 1965 and 1973. Johnny Pate, the band's arranger / producer speaks about the recording process of their classic songs. Altheida Mayfield, his widow, provides an insight into the personal side of Curtis including his aspirations. Chuck D (Public Enemy) provides context about Curtis's music as a soundtrack to the grim realities of urban life in the '70s. Civil rights leader Ambassador Andrew Young talks about the Impressions' contributions to the civil rights movement through the message of their songs.
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