Curtis Mayfield ‎– Curtis / Live!

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Curtis/Live! is Curtis Mayfield’s first live album, after leaving The Impressions. Originally released in May 1971 as a double LP on Mayfield's Curtom label (distributed through Neil Bogart's Buddah Records), the album's 16 tracks — along with Mayfield's interstitial raps on the politics of the day — were recorded at Paul Colby's 230 seater Bitter End nightclub in New York City. According to John Abbey, who at the beginning of the 1970s was editor of the UK magazine Blues & Soul, Mayfield and his band's first set at a Bitter End date in January 1971 comprised the bulk of the music presented here. Mixed primarily with Eddie Kramer at Electric Lady Studios, the album features Master Henry Gibson playing percussion, Craig McMullen on rhythm guitar, Joseph "Lucky" Scott on bass, and Tyrone McCullen on drums.

Versions (42)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CRS 8008 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album) Curtom CRS 8008 US 1971 Sell This Version
CUR L 88008 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2x8-Trk, Album) Curtom CUR L 88008 US 1971 Sell This Version
2659 004 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album) Buddah Records 2659 004 UK 1971 Sell This Version
CRS 8008 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album) Curtom CRS 8008 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
CRS 8008-2 (F) Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album) Curtom CRS 8008-2 (F) Canada 1971 Sell This Version
23 18 051/52 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album) Buddah Records 23 18 051/52 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
CRS 8008-2, CRS 8008-2(F) Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album, Gat) Curtom, Curtom CRS 8008-2, CRS 8008-2(F) Canada 1971 Sell This Version
2611 003, 2366 005, 2366 006 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album, Gat) Buddah Records, Buddah Records, Buddah Records 2611 003, 2366 005, 2366 006 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
CRS 8008 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album, Gat) Curtom CRS 8008 US 1971 Sell This Version
CRS 8008 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album, Gat) Curtom CRS 8008 US 1971 Sell This Version
CRS 8008 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album, Promo) Curtom CRS 8008 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
CRS 8008 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album, Promo, Gat) Curtom CRS 8008 US 1971 Sell This Version
L 8008 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Curtom L 8008 US 1971 Sell This Version
PSS-249~9-DA Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album) Buddah Records PSS-249~9-DA Japan 1972 Sell This Version
899.018 Curtis Mayfield Curtis Mayfield Live(Cass, Album) Curtom 899.018 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
385 194, 385.194 Curtis Mayfield Curtis Mayfield Live(LP, Album) Curtom, Curtom 385 194, 385.194 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
BDLD 2001 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album, RE) Buddah Records BDLD 2001 UK 1974 Sell This Version
DALP 2/3703 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Buddah Records DALP 2/3703 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
K66047 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album, RE) Curtom K66047 UK 1976 Sell This Version
CDMS 1068 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(CD, Album, RE) Curtom CDMS 1068 France 1991 Sell This Version
MPG 74176 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Movieplay Gold MPG 74176 Portugal 1993 Sell This Version
CPLP8038-2 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, RE) Charly Groove CPLP8038-2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CPCD 8038 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(CD, Album) Charly Groove CPCD 8038 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
CPCD8038, CPCD 8038 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(CD, Album, RE) Charly Groove, Charly Groove CPCD8038, CPCD 8038 UK 1994 Sell This Version
JICK-89414 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Jimco Records, Curtom JICK-89414 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
CUR 9506 Curtis Mayfield Curtis/Live!(CD, Album, RE) Curtom CUR 9506 US 1995 Sell This Version
CPCD 8038 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records CPCD 8038 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
VICP-60377 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(CD, Album, RE) Victor, Curtom VICP-60377 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
NEMLP 400 Curtis Mayfield Curtis Live!(2xLP, RE) Sequel Records NEMLP 400 UK 1999 Sell This Version
8122-79933-2 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) 8122-79933-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
R2 79933 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(CD, Album, RM) Rhino Records (2) R2 79933 US 2000 Sell This Version
SNAP 274 CD Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(CD, Album, RE) Charly Groove SNAP 274 CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
GET 8019 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, RE) Get Back GET 8019 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
SPOT 523 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Sunspots SPOT 523 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
WPCR-27727 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Curtom WPCR-27727 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
8122-79562-5 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Curtom 8122-79562-5 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
MOVLP1300 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Music On Vinyl, Curtom MOVLP1300 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
WPCR-16532 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Curtom WPCR-16532 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
CRS 8008 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Curtom CRS 8008 US Unknown Sell This Version
CRS 8008 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Curtom CRS 8008 US Unknown Sell This Version
CRS 8008 Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live!(2xLP, RE, Gat) Curtom CRS 8008 US Unknown Sell This Version
HD 1031, HD 31 Curtis Mayfield Live!(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Joongang Record Co., Joongang Record Co. HD 1031, HD 31 South Korea Unknown Sell This Version

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Bradx

Bradx

March 7, 2018
referencing Curtis / Live!, 2xLP, Album, CRS 8008
This is the most laidback live album I've ever heard. The absolute acme of understated super soulful funk. The sound is minimal with delicate percussion from the congas plus washes of rhythm guitar from Curtis. The atmosphere is intimate with cries of approval from the audience who sound close enough to touch. Nice to hear old Impressions favourites as well as newer songs from the time (1971). He even covers the Carpenters' We've Only Just Begun (actually Richard Carpenter didn't write the song, it was originally a TV commercial for a bank).
A really well recorded live album.
MaximusMCX

MaximusMCX

June 4, 2010
referencing Curtis Mayfield Live, LP, Album, 385 194, 385.194

Curtis's music is, compared to other music, not shouting from the rooftops. Maybe that's why i learn to appreciate his music just until now. Its quality lies in tranquility and subtleness. This tranquility is transferred to you while listening. Feelings are pouring out of every fibre of his body. This, very intimate, live recording gives you the experience he's right there with you in the living room. Beauty lies in the ear of the beholder.
dagsh

dagsh

April 19, 2010
referencing Curtis / Live!, 2xLP, RE, GET 8019

My copy has this text at the back of the outer sleeve: 2002 Get Back , Manufactured and marketed by Abraxas srl via Aretina, 25 - 50069 Sieci (Firenze) Italy.
And the label Get back is as far as my investigations tells me an Italian record label. I will change the nationality of the manufacturing.