Curtis Mayfield

Real Name:
Curtis Lee Mayfield
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American singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer.
Born: 3 June 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Died: 26 December 1999 in Roswell, Georgia, USA (aged 57).

Co-founder of R&B vocal group The Impressions in the late 1950's. He left The Impressions in 1970 to embark on a solo career and co-founded the record label Curtom, alongside Eddie Thomas.
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M 58005 Curtis Mayfield - Curtis album art Curtis Mayfield Curtis (Album) Curtom M 58005 US 1970 Sell This Version
CRS 8009 Curtis Mayfield - Roots album art Curtis Mayfield Roots (Album) Curtom CRS 8009 US 1971 Sell This Version
CRS 8008 Curtis Mayfield - Curtis / Live! album art Curtis Mayfield Curtis / Live! (Album) Curtom CRS 8008 US 1971 Sell This Version
CRS-SP Curtis Mayfield - Rapping (Special Promotional Radio Show) album art Curtis Mayfield Rapping (Special Promotional Radio Show) (Comp) Curtom CRS-SP US 1972 Sell This Version
CRS 8014 ST, CRS 8014-ST Curtis Mayfield - Super Fly (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Curtis Mayfield Super Fly (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Curtom CRS 8014 ST, CRS 8014-ST US 1972 Sell This Version
CUR M58018 Curtis Mayfield - Curtis In Chicago - Recorded Live album art Curtis Mayfield Curtis In Chicago - Recorded Live (Album) Curtom CUR M58018 US 1973 Sell This Version
M 88015 Curtis Mayfield - Back To The World album art Curtis Mayfield Back To The World (Album) Curtom, Curtom M 88015 US 1973 Sell This Version
YP-7043-DA Curtis Mayfield - Claudine album art Gladys Knight & The Pips*, Curtis Mayfield Gladys Knight & The Pips*, Curtis Mayfield - Claudine (Album) Buddah Records YP-7043-DA Japan 1974 Sell This Version
CRS 8604 Curtis Mayfield - Got To Find A Way album art Curtis Mayfield Got To Find A Way (Album) Curtom CRS 8604 US 1974 Sell This Version
MLP 15 705 Curtis Mayfield - Sweet Exorcist album art Curtis Mayfield Sweet Exorcist (Album) Curtom MLP 15 705 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
CU 5005 Curtis Mayfield - Let's Do It Again (Original Soundtrack) album art The Staple Singers ● Music By Curtis Mayfield The Staple Singers ● Music By Curtis Mayfield - Let's Do It Again (Original Soundtrack) (Album) Curtom CU 5005 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
CU 5001 Curtis Mayfield - There's No Place Like America Today album art Curtis Mayfield There's No Place Like America Today (Album) Curtom CU 5001 US 1975 Sell This Version
M8U 5007 Curtis Mayfield - Give, Get, Take And Have album art Curtis Mayfield Give, Get, Take And Have (Album) Curtom M8U 5007 US 1976 Sell This Version
CU 5017 Curtis Mayfield - Short Eyes - The Original Picture Soundtrack album art Curtis Mayfield Short Eyes - The Original Picture Soundtrack (Album) Curtom CU 5017 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
CU 5013 Curtis Mayfield - Never Say You Can't Survive album art Curtis Mayfield Never Say You Can't Survive (Album) Curtom CU 5013 US 1977 Sell This Version
CUK 5022 Curtis Mayfield - Do It All Night album art Curtis Mayfield Do It All Night (Album) Curtom CUK 5022 US 1978 Sell This Version
80.031, LP.80.031 Curtis Mayfield - Heartbeat album art Curtis Mayfield Heartbeat (Album) RSO 80.031, LP.80.031 Venezuela 1979 Sell This Version
CT-1-3077, 3216 271 Curtis Mayfield - Something To Believe In album art Curtis Mayfield Something To Believe In (Album) RSO, RSO CT-1-3077, 3216 271 US 1980 Sell This Version
RS-1-3084, 2394 269 Curtis Mayfield - The Right Combination album art Linda Clifford & Curtis Mayfield Linda Clifford & Curtis Mayfield - The Right Combination (Album) RSO, RSO RS-1-3084, 2394 269 US 1980 Sell This Version
NB8-33239 Curtis Mayfield - Love Is The Place album art Curtis Mayfield Love Is The Place (Album) The Boardwalk Entertainment Co NB8-33239 US 1980 Sell This Version
NB 33256-1 Curtis Mayfield - Honesty album art Curtis Mayfield Honesty (Album) The Boardwalk Entertainment Co NB 33256-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
CRC 2001 Curtis Mayfield - We Come In Peace With A Message Of Love album art Curtis Mayfield We Come In Peace With A Message Of Love (Album) CRC (2) CRC 2001 US 1985 Sell This Version
CUR2 2901 Curtis Mayfield - Live In Europe album art Curtis Mayfield Live In Europe (Album) Curtom CUR2 2901 US 1988 Sell This Version
CN 5538/S Curtis Mayfield - In Concert-486 album art Curtis Mayfield In Concert-486 (Album) BBC Transcription Services CN 5538/S UK 1990 Sell This Version
CUR 2008 LP Curtis Mayfield - Take It To The Streets album art Curtis Mayfield Take It To The Streets (Album) Curtom CUR 2008 LP US 1990 Sell This Version

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REENO

REENO

July 26, 2019
I doubt if anyone would ever site Mayfield as being in the pantheon of great soul VOCALISTS, but as a songwriter, arranger, and artist, he was one of the best we will ever see.
Bradx

Bradx

July 22, 2018
One of the greatest talents in all of soul music: vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, producer and label owner.
Emerging out of the doo wop scene of the late '50s and going on to create ground-breaking work with the Impressions, and later as one of the founding fathers of funk in the late '60s and '70s.
Such a prolific songwriter - not only penning stacks of hits for himself and The Impressions but conjuring hits and, indeed, entire albums for many other artists.
I got into Curtis in the early '80s when I saw a bunch of his albums cheap in a record shop in Manchester. All his early '70s classics for 79p each, brand new, I couldnt resist.
In 1983 I was lucky enough to see him perform at the Glastonbury festival. Great memory.
It was so sad to see his awful decline. RIP Curtis - you were one of the best.
240661masterj

240661masterj

July 12, 2017
Well said you guys...probably in my top 3 as in terms of the way he so easily gets his point across so beautifully...very few male artists managed to do that for me( Stevie,Barry,Sam Cooke,Luther etc)..Even down to delivery about the topics he so cared about made it so vivid you could actually see them..definitely gone but not forgotten.
ruderoy123

ruderoy123

December 23, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
To me Curtis is like a distant cousin who could express feelings that most musicians had trouble communicating with such skill.
If you had a bad day listen to Curtis and you feel better, because a bad Curtis day is way worst than your day,. This man had the gift that few others had, To take on life's painful experiences and put them to music, Drugs, Poverty, Welfare, Crime, Bereavement, civil rights, violence, Grief, just to name a few.
He could make you feel your not alone and better days will come if you try hard enough, I feel a loss that Curtis is no longer with us but his music keeps you hanging on.
He's left a long legacy which i am grateful to have been touched by his music.
livfe

livfe

October 29, 2007
Curtis Mayfield was simply one of the true legends of soul music.
Very few artists could capture his listeners with his faultless vocal executions & ground breaking productions.
With every song he blessed a real message was perfectly delivered.
Without a doubt a great who very sadly didn't hit the masses, but deeply touched every soul in the underground.
You hear one song from him, you just had to hear them all.
For me it was one of the sadest days on learning of his sudden & tragic death.

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