100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: Curtis Mayfield’sCurtis’ (1970)
Album” below to explore each album or view the full album index here. CURTIS MAYFIELD | Curtis Curtom 100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: Curtis Mayfield’sCurtis’ (1970) Curtis Mayfield with The Impressions, it came as no surprise to anyone in 1970 that Curtis Mayfield’s eponymous debut
Remembering Curtis Mayfield Today on What Would Have Been His 75th Birthday (Born 6/3/42)
Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Curtis Mayfield’s musical legacy and share your personal memories of him with us. stars, it may be that the scope of Curtis Mayfield's talents and contributions have yet to be fully the most famous of his many hit records. But Curtis Mayfield wasn't just a singer. He wrote most of Remembering Curtis Mayfield Today on What Would Have Been His 75th Birthday (Born 6/3/42) Curtis Mayfield Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Curtis Mayfield’s musical legacy and share your
100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: Donny Hathaway’s ‘Everything is Everything’ (1970)
Curtis Mayfield’s label, Curtom Records in Chicago, Hathaway was spotted for Atco Records, a former summer of 1970, he was known for his session work on records from the likes of June Conquest, Curtis Mayfield, and Phil Upchurch. He was also a contributing arranger and songwriter for several artists
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classic, Curtis Mayfield produced 1976 album Sparkle, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary
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Marvin Yancey in 1973. The next year they collaborated on some sessions that were recorded at Curtis Mayfield's Curtom studios in Chicago. These helped her land a deal with Capitol, and she teamed with
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the hit singles “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It),” “Free Your Mind” and the Curtis Mayfield and
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, Curtis Mayfield and a host of others. His heavenly voice earned him 30 top 40 hits in the short span of
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(“Funky Ride”) and Curtis Mayfield (“Player’s Ball,” “Crumblin’ Erb”). OutKast have since gone on to
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Happy Birthday to D’Angelo, Born February 11, 1974
Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, and Al Green, D'Angelo's influences didn't just come
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first recorded solo for Stax subsidiary Volt in 1969. Subsequent efforts included a Curtis Mayfield-produced
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Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley, and the Beatles for inspiration. Kravitz found guitarist Slash), as well as a mega-hit with the Curtis Mayfield-esque soul ballad "It Ain't Over 'Til
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the 1970s by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and his childhood friend Curtis Mayfield. The Chicago and raised in the Cabrini-Green housing projects, he was childhood friends with Curtis Mayfield and
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included another song Hathaway wrote with fellow cohorts, Leroy Hutson and Curtis Mayfield, “Gone Away at local piano bars in Washington D.C., while Hathaway worked at Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom label in
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, Mya, SWV, Vanessa Williams, Deborah Cox, Curtis Mayfield, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Patti
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, minimalist approach similar to that of Curtis Mayfield, and was an early influence on the young
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an aural portrait that tapped Curtis Mayfield (“Make Me Believe”) Polydor Records-era James Brown
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Curtis Mayfield and initially rendered by the actresses/vocalists Lonette McKee, Irene Cara and Dwan
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Mayfield Singers, a studio backing group that supported Curtis Mayfield's Impressions. Hathaway soon
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it with aplomb. Cherry picking songs by peers such as Curtis Mayfield (“Man’s Temptations”), Gamble
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