Curtis Mayfield

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Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

3 June 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 26 December 1999, Roswell, Georgia, USA. As songwriter and vocalist with the Impressions, Mayfield established an early reputation as one of soul music’s most intuitive talents. In the decade between 1961 and 1971, he penned a succession of exemplary singles for his group, including ‘Gypsy Woman’ (1961), ‘It’s All Right’ (1963), ‘I’m The One Who Loves You’ (1963), ‘You Must Believe Me’ (1964), ‘People Get Ready’ (1965), ‘We’re A Winner’ (1968) and ‘Choice Of Colors’ (1969), the subjects of which ranged from simple, tender love songs to broadsides demanding social and political equality. Years later Bob Marley lifted lines from ‘People Get Ready’ to populate his own opus, ‘One Love’. The independent record companies, Windy C, Mayfield and Curtom Records, emphasized Mayfield’s statesman-like role within black...

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