Curtis Mayfield - Gospel Greats
Audio CD Release Date: October 10, 2003
Curtis Mayfield was born on June 3, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. He met the singer Jerry Butler while performing in a church choir and joined his band The Impressions. In 1970, Mayfield began a solo career, and his most memorable project was the classic 1972 soundtrack to Superfly. Mayfield was paralyzed during a 1990 stage accident in Brooklyn but continued to record until his death in 1999.
Rhythm and blues singer, songwriter, and producer. Born June 3, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. In his four decades in the music business, Mayfield helped bring a unique racial consciousness to popular music and introduced an innovative sound that greatly influenced following generations of musicians.
Mayfield began singing by the age of seven; he also taught himself to play guitar, led his own gospel and soul group, the Alphatones, and began composing music and writing lyrics before he was a teenager. In 1956, Mayfield moved with his family to the North Side of Chicago, where he met the singer Jerry Butler while performing in a church choir. Butler convinced the 14-year-old Mayfield to join his soul band, then called the Roosters. Two years later, after renaming itself the Impressions, the group scored a No. 11 hit with "For Your Precious Love."
1. Wherever You Leadeth Me
2. When We're Alone
3. A Prayer
4. Something To Believe In
5. Love To The People
6. We Got To Have Peace
7. Keep On Pushing
9. Keep On Keeping On
10. It's All Right/Amen (Live)
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