Curtis Mayfield introduced a funk-oriented sound on his 1970 debut album Curtis. He moved away from the melodic sound he had with The Impressions but continued the awareness of Black American politics that began with “Keep On Pushing” in 1964. “Move On Up” sought to inspire Black Americans in theirContinue Reading

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  [youtube id=”9hBE6NL3KWg”] Curtis Mayfield’s funky soundtrack to Gordon Parks, Jr.’s story of inner city drug dealer Priest, played by Ron O’Neal  is one of the most favored and influential soundtracks from the blaxploitation era. Mayfield’s liquid falsetto, multi-perspective narrative and warm rhythm with the right amount of horns madeContinue Reading

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