Friday, July 20, 2012


Curtis Mayfied

(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go by Curtis Mayfield on Grooveshark

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an African-American soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer born in Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and for composing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Super Fly, Mayfield is highly regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music. He was also a multi-instrumentalist who played the guitar, bass, piano, saxophone, and drums. His influence on the likes of fellow musicians of the time period, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley is outstanding; his influence on today's rappers, rockers and R & B artists is heroic. Mayfield was a double inductee into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted as a member of The Impressions into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, and again in 1999 as a solo artist. He is also a two-time Grammy Hall of Fame inductee.



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