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  1. Curtis Mayfield was an early comer to the world of music. (Web site)
  2. Curtis Mayfield is among an elite few members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who have been inducted more than once.
  3. Curtis Mayfield was his mentor, and it really shows here.
  4. In Chicago, Curtis Mayfield created the sweet soul sound that later earned him a reputation as the Godfather of northern soul.


  1. But hear his gospel-infused soul, raw in melody and smooth in voice, and you'll know where every soul icon, from Marvin Gaye to Curtis Mayfield, came from. (Web site)


  1. The choice of Curtis Mayfield to score the blaxploitation film Superfly was an inspired one. (Web site)


  1. Curtom was owned by Curtis Mayfield and the label began recording Chicago soul talent in 1968. (Web site)

Childhood Friend

  1. Callier, a childhood friend of Curtis Mayfield, began recording in 1963 but never reached stardom despite a series of regional hits in the 1960s and 1970s.

First Tour

  1. Michael went on his first tour during this time with Denise Williams and a tour with Lou Rawls and Curtis Mayfield soon followed.

Church Choir

  1. He performed in a church choir with Curtis Mayfield. (Web site)

Sly Stone

  1. Looking forward to the rest of the series hopefully including Curtis Mayfield and Sly Stone. (Web site)


  1. So I didn’t want ‘People Get Ready.’ But one of the reasons I admire Curtis Mayfield is how brave he is. (Web site)
  2. Bill Withers and Curtis Mayfield, those are the people who informed me in playing the bass.

Ray Charles

  1. In particular there was one New Orleans station broadcasting the latest tunes by such artists as Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Curtis Mayfield and Brook Benton. (Web site)


  1. Most of the songs on OKeh artists came from the prolific pen of Curtis Mayfield, and OKeh recordings best typified the distinctive sound of Chicago soul. (Web site)
  2. His songs are intensely personal, alternating between the sensual style of Marvin Gaye to the pointed social commentary of Curtis Mayfield.
  3. I guess what I like the most about Curtis Mayfield is the honesty of his songs and the pure, sweet expression of his voice. (Web site)


  1. His music has overtones of Curtis Mayfield and Prince, his flow is his very own - we hate to compare him as we believe his talent is unique. (Web site)
  2. The only significant presence not around is Chicago's late, great Curtis Mayfield who composed all of the music.


  1. As a child, he relocated to Chicago, attending the same school as Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler.


  1. In his 2003 biography of Curtis Mayfield, titled "People Never Give Up", author Peter Burns noted that Curtis has 140 songs in the Curtom vaults. (Web site)

Jackie Wilson

  1. I hope they are going to cover people like Jackie Wilson, Isley Brothers and Curtis Mayfield, whom I believe are under rated. (Web site)


  1. But Curtis Mayfield wasn't just a singer. (Web site)


  1. A close neighbor and family friend was Fred Cash of the Impressions, who introduced the group to Curtis Mayfield.
  2. Those strings could only have come from Chicago - and indeed Hutson was part of the Curtom stable of Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions. (Web site)

Jerry Butler

  1. He is esteemed by soul fans as one of the leading exponents of the 1960s Chicago soul scene, along with Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler. (Web site)
  2. The members who got to take part in this honor, as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, were Sam Gooden, Jerry Butler, Richard Brooks, Curtis Mayfield.
  3. Soon he was laying down grooves for some of Chicago highest profile artists, among those being The Dells, Curtis Mayfield, The Impressions, and Jerry Butler.

Burt Bacharach

  1. The instant classic "No Words," is an exquisite track that has an eternal pop sound comparable to Burt Bacharach, Curtis Mayfield or Babyface. (Web site)
  2. Andy Stochansky draws from a broad palette of deep-seated musical influences as varied as Curtis Mayfield, The Beatles, Burt Bacharach, or The Clash.

Stevie Wonder

  1. His influences are clearly Stevie Wonder,Curtis Mayfield, Prince,Beatles and some rap thrown in too.


  1. The album was highlighted by a metal version of Curtis Mayfield 's classic "Freddie's Dead," from the soundtrack of the movie Superfly.

Soundtrack Album

  1. Following in the tradition of Curtis Mayfield, he recorded the soundtrack album for the blaxploitation films The Mack (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974).

Otis Redding

  1. As rich and varied as the artists who made it, the soul-and-funk movement produced such diverse stars as Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield and Otis Redding. (Web site)
  2. She also toured extensively, sharing bills with the likes of Ray Charles, Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding, and Curtis Mayfield.
  3. A glance at the track list, which includes soul classics by Sam Cooke, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, and Otis Redding, confirms the supposition.

Aretha Franklin

  1. The film's score was composed by Curtis Mayfield and the soundtrack album by Aretha Franklin was a commercial success. (Web site)


  1. He has a lot more rock in him than shows on his CD but in his music, you can hear from The Isley Brothers and Curtis Mayfield to Prince and Sly Stone.
  2. Im a big fan of Marvin Gaye, Im a big fan of Curtis Mayfield, and they used to do that a lot, he said.

Van Hunt

  1. Vocally Van Hunt falls somewhere between Smokey Robinson and Curtis Mayfield and, like these greats, has a lot more to offer than a great voice. (Web site)
  2. Van Hunt deftly combines the vinyl appeal of Curtis Mayfield and Sly Stone soul with the spunky affectations of Prince and Lewis Taylor.


  1. Produced by Curtis Mayfield, and initially signed to the Windy C label, they performed a softer kind of soul: dreamy, sensitive and melodic.

Donny Hathaway

  1. One tour led to another, and soon he was playing and recording with artists such as Donny Hathaway (Everything Is Everything), Curtis Mayfield.

Marvin Gaye

  1. His singing style has been greatly influenced by Prince, and his other musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, and Marvin Gaye.
  2. Williams credits his influences as people like Brown, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield.
  3. When she was growing up, Sade would listen to soul artists like Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye.

Curtis Mayfield

  1. He worked as songwriter, session musician and producer for The Staple Singers, Jerry Butler and Aretha Franklin, as well as with Curtis Mayfield. (Web site)
  2. Northern Soul did not give us Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha and hundreds of others soul did. (Web site)
  3. Little did he know that songs by Aretha Franklin, the Isley Brothers, Curtis Mayfield and P-Funk would ignite a spark in him that would shape his future.


  1. Motown > Marvin Gaye
  2. Culture > Arts > Music > Northern Soul
  3. Van Hunt
  4. Education > Universities > Howard University > Donny Hathaway
  5. Music > Gospel Music > Gospel Singers > Aretha Franklin
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