Curtis Mayfield

Celebrating Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999), an American singer-songwriter and guitarist born in Chicago, IL, and an influential musician in soul music and politically conscious African-American music. He first achieved recognition with The Impressions, and later worked as a solo artist.

Published by baldpomegranatenixon

I'm an expatriate Memphis musician and an instructor at a private music college in Minnesota. I find a greater clarity in my appreciation for music from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region, now that I've lived away from it for decades, than when I was growing up in the midst of it.

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