Tag Archives: Curtis Mayfield

CULT CLASSIC: THE IMPRESSIONS-ABOUT TIME.

Cult Classic: The Impressions-About Time. For any group, losing their lead singer can derail their fortunes. In some cases, this can prove fatal. It’s a body blow that the group never recovers from. Especially when the lead singer happens to have written many of the group’s biggest hits. This was the case with The Impressions. …

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MOVE ON UP: THE SONGS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD.

Move On Up: The Songs Of Curtis Mayfield. Label: Playback. Release Date ‘8th’ November 2019. After the demise of The Impressions in 1970 following the release of Check Out Your Mind, Curtis Mayfield embarked upon a solo career. It spanned three decades and commercial success and critical acclaim were constant companions for the Chicago-born soul …

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THE IMPRESSIONS-ABOUT TIME.

THE IMPRESSIONS-ABOUT TIME. For any group, losing their lead singer can derail their fortunes. In some cases, this can prove fatal. It’s a body blow that the group never recovers from. Especially when the lead singer happens to have written many of the group’s biggest hits. This was the case with The Impressions. Since 1960, …

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CURTIS MAYFIELD-CURTIS.

CURTIS MAYFIELD-CURTIS. In 1970, Curtis Mayfield decided to leave The Impressions to pursue a solo career. Curtis had been a member of The Impressions since 1958. That was when Curtis was discovered singing gospel. He was in the same choir as Jerry Butler. Both Jerry and Curtis were asked to join a doo woo group …

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JERRY BUTLER-NOTHING SAYS I LOVE YOU LIKE I LOVE YOU.

JERRY BUTLER-NOTHING SAYS I LOVE YOU LIKE I LOVE YOU. Unlike many people, I disregard who successful an album was when I buy it. Experience has taught me that a successful album is no guarantee of a good album. Conversely, an album that wan’t a success, doesn’t mean that it’s a bad album. Sometimes, it’s …

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CURTIS MAYFIELD-CURTIS.

CURTIS MAYFIELD-CURTIS. By 1970, Curtis Mayfield had left The Impressions, and decided to become a solo artists. This wasn’t the only major change in his life at this time. The other change was his founding of Curtom Records, an independent record label. Curtom Records released albums by Leroy Hutson, The Impressions, Donny Hathaway and The …

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DONNY HATHAWAY-EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING.

DONNY HATHAWAY-EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING. Sometimes, when people discuss the great soul singers, they forget about the artist I’m going to write about today. Granted he only released three studio albums and one soundtrack album during his lifetime, and two albums with Roberta Flack, but they were great albums, some of the finest you’ll be privileged …

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