Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield

  • Curtis Mayfield - NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20:  The shows last performance lead by Fred Cash (C) of the Impressions at 'Here But I'm Gone: A 70th Birthday Tribute to Curtis Mayfield' concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 20, 2012 in New York City.
  • Curtis Mayfield - NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20:  Bilal performs at 'Here But I'm Gone: A 70th Birthday Tribute to Curtis Mayfield' concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 20, 2012 in New York City.
  • Curtis Mayfield - NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20:  (L-R) Singers Sam Gooden, Fred Cash, and Reggie Torian of the Impressions perform at 'Here But I'm Gone: A 70th Birthday Tribute to Curtis Mayfield' concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 20, 2012 in New York City.
  • Curtis Mayfield - NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20:  Mavis Staples performs at 'Here But I'm Gone: A 70th Birthday Tribute to Curtis Mayfield' concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 20, 2012 in New York City.
  • Curtis Mayfield - NEW YORK, NY - JULY 20:  Captain Kirk Douglas of The Roots performs at 'Here But I'm Gone: A 70th Birthday Tribute to Curtis Mayfield' concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 20, 2012 in New York City.
  • Curtis Mayfield - HOLLYWOOD - MAY 20:  Altheida Mayfield attends a ceremony honoring her husband, R&B legend Curtis Mayfield at Hollywood's RockWalk on May 20, 2008 in Hollywood, California.
Perhaps because he didn't cross over to the pop audience as heavily as Motown's stars, it may be that the scope of Curtis Mayfield's talents and contributions have yet to be fully recognized. Judged merely by his records alone, the man's legacy is enormous. As the leader of the Impressions, he recorded some of the finest soul vocal group music of the 1960s. As a solo artist in the 1970s, he helped ...more


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