Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Celebrating Curtis Mayfield on his Birthday

Today Curtis Mayfield would have turned 72 except he passed away in 1999. It was Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart's version of "People Get Ready" that turned me on to Curtis Mayfield. Though Bob Marley would have gotten me to the same reference play adding parts of the song on "One Love." If not someone else on the long list of musicians he influenced would have turned me on to his music. A list that includes Hendrix, Clapton, Kravitz, and John Mayer. In Mayer's case just listen to "Waiting on the World to Change."

Here is Curtis Mayfield's take on "People Get Ready"

Here he is with The Impressions performing "It's Alright"

He was "Superfly"..

Let's all "Keep on, Keeping On"..

Remembering a great musician, an influencer, and the legacy that is Curtis Mayfield.

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