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Curtis Mayfield

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: July 3, 1942 | Died: December 26, 1999    

Curtis Mayfield

With a distinctive, highly recognizable tenor voice, an unparalleled catalog of enduring pop and soul classics and an honored place in the pantheon of American music, Curtis Mayfield is without question one of the most influential and beloved artist/songwriters of his time.

Born in Chicago in 1942, Mayfield absorbed the city's rich heritage of blues and gospel music and even before reaching his teen years he had formed his first group, The Alphatones. Later, renewing a childhood friendship with Jerry Butler, he formed a group with three others, brothers Arthur and Richard Brooks and Sam Gooden, all from Tennessee. First called The Roosters the band was soon re-christened The Impressions, who recorded a breakthrough hit, “For Your Precious Love,” in 1958, one of what was to become an almost endless string of Mayfield hit songs to hit high positions on the record charts....
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Source: Songwriters Hall of Fame

Awards

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, inductee with the Impressions, 1990; Nat. Acad. of Recording Arts & Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award,(Grammy) 1994; Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, inductee as a solo artist, 1998; Songwriters' Hall of Fame, inductee, 2000.
  • The Essential Curtis Mayfield

    Prestige
    2006
  • Roots

    Prestige
    2002
  • Curtis

    Prestige
    2000
  • Curtis - The Very Best Of Curtis Mayfield

    Prestige
    1998
  • The Masters

    Prestige
    1997
  • Back To The World

    Prestige
    1974

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