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Curtis

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Download links and information about Curtis by Curtis Mayfield. This album was released in 1970 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Theatre/Soundtrack, Funk genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 01:12:28 minutes.

Artist: Curtis Mayfield
Release date: 1970
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, Theatre/Soundtrack, Funk
Tracks: 17
Duration: 01:12:28
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go 7:50
2. The Other Side of Town 4:01
3. The Makings of You 3:43
4. We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue 6:05
5. Move On Up (Extended Version) 8:55
6. Miss Black America 2:58
7. Wild and Free 3:16
8. Give It Up 3:49
9. Power to the People (Demo Version) 2:47
10. Underground (Demo Version) 3:11
11. Ghetto Child (Demo Version) 5:10
12. Readings In Astrology (Demo Version) 3:31
13. Suffer (Demo Version) 2:31
14. Miss Black America (Demo Version) 2:22
15. The Makings of You (Take 32, Backing Tracks) 4:35
16. (Don't Worry) If There Is a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go (Backing Tracks) 4:18
17. (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go (Single Edit) 3:26

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Curtis Mayfield's work with the Impressions grew steadily more political through the '60s. Mayfield's quiet but firm stance on civil rights burst into flame on Curtis, his 1970 solo debut. From the first moments of the opening "Don't Worry (If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go)," this is a loving but sometimes angry album that takes the measure of America in a new decade. The music is still airy Chicago soul, but with a grittier flavor that comes to the fore on the lengthy, inspiring "Move On Up." Mayfield deals in plainspoken truths that take on the force of poetry; "The Other Side of Town" shares those qualities with his later Superfly. This edition pulls together a variety of demos and other odds and ends that help illuminate Mayfield's grand achievement.