Curtis Mayfield Roots

Curtis Mayfield - Roots (1971) {1999 Rhino Remaster}  

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 25, 2010
Curtis Mayfield - Roots (1971) {1999 Rhino Remaster}

Curtis Mayfield - Roots (1971) {1999 Rhino Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 352 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 127 Mb
Full Artwork @ 400 dpi (jpg) -> 100 Mb
© 1999 Curtom Records / Rhino | R2 75569
Soul / Psychedelic Soul / Funk


Curtis Mayfield - Roots (1971) {1999 Rhino Remaster}

ROOTS is an essential Curtis Mayfield album. Released in 1971 when he was 29 years old, this set of songs is by turns wise, world-weary, spiritual, and mostly full of love and hope. The album was his follow-up to the successful CURTIS/LIVE set. Extensive touring and performance had infused Mayfield's technique with a casual grace mingled with just enough tension to underscore the edginess of some of his subject matter.
Curtis Mayfield - There's No Place Like America Today (1975) {Charley}

Curtis Mayfield - There's No Place Like America Today (1975) {Charley}
EAC 1.03 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 237MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul, Funk

It's hard to pick a favorite Curtis Mayfield album, and my judgment is surely clouded by the fact that this album was under-celebrated at the time and still often overlooked. But as speaking objectively as I can, this is surely Mayfield at the top of his game. And possibly my favorite album. Clive Anderson's liner notes on this Charly reissue may be a bit pretentious, opening up with a citation from Wordsworth, but they do pretty much nail the album and do it justice. The album is like an extended meditation on the American underclass, and particularly the despair in the Black communities in the mid-70s.

Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Oct. 26, 2016
Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield

Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield by Todd Mayfield, Travis Atria
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1613736797 | 368 pages | EPUB | 2,3 MB

Curtis Mayfield ‎- Curtis (1970) [2014]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at June 29, 2016
Curtis Mayfield ‎- Curtis (1970) [2014]

Curtis Mayfield ‎- Curtis (1970) [2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 294 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul | Label: Rhino Records | Catalog Number: 8122796478

CURTIS is the first solo album by R&B/soul legend Curtis Mayfield. After leaving the Impressions, Mayfield began to write lyrics that were more politically charged. With the 1970 release of CURTIS, he became one of the most important socially conscious artists of his generation. The album's opener, "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go" uses racial epithets openly, as Mayfield asserts the shiftlessness of America. Set to a funky groove, with smart horn arrangements and wah-wah guitar, this song is a brazen attack on social mores, racism, the Vietnam War, religious impropriety, and Nixon-era politics.

Curtis Mayfield - Short Eyes (1977) [2009 Japan Mini-CD]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at June 21, 2016
Curtis Mayfield - Short Eyes (1977) [2009 Japan Mini-CD]

Curtis Mayfield - Short Eyes (1977) [2009 Japan Mini-CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 332 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul | Label: Victor Entertainment [Japan] | Catalog Number: VICP-70097

Short Eyes is a Curtis Mayfield soundtrack to Robert M. Young's 1977 film, based upon the play of the same name by Miguel Piñero. The album contains one of Mayfield's last funk hits, "Do Do Wap is Strong in Here".

Curtis Mayfield ‎- Heartbeat (1979) [2009 Japan Mini-CD]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at June 18, 2016
Curtis Mayfield ‎- Heartbeat (1979) [2009 Japan Mini-CD]

Curtis Mayfield ‎- Heartbeat (1979) [2009 Japan Mini-CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 421 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul | Label: Victor Entertainment [Japan] | Catalog Number: VICP-70099

Heartbeat is an album by Curtis Mayfield. This 1979 offering mixed disco rhythms with soul balladeering. Future Temptation Ron Tyson contributed to some of the songwriting and production. "Tell Me, Tell Me (How Ya Like to be Loved)" was remixed for a 12" by Fred Breitberg and Michael Hearn and the duet with Linda Clifford "Between You Baby and Me", edited as a single, was also issued on The right combination, an album of duets between both singers released in 1980. It's the first Mayfield album he didn't produce entirely.
Curtis Mayfield ‎- Do It All Night (1978) [2009 Japan Mini-CD]

Curtis Mayfield ‎- Do It All Night (1978) [2009 Japan Mini-CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 325 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul | Label: Victor Entertainment, Inc. [Japan] | Catalog Number: VICP-70098

Do It All Night is Curtis Mayfield's flimsiest solo album yet, an indifferent collection of flaccid disco music. God knows, Mayfield has usually been uneven, but until now he's always managed to crank himself up at least once per LP and push his pretty, quavery voice over the line into conviction. Even on an outright bad record like Sweet Exorcist, there was that amazing title song, with its fluky, amiable beat and the outrageously funny conceit of its main character.
William Parker - I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield (2010) [2CD] {AUM Fidelity}

William Parker - I Plan To Stay A Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield (2010) [2CD] {AUM Fidelity}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 957 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 333 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 52 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 AUM Fidelity | AUM062/63
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Modern Creative / Soul Jazz / Bass

Released by AUM Fidelity as a double CD in 2010, I Plan to Stay a Believer is bassist William Parker's heart and soul tribute to vocalist and songwriter Curtis Mayfield. Parker, an extraordinarily resourceful improviser and internationally respected leader of creative ensembles, joyously celebrates the interwoven traditions of African-American musical culture by saluting an artist whose best works still define an entire mode of positive, uplifting musical expression. Mayfield rose to prominence with Jerry Butler and the Impressions in the late ‘50s, helped that group to become mainstays of Chicago soul throughout the ‘60s, and achieved superstar status in his own right during the early ‘70s.

Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/Live! (1971)  

Posted by uff at June 15, 2015
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/Live! (1971)

Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/Live! (1971)
Funk | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Rhino, 8122-79933-2 | rem: 2000 | 470Mb

Curtis/Live! is, simply, one of the greatest concert albums ever cut on a soul artist, and one of the legendary live albums of all time. Cut in January of 1971 during four nights at The Bitter End (then Greenwich Village's leading music venue) in New York, the resulting double LP transcended any expectations in both its programming and execution – Mayfield performed numbers off of the Curtis album ("[Don't Worry] If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go"), as well as exciting and urgent new versions of songs originally performed by the Impressions ("We're a Winner," "People Get Ready," "Gypsy Woman"), plus a very moving R&B version of "We've Only Just Begun."
Curtis Mayfield - Back To The World (1973) Japanese Remastered 2014

Curtis Mayfield - Back To The World (1973) Japanese Remastered 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Funky Soul | Label: Curtom/WEA | # WPCR-27751 | Time: 00:36:10

Back To The World is a powerful concept album dealing with America's social issues, the aftermath of the Vietnam War, the environment (years before it became fashionable), as well as Curtis' optimism for the future.